Earlier today, I was working at my desk when the phone rang. I looked down at the number, and saw that the area code was for the northern part of Arizona. While I have clients who live in that part of the state, they would have been calling me at a different number. I rejected the call, then almost right away my phone began ringing again – from the same number. I rejected it once more. The caller did not leave a voicemail.

I decided to look the number up to see if I could associate it with a business or person, and the first result indicated that this call could have been part of a scam. I decided to dig a little further, and happened upon an article about calls like this. You can read the article here. It was published in February of this year.

In the meantime, I will continue to follow the same advice that I gave to my wife and daughters. If you don’t recognize the number, let it go to voicemail. If they truly know you, or need to contact you, they will leave a voicemail, or even send a text message. If the person on the other end of the call does neither? There is no need to waste your time, or potentially fall prey to a scam.

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