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Title: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on July 05, 2018, 06:33:47 PM
It just now happened.
I'm sitting here watching the news.
Joe Whitley from Woodmizer just called me and said he just got a text from me
and didn't understand it.
The text said "You have an image from David Poston".
I told Joe I didn't text you. My phone was on the table.

Whats going on now with these phones?


NOTE: I meant to post this in General...sorry.  :)
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: DPatton on July 05, 2018, 06:42:42 PM
 :D :D :D Sure you didnít. Why would you mess with Joe like that David? After all heís done for you? You having purple drank with the news again ;D  ;D ;D? Just kidding.... pirated numbers are happening more and more but I canít say Iíve had one in the form of a text message.....yet.
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on July 05, 2018, 06:49:16 PM
Its strange. I Googled it and YES, it can happen.   >:(
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: Onthesauk on July 05, 2018, 08:15:08 PM
I got a text this morning from someone I don't know saying my text had been abusive and had been deleted.  I have a flip phone and can't text. ???
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: Southside on July 06, 2018, 12:14:00 AM
Number spoofing has been a thing since the early 2000's, it has caused more than a few serious incidents.  Seems some people have nothing better to do with their lives. 
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: clearcut on July 06, 2018, 06:38:26 AM
Itís been reported that some Samsung phones have been randomly sending photos via text, possibly related to a recent update. 

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/02/some-samsung-users-say-their-phones-randomly-sent-photos-to-contacts/ (https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/02/some-samsung-users-say-their-phones-randomly-sent-photos-to-contacts/)
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: florida on July 06, 2018, 07:55:34 AM
Some one was "spoofing" your number. They also hgaveyopur contact list. Had he clicked on the picture they now have his contact list as well. It's so bad that at least half the phone calls I get now  are scam calls on spoofed numbers. I don't answer myphone unless it's someone on my contact list and even that isn't foolproof.  MY SIL got a call from himself!
I've bing an app called Hiya that at least tells me if it's a scam num ber most of the time. They can use exactly the same technology to send texts which is what happened in your case.
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: East ky logging on July 06, 2018, 04:24:24 PM
I get a call or text about every week saying they missed my call and I never called them so I know someone has been using my number. I put a vehicle on Craigslist for sell this morning and I have had three identical texts from three different numbers and the closest one is from New Jersey according to the area code. All said they want it and just wants to transfer the money into my bank account.
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: mike_belben on July 06, 2018, 04:30:04 PM
Supposedly nigerias biggest sector of the economy is scamming americans, obviously by electronic means.  I guess we dont send them enough aid money. 
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: DPatton on July 06, 2018, 06:25:38 PM
 I put a vehicle on Craigslist for sell this morning and I have had three identical texts from three different numbers and the closest one is from New Jersey according to the area code. All said they want it and just wants to transfer the money into my bank account.
:D :D ;D ;D Thereís got to be a good way to have some fun with that. Like texting them a made up account number or maybe giving them the phone number of a sister in law or neighbor you just canít stand :)!  Not that Iíd ever do anything like that ;).
Title: Re: Getting text from someone who didn't send it
Post by: East ky logging on July 06, 2018, 09:34:19 PM
Oh Iíve had a ball with them. Iím up to five now but two hasnít responded. One Iím trying to trade it to three sacks of potatoes the other two were down to a Sherman tank and a Huey helicopter.