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Re: Coronavirus: Postcard bid to help self-isolating neighbours
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 10:51 GMT (UK) »
The radio presenter this morning gave a warning to people  to be careful about postcards and leaflets that are being posted through the doors. Most will be genuine and from kind people offering help. However, how long before unscrupulous people start doing it? What is to stop someone offering help by shopping for an old, vulnerable person, taking their money, or worse still their card and pin number and disappearing? Dreadful thought, but unfortunately I fear it will happen.
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Re: Coronavirus: Postcard bid to help self-isolating neighbours
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 13:04 GMT (UK) »
I totally agree,and very sadly there was a case in my home town of a very respectable person helping a neighbour , but when the neighbour died the family who lived a great distance away discovered what they felt were discrepancies .
It was possible the person being helped was forgetful but how foolish of the helper to act on the verbal wishes of an old ill person, as it resulted in them appearing in court ,their reputation in ruins and they broken.
Being a neighbour of many years standing is no guarantee either way.
Things financial need legal agreements.
That said what a pity to hesitate in giving help.
I have my neighbour’s key,but on the odd occasion whenI have been concerned I have been able to contact her daughter who works some  distance away, more than an hour, and said Your Mum is not answering the phone do I have your permission to go in?.she phones  her Mum and if
no,answer then yes please go in.
My neighbour has short term memory loss so what she says will be forgotten a little while later.So a verbal agreement needs to be between all the family and me too.But I do not have to deal with money matters ,just day to day keeping an eye on things.

I always make sure I open the door ,wait on the threshold and say is it OK to come in ,you are not answering your phone.
It is worrying though, I feel very sure an able neighbour is perfectly OK,but—- not fair to him to just have an informal  arrangement .
Not come to that as yet as my son is reasonably near and
I know I am  fortunate in that.
Thank goodness for RootsChat and it’s lovely posters.
I hope you all keep safe and well .
I think, catching the tail end of a radio programme that trials have started with the mixture  of Malaria and HIV vaccines it is hoped
 will deal with Corona  Virus.
Correct me if I am wrong ,

Cheerio everyone.
Viktoria.

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Re: Coronavirus: Postcard bid to help self-isolating neighbours
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 13:21 GMT (UK) »
My neighbour  is worth her weight in gold, she has my key and looks after things if we are out or away,  puts my lights on if necessary,  I would trust her with my life, BUT we do have to be very mindful of strangers and  people we don't know, it is a sad world we live in but we must have trust in people, perhaps weigh up the situation at the time.

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Re: Coronavirus: Postcard bid to help self-isolating neighbours
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 15:21 GMT (UK) »
Let's hope that anyone doing this is severely punished. 
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Re: Coronavirus: Postcard bid to help self-isolating neighbours
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 16:06 GMT (UK) »
...and wasn't that exactly what I warned would happen, when the news popped up that well-intentioned people were offering to do this sort of thing? There's always some really sick opportunist keen to profit from misfortune and the vulnerable!
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Re: Coronavirus: Postcard bid to help self-isolating neighbours
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 16:28 GMT (UK) »
Possibly even worse - just read it on the Midland Live area of BBC website - scammers are knocking on doors in the Wolverhampton area, offering tests for Coronavirus (for a fee of course)  :-X
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Re: Coronavirus: Postcard bid to help self-isolating neighbours
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 17:00 GMT (UK) »
Words fail me to be honest folks, I hope they will be severely dealt with , their reward won't be in heaven

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Re: Coronavirus: Postcard bid to help self-isolating neighbours
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 17:03 GMT (UK) »
I know what I would do with them  :-X :-X :-X :-X
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