So about a couple years ago I got a phone, new company, new contract, and new phone number. I got a decent amount of texts at first for a person who we’ll say is named Gary. Not super unusual for a new number though.
As time went on the amount of texts and calls for Gary from friends and family grew farther in between, with just occasionally popping up. Have been consistently getting calls from what seems to be a bank and the government due apparent fraud or something though.
Never found receiving these all suspicious until maybe a few months ago, when I got added to this group chat with a bunch of random numbers. After a bit I figured it was Gary’s friends and family again, somehow thinking I was him.
After about 2 years, his close family and friends would have definitely known that wasn’t his number anymore. That freaked me out, so I tried calling my phone company. They ask for the info for the ID’s on my account, I give them the first one. No problem. But after I try giving them the second one, they tell me that’s not the card. They say it’s a Permanent Residency Card or something.
I live in Canada. I was born in Canada. I’ve never even been out of Canada before. That is not my card, and I did not put it on my account. So I try to go into one of the stores personally, they call the head office. Same thing. They won’t give me any information because I don’t know the numbers on a card I never had. They wouldn’t even tell me if the name on the card was Gary.
Anyways the guy at the shop was apologetic, but he didn’t think there was anything for me to be concerned about. Flash forward to tonight, two numbers are spam calling me. One comes up with the same last name as Gary. So I message the numbers, finally asking directly if he’s somehow just gone two years not telling his brother his new number.
His brother says he’s “missing” and that’s he’s been gone for a few weeks but that this was his last number of contact. Now I don’t know if his brother is lying or what, but something doesn’t add up here. Could he somehow be on my account and sharing my number with me? I don’t think I’ve ever met this dude in my life before, if that matters.