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Should I call the wrong number back?

The last couple days two different businesses have left messages on my answer machine. Normally I wouldn't worry about them but both of these were medical calls in one way or another. I deleted the first one but I still have the second one. It was asking "Lady X" to call them regarding a refill on medication (or something). Is it my job to call the place of business and tell them they have a wrong number?


Asked by zboys at 8:29 PM on Jan. 4, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • I did when we had a company that made replacement limbs leaving messages for a Mrs. K.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:04 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I would. but you are under no obligation to do so.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:30 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I should add, make sure the caller is legit and not just fishing for numbers. You could look the number up online.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:30 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • If I was sure it was legitimate, I absolutely would call them back. It would take so little of your time and could be something very, very important to "Lady X". You never know.

    Answer by vicesix at 8:42 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I would if it is regarding someone's health... just let them know that they have left several messages
    and it is not Mrs X 's number... they will most likely call her dr and get her phone number that way...
    It is most likely off by one number too...

    Answer by gmasboy at 11:29 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • It would be courteous of you, but I wouldn't feel any obligation to do so.

    Answer by skittles1108 at 8:34 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Sometimes I do just b/c they keep on calling if you don't.

    Answer by genagina at 8:30 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I would and make sure not to give them your name and # and tell them they called and was looking for Lady X and have the wrong # so they won't be calling again.

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:26 AM on Jan. 5, 2011