WOW! Internet scamming goes old school.

I just got a phone call on my home phone from someone who asked for me by name, and proceeded to tell me (in heavily accented and awkward English) how odd it was for him to contact me like this, since we do not know each other, but something has happened at his hospital in the UK, and his patient has named me as next of kin, and…

That is where I hung up. Unknown name, Unknown number, says the caller ID. Moments later the phone rang again. Unknown name and number again. I didn’t answer, he didn’t leave a message.

The internet scammers have come full circle, gone old school, reconnected with their telephone scammer beginnings. It is the circle of life scam.