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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
This morning at 2:30 A.M., the phone rang. I answered: nothing but breathing. I hung up. 5 minutes later: ring, ring.
I answer. heavy breathing, then "What are you wearing?" in a raspy voice.
I hang up. 5 minutes later: ring, ring.

I answer: heavy breathing, then, "I'm coming to f you."

I do the *69 thing, since I do not have Caller ID.

"The number that last called your line cannot be given out. If you wish to dial this number, enter 1." I do it.
"This number cannot be reached by this method. Please hang up now."

I do, and I immediately call the police. An officer comes over. Before he gets there, though, there is another phone call. This time, I say nothing when I answer, but stay on the line until I can hand it to the policeman,who answers. The caller hangs up when the police officer soeaks.
The officer asks me if I know who might be playing games. I don't. My number is unlisted.
He says it is probably someone who randomly dialed a number and is redialing. They are also probably doing the *68 ot *67 before they dial me to block their number.
I ask to file a police report.
While the officer is at my house, the phone rings again. This time, the officer answers, "This is Officer Jones with the Police Department," and the caller hangs up.

The officer tells me that he is on duty until 8 A.M. and will be checking off and on.

What do you think?

I had no more calls. YIKES!
post #2 of 27
Whoa, I hope it is just teenagers playing pranks. Could you have pissed someone off that led them to doing this?

Please keep yourself safe - is there a friend who can stay with you to make sure you are not alone?????
post #3 of 27
well i can say that that is a pretty freeky situation.....I know that you might be able to get a tap on your phone through your phone company...it may be worth your time to give them a call and check this out........eeek that is so creepy.....but just becareful...It is probably just a some creep playing a sick joke, but you can never be too careful, always keep your doors and windows locked, keep the phone by your bed, and when you go out leave lights on so it looks like people are home..............and never hesitate to call the cops...even if they say they can not do anything...its there job to make you feel safe..its what you pay taxes for....lol
post #4 of 27
GRRR..... That really makes my blood boil to no end when people do that.... I know how you feel because me and my housemate has gotten a lot of crank phone calls with people calling and hanging up when you answer. But I am glad that there was a police man there and there were no more calls.
post #5 of 27
grrrrr this makes me mad also!!! This happened to me occassionally when I was a young girl - some people are just idiots.
I bet your frantic - I know I would be
It probably was just teenagers but thankfully you had the police there and that should stop the calls coming in - please stay safe though - if it happens again is there anyone you can stay with?
post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
I have friends and neighbors, but what about my cats??

I think it will be ok. I hope so, anyhow. I am getting the guy next door (a big burly black man) to do my greeting so that stangers might think a man is there.
My number is unlisted, so it had to be a random call. I hope so, anyhow.
post #7 of 27
Ugh! It's good to be safe and careful, of course! I'm glad you called the police, so they know about the problem. But try not to let it bother you too much - jerks who do that sort of thing get their jollies by frightening people, so if you deny them that they'll probably give up.

Do you have an answering machine? You could get a digital one & keep the digital voice on it (so no one who calls & doesn't know you can tell you're a woman) & use it to screen your calls, or get a male friend to just state 'you've reached XXX-XXXX, please leave a message' on your answering tape. And then if the jerk leaves an obscene message anyways, you'll have it on tape for the police.
post #8 of 27
I'm a slow poster - you've already found a solution!
post #9 of 27
This happened with my mother. She was getting these truly vile phone calls, really upsetting to her. Well, my Dad figured out who it was, and intercepted a call when she wasn't home. Dad called the kid BY NAME and had the kid in tears by the end of the phone call (he's a Marine, and while he's a great man I sure wouldn't want to cross him!). Sad thing was it was a kid that my mother worked with regularly with the youth group at church. Dad never told Mom who it was, he knew it was easier for her to think it was random. But after that conversation the phone calls stopped.
post #10 of 27
The whole situation sounds really scary. I would not have been as brave. Good for you for calling the police. Stay safe okay-I don't want anything to happen to you. I hope its just a prank.....
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
A friend told me to get the guy to spesk in black dialect, too. He has a really deep voice, so that would scare who-ever. I like the idea of the digital voice, too.
My usual message is me, saying, "Hi, this is Bobbie. Shenandoah and Humble and I can't come to the phone,......."
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by batgirl2good
I think it will be ok. I hope so, anyhow. I am getting the guy next door (a big burly black man) to do my greeting so that stangers might think a man is there.
great idea!!!
post #13 of 27
You did such a brave thing and so fast!!!! The best thing possible was the Officer answering the phone. I wish we could dispatch Eric to you! Otherwise, check with your phone company, but here in the Seattle metro area, *57 instantly puts it into a computer bank that the phone company uses to trace calls down. It's recorded to your number and then given to the police so they can find people that way. Good for you! Stay strong, stay vigiliant, and tell a lot of people you know so that if something is amiss they will know....
post #14 of 27
I can be an absolute b***h, and the best solution I've found is to get a really shrill whistle, and break the **** caller's eardrums.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by jcat
I can be an absolute b***h, and the best solution I've found is to get a really shrill whistle, and break the **** caller's eardrums.


