Re: Possible cohousing financial crime spree
From: dwoodard (
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 08:57:15 -0800 (PST)
The important point is not what you know but what *they* think.

I can imagine a con-person thinking: "Cohousing? Socialists, liberal
bleeding heart wimps, soft touches, easy marks. And here's a whole
national list of them..."

It's also not impossible that there are a few right wing screwballs
who have got it into their heads that cohousing residents are a bunch
of dangerous leftists, part of that vast "Marxist" conspiracy of gays,
lesbians, organic gardeners, environmentalists, etc., who are plotting
to destroy "America" - and who therefore ought to be harassed and
discouraged when opportunity offers.

I don't think that either of these categories of people (they may even
overlap) are likely to be numerous or to present much long-term
difficulty, but you might remember that among 300 million people there
are going to be some weird ones. And I presume that there are fads
among con-people and nuts as well as others. Roll with the punches.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 katie-henry [at] wrote:

> NOTE: The possible crime spree I've described below is only believed
to involve financial scams, such as identity theft and mortgage fraud.
There is no reason to believe there are plans for burglaries or robberies
or other crimes against property or violent crimes.
> (Personal observation: I am mystified as to why they would target
cohousing communities. If I wanted to operate financial scams,
cohousing is the LAST place I would go. Too many smart, informed
residents, and they all talk to each other. Makes no sense to me.
Plus, cohousing communities don't have that many resales.)
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