(Closed) Do you respond to text messages from an unidentified number?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Did they know who you were? As in, was it addressed to you? Or was it just random?

If they addressed the text to you, I’d just respond and say, “I’m sorry, I don’t have this number in my phone. Who is this?”

But if it’s a mistake (they typed the number wrong), I usually ignore unless I receive multiple messages, in which case I send a message telling them they have the wrong number.

Post # 4
Member
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I always ask “Who is this?”  Or, I just ingore, and usually realize or find out later or just erase it.

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I usually ask ‘Who is this?’ and people usually realize it’s wrong when I ask that.

Post # 6
Member
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I do the same as the PP.  I say “Who is this??” and then tend to get a response from a friend I haven’t talk to in a while or someone that says, Oopss wrong number

Post # 7
Member
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

i had a girl who was texting me thinking i was some guy who gave her his number at a club.  i had to break the news to her that he gave her a fake number.  she didn’t believe me and kept texting.

Post # 8
Member
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

if it’s vague or doesn’t seem directed to me then usually I don’t respond unless it seems important then I usually send a sorry who is this but . . . sometimes I’ll post to facebook and say hey was someone trying to text me today because most of my friends are on there and if I’ve switched phones or something and can’t figure it out than chances are they’re on FB!

Post # 9
Member
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I get a LOT of wrong number texts and I usually just ignore them unless they are too nasty. The first wrong number text I got I tried to convince the guy that I was not the girl he thought I was and he simply would not believe it and kept texting me for days. I learned my lesson; if you don’t respond they will get the idea. But if you really think it’s people you know then there’s nothing wrong with asking who it is.

Post # 10
Member
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ok, i had a stalked for awhile who turned out to be an ex-girlfriend of my fiance, it was terrible. from now on i no longer respond to anything anonymous.

Post # 11
Member
4485 posts
Honey bee

No. I figure that if I know who they are, their number will already be in my address book. Also, safety reasons play into it as well, not that I am paranoid because I am far from it, but it’s common sense to not give strangers information about yourself.

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