nicksan wrote in post #5692150
Happened to me today. Don't recall ever happening to me.
Basically this guy calls me asking if I am the person he names. I would usually reply "who's calling?" before answering that kind of question but I had just gotten home from work in this friggin' heat wave we are having in the East Coast, and wasn't thinking straight and just answered "Yes, speaking".
Then the guy just hung up.
Don't know why but it's bothering me to no end. What would prompt someone place a call like that without a hidden motive?
Obviously he was attemtping to confirm my name to the phone number.
Sorry to revive such an old thread, but this has just happened to me a few hours ago and when i searched the internet for info on similar situations, i came across this thread. Anyway in this situation i would have normally said, "sorry you have the wrong number" and be done with the call, but instead i said "Yes who should i say is calling". I was going to say sorry you have the wrong number, but then when i heard the lady pronounce my name it sounded important so i sort of made out it wasnt me, but i dont think that matters if someone wanted to match a name to the number. Anyway now i am paranoid as hell as to what to expect because of this call.
One thing i must say that is different to your situation is that i would receive a call on my mobile (mainly from a blocked number, and sometimes from numbers that when i rang back, did not exsist), which i would not answer, then everytime they would leave a blank 170second message. After i would recieve a message alert on the mobile phone, the house phone would start calling.
Anyway hope all was ok after your experience.