An Unwanted Caller

After a somewhat restless night, the phone rang this morning. I answered on the second ring but no one said anything. No number was displayed so I looked at the MagicJack. It came up as “Unknown” and the number was 202-381-2662. I did a reverse lookup on Switchboard with no luck so I googled it. Here’s what I found.

A heavily accented person call from this number , which my caller ID shows coming from Washington DC, 202-381-2662. They continue to inform you that the Federal Government has decided to give you a free grant of around $9200.00. They state that you can use it for anything and you do not have to pay it back. They just need to get your bank saving and or checking account to deposit the money in to. They may even ask for a money card account card as well! Hang up, if you start to ask questions they will hang up on you. If you call the number back, a recording states that it is a non-working number. This could be a recording of their own!

There were several others commenting that said they’d gotten the same pitch. One person said that when the number was called, there was a recording that said it was a non-working number. Another said,

Same a heavily accented woman trying to tell me that I can have money of 9 something which I didn’t quite got. Hang up immediately. Actually the number is from Egypt – my iPhone shows the caller ID as +20 2 381 2662 (+20 is the country code which points to Egypt)

There are quite a few posts on this website. Area code 202 is Washington, DC, but if it is coming from Egypt, that’s an international scam. Strange.

My nurse friend came over a bit later than usual and gave me my weekly B12 shot. Some of the Catz were on the deck and she commented about how pretty they are. She has some kittens to give away but is having a hard time finding takers. It’s a settled fact I don’t need them.

After that, Cuz called and wanted to know if I’d noticed Twin Brother had mowed. Yes, I had. Seems her construction partner has been sick so she didn’t come and do it herself. I’ll see her tomorrow.

Along with doing some routine things, I declawed myself. My fingernails were getting in the way of typing again. It hasn’t been too many weeks since I was convinced I’d never be able to take care of my fingernails myself again. My hands aren’t nearly as shaky or weak as they were before.

I had a yummy first course at supper. Three tomatoes peeled and chunked up, half an avocado diced and some chopped onion. That was mixed together and sprinkled with kala namak. Amazingly delicious!

I don’t know what the high was today but it’s 85 degrees in here now. I hope I don’t have any trouble sleeping tonight. I’m tired of this heat. My sister said we’ll be wishing for some of it this winter but that’s then and this is now.

4 Responses to An Unwanted Caller

  1. Mary Jane July 28, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    I wonder if some people fall for such scams. Probably! Several years ago a man in our church lost about $3,000 in a scam. He got a call from his “grandson” who was desperate for money. The caller had enough of the right information that the “grandfather” was convinced it was really his grandson and sent the money.

    • Tommie July 28, 2015 at 9:39 am #

      It’s so sad that it’s mostly older people who are targeted.

  2. Lila July 28, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    Wonder why you didn’t get the pitch from your “Unknown” caller. That is so transparent, how could anybody fall for it?

    • Tommie July 28, 2015 at 9:40 am #

      Sometimes my phone goes to voice mail and that’s probably what happened. People are gullible.

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