Alert!!! Another text message!!!

@cream97 (29179)
United States
November 5, 2008 11:45am CST
I just got an reply of the text message, it says: Fwd: FWD: Don't send if you don't mean it. I asked them what they wanted... They sent the same message back to me. The text said Im whitney bryan. I still don't understand what they want with me. I don't know whom this person is.. I have sent them a voice message just now.. I am leaving my phone on to see if they will text me back.. I don't know whom this person is calling me.. I only am getting an text message! I have *67 my phone number and I called their number from my home phone, I will see what they want.. I ask them to tell me the person that they are looking for. I told them that they may have the wrong number.. What do you think is going on here? This is the first time something like this has ever happened before... It is kind of scaring me..
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21 responses
• Malaysia
5 Nov 08
hmm.. I have had text messages that I don't know who it is from, I also get calls from various numbers as well. And usually it's from unknown people.. I guess the worst one I always receive is this weird chinese woman asking for this guy call Andy.. The funny thing is, I have had my cell number for at least 8 years.. So it's quite scary as well that a woman always calls for Andy. And I get the call every other month and it's been going on for years!! EARGH Well, if I were you, I'll just not call the person back. It is probably a wrong number that's all.. Don't get scared about it, there's always people who dail the wrong number.. :)
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, and I hope that it is all a wrong number and nothing else.. I have the same problem too, someone calls for this woman named Sandra Holliday. This has been going on for 7 to 8 months now.. I am really thinking about changing my cell phone number because of this..
• Malaysia
6 Nov 08
well, all the best to you cream97!! :)
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, I will need all the positive best for my outcome!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I'd ignore it or just text back that they have the wrong number. I wouldn't let it bother you it happens to me all the time.
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, I have left it alone. I called and told them that they may have the wrong number, so far, I haven't heard nothing from them yet. And I hope to not to..
@camomom (7537)
• United States
6 Nov 08
You probably won't hear from them again.
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I hope that I won't, because if I do, it is off to the police station that I go!
@koalatbs (2233)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I would just ignore it too cream97. Don't worry about it. It is either someone playing around texting random numbers or somebody texting a message to somebody but they just have the wrong number. Hopefully they will stop texting you. My son gets a voice mail that repeats & repeats several times a month. It is always from the same number and always the same automated message that is very difficult to understand. We just delete it everytime he gets it. Good luck & try not to worry about it. It isn't worth the stress. If, however, you continue to get this text over & over again then maybe you can try to have their number blocked from your phone. I'm not sure if it can be done but you might want to contact your service provider if it continues. It is a thought. Take care.
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, the thought is right! I do plan to just ignore it and move on..
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
5 Nov 08
just ignore it.i had that before and its rubbish.sometimes they are trying ti call you back or get your number,people this time are going crazy anyway.
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, they are going more than crazy. They are going quite beszerk!
5 Nov 08
Hi cream97, Don't be scared just delete it and ignore it and if it persist, you may have to report it to the law, its not funny anymore if you are feeling scared. love and hugs. Tamara
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, it is not funny at all.. I had my phone turned on, and that is when the call came in.. Someone was texting my phone.. I really thought that was weird..
@jonesy123 (3951)
• United States
5 Nov 08
They have the wrong number. Just forget about it. Don't waste more money by texting back, calling them or *67 them (that costs quite a bit). Could be some kids thinking that it is fun to send change messages and to see whether they may get a response. They might indeed be trying to mess with your head. When we were little we rang doorbells in our neighborhood and then ran and hid to see how the people opening the door would react. It's the same kind of stuff.
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, an childish prank it is..
@laydee (12818)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
Well, what did they want? You can actually report that to your carrier and don't delete the messages so that you can have proof that they're harassing you. I had the same type of problem a few months back. I just got my line (mobile) from another carrier and it seems that the previous owner of the line had problems and has gotten a lot of people looking for him. It was just weird because people would call me up and even insist that I was hiding the guy! It was pretty absurd since they were looking for someone who's miles and miles away from me (we're in different cities and I've never been in the city they were referring to). Anyhow, I issued a complaint against all those people who were calling me, listed their numbers down and sent them to my carrier. I think they called them up one-by-one. Either that or they blocked them. Now, I don't get those creepy calls anymore. I asked my carrier why that happened, they told me it was quite weird because they have this policy that a number (or line) which was disconnected were given a period of time (around 10months to a year) where it's stored and unused so that all past records of the user are deleted (meaning people would stop calling because they won't be able to get connected). I guess 10 months to a year isn't enough though. So, try that, and maybe the person would stop bothering you.
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, this is odd.. By then if it has been past 10 months to a year.. The calls should have stopped by then. How long did you have this phone number? Did the phone carrier tell you how long the person that they was calling for, how long did he had this number??? The person whom called me did not say what they wanted.. They just texted me back the same message to my cell phone that they texted the first time.. It was very strange when I got the same message.. But, they gave an name, it was Whitney.. I don't know whom this person is.. All I know is that I will not answer anymore calls like seem suspicious..
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@laydee (12818)
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
I had the phone for a week before the calls came. They told me the guy had it for just a few months then cut-off the lines because he wasn't able to pay his bills. You should report it. Or simply ignore. I was even driven to the point of changing my number for that, most especially when someone insulted me and told me that I was hiding the person! So weird, my carrier then took care of things, and told me that if ever something like that involving the old owner would ever happen again, they'd change my number free of charge.
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
7 Nov 08
That is a really good deal that you have with the phone carrier.. I would be glad to take up that offer. You have a number change, free of charge, that sounds good to me!
