I almost never use my cell phone, keeping it largely for emergencies, and I give the number out to just a few people, mostly close friends and family members. Hence I get many fewer junk calls on the cell phone than on my landline. But a few days ago, I received the following text message from a number that I did not recognize but was from my own area code.
The message said, “Dr. Singham, [name] here. What time do you think you’ll be on campus today? Thx”
The [name] was unfamiliar to me so I replied, “I’m confused. What is this about?”
I then got the following, “Just touching base. Then we came upstairs and found you”
This puzzled me even more since I had been at home the whole day and so I replied “I think there must be some mistake. I have not been on campus for some time.”
I did not hear from the person again.
It does not seem like a bot that was doing this. There seemed to be no point served and I have been puzzling over what it was all about.