Post # 1
I’m curious what you would do in this situation.
My husband and I have moved around a lot during our marriage, but we’ve kept our cell phone numbers, so the area code is from a state we haven’t lived in or visited in many years. This weekend my husband started getting calls on his cell identified as “No Caller ID.” Calls from his work come with the same message, so he always answers them. This time, it was an angry man’s voice yelling “Who is this?!?” My husband just hung up. So then he starts in texting my husband and this time the number isn’t blocked, and it is from our old area code. He starts texting asking who the number belongs to. My husband showed them to me because he wasn’t sure what to do. In the end, he kept ignoring it. Then we get a text late at night from the number saying “I found this number on my wife’s cell phone. Are you **cking my wife?” Like I said, we haven’t even been in that state in years, so I’m not worried my husband is cheating, plus he kept asking me what he should do about it. And he’s weirded out that some random woman we don’t know has his cell number.
In the end he has decided to just ignore the whole situation because he figures there’s nothing he can say to this guy that will get him off his back, and the texts eventually stopped. But I was wondering how you would handle something similar.
Post # 2
sounds like someone trying to prank a random number. Don’t believe anything they say. I would just go into your phone’s settings and block the number!
Post # 4
Depends on whether your phone is “new” it could have been used by a guy who did his wife… I would have texted him back or called him and found out what he wanted. Then if he didn’t leave you alone after explaining you do not know this guy from Adam and his wife, then you threaten the police on him. But most probably it’s a number belonging to the guy before you.
Post # 5
Block the number…. problem solved.
Post # 7
If it gets violent you can file a police report. We did that once from someone trying to collect money. They didn’t believe it wasn’t the person and were getting very hostile and threatning us. So we went to the police and that took care of that.
Post # 8
Simply say “wrong number” or “myself and my lovely wife live in “nebraska” and you are in “new jersey”, maybe I called the wrong number once by misdial. Please leave me alone”
Post # 9
I personally would probably text back and say “you must have the wrong number. I have never met your wife and I haven’t been to *state* in *x-amount of years*. please stop contacting me”. If it continues, block them number. I don’t think it’s a big deal.
Post # 10
Yeah I’d just tell them Sorry, Wrong number.
Post # 11
No, it isn’t a big deal. My husband and I just disagreed about what to do about it, and that got me wondering what others would do. I thought that after we got so many texts and phone calls (I don’t think you can block calls that say no caller ID, plus he needs to get those types of calls for work) he should just matter of factly tell this guy that we don’t even live in that state, but my husband disagreed and said that nothing he could say to this guy would make a difference, so he chose to ignore it.
He’s had his phone for years, and we have literally had this number for 10 years, so it isn’t someone who had it before we did. Or at least I seriously doubt it.
Post # 12
I’ve had my phone number over ten years. I used to get calls from some random ass guy who was convinced my number belonged to his nephew. Nothing i could say would convince this guy he had the wrong number. I will say i got some rather interesting voicemails. I finally blocked the guy because it got to be too annoying.
Post # 13
you can’t block private calls but you can block the number that was texting you.
Post # 14
Some woman is in trouble with her husband for having a wrong number in her phone, simply text back and help to stop that nonsense.
Post # 15
It could be an old work contact that he deleted years ago or something random like that. Ignoring it is best. Don’t get involved with someone else’s crazy. Explaining may help, but there’s a good chance it’s just a waste of your time.