Is this one of those Nigerian scams?
For the past several days I've been getting phone calls from 3 digit phone numbers. Now, I found this was quite peculiar and just thougth it was a glitch with my phone to get calls from numbers like 103, 107, 105, and 109. I missed the first two but on the third I was available and I answered the phone. The person (with a thick foreign accent) started his schtick about how he was from some "Do not call" list organization and since telemarketers have been calling me late, they owed me $897.
Now, this immediately sounded like a Nigerian scam to me. I started asking what info I would "have to give them" (I had previously been scammed out of a bank account number), but they stated they just needed to confirm my address and other information. Anyway, after saying I didn't want to be involved in this scam, and of course, them assuring me it wasn't one, they asked if I would say "I agree for my money to be disbursed to a charity." That didn't soudn right either so I just started to play with them asking them where there company was and if I could speak to someone who spoke English.
Anyway, after a while of talking to several differnet people (all with the same accent), I guess they gave up and hung up. No more than 20 seconds later I get a call from a differnet three-digit number and the people are now from a different organization stating I have money they need to give me from my income tax the government made a mistake with and they want to give it to me in installments. I responded with telling him about my day and if he could believe that hurricane happened. He eventually hung up as well.
So does this sound like a typical Nigerian scam? Are those really weird 3-digit phone numbers a trick or what? I did get scammed by a company around a year ago who managed to get my SS# and bank account (which is now closed of course) and I now have identity theft monitoring on my credit... How can I report these people? I tried various Nigerian scam websites but t hey mostly refer to the e-mail version. Thanks!