(Closed) Bizarre texts from a stranger

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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 # 3
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Buzzing bee

Just block the number.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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punkybrewster:  Block the number…. problem solved.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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punkybrewster:  block the number?

Post # 7
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Busy bee

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punkybrewster:  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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah I’d just tell them Sorry, Wrong number.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

you can’t block private calls but you can block the number that was texting you. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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. 

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