"hello? hello?" -- Weirdest Telemarketing/Scam
January 8, 2018 6:27 AM Subscribe
So there's this number that calls me three or four times a week (usually before 9am) and leaves me voicemails saying just "hello
? ... hello
? ... hello
My phone flags the number as "Suspected Spam Caller" so I've never picked up, but what the hell is going on?
By the voice, it seems to be the same woman on the other end of the line every time, but she still hasn't figured out how voicemail works after over a month of this.
My voicemail doesn't have a "Please leave a message after the beep" prompt or anything, but neither is it reasonable to imagine that anyone would mistake it for me answering the phone. (If you call me, the message you get is my voice saying "You've reached 256's phone" followed by a lengthy beep.)
She leaves between two and five "hello"s on my voicemail every time, but has never uttered a single other word to give a clue as to why she's calling.
I'm becoming sorely tempted to pick up just to find out what her deal is, but the last thing I want to do is encourage her (or the spammers/scammers she works for) to call more often.
Any ideas what this is all about?