I’m hoping somebody can help me figure out if the calls I’m receiving are scams or not. Over the past couple of days I’ve had a number of calls from different numbers with a Sydney area code (I’m in Melbourne). I usually don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t recognise, so these have gone to voicemail. While I’ve found most scammers don’t leave a message, these ones do, and each one has been different.
The first was a voice saying ‘Hello [my name]’ on a line that sounded incredibly broken and then cut out. The second was another voice saying ‘Hello?’ over and over again with a noisy call center background. I’ve had another one just now, and it was just a single ‘Hello?’ with no background noise. All three of these callers had an Asian/American accent.
I eventually answered one of these calls and it was just silence like the connection was bad. I don’t usually have any connection issues with my provider.
Anybody care to weigh in on what this might be? Can’t block it since it’s a different number each time, and nothing comes up when I google each of the numbers.
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