Every night at about 8:00 PM over the past few days, I’ve been getting a very odd phone call. The phone rings with no Caller ID. After I pick up and say hello, there’s a couple of DTMF tones. A pause, and then a recording of a six digit number - “Seven. Four. Eight. Four. Three. Nine.” The number is repeated three or four times, and then there’s silence - no disconnect.
Anyone have any idea as to what this could be about?
Just this last week I was calling a toll-free number and got 2 digits transposed. The result was very similar to the OP. Dial 1-866-717-1701 and a mechanical voice answers and recites the following:
One thousand six hundred ninety two seven one one four zero two zero eight four three.
It’s evidently running a count, I got ninety six. After it got finished reading the numbers it started doing tones like it was dialing a number so I hung up. That’s all I need is the boss asking why a 900 sex chat number showed up on my extension.
Yeah, that reminds me of that old joke about the guy jumping up and down on a manhole cover, yelling “93! 93! 93!..” Some guy comes along and asks “Hey, why are you jumping up and down on that manhole cover yelling 93! 93 93! ?” So jumping guy opens the manhole and says “climb down here and I’ll show you” So the curious fellow climbs down the manhole, then jumping guy slams the manhole cover on and starts jumping up and down on it, yelling “94! 94! 94!..”