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What would you do? Text from an unknown number

 
 
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2014 03:58 pm
Got a text from a 347-882-**** number.
Quote:
Hey Steve! Long time! How r u?

Googled the number and got far too many Chinese websites associated with the number and the range of numbers surrounding it.

So?
1. Do you just ignore the text (or call if it's a phone call)?
2. Reply to the text ...
A. Who are you? Or...
B. Don't text me again. ETC....
3. Block the number without knowing?

Personally, I plan on ignoring it. If it by chance is a legitimate person who knows me and is trying to call me then hopefully he or she is shrewd enough to text me again but with a name, etc... attached to the text.
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Germlat
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2014 04:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
Since it's an isolated incident, it's better to just ignore it.
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neologist
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 12:46 am
@tsarstepan,
Uhh. Is your name Steve?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 06:13 am
@neologist,
Yes. Technically its Stephen (that's why my username is TsarStepan). If they got the wrong name in the text, then I definitely would know it was a hoax. I'm thinking my phone number is somewhere in an database online or some compromised server, etc....
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 06:17 am
@tsarstepan,
delete
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 04:33 pm
@ehBeth,
I eventually did delete said text without responding to it.
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neologist
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 04:44 pm
@tsarstepan,
I had to ask, you know.
No such thing as a dumb question. . . .. Embarrassed
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 04:56 pm
@tsarstepan,
Why didn't you want post the complete number here? If you are concerned about protecting the privacy of spammers, you are a much better person than I.

Germlat
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 05:00 pm
@maxdancona,
867-5309...it's Jenny
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2014 01:35 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

Why didn't you want post the complete number here? If you are concerned about protecting the privacy of spammers, you are a much better person than I.



Just in case that someone wasn't a spammer but a not so close friend/past associate of mine that had my number but had very poor phone/texting etiquette skills.
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