Our son then received a message from his cousin excited about being notified she'd been chosen to receive a $250,000 grant for people retired, disabled etc. She indicated she'd seen Rodger's name on the list and wanted to know if he'd received his money. He knew immediately it was a scam.
Leaving out a lot of details, the short of the story is the Facebook account of our niece/cousin had been duplicated. She was not the person contacting our son.
The lesson here is to be very careful about your Facebook account and keep your eyes open to anything unusual. Facebook immediately removed the duplicated account but not before our son had spent a chunk of his Sunday on the mess.
Remember my post of a few days ago about our son Rodger who speaks in one word sentences? I have another story to share about him. This week while downtown Portland he came across a blind woman having difficulty. He could tell by the way she was tapping her cane something wasn't right. He approached her and as if there was anything he could do to help.
When he learned where she was going he told her she was close, and then told her he was going that way (he wasn't) and would she like to walk along with him. She was greatly relieved and asked if she could hold on to the back of his arm.
He walked her to where she wanted to go, opened the door for her, and then went on his way.
I asked our daughter how she thinks all these people find Rodger. She says he's keenly aware of his surroundings and just sees things others might miss in their hustle and bustle. Maybe so but it seems odd to me when he says so little around us as family. Perhaps if I wasn't talking all the time I might be more observant of my surroundings.