Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 1,061 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 177,857
Pageviews Today: 329,887Threads Today: 148Posts Today: 2,119
05:30 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Weird phone calls

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 44917464
United States
10/12/2021 01:03 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
Scam call. They are fishing for information, specifically names and addresses, phone numbers. And if they think you are gullible enough, your bank accounts
 Quoting: WW3NuclearApocalypse


This makes sense but I wonder because as stated in another response a couple of our (adult) kids work for a company that does polling, almost exclusively the political kind, and asking where I get my advice sounds like some of the sorts of questions they ask depending on the client. I had one of them check and it wasn't anyone in their company but there are numerous others.
 Quoting: Plant Goddess


Those companies will always announce immediately who they are, what company they are working for
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 80951455
Luxembourg
10/12/2021 01:07 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
Never answer the phone for unknown numbers.

Never answer the door for unknown people.

The rules are very simple and easy to follow.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 80150736
United States
10/12/2021 01:08 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
Never answer the phone for unknown numbers.

Never answer the door for unknown people.

The rules are very simple and easy to follow.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80951455


Then you’ll never win the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes!
Garman906

User ID: 80993428
United States
10/12/2021 01:13 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
I was sitting at my work desk one day and my phone rang. I answered and the guy asked me if I was garman906. I said yes and he started describing a guy, how he wore his hair, what kind of truck he drove, and his name. He then said this is the guy who has been f*cking your wife for the last 6 months.

Real phone call story

Last Edited by Garman906 on 10/12/2021 01:54 PM
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 80991492
United Kingdom
10/12/2021 01:31 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
spock
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2432515
United States
10/30/2021 04:39 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
That was me. Sorry. Needed advice on this wandering new plant. Google didnt answer. Are they edible?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 77943224
United States
11/02/2021 12:00 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
I got a call from Italy for my arrest. Then they hung uP. What was the point.
 Quoting: SafeandSound


I also got a recorded message left in. My box with a threat vague but I called it back a woman with a strange accent answered, 2HAT THE HECK IS THIS YOU LEFT ON MY PHONE, ... I couldn't hear her now and then, cause I got bad signal, saying. Wait, let me just go to a better location, ... jyst one second, and then she immediately HUNG UP

What the hell?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72175579
United States
11/02/2021 12:10 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
The calls are coming from inside your house. Get out! Run! To the panic room! Hide before he gets you!
Half Past Midnight

User ID: 78659823
United States
11/02/2021 12:19 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
Weird calls.

I like reporting them on the DoNotCall list complaints site and the FTC site for some of them.

Hint: they always stop calling if I click "yes I have told them to stop calling me".
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 79391326
Switzerland
11/02/2021 12:23 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Weird phone calls
So I just got a weird phone call. It was a woman calling from a local phone number (spoofed?) asking me who I go to for advice. I asked her what in the heck she was talking about and she said "You know, who do you go to or call when you need advice on making decisions?"

My answer was simple. I said "Since I don't know you I'd say that's none of your damned business, so take my number off of your call list and never call me again!"

I did not feel the need to be polite because this is the third call I've received like this in a few weeks. The other calls were from different numbers- which I immediately blocked after hanging up.

The call begins with being told "This is not a telemarketing or sales call." It is a real human, not a robocall each time. The call never gets far enough to find out who the call is from, mainly because I'm hot tempered and it pisses me off when people I don't know ask me intrusive questions.

Has anyone else been getting calls like this? Just curious.
 Quoting: Plant Goddess


yea, I love the local fake numbers that have 666 in the last four digits...





GLP