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nycbuslady
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Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Last night, I received a text saying something like "Are you Frankie from PoF? We messaged before, but didn't meet up. ..."

I responded with "I'm sorry, but you have the wrong number."

She responded with "Oh no, did I just text some rando guy?" And then she sent a selfie!

She's probably in her early 20s, so I responded with "No, you texted a random woman. Based on your photo, I'm probably your mother's age. So, please don't send photos to strangers!"

Then, she continues asking me what my hobbies are. I just said I'm busy at work and to delete my number.

I kind of feel bad for her. Why is she texting random people?

I'm not going to respond anymore, but I figured I'd ask what other people do in those situations.

Posted 10/26/21 1:30 PM
 
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windyweather21
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

I have responded if I felt it was very important but after that I would not have as it sounds like a scam since you already said you had the wrong number.

Posted 10/26/21 1:33 PM
 

ali120206
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Do you respond to wrong number texts?

No - I don't respond to random texts but typically, the ones that I get that are "random" are spam...

It seems kind of fishy that she's asking what your hobbies are and such...

Posted 10/26/21 1:34 PM
 

StaceyWill
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Posted by ali120206

No - I don't respond to random texts but typically, the ones that I get that are "random" are spam...

It seems kind of fishy that she's asking what your hobbies are and such...



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Posted 10/26/21 1:55 PM
 

shadows
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Do you respond to wrong number texts?

If it sounded like a totally legit wrong number text, then I would respond just once and say “sorry wrong number”.

Posted 10/26/21 1:55 PM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Posted by shadows

If it sounded like a totally legit wrong number text, then I would respond just once and say “sorry wrong number”.



This. I do the same.

Posted 10/26/21 1:57 PM
 

Mrs213
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Do you respond to wrong number texts?

If it seems like an actual wrong number and not a spam text then yes just so th er y know but this person seem a little off. I'd probably block the number ifbthey keep texting

Message edited 10/26/2021 4:03:23 PM.

Posted 10/26/21 4:01 PM
 

brooke23
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Do you respond to wrong number texts?

This thread got me remembering -- when I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was in a massive whirlwind of anxiety and depression. I had my OBGYN's cell number once diagnosed (he was giving me recommendations for drs etc.). While I was waiting for test results which I knew were going to be positive I texted him and told him I was spiraling while waiting for "test results" and asked him to prescribe xanax....except I texted the wrong person. The person who responded to me was extremely kind and gentle and I still have the text because it meant so much to me...."Hi Brooke -- this is not Dr. ___ I think you have the wrong number. I dont know what you are going through but just breathe deep and know that you can get through it." When I apologized and told him/her thank for being kind, they responded " You're welcome. Stay positive and you got this!" ---- this TRULY made a hug difference for me, I cant even tell you....the kindness of strangers.

Posted 10/26/21 4:05 PM
 

KarenK122
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Do you respond to wrong number texts?

I would respond once with wrong number. if they keep the messaging going it's a scam.

Posted 10/26/21 4:17 PM
 

AugustEvermore
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Posted by brooke23

This thread got me remembering -- when I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was in a massive whirlwind of anxiety and depression. I had my OBGYN's cell number once diagnosed (he was giving me recommendations for drs etc.). While I was waiting for test results which I knew were going to be positive I texted him and told him I was spiraling while waiting for "test results" and asked him to prescribe xanax....except I texted the wrong person. The person who responded to me was extremely kind and gentle and I still have the text because it meant so much to me...."Hi Brooke -- this is not Dr. ___ I think you have the wrong number. I dont know what you are going through but just breathe deep and know that you can get through it." When I apologized and told him/her thank for being kind, they responded " You're welcome. Stay positive and you got this!" ---- this TRULY made a hug difference for me, I cant even tell you....the kindness of strangers.

What a wonderful human being that you reached and I’m really glad that it helped you during that time!

Posted 10/26/21 4:43 PM
 

chilltocam
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Posted by brooke23

This thread got me remembering -- when I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was in a massive whirlwind of anxiety and depression. I had my OBGYN's cell number once diagnosed (he was giving me recommendations for drs etc.). While I was waiting for test results which I knew were going to be positive I texted him and told him I was spiraling while waiting for "test results" and asked him to prescribe xanax....except I texted the wrong person. The person who responded to me was extremely kind and gentle and I still have the text because it meant so much to me...."Hi Brooke -- this is not Dr. ___ I think you have the wrong number. I dont know what you are going through but just breathe deep and know that you can get through it." When I apologized and told him/her thank for being kind, they responded " You're welcome. Stay positive and you got this!" ---- this TRULY made a hug difference for me, I cant even tell you....the kindness of strangers.



