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Off Topic Board / Re: A family of con artists
« Last post by dewsanddamps on Today at 02:19 PM »
You should write it, Gatz!  :yup I'm sorry things aren't going well, though. :hug
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Off Topic Board / A family of con artists
« Last post by Gatz on Today at 10:59 AM »
I just read a fabulous comic story about a family in which all the members are trying to con each other. It cheered me when things weren't going so well.

I thought that it might serve as a model for some sort of children's story.

"When Greek Meets Greek," by Graham Greene.

Best,
Gatz
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WHOLE NOVEL WORKSHOP
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Fun for Kidz Nifty Numbers issue
« Last post by Vijaya on May 20, 2019, 03:49 PM »
Thank you all so much!!! :flowers2
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Fun for Kidz Nifty Numbers issue
« Last post by DellaRF on May 20, 2019, 03:26 PM »
Hooray for the blueboarders in Fun For Kidz!

 :yay

Della
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Research / Re: Safety Deposit key
« Last post by hairaplenty on May 20, 2019, 05:34 AM »
Thanks, everyone for this lively helpful feedback. David thanks for the link.
                                                                                                                                                                                      :hairdude
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Research / Re: Safety Deposit key
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on May 19, 2019, 06:25 PM »
Unless she is a minor, the friend will have to go in alone.  You aren't allowed in with the boxes unless you are too young to be left by yourself or you have a signature on file.

If it's Dad's box in a small town where everyone knows Dad, how will the friend pull this off? My picture is taken to get entree into the vault (which I apologize for forgetting to mention earlier). It's not just signatures anymore.

ETA: and I agree with the idea that you should check with you bank. Maybe bring published work so they know you really are an author.
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Research / Re: Safety Deposit key
« Last post by David Wright on May 19, 2019, 04:37 PM »
This site has a lot of junk advertising: https://www.dinarrecaps.com/our-blog/safe-deposit-box-laws-rulesregulations-tipswarnings
Scroll down to 'Open Someone's Safe Deposit Box'

But it also has some info that may be helpful to you -- although I'm not sure about accuracy.
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Research / Re: Safety Deposit key
« Last post by hairaplenty on May 19, 2019, 12:29 PM »
Hair, you can't get into someone's box because you're related. Family members keep secrets, and steal from each other, all the time. She can get in if it's her box, period.

I understand that. The box is a secret she has just had revealed to her. She needs to get into it. All she has is the key. At this point, she is bringing in a male friend to forge the signature. I think that will work.
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