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Infinite Wrong Number

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Over the course of the past month or so, I’ve been receiving a call from this 800 number (800-946-0075) every couple days or so. I always pick up with my standard ‘Hello, this is Damon’ and get nothing. Then the line goes dead. I’ve tried calling it back, but merely get a ‘the number is out of service’ message.

This has been going on for a while and it’s been starting to annoy me. So this morning, the phone rang again from that number. I picked it up and gave a very annoyed ‘Hello’. Finally somebody on the other end spoke and said “Fortino?”. Shocked into standard operating procedure, I said that no, they had a wrong number and they hung up on me.

This goes along quite nicely with the new number I just got for my work mobile phone.

It’s quite a nice number and apparently it was owned by somebody else not too long before I acquired it. How do I know that? Because I keep getting calls from people asking for Mike. When I explain that this is no longer Mike’s number, they mention that he owes a lot of people a lot of money and I should expect even more calls. Awesome. Way to go, Mike.

Update: Man, Mike musta really done a number. I just got some sort of automated call from Citibank…hehe.