(Closed) NWR: Strange phone calls and I’m really getting scared

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I think I’m missing something.  Were the messages threatening in some way? What did she say?  If you don’t know the person or the area where the person called from, your Fiance is probably right.  It was probably just a wrong number, and she used the name on the voicemail.  Or it could be some kids prank calling you. (I can’t be the only one who did that at 12 years old, right?)  Either way, I would let it go unless you feel threatened or something, and if it’s really a big concern, file a police report or something along those lines.

Post # 4
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555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What do the messages say . . . I couldn’t really tell you if you’re freaking out or not if I don’t know what they’re saying in the message. Have you had any problems with anyone at work or any issues that someone might have decided to bother you about?

Post # 5
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1565 posts
Bumble bee

That doesn’t sound like a fun situation to deal with 🙁 Did they say what they wanted from you in the message? If they were threatening you, you could get the police involved. 

Could someone have gotten your name and number from Facebook or another social networking site? http://www.spokeo.com/ can help you figure out what information about you is public. I think it’s important to make sure that strangers can’t access information like phone, address, etc going forward. 

Post # 6
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Answer it and tell them they have the WRONG number, if you know what I mean.  Even if they want to talk to you, you are way too busy.  They won’t stop calling though till you tell them not to do so-  then if they are a nuisance… block them.

Post # 7
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3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think you are worrying over nothing.  Sounds to me like a wrong number.  Unless I am missing something?

Post # 8
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651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s probably just a wrong number and a coincidence that they said your name.  Is your name a common name?  They could be looking for someone else.  Unless they are specifically threatening you in some way then I don’t think you need to do anything at all.  If they call again, pick up and tell them they have the wrong number.

Post # 10
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5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

It sounds like a wrong number to me. I would just pick up and tell them that, unless they were threatening you in the messages, in which case you should call the police. If the calls don’t stop after you tell them to stop calling, then worry. Until then, wrong numbers are pretty common!

Post # 11
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1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would answer the phone and tell them that they clearly have the wrong phone number (in no uncertain terms).  If you are worried about picking up the phone yourself, have your Fiance answer.  Is your name in your voice mail message?  Perhaps she got your name that way.

 

A few years ago I started to get calls from an attorney’s office about “my” pending court case.  They reversed the area code and first 3 digits of the phone number for the person who really was supposed to be going to court, and as a result, they were calling me!  Once I explained that they clearly had the wrong person, I stopped calling.

 

Good luck!

Post # 12
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2641 posts
Sugar bee

I’m not sure if they threatened you or just made some strange prank.  But if you keep getting harassed about it, you can call the police.

Your Fiance could be right, that they got the wrong number, but it’s hard to know.  How do you know the names given in the voicemail were even legitimate names?

Good luck. Keep us updated.

Edit.  Ok so she’s _____ baby’s mama.  Do you know who ______ is?  If you don’t you should probably do as pps have said and just tell her she has the wrong number.  And see where that gets you.  Did you talk to someone on your phone recently, even something business related who has his name?  Perhaps he called on a personal phone, and she thinks you’re a gf or something.

And FWIW, if her phone was a cell phone, the area code, might not be where she lives. Mine isn’t even close, because we moved.

Post # 14
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651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That doesn’t really sound threatening to me.  They obviously have the wrong number, and she thinks you are someone else. 

Post # 15
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1565 posts
Bumble bee

It’s probably an honest mistake rather than someone trying to stalk you…and they probably got your name from your vm message if it’s not anywhere public. 

If it were me, I would have Fiance (or a tough-sounding guy friend) pick up the phone and tell them that they are calling the wrong person. Based on the content of the messages, I bet she won’t stop calling if you keep ignoring her — a jealous woman is a force to be reckoned with 🙂 

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