The scammers are busy
2 weeks ago: I'm loading birdseed into the car; guy comes up and gives a long hardship story and asks for money.
Last week (different store, 5 miles from above); guy comes up and gives a long hardship story and asks for money. Same guy. I don't think he recognized me.
Yesterday: Young female voice on phone says she is my granddaughter. I said, you don't sound like her; she says (cough, cough) she has caught a bad cold and is in Mexico City with friends who have abandoned her; needs funds to get back home. I said, Really? How did you get to Mexico City? She has long spiel about co-worker at office winning tickets for free trip to Mexico and invited her along, then departed after meeting up with a boyfriend, taking return tickets. So I ask, what is your husband's name? Husband?! gasps young voice. call disconnects. If she (or similar ilk) calls again, I'll give her the phone number to the local Police Dept's Fraud office.
I don't have a granddaughter :)