Well, it seems this bunch of A**holes are back at it after a year break....no reports here anyway for 2015.
CID showed, "Mayfield KY" and the number 1-270-650-9841. As soon as the answering machine kicked in, whoever these scammers are, they disconnected the call.
I had nothing better to do at the moment so I decided to call back & see what happened. Maybe they'd answer & I could mess w/them a bit to annoy them back. BTW, my number is blocked so all they'd see is "Private Caller".
So I dialed the number.
2 rings, then a scratchy noise followed by 3*Tones* (You know the ones, sharp & high pitched that always precede a message about a number being out of service for some reason) followed by the following message that stated by a calm, generic female voice, "We're sorry. Due to telephone company facility trouble, we can not complete your call at this time. Will you try your call again later." This was followed by the same 3 tones as at the beginning.
I decided to stay on the line to discover what might happen next.
There was a brief interval of silence and then the scratchy noise again, 3 tones again, a repeat of the message which ended again w/the 3 tones.
I stayed on the line. After the 3 tones, there were a couple of faint clicks & a very, very long silence.
Finally I got 2 rings and then the REAL phone company's message, "If you'd like to make a call, please hang up & try again. If you need help....."
Oh well, too bad. I was looking forward to wasting some of their time, busting their bal*s & annoying them. Instead, I've just entered the number into the blocked numbers list on my phone. Call all you want, my phone will disconnect you after 1 ring. this phone is one of the best purchases I've ever made....I LOVE my phone!