I learned a valuable piece of information today.
You cannot block European numbers on your cell phone.
I have only blocked one person's number in my entire life and it was an old roommate I had who had a touch of the crazy and accused me of stealing one of her bookshelves and demanding I pay for half the cable bill for the month AFTER I moved out.
Anway, I digress.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been getting numerous phone calls from a European number. At all hours of the day and night.
Sometimes they leave a message, sometimes it appears as though they have butt dialed me and I get a 10 minute long voicemail with backround noise.
Finally, earlier this week, I answered the phone when they called.
I politely informed the person that they had the wrong number and to please stop calling. I have no idea if they understood me or not since there was a long pause, which caused me to get impatient and hang up.
But the calls didn't stop. As a matter of fact, they actually increased.
Then the text messages started.
The texts were in English (not good English, but English nonetheless) and they were clearly looking for their Aunty. The texts kept pouring in asking "Aunty" to buy them things and to forward the message along to their other "Aunty."
Again, I politely responded that I was not their Aunty and stop calling and texting my number.
Still the messages and calls have not stopped.
Finally this morning I went online to block the number, only to get an error message that I could only enter a number with 10 digits.
So I called Verizon to see what could be done. The answer? Absolutely nothing. European numbers cannot be blocked. Short of changing my phone number, there is absolutely nothing I can do about this situation. I just have to deal with my new European stalker.
I am debating fanning the flames of this little charade and pretending to be this person's "Aunty." Just for shits and giggles since they are going to keep calling me anyway. Or pretend they have dialed an escort service.
How would you handle it? Have you ever had to block someone's phone number?