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Hi cream, It may be some kids playing a prank. If you don't know who ehitney bryan is, they may have called you by mistake. If this keeps happening, you may want to change your number. Especially since you are getting the creditors calls. I know changing your number sounds drastic and a pain but it really isn't that big of a deal. I changed mine and then just emailed my new number to all my friends and family. Then since I pay my bills online, I went and changed my number with each doctor etc. You should also call your phone carrier to see if there is anything you can do. leenie
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, that is what I might have to do, change it.. And when I do, I hope that I don't get anymore calls that are not for me, constantly..
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Hi sweetie, I think it is a good idea. Unlike what others have said,it's better safe than sorry. If it makes you afraid or even just a little concerned then do what makes you feel safe. Listening to your inner alerts is the best thing to do. Good luck and keep us posted. leenie
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, you are so right! If my inner thoughts are plaguing my concentration.. Then is better to deal with my issues head on.. I want to be safe and sound.. Doing what I need to protect myself, is very important..
@ronaldinu (12456)
• Malta
9 Nov 08
I received an interesting call from an unknown user in Italy. I was really curious to know whom the person was that i sent them a text message. The person did not bother to reply back. Therefore I called to be answered by an answering machine, it seems it was some kind of telemarketing.© ronaldinu 2008
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Yes, I have called this number back about 4 times.. I got an voice mail. No one never answered the phone.. All I keep getting was text messages.. If they have done this, then my guess would be that they are hiding something... Why not allow me to hear their voice, instead of all of the text messaging??
• United States
6 Nov 08
if you don't know them,i wouldn't respond to them.even block them if you can. could be anything from a collector of some kind to a wrong number/clueless person.
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
It was an caller from an local cell phone number..That was the strangest thing about it.. It is someone that lives in my city and state. I wonder what they want.. If I call this number, I will get through, because it is an local number in the area. I will not answer anymore text messages that they deliver, that is for sure..
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Well, some people would just want to play with you. I don't think that is a serious thing. It is just a scam or just from the people who have nothing to do but bother others as their hobby. Don't mind that text messages. If you will ignore that, they will stop bugging you. Hope you do..
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, I have ignored the text messages.. I have not received anymore text messages lately.. I hope to not to get any either..
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
In those cases, I remember my parents telling me, "Dont talk to strangers." If that person is vague in what he/she wants, I ignore him altogether. WHy bother? Why waste your time?
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, you are right.. Why bother.
@nadooa247 (1097)
• United States
6 Nov 08
i had that happen as well i called my mobile company and told them of the problem because it got excessive and was some guy... my father was more than pissed i started telling him to answer my phone eventually lol... anyways, i called the company and requested that they block such and such number from calling... they checked what cell model i had and instructed me what to do (blocked numbers list) and see if that works it didn't since what happened is as u said it rings silently... my voice mail got backed up as well with just "hello... helloooo" and silence... (jerk) the company put their number on my account as to block them from contacting me... I had the problem months later again with a different number as a last resort i did change my number because the calls started coming at deathly hours of the night =P jerk X2!
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
That was a true jerk! I try to screen my calls too. But, it will ring a silent ring, and I am still able to receive calls from them. I just want to have the freedom of blocking out all numbers that I wished to not receive calls from. That would make me so happy..
@gracie04 (4556)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
if i were in your shoes, i'll just ignore it.. i wouldn't waste my time to send a sms or call back those kind of people since i don't know them personally.. maybe they just want to make fun of you..
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, I think so too. Let me just see how funny it gets when I take the messages to my local police station.. Let me see how funny it will look to see them behind bars!
@subha12 (18472)
• India
6 Nov 08
It can be wrong number in most probable case. but please do not be lenient. some person can have bad intension too
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, being lenient always allows a person to be victimized.. I am just sorry to tell them that I am not the one to play cat and mouse games with them. My guard is always up when it comes to things as this.
• Malaysia
6 Nov 08
I do received calls like this sometimes but not as many times as you. Just ignore them and if it's anything urgent, am sure the caller who ever that is will now how to look you up. Set that number in your hand phone and when it rings - dont answer. Sooner or later they will get fed-up. Dont waste your credit by calling or texting them back. Reserve them for better use... Cheers and have a nice day
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, you are right.. I need to save every penny on my text messaging.. I am the only one that has to pay for it, not the prankster..
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I would ignore the message if i don't know who it is.
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, I am in the process of doing this as of now.. I wished that I had applied this from the start..
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
Last Monday, my younger sister just told me that somebody is calling in her cellphone and according to her the number isn't the same as the usual cellphone number or even a phone number.. When every time she answered the call, no one will speak to her it just hang up.. I told her not to mind it and when they call again just don't answer the call.. Maybe those people can't do anything in their life that's why they were fooling other people and scared them.. The best thing to do is not to answer their calls and even their text message because when you don't reply back to them they will just get tired and then stop already doing it to you and maybe they will choose another victim..
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes, the practice of ignoring always works out for the good in a bad situation!
@williamjisir (22912)
• China
6 Nov 08
Good morning, cream. I am guessing if this has something to do with the previous discussion. Please stay safe and take care. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1777530.aspx?p=3#2_18338017
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
6 Nov 08
No, it does not. And I hope that it does not.. These weird things that has been going on is disturbing me to the point of me being on the watch! I am unsure whom this male is and the caller that has texted my phone today.. I kind of wonder if they are related..
@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I would just ignore it, and not pay any attention to it, clearly they are trying to scare you. If I get a message from someone I don't know or recognize I ignore it and delete it.
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Nov 08
That is what I need to do the next time.. That way, they will be wasting their time and money bothering me..