Who Else Got A Weird Text Message Yesterday? Is This Facebook Related?

Posted by on November 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Wow, I totally forgot how high-resolution my screen was.

I was at work the other day when I received the text above. Since they knew my name and I didn’t have them listed in my contacts, I assumed it may have been someone I knew of but hadn’t regularly engaged of. I’m all for meeting new people (except when I’m not) and I was excited! Except, after some slight prodding (also, above) they never returned a reply. Apparently I’m not the only one who got such a weird text.

When I asked my good friends, on Facebook, of course, I discovered that the mysterious text sender had been using a variety of prefixes to address people. “Hello”, “Hey” and “Hola” were common, followed by the recipient’s name. They weren’t even from a particular location in the country, either. I traced mine back to the upper San Franciscan Bay, but others have mentioned Florida, Texas, and elsewhere. A Quick search amongst those who replied revealed that virtually all of them had their phone number listed on their Facebook profile, which would be an easy explanation as to how the mysterious text spammer would be able to link names to the ‘victims’. This is also odd because many, myself included, have their numbers hidden from the public view.

Anyone else have an experience with this? Sound off in the comments below.

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