• Grandmother gets wrong number calls, wonders if it's a scam

    By: Jason Stoogenke


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An Indian Trail grandmother said people keep calling her asking her about a house for sale or rent. 

    Gay Bivens said she’s not selling or renting any homes and said the phone calls have been going on for months.

    She told Action 9 she received at least 10 to 15 calls. 

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    "I don't really want to get these calls,” she said. “I don't have properties for sale. I don't have properties for rent.” 

    She told them they have the wrong number. 

    "Weird, inconvenient and creepy," she said.

    She asked cthe callers where they were seeing her number but said a lot of them had very broken English, so it's been hard to get a solid answer.

    It could be that the callers are all looking for the person who had the number before she did, but she said she's had the same number for more than 10 years.

    Her phone number did not show up on a web search engine for someone to look up.

    Action 9 asked the Federal Communications Commission and two of the biggest phone companies if they've come across this issue before, and they have not.

    "I just want to know what the issue is," Bivens said.

    No one asked her for money or personal information.

    There's not much you can do to avoid wrong numbers. If you think the caller is a scammer, hang up.  Don't share any personal information, and if this story sounds very familiar to you, let Action 9 know.  Jason Stoogenke wants to get to the bottom of it. Email: Action9@gmail.com

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