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Can I respectfully, and tentatively, suggest a topic of conversation over the Thanksgiving dinner table that doesn’t involve Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, the midterms, abortion, taxes or immigration—and which, furthermore, might actually be useful? Naturally this topic can’t replace the really important topics, such as football, but it could usefully replace all the contentious dross that comes up and that can lead to discord over the mashed potatoes. The topic: The way scam artists are now having a field day fleecing senior citizens, often by mobile phone or “social” media.