Eating lunch the other day with my co-workers at our bungalow-turned-home-office, I got interrupted by a phone call from someone claiming to be from my TV service company.

Tired of the scammers, I asked the guy on the line about the weather there and then told him how we could fix his air conditioner if he put $500 on a gift card for Home Depot and then told him how he’d need to read me those numbers. 

“Come on,” I egged him on, “you know how to do this. You’ve been telling people how to do this for years.”

Yeah, the pandemic can drive you a little over the top. My son, the accountant, and my husband, the editor, just shook their heads. My son later told me: “Great mom, now the guy’s going to get back at us by filing a fake tax return.” 

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