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"My mom asked what "bitcoins" were this morning. After telling her I had her download a wallet & wanted to show her. I sent her $1 in BCH and then tried to send $1 in BTC so she could watch it change in value. I couldn't send her BTC due to fees lol. Oh well."
My mom is being scammed. Someone is overnighting her a money order and asking her to send it to someone else in bitcoin. What should she do when she receives the money order?
[OH] Long story short, my mom has been talking to a scammer for a while now. She recently went through a divorce and someone found her online and started preying on her. Through this conversing she sent some intimate photos to this scammer. Eventually she agreed to have the scammer send her a prepaid money order and then transfer the money as bitcoin to someone else. After I found out about this today I absolutely blew up on her and explained how dangerous this is not only because shes basically aiding in some sort of crime, but now the scammer has her address. The scammer also sent her a picture of the receipt they used to pay for the money order which has the debit card, location the money order was purchased, and he tracking number for the overnight shipment. The money order has been shipped already, so there is no stopping that. What should she do with the money order when it arrives? If she does not send this money (and goes to the police), the person will more than likely get mad and send these photos to friends and family (which they have already done). If she does send the money, she is more than likely doing something very illegal. If she cashes the money order and doesn't send the bitcoin, they will also probably retaliate. Another question would be that if my mom cashes the money order, keeps the money, and is willing to accept the risk of the photos being release, is she doing something illegal? Any help would be appreciated, as the money order for $900 is arriving at her house tomorrow.
Question about publicly available addresses/address reuse for donations
Newbie question, but I’m confused about the security of posting QR code addresses in public/online. I want to add a QR code to a website to accept public bitcoin donations for fundraising, but I’ve read that it’s dangerous to post addresses publicly because people can track where the money goes and see how much money sits in the address. I’m confused by this. There was of course the “Hi Mom Send Bitcoin” guy from a few years ago, and I remember reading a thread a while back about a guy who put a bitcoin address on his business card and was handing them out. Since anyone can visit those addresses and see where the bitcoins have been sent to from them, aren't these sorts of practices inherently unsafe? I see websites with QR codes for public donations all the time. How does this work?
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My mom’s funeral was the happiest day of my life. Anyone else?
The day my mom died of cancer I cried, but I’m not sure why. I think it was just a tremendous sense of relief. My mom was a master ‘martyr + manipulator’. In fact, if manipulation was an Olympic sport, she would medal in it. I’m sure many of you feel that way. But the three months leading up to her death were unprecedented, even for her. I discovered mountains of unpaid bills I had to pay, hidden bank accounts and bitcoin transactions, her conman boyfriend (and ex-wife!) tried to steal her money and her car. I kicked her boyfriend out and moved my mom into assisted living in 2 days due to her emergency health situation, and then she quickly turned the entire staff against me, saying that they shouldn’t talk to me. It was like she was trying to take me down in her final days; a grueling test of how cruel she could be to the bitter end. She died near Christmas, so the funeral wasn’t until two weeks later, when everyone could find time to fly in. I spent ridiculous amounts of time wrapping up her affairs, planning the memorial service, and attending to everyone else in my family's needs (can I send them directions? Where’s dinner? Are there gluten-free options on the menu? What hotel should they stay at?). I just wanted this ordeal to be OVER. I was DONE doing ANYTHING more for my mother. I even had to hire security for the service at the church, in case her crazy boyfriend showed up. He was a fan of baseball bats and guns. Writing the eulogy was incredibly difficult because I didn’t want to lie and say nice things that weren't true. So, what do you say? I edited my speech so many times. I struggled with ‘how to say something while not saying anything at all’. I ended up telling benign stories centered on HER (she loved jazz! She laughed with friends!); I didn’t reference memories around what kind of a mom she was (she was horrible)...I had nothing to say. I thought I was especially clever in how I phrased things (I said “she loved HAVING grandkids”; I didn’t say that she LOVED her grandkids, because she didn’t). I arranged a memorial service vs. a casket/full funeral because she wanted to be cremated. I remember sitting in the front pew of the church listening to the other speeches about my mom during the service, trying to look somber and not to smile. I remember the relief I felt after giving my eulogy; I remember trying to find kind responses when people told me how GREAT my mom was in the receiving line. Once everyone left the memorial service, I stood alone in the church and could hardly contain my excitement. I. WAS. DONE! I gave away every flower arrangement. I took her ashes and sprinkled them nearby. I had no words to say or thoughts in my head when I did it. I just threw them. I then drove into town, grabbed lunch alone and was so proud of myself and couldn’t wait to fly home. Did anyone else have similar feelings? Maybe I’m horrible, but the sense of relief and happiness that engulfed me was beyond celebratory. I felt free. I hadn’t even realized just how neglectful she was at that point (I was just starting therapy), but my emotions were overflowing with incredible pure joy.
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