It’s happened to you. It’s probably happening more and more these days. Your cell phone rings. It’s a number you don’t recognize.
Yes, you learned long ago to not answer calls from any number you didn’t recognize with an out of town area code. But now, it’s often an 8-5-0 area code, even the same first three numbers as your number, one of the newest tricks.
You think it might be the pharmacy, or the plumber you called. So, you answer.
All too often today, these calls turn out to be marketers or scammers. The FCC lists robocalls as its top consumer complaint.