Today alone, my husband received 28 phone calls. Many of them were from different numbers, but they all seem to have originated from the same person.
If you answer the call, he asks for John, and he doesn't want to accept your answer - that no one named John lives here. My husband got so frustrated that after the 4th or 5th call, he started saying that John was dead. That seemed to escalate the number of calls.
I answered one, thinking it may be a person who is trying to collect money from a guy named John, who had given a phony number. That has happened before. But when I told the guy that we have had this number for 30 years, and that no one named John has lived here; he said something in a foreign language and I heard a child in the background making noise. Then he hung up.
I cannot for the life of me fathom why anyone gets a kick out of harassing people for no apparent reason. If you call the number that has just appeared on your called ID, you get a message saying it is no longer in service. Within 5 minutes, he will call again, and the caller ID shows a different number.
What can we do to stop this???