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Wrong number text #6775334
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I got a text last night from a number I did not recognize. It was 6 texts in rapid succession and it was apparent that this was a young girl in emotional distress. She said she had suicide on her mind. Looked up the suicide hotline and texted back suggesting she contact a.friend, family member or contact the hotline. She responded that she just needed someone to talk to. I told her that I lacked the needed qualifications. Next I get a text saying "Please call me". I did not call. Ten minutes later I receive a call from a private number. Hesitantly I answer and asked the caller who they were. She answered you know who it is while crying and sobbing. I again gave her my previous advice while she continues to cry and sob. I hung up and called the hotline giving them her number explaining the situation. The lady asked if I'd.like a call letting me know they had made contact. Of course I said yes. An hour later I receive a call saying they had made contact. Told her how grateful I was that they are there to help people. I doubt I'll ever forget that text and call. Sure hope she is doing alright and gets the help she needs.

I don't answer calls from numbers I don't know. After that text I'm going to start.




Re: Wrong number text [Re: white dog] #6775338
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Sounds like a scam to me. I would of blocked the number and never answered it.

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Spam scam

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Re: Wrong number text [Re: white dog] #6775346
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Originally Posted by gray dog
I got a text last night from a number I did not recognize. It was 6 texts in rapid succession and it was apparent that this was a young girl in emotional distress. She said she had suicide on her mind. Looked up the suicide hotline and texted back suggesting she contact a.friend, family member or contact the hotline. She responded that she just needed someone to talk to. I told her that I lacked the needed qualifications. Next I get a text saying "Please call me". I did not call. Ten minutes later I receive a call from a private number. Hesitantly I answer and asked the caller who they were. She answered you know who it is while crying and sobbing. I again gave her my previous advice while she continues to cry and sob. I hung up and called the hotline giving them her number explaining the situation. The lady asked if I'd.like a call letting me know they had made contact. Of course I said yes. An hour later I receive a call saying they had made contact. Told her how grateful I was that they are there to help people. I doubt I'll ever forget that text and call. Sure hope she is doing alright and gets the help she needs.

I don't answer calls from numbers I don't know. After that text I'm going to start.



Glad you took the initiative to help another. Good on you man. The world is getting colder and colder.

Re: Wrong number text [Re: white dog] #6775356
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Good deal.


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Re: Wrong number text [Re: white dog] #6775359
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The thought crossed my mind. If it was a scam what did it cost me? If it wasn't and I read about a young girls suicide what do you think it would have cost me? And more importantly what would it have cost her.


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Originally Posted by gray dog
The thought crossed my mind. If it was a scam what did it cost me? If it wasn't and I read about a young girls suicide what do you think it would have cost me?


Exactly.


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330 and ADC. Would you guys tell me what risk I took? I don't think anymore information was shared than if I blocked the number, if I'm wrong I'd really like to know.




Re: Wrong number text [Re: white dog] #6775469
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Originally Posted by gray dog
330 and ADC. Would you guys tell me what risk I took? I don't think anymore information was shared than if I blocked the number, if I'm wrong I'd really like to know.


What you did seems to have worked out ok for you it seems, but I'm still betting it was a scam. Some other poor sap may have went to meet "her" or sent money or whatever. People don't send that important of a text to a wrong number. I get spam texts everyday, everything from updates on items "I ordered", to nude pics of some girl I "met" years ago. lol I'll bet if you google the exact text you may just come up with more info on it.

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I appreciate your response and considered every one of the points you discussed. Which is why I responded the way I did. Having the hotline call this person puts the number in their system.

Do you think she liked me? Hahaha




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You can always call her back and ask. lol

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I'm glad you took the time to help. If you saved that girls life that's a pretty big deal. Just think if it was your kid reaching out for help even if it was the wrong #.

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This doesnt seem like a scam and I am hopeful someone who needed it got help.

A similar scam is a girl starts texting you, fairly innocently, then she sends "inappropriate pictures" then her "dad" calls you screaming and threatening to call the cops because you have "pictures" of his underage daughter, of course the emotional distress will abide if you send him money.

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If she had sent me any photo I would have contacted the police and the police would have been talking to her and "Dad".

I'm not A. Weiner.


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i'll have to side with graydog on this one, maybe was a scam or maybe that call did some good.
he might never know but maybe the young girl is alive today because he did what he felt was right


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Originally Posted by cotton
i'll have to side with graydog on this one, maybe was a scam or maybe that call did some good.
he might never know but maybe the young girl is alive today because he did what he felt was right


gullible lol, ok, so I definitely think he needs to call the police and have them do a welfare check on this person to see if she's ok.

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They want me to answer a question to see the article. What kind of scam are you getting me into?




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Originally Posted by gray dog
They want me to answer a question to see the article. What kind of scam are you getting me into?


laugh

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I like this site. In the last 2 weeks I have been called clueless and gullible. Someday maybe someone will call me what I really am and get banned. Hahaha




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