For the past month, I have been receiving text messages from a number I do not recognize.
This has happened to me in the past, and I simply ignored the messages.
Normally, the messages stop at one or two. I simply sum it up to an honest mistake by the sender.
Not this time.
I have been receiving at least two or three text messages a week late at night asking "What's up?" or "How ya doing?"
I chose the ignore and delete approach, hoping this person would take the hint.
However, the other night I received a profanity laced text message from this same number demanding why I do not respond.
So I decided to call my cell phone provider to discuss my options.
My cell phone provider tells me either I can request a new number or sign up for parental controls to block the number that is sending the messages. For an additional fee of course.
I was advised to keep my number more secure and to be careful on who I give my number to.
Also, that if the messages become threatening to save them and contact the authorities.
I do not think it will come to that.
You can block an e-mail, but you can't block a text message. Cell phone providers need to work on that.