Oh my goodness, I just got pranked by MTV

@rosekiss (30273)
Eugene, Oregon
January 10, 2016 8:20pm CST
I answered the phone, and they asked me if I was so and so, and I said yes. The guy started talking about my gamestop account being hacked into, and over $4000 was spent using my account. I was livid, but he seemed nice enough and he said they would take care of it. I told him that no way could I afford any of this and he said I could go to jail and be charged $25,000.00 I started crying, as I didn't know what to think. He said that he would even call the police for me and report the person that hacked into my account. I was getting more upset, and then finally, he told me who he was, and that I was pranked by MTV. I don't watch MTV at all, and it makes me wonder how he even knew who I was. Anyway, when he told me I had been pranked, needless to say, I was very upset, and I asked him how he could do that to me, and he apologized and told me that everying is fine. That was a relief to hear that, but to put me through what he did until I found out really set me on edge. I guess I sholdn't have accepted the call, but dumb me, I did. I just hope that nothing happens becasue of this phone call. Now, I really want to believe that everything is okay, but at the same time I am totally scared.
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@sofssu (14462)
11 Jan 16
I hate prank calls.. People don't realize that this could lead to dangerous eventualities at times.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Jan 16
I was really crying too, as he had me really believing that my account at gamestop was hacked and lots of things were charged against me, but when I changed the password, and logged it, nothing showed up, so then I know it was a prank. I just don't understand why people have to do that to others. It was scary at first, that is for sure.
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@sofssu (14462)
13 Jan 16
@rosekiss I am sure it was scary. I hope they understand what these things does to people.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jan 16
@sofssu I hope so too, as if the shoe were on the other foot, they certainly wouldn't want it happening to them. It seems so childish to do that to people, and I hope that no one decides to do it to them either.
• United States
11 Jan 16
When you answer the phone, you never really know who is on the other line. It might have been MTV, and it might have been some thief. Just be aware, that like on the Internet, on phones, things are not always what they seem at first, or as in this case, on the second hand.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Jan 16
I just wish, that I had never accepted the call and blocked them. What I can't figure out is how they got my number in the first place. That is very scary. I am still a little worried about it, but I have prayed to God, that if anything has happened, that he will take care of it, and I know he will, of that I have no doubt.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
@rosekiss I really think God wants us to handle the little stuff like phone calls from strangers. He has more important things to do, don't you think?
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace I think he will help us with anything, big or small, but when it comes to the phone call, I did praise Him, but in a way, it was my fault for asnwering it, as I should have just ihung up on that person. I checked my phone calls, and there was no number listed, which means they don't want anyone to know who they are. That sucks and I am upset at myself, that I even answered it. I hope that nothing happens to me that is for sure.
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
11 Jan 16
That was just stupid of them to do that. MTV has been going down the tubes for many years now.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Jan 16
I told my daughter about it, and she said that it was dangerous to even take the call, and she is so right. I don't know how they got my number in the first place. To be on the safe side, I am never going to accept another call that I don't recognize. I have learned my lesson that is for sure.
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
12 Jan 16
@rosekiss Yes just hang up the next time or don't answer if you don't recognize the phone number.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
12 Jan 16
@Susan2015 I ususlly do, and why I didn't then, I really don't know. I wouldn't have got upset if I had just decided not to answer it at all. I will make sure the next time I get a call like that, I will block it if at all possible.
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@kaka135 (14072)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 16
Sorry that you were pranked. I heard some radio stations doing those prank calls, and I didn't like them at all. Perhaps I just don't know how to appreciate those entertainment values, and don't understand why it's so funny to make fun of others. Those calls can make others very worried. If not reading from your title, I'd thought it's a cheating call.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
12 Jan 16
I was very concerned and I stil am, but nothing has come from it, so that is good. I do know that my gamestop account is okay, as nothing was charged against me, however, I did change the password, as I got an email from gamestop that I had requestied a password change, but at that time I hadn't. Once I got the email, I went back in and changed it again, to one that can't be figured out, so now everything is okay.
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@kaka135 (14072)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 16
@rosekiss It's good to hear that. At least, it's a prank call and nothing else happened. But, that prank call has caused you so much troubles, and the worries as well. They really shouldn't do that anymore!
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jan 16
@kaka135 I agree as it really upset me, and they could tell how upset I was, and that is when they told me, that I I got pranked. It is the first time, and I hope that it is the last one, as they aren't very nice at all.
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@jstory07 (67037)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Jan 16
To me something like that is not a good prank.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jan 16
I didn't think it was either, and I was very upset about it. I told them that it wasnt' right to do that. I am a senior citizen, and anything could have happened, hearing that stuff. They need to stop and think before they do that to anyone.
