A call from the unknown

This morning and this afternoon, someone called to leave a message on my answering machine. They wouldn't say what they were calling about, just that needed to speak with me and get an "interview." They asked me to call them back, and left their number. They were calling from a cell phone, and the quality of recording was not good; I couldn't tell if they left their name or not, but I suspect not.

I did a reverse phone lookup on Google, and of course got the usual sites, all of which look identical, and so are probably different names for the same company. I know that the number is a cell phone registered in Nyack, and that's consistent with the caller ID. But that's it: No name, no statement of purpose.

Maybe this is about Wicca, and they're being discreet. If so, the choice of words is poor. It sounds like a targeted scam.

I have no intention of calling them back. I understand the need for privacy, but other people have contacted me with privacy issues, and none have handled it this poorly. I'm concerned for my safety.

Why does this have to happen just before I planned to leave for FoV? Now I'm unsure if I should leave my apartment unattended for the trip.

I think I'm feeling a good chunk of the fear that women have to face when dealing with unknown men with unknown intent who behave suspiciously. It makes me want to donate money to the next Slutwalk I hear about.

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  1. stregaflower

    I can understand that this would be unnerving but it’s really not comparable to women’s experiences with potential danger from men. It does sound like a scam, though. I’ve gotten calls from people who tried to find things out from me and refused to tell me who they were or from where they were calling, and assumed they were telescammers. I don’t think they would try to come to your apartment but you could always ask a neighbor to keep an eye on things for you.

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