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The Chilling Reason You Should Never Read Out Your Phone Number In Public

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The Chilling Reason You Should Never Read Out Your Phone Number In Public

A woman on TikTok has revealed why you should never read out your phone number in public - and within ear shot of other people.

Posting on her social media, TikToker @allyh0pe, shared a creepy message she'd received from a man who'd overheard her reading out her number. You can watch the clip below:

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The message reads: "Hi! I was at the register next to you at Burlington earlier today and I heard you give your number for the receipt. I'm Jack, I was the one in the orange shirt."

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This is not okay!

Ally was pretty creeped out, captioning the video: "Not only does Burlington have coats, they also have creeps :)."

And other TikTokers were horrified at the message, with one person explaining she always gets paranoid when reading her number aloud.

"The reason I hate when places ask for my number. I'm paranoid someone would do this, AND THEY DID. Stay safe girl."

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Meanwhile another was alarmed at the fact "he saw nothing wrong with this".

Ally received a message from a stranger (Credit: TikTok/@allyh0pe)
Ally received a message from a stranger (Credit: TikTok/@allyh0pe)

Another added: "I'm not even kidding this is one of my biggest fears as someone who already suffers from paranoia."

While one - referencing You's Joe Goldberg - said: "Uhm I think his name is actually Joe."

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Another added: "I work in retail and the amount of people that whisper their phone number is hilarious" to which Ally replied: "As they should!"

One woman received a message from a stranger (Credit: Shutterstock)
One woman received a message from a stranger (Credit: Shutterstock)

It's always best not to read your personal details (or anything you don't want other people knowing) out loud in front of strangers.

It can be especially tricky if you're making a phone call in public and are needing to provide information - such as email addresses, characters from passwords, home addresses or maiden names - so if possible, always try to be discreet and minimise the personal information you share out loud.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Life, TikTok

Lucy Devine
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