Do you think this is genuine?

@dorypanda (1584)
November 11, 2008 8:06am CST
I had a message on my answerphone when I got home, the message said, "This is a message for 'Miss D Panda', please contact Mrs.Hussain on 01865788513 and tell us your National Insurance number". Now, fair enough, it may be genuine, someone may have randomly called me and genuinely NEED to know my NI number, but I don't reckon they do. If you know who these people are, would you please let me know. Thank you.
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@nannacroc (4049)
11 Nov 08
Sounds like a scam to me unless Miss D Panda has applied for a job and not told you.
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@dorypanda (1584)
12 Nov 08
No, it's not Miss D Panda who does things like that it's 'Miss J Jones' ;)
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Nov 08
It's an Oxford number Dory. Know anyone there? Have you called the number to see who is on the end? I would be very suspicious if I were you.
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@dorypanda (1584)
12 Nov 08
Nope and I don't know anyone called 'Mrs. Hussain'. I am rather suspicious. I didn't ring it, I don't want to waste the cost of the call. Thank you.
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@pumpkinjam (5800)
• United Kingdom
11 Nov 08
Erm, how about no. Or, more accurately, absolutely not on your Nelly. I know some people have silly names these days but surely it is obvious that dorypanda is not actually your name. What I would be concerned as to how this Mr Hussein fellow got hold of your number. And even if it was someone actually asking for you then they shouldn't ask for your NI number. The only people who will ask for that are the agencies whom you might actually deal with. No one other than an employer or government agency has any right or reason to ask for that information. I assume you are joking by asking if this is genuine because even really daft people can see that it is not.
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@dorypanda (1584)
11 Nov 08
No, they didn't ask for 'Dory Panda' really, I just don't want to put my real name here. Yup, partly joking, just checking that I'm not doing anyone a dis-service, I don't want to upset anyone by saying they're dodgy when they're not. (but these really are)
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• United Kingdom
12 Nov 08
Oh I see. I did think that was a bit stupid to ask for D Panda. Asking for you by your proper name makes sense but they are still not genuine because if they were they would more than likely not have left a message or left one telling you who they actually were but not asking for any information. I wouldn't trust anyone called Hussein anyway. Not that I'm racist or anything but there is just something about that particular name that I don't like...
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@RieRie (821)
13 Nov 08
It seems to be either an Oxford number or a number you call to reverse charges from what I can gather.
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