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July 23, 2012, 08:24:20 AM
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My home phone is a silent number and I dont give it out anywhere online. Today I received a call on it and they mentioned "bitcoins" and then hung up. This is quite bizarre and unusual.

The question is should I be concerned about it ? Has anyone else received strange phone calls to numbers that shouldn't receive them ?

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July 23, 2012, 08:29:08 AM
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Is your phone number in the whois database for bitcoin.me?

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July 23, 2012, 08:33:24 AM
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Is your phone number in the whois database for bitcoin.me?

I use my mobile number for that. Not my unlisted home number.

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July 23, 2012, 08:35:53 AM
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the one ending in 99 is your cell?

Hmmm well that silent number is linked SOMEWHERE.

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July 23, 2012, 08:46:44 AM
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My home phone is a silent number and I dont give it out anywhere online. Today I received a call on it and they mentioned "bitcoins" and then hung up. This is quite bizarre and unusual.

I think this is better than childs voice saying "seven days".  Cheesy
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July 23, 2012, 08:47:18 AM
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the one ending in 99 is your cell?

Hmmm well that silent number is linked SOMEWHERE.

Found out where it was  Smiley
It wasnt godaddy it was another domain registrar in Australia for a .com.au because you need a home number  Cheesy

Its not that I mind chatting about bitcoin but they hung up on me lol

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July 23, 2012, 08:51:31 AM
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My home phone is a silent number and I dont give it out anywhere online. Today I received a call on it and they mentioned "bitcoins" and then hung up. This is quite bizarre and unusual.

I think this is better than childs voice saying "seven days".  Cheesy

Or "Im in your house"   Cheesy

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July 23, 2012, 09:00:53 AM
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Or, "Do you have any baby..." Oops! Wrong thread.

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July 23, 2012, 09:31:04 AM
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Or, "Do you have any baby..." Oops! Wrong thread.

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We have your baby....

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July 23, 2012, 12:48:39 PM
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I think we have a movie idea. The phone rings... "bitcoin" is heard in a gasping voice. Panic ensues. You post a message on a forum. Strange people make even stranger comments. Soon everyone from that forum starts making random phone calls just to say "bitcoin." It becomes viral....

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July 23, 2012, 03:05:54 PM
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Maltego is one scary bunch of java code. I wonder if Maltego links identities to Bitcoin addresses?

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July 24, 2012, 02:03:02 AM
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I think we have a movie idea. The phone rings... "bitcoin" is heard in a gasping voice. Panic ensues. You post a message on a forum. Strange people make even stranger comments. Soon everyone from that forum starts making random phone calls just to say "bitcoin." It becomes viral....

LOL

I hope they send pizza  Wink

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July 24, 2012, 12:23:42 PM
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The question is should I be concerned about it ? Has anyone else received strange phone calls to numbers that shouldn't receive them ?

Last year for several weeks after the runup there was a string of some very weird contact I had received, including PMs on IRC and a couple on the forum that were definitely trolling. 

The one that had me baffled though went back and forth through e-mail about five times before I finally figured out it was not due to either trolling or anger but instead the result of a horrible job done by Google Translate.

As far as methods used though, my contact info is easily googled.

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July 24, 2012, 12:35:17 PM
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Today I received a call on it and they mentioned "bitcoins" and then hung up. This is quite bizarre and unusual.
Did they just say "Bitcoins!" then put the phone down or did they at least attempt a conversation??  Grin

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July 24, 2012, 12:39:42 PM
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Today I received a call on it and they mentioned "bitcoins" and then hung up. This is quite bizarre and unusual.
Did they just say "Bitcoins!" then put the phone down or did they at least attempt a conversation??  Grin

They just said "Bitcoins"  Cheesy

Im just glad it wasnt the middle of the night....

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July 24, 2012, 01:19:43 PM
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July 24, 2012, 01:20:58 PM
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bwuahaha this is funny
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July 24, 2012, 04:27:05 PM
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Probably a stalker on this forum letting you know that they know who you are.
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July 24, 2012, 10:20:21 PM
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"Great," one can think, "at least I'm famous!"  Cheesy

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July 24, 2012, 10:32:14 PM
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Call as many numbers as possible saying,
"They know about Bitcoin, flee immediately!"
Then hang-up.

If we all call enough numbers, it will strike a chord with someone.
It worked for Arthur Conan Doyle.
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