I just got a puzzling and disturbing phone call. The caller was an insurance agent, asking about a condo I supposedly own in Belgrade, MT (a suburb of Bozeman). Now, I used to live in Bozeman, but that was a year and a half ago, and I never owned any real estate there. The caller apologized, and told me that he had gotten my name and phone number from the property management company, and gave me their phone number.
My best guess (which probably isn’t very good) is that this property management company, or maybe whoever actually bought the condo from them, is doing something nefarious, and picked out a random name from the phone book to claim as the owner, to deflect attention from them. Does this sound plausible?
I’ve already called the Belgrade police department about this, just in case. But while I wait for them to call me back, does anyone have any guesses about what’s going on?