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croyde

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10,530 posts

113 months

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My 12 year old daughter came to me with a quivering lip and held her phone to my ear.

"If I find out who the F*** this is, I'm going to F*** you Up" the voice on her answer phone said. A bloke in his 20s/30s I would have guessed. Broad London accent.

I called the number from my phone and asked if the caller had left an abusive message on my daughter's phone.

No shock from him, just a stream of abuse of how she had called him incessantly since 6am this morning and had just giggled and put the phone down. Funny thing is she was off sick today and apart from calling her friend to say that she couldn't meet her on the bus she has made no other calls. I know as I have been with her all day.

I pointed this out whilst asking the guy to stop swearing but he thinks she is lying and that when he left the message he had no idea it was a little girl that had called him. Mmmmmmm after saying that he had heard giggling scratchchin

I left him to his ranting and talked to my daughter. She did ring his number after taking down her friend's number incorrectly, strange as she had added an extra digit so the phone should not have got through to anyone. She thought she was calling her friend but got nothing so put the phone down. She did this twice, it's in the phone log and the first call was at 0645 when I woke her up.

I was just going to leave it but later on my ex-wife reminded me that our daughter has a long winded girly message on her answerphone. Bloody annoying as you have to wait ages and listen to stuff about ponies before you can leave a message. All her friends do it.

So it would have been obvious to even an utter cretin that it was a kid's phone yet this person waited and left a nasty abusive message.

I'm concerned now and have called the police. I just wanted advice but they have taken it seriously, called me back and an officer is coming round tomorrow morning.

Up until my ex pointed out the girly message, I was willing to let it be and put it down to angry bloke disturbed from sleep but now I'm think, god knows what. I have saved the message and will let the police deal with it.

Sorry people just letting off steam really and wondering what might the police do. I don't really want this fella to find out where we live, he sounds a nasty bit of stuff.

Breadvan72

17,647 posts

46 months

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The caller could in theory face a charge of threatening behaviour. Also, a person who makes indecent, offensive or threatening calls to another via the telephone is guilty of an offence under Telecoms legislation.

Dangerous Dan

529 posts

54 months

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The "bloke" is probably 15-17 and thinks himself to be a tough guy. No excuse for what he said, but that's the sort of st these "tough guy" kids do when they try to live the hard-man persona that their circle of tt-friends have accepted because it's "cool st, bro" (or whatever the current in-phrase is).

I, personally, wouldn't worry about it. He will most likely not call again and go on with his sad life. It's not like he has your address and a picture of your daughter that he's fapping to whilst concocting evil plans, is it?

DIW35

3,324 posts

83 months

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Sorry to hear of your woes but just to put you straight on the extra digit thing. If the preceding digits are a valid number, the call will go through to that number, and the system will just ignore the extra digit on the end.

mattley

2,598 posts

105 months

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croyde said:
She did ring his number after taking down her friend's number incorrectly, strange as she had added an extra digit so the phone should not have got through to anyone.
Not strange at all, the phone will make a call as soon as the requisite number of digits have been dialled and just ignore any subsequent digits.


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croyde

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Thought it might.

Jasandjules

50,438 posts

112 months

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Her phone call log will identify how many times she has called him.

FurtiveFreddy

4,888 posts

120 months

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Tell her to take more care when dialling numbers and forget about it.

croyde

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10,530 posts

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It's one of my old phones from another era. It only shows the last ten calls made. The caller called twice at around 4pm and left a message. That's how I got his number.

I know she tried to call her friend with the wrong number twice at 0645 when I woke her up.

505diff

113 posts

126 months

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post the number on here and a few hundred of us can call him late tonight with a withheld 'wrong number'

MrBrightSi

1,309 posts

53 months

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Im with 505diff. Im up at 5am tomorrow morning. Wouldnt mind him joining me in waking up.

slippery

13,497 posts

122 months

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505diff said:
post the number on here and a few hundred of us can call him late tonight with a withheld 'wrong number'
Perhaps I should unleash my 50 person outbound call centre on him tomorrow! hehe

DoubleSix

4,847 posts

59 months

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Great, so now some bloke is gonna get a record because you gave a 12 year old a mobile. rolleyes

Who knows what's going on in this chaps life to provoke such an outburst, maybe he stayed up all night nursing a sick partner, maybe he just lost a relative, maybe he is just an asshole. But seriously, get some perspective and move on...

Nigel Worc's

6,687 posts

71 months

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DoubleSix said:
Great, so now some bloke is gonna get a record because you gave a 12 year old a mobile. rolleyes

Who knows what's going on in this chaps life to provoke such an outburst, maybe he stayed up all night nursing a sick partner, maybe he just lost a relative, maybe he is just an asshole. But seriously, get some perspective and move on...
I doubt this.

I would hope it is followed up, if the Police have the time.

If he is an ahole, then they can deal with him, if as you suggest there is a reason for his outburst, he can apologise, job done, no record involved.

DoubleSix

4,847 posts

59 months

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Nigel Worc's said:
I doubt this.

I would hope it is followed up, if the Police have the time.

If he is an ahole, then they can deal with him, if as you suggest there is a reason for his outburst, he can apologise, job done, no record involved.
I'm sure the Police will find time because it's the easiest 'nick' they'll have all year. They tend to prioritise those ones...

/cynic mode off

NiceCupOfTea

22,826 posts

134 months

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DoubleSix said:
Great, so now some bloke is gonna get a record because you gave a 12 year old a mobile. rolleyes
What's wrong with a 12 year old having a mobile?

DoubleSix

4,847 posts

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NiceCupOfTea said:
DoubleSix said:
Great, so now some bloke is gonna get a record because you gave a 12 year old a mobile. rolleyes
What's wrong with a 12 year old having a mobile?
Nothing, if they are mature enough to use it properly. But maybe we should leave that for another thread eh?....


NiceCupOfTea

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DoubleSix said:
Nothing, if they are mature enough to use it properly. But maybe we should leave that for another thread eh?....
Are you the bloke she rang? Misdialling a couple of times is hardly crime of the century and doesn't warrant threatening abuse on an answerphone message (especially when it's clear it's a young girl).

misteradz

161 posts

25 months

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Maybe you should contact the network provider and block his number just in case?

Nigel Worc's

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71 months

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DoubleSix said:
Nothing, if they are mature enough to use it properly. But maybe we should leave that for another thread eh?....
Forget it !

I had the same feelings about my the teenage "children" having phones, it's progress mate, we just end up sounding like our dads.

Mine haven't had any issues (they are now 21,19,& 16), but even if my teeneage child had mistakenly annoyed someone, I would find what the op has described as unacceptable, especially to a girl.

What would you do if you were recieving nuisence calls from a child ?
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