reply to post by koadie
Interesting thread. Star for that! As for the call? Inclined to agree that it was probably a prank. The voice alone is a good signal. Have you,
by chance, done a search online for such odd calls? A lot of people might have received them, and posted elsewhere. Sadly (or maybe not so sadly),
many do not really know of this fine site.
In any case, if people have gotten such calls, someone somewhere surely posted about them! The
only thing I found when hunting was your thread, but web searches are not the same for everyone.
Reporting it......mixed there. How many times in a movie does someone attempt to report an unlikely crime, only to become the prime suspect? If you
did decide to, I would use a public phone, away from any cameras. Assuming such a thing exists anymore..... Really, I don't think I would report it.
If this was a real threat, and some group had evidence, wouldn't they notify the proper authorities? Calling random cell phones, as a private
number, seems unlikely. Many people don't even answer such calls. Overall, a prank seems most likely.
As for the private number, yeah, *67 works just fine on a cell phone, too. I have used it myself, when calling one business or another, just to avoid
them logging my number and spamming me down the road. I would guess that an auto dialer could be set to work using that as well. Not sure if I think
massive prank or not (though, who knows these days!). Maybe someone you know? Twisted joke, but it's possible. Possible, too, that this was some
sort of psyops thing. Call a lot of people, see what they do. Odd, though.
I have gotten ONE automated official call, though it was to my home phone (U.S, not Canada), and was from local law enforcement, about a missing child
that could be in the area. That was listed as some sort of alert, though, not private.
Now, a question for those assuming this is all made up - WHY? I could see assuming it's a prank, and even the OP thinks that most likely. Why assume
it's a lie, though? What reason would anyone have to post something like this that wasn't true? Posting something odd, to see what others think
about it, or to see if anyone else had the same happen to them, is totally reasonable. At no point did the OP state that they believed this was a
real threat. Even if they were concerned, so what? Doesn't mean someone didn't pull a prank. Doesn't discount the possibility of some secret test,
by some agency or other, to see how people would react to such a thing. A friend could have pulled such a prank (come on, ever watch Scare
), or some hacker group with too much time on their hands could have done it, just to mess with people. I fond either of those FAR more
likely than a lie on the part of the OP. Heck, I would find a real threat more likely than that. So why assume a lie? I don't think most people
care that much about stars or flags. Most, from what I can tell, come here to read about and discuss odd happenings, etc. Besides, if you don't buy
it, just state so once, and move on. Or state nothing. I have seen threads I didn't believe, or wasn't that interested in, and I left them alone.
It's not hard; takes no effort at all.
Relax, people. The only legit issue I could see raising was having it in a different forum, maybe, but that happened. That isn't always clear,
though, so it should not be a big deal.
How about this for a question; how many have had ANY odd calls, that were not clearly some telemarketing scheme or phishing expedition? How many ever
made a prank phone call, of any sort, even as a child? I did a few of the latter, when pretty young. Nothing malicious, just something a few of us
tried, to see if people bought it or not. I will say this; the first time someone did, we stopped. Didn't seem right.
So, any odd calls, people?
edit on 3-12-2012 by LadyGreenEyes because: additional comment