Do you give your phone number to anyone who asks it?

@Masmasika (1922)
Philippines
November 2, 2008 7:04am CST
I choose whom I give my telephone number. Nowadays, it's very hard to trust just anybody whom you met only in the streets. There are incidents that happen through phones. So one must be careful not to give telephone numbers to someone he or she doesn't know. Should the person want your number, use the reverse tactic, tell the person to give his or her phone number then you will call and give your phone number, that way you will find out if the person is an honest one.
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38 responses
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
Hi. No I do not give my phone number to anyone who asks it. You are right that there are some incidents like robbery, theft, deception and other schemes that will be detrimental to someone else's life or property. Nowadays it is very difficult to trust a stranger because as the Bible mentions it, BE WISE BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL. Happy myLotting.
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• Philippines
3 Nov 08
No I don't just give my number to anyone I don't know or isn't related to work. It really is very difficult to trust a stranger nowadays.
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• India
3 Nov 08
i dont think its a good idea to give your number to peopl you dont know. so many problems arise evne from people you know. so we can imagine the kind of trouble that can come our way.
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@zoneday (142)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 08
I got two mobile phone, so 1 i give everyone who ask for, and another 1 only give to the one i wish to.
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• China
3 Nov 08
hey,masmasika,you are right,the crime of using your telephone number on the rise,such as racketeer.I only give them who ask the phone for me the office number,and sometimes I'll give my cellphone number to somebody because business,but nobody except my relation and friends know the number of my home.I think that if you tell everyone your phone number,you are at the risk of dangerous.
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• Philippines
3 Nov 08
it's hard to give any people my number. it's really hard to find people who is trust worthy nowadays. but i easily give trust. but i didn't give anybody my number, because its a waste of time communicating with them.
• United States
3 Nov 08
It depends if your lifestyle rely's on communicating with random people everyday. Many people make a living off talking to as many people as possible in one day. Others prefer to be selective in when it comes their personal bubble. The best thing to do is create an email account using an alias for people your not sure of and give out the email address out.
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• Indonesia
3 Nov 08
I absolutely say no! the stranger will chating me. i can refuse that. if i knew who ask for my telphone number, may be i will give it. remembered just who ones that i trusted
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• United States
3 Nov 08
i dont give my number to anyone who doesnt need it. if i didnt give you my number and dont want you with it you will be able to know by the time we got off the phone.
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
Hi there. I don't just give my phone number to anyone who asks for it. It's like getting into trouble intentionally. I give my number to close friends and just in case I give it to them, I would remind them not to pass it along.
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@23uday (2998)
• India
3 Nov 08
Hi frnds, I will never give my phone number to any one i don't unknown persons.Nowadays become a problem that if we giving our phones numbers to unknown persons we will face a problem they will a theft,stranger.We have to ask his number once we have to call him wheather his giving a correct number or wrong number if its correct number he is a honest man and we can conform. Be careful while giving your phone number.Don't give your number unless you don't know,
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@Abhi22m (76)
• India
3 Nov 08
no,i dont &its not also advisable to do so even.u never know what kind of person is he whom u r givin ur no.there r instances when numbers have been misused.they might b racketeers,involved in some sort of rackets or scandals & u may b unecessarily dragged into it.so take my advice,dont share ur fone no.with someone whom u dont trust .be it a boy or girl.
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@anujs007 (98)
• India
3 Nov 08
hi, well,if you are a female you shouldnt give numbers to strangers.Not safe at all.And even for men,I dont think giving the number out to just anyone is a good idea. happy mylotting:)
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@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
3 Nov 08
Hi friend,I never give my number to any strangers.As there is no need to give numbers and we can even contact them through net these days.Youridea is a good one but even then its difficult to trust someone even if they give their numbers.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
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@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
3 Nov 08
Giving the telephone number like as we announcing our residence to others. Even here we have an security ones. Its so dangerous when bad people by white/yellow pages so they know our residence location. Unless to our friend or family, better we don't give the number at all.
• United States
2 Nov 08
I only give my phone number to my close friends. For everyone else, I give them my e-mail address and tell them I'm more likely to respond to that then a call to my phone.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
2 Nov 08
Yes I am also very descriminating as to who i give my number to.Personally I like to get to know the person first before either giving or getting their number .My biggest fear is to give my number to a compulsive caller ,someone who calls you for even the the most trivial of situations and at the most ackward of times.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
I rarely ever give out my phone number. I have a phobia of phones. I hate talking on them, so I only give my number out to people I know won't call me just to call me. I never give it to companies or anything that will call me to talk about their services.
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• India
2 Nov 08
As you said its risky to give our phone number to others and so I also dont give numbers to others.But the suggestion you gave that we should ask their number and call them is not that good because through that we cant be sure that the person is a honest one.So I think before giving numbers to anyone we should try to know him and if we think that you can trust him then only you should give it. sorry, if my response hurted you in anyway .I didnt mean that. I just wanted to say what I think.So please take it in positive way. Keep smiling. Have a nice time! Happy mylotting.
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• Canada
2 Nov 08
No i don't. I already have a gf if it was a girl asking for it. i would not give it out nowadays anyways. I'm scared my number could be lost or actually thrown away, and i wouldn't want certain people knowing it. If its just a person in general id think id wait to get to know them more or become friends with them.
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@fgaloma (163)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
yah, there are some incidents happen through cell phones, like kidnapping incident so we must be careful to whom we will give our number, don't post it in the internet, maybe somebody will try to use it for bad purposes
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