In the last few days I’ve started getting automated calls to my mobile phone from different numbers, all seemingly on the same network as me. Because I have ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ turned on, my phone doesn’t ring but the call goes to voicemail. When I check my voicemail it’s the same messages every time, a synthetic female voice saying “Stay safe, stay home”.

Doing some searching online revealed that what I’m getting on voicemail is the tail-end of this recorded message. Apparently, this has been doing the rounds in various parts of the world since 2020.

It’s a mild annoyance, but I’m wondering who’s behind it and why my number is being targeted.