That is amazing! What a kind person - of all the wrong numbers you could have texted, something in the universe sent you to this person. (Years ago I encountered a similarly kind stranger - in person - when my mom was dying and I had to fly home, hysterical, in tears. I will never forget that person either)

ETA: To the original question, yes, I would respond that the person had reached the wrong number, but mostl likely would not engage beyond that

Message edited 10/26/2021 5:50:02 PM.

Posted 10/26/21 5:46 PM
 

MarathonKnitter
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Posted by brooke23

This thread got me remembering -- when I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was in a massive whirlwind of anxiety and depression. I had my OBGYN's cell number once diagnosed (he was giving me recommendations for drs etc.). While I was waiting for test results which I knew were going to be positive I texted him and told him I was spiraling while waiting for "test results" and asked him to prescribe xanax....except I texted the wrong person. The person who responded to me was extremely kind and gentle and I still have the text because it meant so much to me...."Hi Brooke -- this is not Dr. ___ I think you have the wrong number. I dont know what you are going through but just breathe deep and know that you can get through it." When I apologized and told him/her thank for being kind, they responded " You're welcome. Stay positive and you got this!" ---- this TRULY made a hug difference for me, I cant even tell you....the kindness of strangers.



wow. this made me cry.
yes, there are still kind people out there. i'm glad they were kind to you.

Posted 10/26/21 6:38 PM
 

MarathonKnitter
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

like others have said, if it sounds like a legit wrong number i let them know and quickly move on after the obligatory "i'm sorry for the inconvenience" text that is soon to follow.

Posted 10/26/21 6:39 PM
 

oldtimerocknroll
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

I think the message you got is some sort of scam. My friend got an almost identical "wrong text" message a few months ago. The same situation happened...the person responded and sent a selfie...girl in her 20s. The initial message was something similar too...about some sort of missed connection and a dating app.

I found a link about this scam: Link

Message edited 10/26/2021 7:41:24 PM.

Posted 10/26/21 7:21 PM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Posted by oldtimerocknroll

I think the message you got is some sort of scam. My friend got an almost identical "wrong text" message a few months ago. The same situation happened...the person responded and sent a selfie...girl in her 20s. The initial message was something similar too...about some sort of missed connection and a dating app.

I found a link about this scam: Link



OMG you guys have to go read the tweet that is in the article from the guy who was responding to her.
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Posted 10/26/21 9:28 PM
 

StaceyWill
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by oldtimerocknroll

I think the message you got is some sort of scam. My friend got an almost identical "wrong text" message a few months ago. The same situation happened...the person responded and sent a selfie...girl in her 20s. The initial message was something similar too...about some sort of missed connection and a dating app.

I found a link about this scam: Link



OMG you guys have to go read the tweet that is in the article from the guy who was responding to her.
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LOL!!! That was great!

Posted 10/26/21 10:49 PM
 

nycbuslady
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Do you respond to wrong number texts?

I did feel like it might have been a scam. I didn't respond any further. Hopefully no one else texts.

Posted 10/26/21 11:16 PM
 

Bonsai
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

This is a scam. Saw it all over Fb recently.

Posted 10/26/21 11:23 PM
 

MissJones
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Posted by nycbuslady

Last night, I received a text saying something like "Are you Frankie from PoF? We messaged before, but didn't meet up. ..."

I responded with "I'm sorry, but you have the wrong number."

She responded with "Oh no, did I just text some rando guy?" And then she sent a selfie!

She's probably in her early 20s, so I responded with "No, you texted a random woman. Based on your photo, I'm probably your mother's age. So, please don't send photos to strangers!"

Then, she continues asking me what my hobbies are. I just said I'm busy at work and to delete my number.

I kind of feel bad for her. Why is she texting random people?

I'm not going to respond anymore, but I figured I'd ask what other people do in those situations.



OMG I got something SO similar a free months ago! She used a funky font and said she was watching her aunt’s dog.

Posted 10/27/21 12:25 PM
 

hmm
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Do you respond to wrong number texts?

yes, I have to let the person they had the wrong number. People have done the same to me. I even called MD office or message left saying you have an appt... to let they know they called the wrong person. I would hate for someone to miss a call from their MD etc

Posted 10/29/21 11:27 PM
 

MissJones
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Re: Do you respond to wrong number texts?

Posted by hmm

yes, I have to let the person they had the wrong number. People have done the same to me. I even called MD office or message left saying you have an appt... to let they know they called the wrong person. I would hate for someone to miss a call from their MD etc



Exactly! I’ve always responded and the person is thankful

Posted 10/30/21 1:38 PM
 
 

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