Who Has My Phone Number

The other day I got a phone call from a guy that claimed I called him first. He sounded somewhat nervous, but irritated at the same time. The only reason I answered was because I was expecting a phone call from a graduate school. I have started the process of possibly furthering my education.

The conversation went like this:

Me: “Hello”.

Him: “Yes, you called me, something about the sheriff’s office having a warrant for me”.

Me: “No I think you have the wrong number. I’m not a sheriff”.

Him: “Well by the way you answered the phone and how friendly you seem, I didn’t figure you were. I”m calling from my landline and I’m looking at my cell phone and it is your number.”

Me: “I once got a phone call from my own number. I did not answer it cause I know I was not calling myself”.

Him: “I thought it was scam, but I thought did my wife get a parking ticket she forgot to pay”.

Me: “That irks me that somehow they can use my number.”

Him: “It was an automated robotic voice. It didn’t even use my name or even say what anything was about. It just said for me to press 1 and then enter my credit card number to pay and the warrant would go away. I called from my landline cause I didn’t want them to have my number again. Well I won’t bother you anymore. Have a good day”.

I wonder how these thieves, scammers, assholes do this use a legitimate number. And good gosh, I hope they don’t call friends or family. I despise thieves!! Truly despise them from the very depths of my bowls.

16 Responses to “Who Has My Phone Number”

  1. Sassybear Says:

    Thieves, Con Men, low lifes all. First they try to steal your money, then they get elected president….

  2. anne marie in philly Says:

    scary shit. I never answer my landline unless I know the person (thank the dogs and cats for caller id). I don’t have a cell phone.

  3. mcpersonalspace54 Says:

    Yes, what Sassy says!

  4. finlaygray Says:

    Pity he was married

  5. David R Snyder Says:

    I’ve had 5 or 6 calls where they say my social security check is on hold because of outstanding bills. They pull this shit with senior citizens who get scared. They need to all burn in hell.

  6. Urspo Says:

    how awful
    I don’t answer the phone now any more but for certain numbers.

  7. Sixpence Notthewiser Says:

    OMG they’re the worst. The WORST. I once co-signed on some loan and they called me for months. Right now I’m in the donotcall.gov list and I call and gleefully report them when they call me. I know it does nothing because they make up google voice numbers but it gives me a tiny joy.
    Numbers that are not in my contact list never make it past voice mail. Thank you, Steven Jobs.

    XoXo

  8. Matt Shifley Says:

    I had to look this up when it happened to me at work because sales guys would pretend to be calling from a familiar work number and I would pick it up. Caller ID spoofing is what they are calling it.
    I am really looking forward to what tricks they will be using it when I am at a vulnerable age.

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