I may be being too paranoid - but then again . . .
I keep getting this call on my landline from a "Doctors Group" at 202-602-0147. I never pick it up and no one ever leaves a message. It's not the only spam phone call I get, of course. But this morning I thought I'd like to Google it and see what I could uncover. Long story short, a lot of the reverse lookup sites were unfamiliar to me. On one of them I entered the number in a box then clicked Search next to the box. A website for some publication came up, and I closed it - and then I looked at the URL and part of it was in (I think) Japanese and it was just strange-looking. I did a quick virus scan (Avast free version) and things looked okay.
But here's my conspiracy theory that came into my mind - what if this is all a big setup - because others on two or three sites who'd gotten calls from this number supposedly got people posing as the IRS instead of a "Doctors Group." What if the point is to get a person to go to some of these myriad reverse lookup websites and click on something (which I thought afterward, why did I do that so trustingly on an unfamiliar site? ) and when you click it would put a virus on your computer?
Like I said, this may not be a real scenario, but I would appreciate any feedback related to the topic of spam phone calls, what are trustworthy reverse-lookup sites vs. sketchy ones, etc. Thanks!