Full credit goes to Dan at www.GetRevengeOnYourEx.com for this tactic, and yes, I did get his permission before making this post 🙂
So what’s it all about?
Well Dan noticed that over the past few weeks the number of spam sms messages he’d been receiving had been on the increase. Not only him, but his friends, family and colleagues had also noted an increase in this annoying personal invasion.
If you’ve never received one of these messages, allow me to elaborate.
They are sent from less than scrupulous marketing companies and contain things like:
- “Records passed to us show you’re entitled to a refund approximately £2560 in compensation of PPI on your credit card or loan. Reply INFO or Stop”
- “£2009.34 is outstanding in your name as compensation for the accident you had. To get this ASAP reply CLAIM to this message NOW”
The thing is, these messages are sent from a normal mobile phone number, not a short code and so it’s a “real” number. So, never one to miss the opportunity to try a new revenge idea, Dan decided to reply to one of these messages but using a fake SMS service (as offered by GetRevengeOnYourEx.com and MastersOfRevenge.com).
The victim that Dan chose was one of his ex’s that he is still on talking terms to (he’s a nice guy really!!!) and basically replied to the message…and then sat back and waited.
A couple weeks later, Dan had the opportunity to catch up with his ex at a mutual friends BBQ, but before he went to the BBQ, he’d set a time-released fake SMS message to his own phone “from” one of these companies.
A few minutes before the SMS was to be sent, Dan struck up a conversation with his ex and when the fake SMS arrived, Dan made a comment about how he keeps getting messages like this and it’s really bugging him (clever, eh?). Well, this is all the encouragement his ex needed to launch into a tirade about how one of these so-called companies had the damn cheek to actually phone her to discuss her claim.
She further ranted that the person who called her was more than aggressive with his sales tactic and even phoned her back once she’d hung up on him! Not content with that, over the following days she received further phone calls from the same company saying that “their colleague has passed on your case details”…basically to an even more annoying salesman.
It was after the 3rd phone call that she started to receive SMS messages from all manner of companies offering her all sorts of offers and promotions. She’d also received more cold-calling calls than ever before, at least 2 or 3 per day!
Being the gentleman that Dan is, he just expressed his sympathy and then turned the conversation around to “apart from that, how are you?” (is he smooooooth or what?!?!).
So Dan’s advice is that if you ever receive a marketing SMS message from a company that asks you to text back to them, then do exactly that, BUT, use a fake SMS service and reply using your enemies phone number and then sit back knowing that your victim will be hounded with sales calls for many weeks, months and maybe years to come!