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    PIN abuse, need advice please

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    Hi Y'all,
    Yesterday I began receiving harassing PIN text messages. Having just gotten this new, 2nd, 8820, I had only just started to update my profile to update the phone model change; from 8100 to 8800. Since I spend 99% of my time online here, my guess is that someone grabbed my PIN, had read an intro of mine, and now I'm getting text messages calling me a fa**ot.

    Can anyone tell me what/where to report it? I won't "name" the person here or reveal his PIN, unless I'm asked privately by an admin.
    Most things I can tolerate: one gets used to names like that over 20 years or so, but, NOT via my BB PIN!

    My Thanks in Advance,
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    I won't be able to advise you on where and how to report it but that is uncalled for and very low. Hope you get to the bottom of this. Good luck.

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    Thanks KR*
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    One thing I can tell you is to never put your PIN in your profile. Then you have complete control over who contacts you and when.

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    I definitely agree with Roger but still this is ridiculous, and i apologize on behalf of that person's stupidity

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    ~via smartphone~
    It happened to me too, remove ur pin so this doesn't happen in the future, nd ignore the person, eventually it will stop.

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    Thanks Y'all..
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    Technically you could file a police report under something like electronic harrasement I think. Maybe then, they would cease and desist communications with you. If nothing else it would be on record.
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    Another thing you might want to consider is replacing the new 8820 you just got, if you are able to, just for the sake of getting a new PIN, and then remove it from your profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j llama View Post
    Technically you could file a police report under something like electronic harrasement I think. Maybe then, they would cease and desist communications with you. If nothing else it would be on record.
    100% agreed. Here's a good website for you to check out : http://www.cyberbullying.us/
    http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying
    As much as it sounds like a Teen issue, what you are going through falls under this as well.
    Good luck

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    Sorry to hear you're having to deal with it, that really sucks. I myself wouldn't be able to just ignore it and let it go away...

    I bet it's some kid too. People never cease to amaze me.

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    This is why I am very careful about who I give my PIN & number to. Privacy in a techno world is hard to come by, and my cell is MINE! My brother just recently was harassed by txt msgs calling him gay too. Parents reported it to the cell co. and they are changing his #. Maybe you can try that... At any rate, anyone who does this sort of thing is very immature.

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    You all are awesome, seriously, and much appreciated! I've removed my PIN, not that it'll stop this idiot, but it should prevent it from anyone else. I even got another text now bashing me with his "perception" of the Bible.

    I do want to say a huge THANK YOU to the staff here, your responses, already, have been incredible!

    Thanks to ALL of You*,
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    Try firewalling him in options firewall

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    I'm sorry that this jerk found you. I firmly believe that no matter what your beliefs are, hate never accomplishes anything. Not cool at all..........he will have to answer for his actions some day!
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