Today I got a call from my mom, while I was at work. She left me a message saying that someone had called her saying they urgently needed to get in contact with me, she gave a name I don't recognize, and told me to call her back if I wanted the number for this person. When I called my mom, she told me a "Mr. Hoover" or "Mr. Hover" had wanted to contact me, had supposedly tried multiple times to try to contact me, that and that it was urgent. She said from the background noises that it sounded like a law agency. The number has a (312) area code (I don't know if we're allowed to post other people's phone numbers here, so I will refrain from doing so), which is Chicago, IL. I live in Dallas, TX. A google of the number says it belongs to "Harris & Harris", which is the name that was said when I called the number. When I called the number said I wanted to know why I had been called at a number that I haven't lived at in 7 years. The gentleman on the line said he would try to help me out, and claimed that he was working on behalf of the city of Dallas. He said the call was being recorded, then asked my name, which I verified, then asked me my address, which I flatly refused to give. I told him that I expect the whole thing was a scam, I just wanted to know what the scam was about. He repeated that he works for the city of Dallas, and I told him I didn't believe for one second that he does. At that point he said he couldn't help me without me giving information (probably true, even if it isn't a scam) and that I should contact the city of Dallas.
Was I too cautious in refusing to give my address? I realized only during the call that I should have spoofed my phone number or called from Skype or something, since they obviously hadn't had my phone number before now. After the call ended I immediately searched the Dallas county home page for outstanding warrants/tickets, and there were none under my name and DL#. Who would I call at the city of Dallas to find out, assuming it's not bullshit?