YES MA'AM!!!!
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by jcat
I can be an absolute b***h, and the best solution I've found is to get a really shrill whistle, and break the **** caller's eardrums.
I like your solution!!!
post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 
I am, and I like the whistle idea! ***hugs***
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by jcat
I can be an absolute b***h, and the best solution I've found is to get a really shrill whistle, and break the **** caller's eardrums.
I like that idea.

My mom got a bunch of 'heavy breather' crank calls when I was little. One day when she answered the phone our English Bulldog just happened to be standing under her, so she dangled the receiver in front of his face, and he obligingly slobbered & breathed all over it in true Bulldog fashion. No more crank calls!
post #19 of 27
LOL about the bulldog and the whistle!

BG2G- I hope you get no more! Stay safe.
post #20 of 27

Seriously though, I don't think they're going make good of their threats.
Just a little prank by some punkass kid
post #21 of 27
I'm glad the calls stopped!
I too think that it was just some dumb@$$ kid with nothing better to do and that the cop answering probably scared the kids pants off!
But still, stay safe, you know better safe than sorry

Also wanted to add, you can still keep your old message, just get your neighbor to say it as if he lives there as well..
"Hi this is (his name), Bobbie, and the kitkats, we can't take your call....."

Just make sure you let everyone you know that you did that or they may think your hiding a man from them
post #22 of 27
I had a caller like that a long time ago. He not only would do the heavy breathing but would say very suggestive things also. Once he called and I was already ill as a hornet anyway, when he made the commit that he was...ummmmm how do you say it without offending anyone?...excited. I told him "Good go and get a hammer and hit the damn thing and that would solve his problem" He never did call back again....gee I wonder why

Calls like that are scarey for sure. Be careful when you go outside.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by blondiecat
I told him "Good go and get a hammer and hit the damn thing and that would solve his problem" He never did call back again....gee I wonder why


Seriously, though, I can understand you being scared by those calls, I would be. Maybe you should get yourself some pepper spray or something like that.
post #24 of 27
That´s not funnie... ..... who can it be? someone without love?
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by blondiecat
I told him "Good go and get a hammer and hit the damn thing and that would solve his problem" He never did call back again....gee I wonder why
Oh Cathi, you are too much!
post #26 of 27
I used to get similar calls in the middle of the night as well, and also couldn't get the number to show up. I kept a log of each time the calls came through, and usually if I got more than one in the middle of the night, I put the phone down next to the fan or the air conditioner with the white noise turned up loud, and left it still connected - then went back to bed. If one of the people on line doesn't disconnect, sometimes the second person has trouble disconnecting too. I usually got a good break from calls after those treatments. Then, annoyingly a few months later they would start up again, grr. I eventually got call display and if I got a call in the middle of the night either from an unidentified or blocked number, or a number I didn't recognize, I would just let the thing ring. The caller would sometimes keep calling back again and again, so then I would take it off the hook and leave it off.

You did the right thing calling the police, though, and I really like the whistle solution.:-)

Kathryn
post #27 of 27
Hi, sounds scary, if you should get another call, what I would do is wait until you hear someone on the line, before you say anything, and if its the creep, just tell him keep talking my phone is tapped, (I have done this and you will be amazed how fast they hang up and the calls stop). You could also try speaking to your phone company, I had a freaky call a couple of years ago, and the operator asked would you accept a collect call from Joe, (thinking it was my brother, I accepted). Well it wasn't him it was some obscene caller, lucklily they were able to see where it came from and it was from some prison. I was then told, if I did surveys online or by mail never to put a phone number, as some of these surveys, (the information is keyed in my inmates, in lower level prisons, not too sure if thats true, but it was something to think about). Hope this helps good luck.
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