posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 11:45 AM
This morning just after eight am my cell phone rang. I was surprised because I don't get a lot of calls on my cell phone. I hadn't been up very
long and was still working on my first cup of coffee so I was not yet mentally awake.
I have a land line and my family and friends usually call me on that phone. I live literally out in the boonies so I have a cell phone for when I go
to town which is 86 miles away. The cell phone is basically for emergencies.
I didn't recognize the phone number that came up but I decided to answer anyway. You never know if family or friends are calling from another
The call went something like this:
Caller: "Congratulations, you have won 95,000 dollars and a mumble, mumble car which is red."
Caller: " I am calling from the Publishers Clearing House office in Albuquerque. This is ligit."
Me: thinking: yeah, right..."Ok, then you know my name?"
Caller: "I have called your cell phone. Mumble, mumble your first and last name."
Me: "So, you know my name?"
The caller hung up. Why was I not surpised?
The caller had either an East Indian accent or an Arabic accent.
The number of the caller was 1-876-407-0772. I'm posting the number here so others who might receive calls from it can be forwarned.
Has anyone else received a call like this? It really is a shame that people prey on others. Whatever the new technology, evil people will find a way
to use it to scam the innocent and naive.
I had a hard time deciding whether to put this in general chit chat or rave forum. Mods, move this if you need to.