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I got a weird text. Can anyone help me figure this out?

WithEyesClosed 2010/09/09 18:36:04
Related Topics: hoax, New York, Friend
I got a text from phone number +20121083180. It is 3 texts long but it is only filled with little boxes. I'm assuming it was in another language and my phone cannot recognize it so it translated to that. Much like an encrypted file would do. The name at the end of the texts is " Nehad Elsherif" . I have no idea who this person is. I don't have any friends outside of the country. I seached the area code and it is either from New York or New Jersey. Still no friends there. I also googled the name and it comes up as an Actress for foreign films. I still have no idea who this is.

My question is, has anyone recieved something like this? I'm slightly concerned and mostly curious. I almost want to text or call back, but am afraid if it's a hoax of some sort.

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  • Jassi Marie 2010/09/10 01:21:12
    Jassi Marie
    I get thoze alot. But there people from my school.....who like....me....
  • WithEye... Jassi M... 2010/09/14 21:06:16
    WithEyesClosed
    Haha, oops, not good. I found out it was some one in Egypt who had my number and thought it was a friend of theirs. I let them know and no more texts.
  • ShotGun 2010/09/09 22:26:43
    ShotGun
    +1
    wat was the txt?
  • WithEye... ShotGun 2010/09/14 21:07:25
    WithEyesClosed
    Just some weird boxes. Can't duplicate it. But I ended up getting another one saying, " Happy Eir to you and your family." and with someone's name. Omar something. I text him back, letting him know I don't know him and I'd appreciate you and Nehad not texting me. He said, " I understand. I am sorry for the disturbance" and nothing as of yet.
  • ShotGun WithEye... 2010/09/19 13:23:54
    ShotGun
    +1
    umm ok
  • WithEye... ShotGun 2010/09/20 18:51:19
    WithEyesClosed
    Lol, yeah it was weird. Eir, I found out, is the celebrated of the end of some feasting thing in Egypt..Muslim celebration thing, lol. I'm not quite sure. But it was creepy because I got it the day before 9/11. But all is good.
  • ShotGun WithEye... 2010/09/26 19:58:58
    ShotGun
    XD
  • Smuth 2010/09/09 19:26:32
    Smuth
    +1
    It may be a routing message problem. Ignore the text. If its sent again. Call your provider to know where exactly the text is coming from and from whom
  • WithEye... Smuth 2010/09/14 21:08:22
    WithEyesClosed
    I got another text saying, " Happy Eir to your and y our family" signed by Omar something. It was from a different number but same first 3 digits. It's from Egypt. I text back saying not to text me and I don't know you. He apologized and I haven't received a text yet. Just an odd misunderstanding I guess.
  • BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET) 2010/09/09 18:42:14
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Get on the phone to your provider and get the number blocked
  • WithEye... BattleB... 2010/09/09 18:53:36
    WithEyesClosed
    I was thinking about that as well. Thanks.
  • Junior the Outer Space Musi... 2010/09/09 18:41:59
    Junior the Outer Space Music Man
    +1
    DON'T OPEN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Red flag: You don't know who it was that texted you, just a number. You can be assured that it didn't come from the person you saw at the end of the text.
  • WithEye... Junior ... 2010/09/09 18:53:22
    WithEyesClosed
    +1
    Well I opened to see who it was, but that's it. There's no website or anything like that to click on. It's weird.
  • Junior ... WithEye... 2010/09/10 18:51:39
    Junior the Outer Space Music Man
    I get those and just delete them because I don't know who they came from.

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