At 10:07 EST this morning, I received a text message, “(Contact WellsFargo Department) Call 617 532 0924” As I do have an account with Wells Fargo, I called the number at 17:33 only to hear the message, “This is a message from the Federal Trade Commission. The telephone number you just called has been disconnected because it may be involved in a scam. [remainder of message omitted]”
Does the FTC have the authority to seize a phone number in 7 hours time? I’ve never heard of that.