“Do you consent” – in a FaceTime incoming call – this will be interesting

A transcription attempt of an INCOMING PHONE CALL.

An incoming voice PHONE call from [XXX-XXX-XXXX] phone number has been received in my private, unlisted phone number, on a Monday morning, a few minutes after 8 AM Central time, on A Specific Date [redacted].

The caller did not identify his NAME but only as a [title or function] and a position for a [practice] or [medical office].
The male callerʻs voice asked if he was talking with [First name Last name] and if [person] was [a patient of a medical doctor, Last Name only].
The next question that the male voice asked was if the answering person would CONSENT to RECORDING something.  The PHONE CALL was cut off at 35 seconds, roughly at this point.

Now this happened more than one month ago from todayʻs date, but:

1) the caller did not USE HIS VOICE on a PHONE CALL to
confirm the AGE of the person who answered the call
– pronounce the word FaceTime.

This could be a problem since there was a call record on my Apple account from a FaceTime INCOMING call that was “answered on another device” – a call coming from the same number, XXX-XXX-XXXX, within one minute from the 35 second, regular incoming phone call that was cut without an explanation.

Fortunately FaceTime keeps a log of all the incoming and outgoing and unanswered calls per each Apple account.

And fortunately a screenshot of a call log can be made even when the accountʻs every possible accessibility feature is on use.
I still do not know who made the call.

You can erase your call logs on your phone, and theyʻll get erased or replaced eventually on the other end too.
And you can only view the FaceTime new calls info just once. But itʻs enough for taking the screenshots one needs to take, and to notice any other discrepancy or irregularity.
Also I believe around the city I live in, every blind kid, and their parents know very well how to do a screenshot on their iPhone and/or their Mac.
Just saying.
Oh – and since… well it doesnʻt matter does it?
I am a VoiceOver user.
I have a “print disability”.
No one asked in a specific phone call I have described here 1) to confirm my age in numbers and 2) before the incoming regular phone call was cut off, no one said the word FaceTime. 
Hence. Well. Now letʻs throw in some radical words and concepts here that could make up some cool scenarios.
We already  have these words:
incoming phone call – with specific time 
phone number – specific number
CONSENT – highlighted word
RECORDING – very highlighted word, always
call cut off “accidentally” or at least very conveniently
So what would I add?
Letʻs think.
Oh, we already have FaceTime.
So
1. Age of consent
2. No name from the caller
3. No apparent track record from who has access to using that phone number
4. Is it a phone number of an individual or a company, or a corporation?
5. A discrepancy of the phone numberʻs information. Some information said it was a landline. So how could that be used with FaceTime?
6. Surely, someone – with a court order – might try to get a look at what kind of customer records say, the phone companies, or even Apple, might have for that phone number – OR its associated FaceTime account.
Now that would actually be pretty cool.
So we donʻt even need to wonder what would happen in a scenario like the one I just described here if there was a possibility that e.g. an underaged child would have answered the call and pretented to be [First Name Last Name].
Or to have a similar scenario when someone from “School” calls to ask for the parent, and this same kind of little loop of discrepancies happens. Oh – but the school I go to has very strict policies about that. I am not allowed to go into details about anything school-related online or in social medias.
So Iʻm not really worried.
Once someone finds out about unauthorized FaceTime use in a medical facility, there should be some pretty awesome consequences.
For the person making FaceTime calls – especially if this sort of “calls” or callbacks happen regularly.
I would hope for the facilityʻs staff and training too.
They probably should update their security quite a bit too.
I really hope they are not as lax with their medical records.
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