@Namelesss (1375)
• United States
12 Jan 16
That was mean. My dad kept getting calls so I turned the ringer down so he wouldn't even hear it ring.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jan 16
I thought it was very mean too. I was getting more upset at him the more he kept talking. I asked him why he would do that, and all he could say is sorry. If anything had happened to me, he would have been responsibe for it. Thank goodness, noting happened.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
Wow! That sounds crazy! I would have been livid too. If you still have the number you should probably do a reverse phone number look up to make sure it was indeed MTV and if it was call the corporate office of MTV and verify that they are doing a prank show. If not, you should probably change your GameStop information online to ensure your account is safe guarded.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Jan 16
I sti.l do have the number in my phone, and I have changed my password in gamestop so that it won't happen again. I was very upset that is for sure, as I felt iit wasn't right to prank people like that. I was crying, and he did feel sorry for me, and told me what was up then, but it still bothered me that I was picked to do this too. It might have just been some punk kids doing it too.
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@moondebi (1213)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jan 16
That was a hard prank to swallow. Thank God, you were relieved before it was too late.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Jan 16
It was a hard prank to swallow, making me think my gamestop account had charges on it. I just went in there, and it doesn't so that is good, however, I did receive an eamil saying that I changed my password, which I hadn't then, but since I got the phone call, I changed it again, so that whoever changed it before, won't be able to get into my account now. It is sad when others do this. It has happened to me before but with other accounts.
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@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
22 Jan 16
The stations prank people by other peoples request. So its probably someone you know who called or wrote them and asked them to prank you.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Jan 16
That could be too, as they knew my number, and even where I lived, and that to me was scary, as I couldn't figure out how they knew, but it sure does make sense.
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@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
25 Jan 16
@rosekiss I used to hear the morning pranks on radio talk shows
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Jan 16
@lokisdad This wasn't in the morning though, as it was in the evening. Just the same, it was scary, but it in the end, everything was fine, and still is, thank goodness.
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@Daljinder (21541)
• India
13 Jan 16
What if that dumb caller have called a person with a serious heart condition or something similar? That person would surely fall down then and there with a stroke. In this economy dumping a bill this huge and add on to the threat of police and courts. Well you have the recipe of disaster right there. I prank my friends and family too but I am mindful of the consequences. I never ever play a prank that might hurt someone physically, mentally and emotionally. Pranks are for fun so, let them stay that way.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jan 16
I am not against them, but it is just the way they did it that really got me upset. To make me think that my gamestop account had been hacked into, was so wrong, however, I did get an email from gamestop that my passwerd had been changed, and I never changed it, then, but after I saw the email, I went in and changed it so that no one will figure it out. At least I don't think they will anyway. There has not been any charges against me on my accouint, as they would let me know if there were, and there wasn't, so that is a very good thing.
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@Daljinder (21541)
• India
13 Jan 16
@rosekiss Well its good that it was JUST a prank, a bad one but still a prank. So, no worries and chill out. You will be fine.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jan 16
@Daljinder Yea, I know I will be fine. I feel much better knowing it was just a prank and not true. It just shouldn't have been doine, period.
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@just4him (116853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan 16
I would be too. Did you check on your account to make certain it was okay?
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Jan 16
Yes I did, and nothing happened, thank goodness. Someone did change my password, as I received an email about it. I immediately changed it to one that no one will be able to figure it out, at least I hope not anyway. Once I chagned it, I logged in, and checked, and everrything is okay. I am so gald of that too, as I was very worried as i know thee are a lot of people out there trying to steal others identities.
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@just4him (116853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jan 16
@rosekiss Yes there are. I'm glad everything was okay.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Jan 16
@just4him I am too. It was scary, but yet it came out okay. I just hope that it never happens again.
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@whiteream (3521)
• United States
13 Jan 16
What if he did that to someone who had a heart condition and they had a heart attack. It's just not right!
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jan 16
That is what others have said too. He would have certainly been responsible if something had happened to me. I am glad that everything is okay, and I am okay too, but it could have been bad if it were true/
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@whiteream (3521)
• United States
13 Jan 16
@rosekiss what they did just seems so wrong to me. Don't people think of other anymore?
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jan 16
@whiteream I wish I knew. It upset me so bad, that I hardly slept that night. It affected me, and all he could say is sorry. That wouldn't be enough if anything had happened to me. I would have sued him for damages if it had.
@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
26 Jan 16
You should contact MTV and tell them you don't appreciate what they did on the phone and upsetting you like they did if it was even really them.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jan 16
I did tell them that it wasn't right what they did, and they did apologize, but still, it didn't change a thing, as I will not change my mind about being pranked. I hope it never ever happens again, as I will still feel the ssame way again,
@EddieHands (37845)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Wow now that is a crazy prank! the only time I had one of those places call me, was a radio station and they told me to sing! I thought it was a joke, so I sung and won some content. They were going to call me back, but never called me.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jan 16
To me, it was a very bad prank, and I wasn't happy about it at all. I think the guy knew that I didn't appreciate getting pranked, so when he took it as far as he could, becasue I started crying, it is when he told me that it was a prank. I told him that he shouldn't be doing that at all to anyone. I hope it never happens again, as that was bad, and it could have been disastrous if it were true.
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
13 Jan 16
That sounds really traumatic. I hope they won't do that again to you or to anyone.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jan 16
I hope not either, as they had me very upset, and I was crying. I think it got to them, and that is when they told me it was a prank. People need to grow up and stop pranking people, as not everyone likes them. My son will pull pranks on me but that is different, as they are funny, but this one that called me wasn't funny at all. Next time I am not going to accept any calls that I don't recognize.