Regarding my suspicious phone conversation this morning, Dan points us to BBB Business Advisory Service: Office Supply Schemes And Paper Pirates (tactic #4). Aha. I knew that click happened a little too quickly.

Coincidentally, I got another call, this evening:

Me: "Pyra, this is Evan."

Them: "Yes, may I speak with Evan, please."

Me: "This is him."

Them: "Evan, your credit card didn't go through. Do you have another one we can use."

Me (thinking, How dumb do they think I am?!): "Who is this?"

Them: "Extreme Pizza"

Me (thinking, Oops.): "Oh. Yeah, I have another card. Hold on..."