After three blessed days with NONE of these calls (was there a monsoon in India or something???) got a call from ***253-245-4798***. Since I recognized the pattern of a strange UNKNOWN NUMBER with NO NAME, i picked up/hung up without answering to break the call and then went to 800Notes to look it up.
Within ONE MINUTE, while i was just finding the comments there, i got ANOTHER CALL, this one said "POLITICAL CALL" and the number 857-444-5592 on Caller ID. I did the same thing: picked up/hung up to stop it.
This has happened before: 2-3 calls within a minute of each other - sometimes the SAME number; other times two or three 'different' numbers (but since they are probably ALL SPOOFED that makes little difference.)
My POINT being the NEW TACTIC seems to be to call, and if they can't get through, such as with being BLOCKED or otherwise thwarted with ONE number - to IMMEDIATELY TRY AGAIN with another SPOOFED/FALSE number in order to, hopefully, break through our 'defenses' and perpetrate their SCAM on us, anyway.
At least in THIS case, it didn't work.
Caller: SAME OLD EVIL SCAMMERS