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Robbery Leaves Elderly Man Critically Injured

 An 82 year old man is in critical condition after he was robbed at his home on Highway-T, near the community of Swedeborg. The victim was discovered by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies following his vehicle being found abandoned on a private farm near the Gasconade River. Upon investigating the incident, deputies discovered that the registered owner was a disabled citizen, which prompted a welfare check at the man’s residence.

 Upon arriving at the registered owner’s home, deputies discovered the victim lying in the floor, severely injured. The victim was immediately flown to a trauma center, where he is listed in critical condition. The ensuring investigation revealed that numerous items had been stolen from the house.

 The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has identified several persons of interest but is still seeking the community’s assistance in solving this case. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at 573-774-6196, or the anonymous Tip-Line at 573-774-7948.

 Sheriff Ronald Long

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Things that make you go HMMMM / Hmmm...Interesting
« on: May 09, 2009, 03:40:43 AM »
Have you seen this before?

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I just heard on the Scanner / bound and gagged in W-Ville??????
« on: April 21, 2009, 01:27:37 AM »
Last night I heard on the scanner the cops called to Dogwood Trailer park, lot 19( W-Ville) . The man had been bound and gagged and injured in some way  "a fair amount of blood " in his residence and the assailant had ran out the back door. I went to bed and didn't hear the end of it.
Did they find who did this ? Was it random or a personal attack?
 
 

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National Political Opinion / New American Tea Party
« on: March 14, 2009, 02:57:44 AM »
Has anyone else seen this circulating around?
 
http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/teaparty.asp

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Gardening / Tomatoes
« on: March 11, 2009, 04:55:18 AM »
I started my tomato plants inside this year. For the past couple years I have bought them from area nurseries .  In the past I haven't had much success starting them indoors but I have the garden fever going so I'm gonna try.  I'm trying some new varieties that I can't find around here anywhere. Solar Fire, Heatwave and Sunmaster are some of the varieties. The heatwave does really well with an abundance of medium sized tasty tomatoes(good for canning) It gets so hot here in the summer my tomatoes always poop out from the heat.
 
What is your favorite variety to grow in this area?

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Crime Stopper / New Credit Card Scam
« on: February 06, 2009, 11:20:19 PM »
New Credit Card ScamSnopes.Com says this is true.[/] To verify see this site:[/] [/]http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/creditcard.asp[/]

This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want.

Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it.. This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA & Master Card Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to protect yourself.

One of our employees was called on Wednesday from 'VISA', and I was called on Thursday from 'Master Card'. The scam works like this: Caller: 'This is (name), and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge number is 12460. Your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a Marketing company based in ?'

When you say 'No', the caller continues with, 'Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching and the charges range from $297 to $497, just under the $500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address), is that correct?'

You say 'yes'. The caller continues - 'I will be starting a Fraud investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 1- 800 number listed on the back of your card (1-800 -VISA) and ask for Security.'

You will need to refer to this Control Number. The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. 'Do you need me to read it again?'

Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works. The caller then says, 'I need to verify you are in possession of your card'. He'll ask you to 'turn your card over and look for some numbers'. There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are part of your card number, the next 3 are the security Numbers that verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the 3 numbers to him. After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say, 'That is correct, I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any other questions?' After you say No, the caller then thanks you and states, 'Don't hesitate to call back if you do, and hangs up.
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You actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the Card number. But after we were called on Wednesday, we called back within 20 minutes to ask a question. Are we glad we did! The REAL VISA Security Department told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase of $497.99 was charged to our card.

Long story - short - we made a real fraud report and closed the VISA account. VISA is reissuing us a new number. What the scammers want is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card[/] Don't give it to them. Instead, tell them you'll call VISA or Master card directly for verification of their conversation. The real VISA told us that they will never ask for anything on the card as they already know the information since they issued the card! If you give the scammers your 3 Digit PIN Number, you think you're receiving a credit. However, by the time you get your statement you'll see charges for purchases you didn't make, and by then it's almost too late and/or more difficult to actually file a fraud report.

What makes this more remarkable is that on Thursday, I got a call from a 'Jason Richardson of Master Card' with a word-for-word repeat of the VISA scam. This time I didn't let him finish. I hung up! We filed a police report, as instructed by VISA. The police said they are taking several of these reports daily! They also urged us to tell everybody we know that this scam is happening.

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