With the ability now to go online and do a search of the number and get the address of that person. The best advice is to either ignore the attention seeking person (male or female) or mute them.
If the talk is salacious enough to be a Terms of Service offense, then report them.
There were a couple of postings that said to give the unwanted suitor the phone number of their local police or out-of-state police.
It’s also dishonest, and does little to discourage the attention.
In fact, it could easily lead to an escalation of the initial problem.
Thank you, A Non-Emergency line Operator No, thank YOU for your very important letter!
While the thought of having a less-than-respectful player end up being shocked by being on the other end of the phone with the police (or whoever) may be mildly amusing, it is in reality -as you say – both disrespectful and irresponsible to the person or department that owns the number.
But most of the types of people who talk in such a manner are simply seeking attention.
When they get no response they will usually move on.After chatting with the other players it was discovered that this lady had not just tried this routine on my husband but on other’s as well.She had even gone so far as to use pitiful stories to gain sympathy and money from other players.Churches or businesses do not want to be pestered with crank calls. And yes, we do get emergency calls on our non-emergency lines. The odds are that the phone number WILL belong to a person who has no idea why they are being called by a stranger.Just because it’s not 911 does not mean that the calls are considered “petty or worthless” It is STILL considered to be a lifeline to the police. And if a female answers the phone the offending person may think that it IS the person they were seeking, it could even cause marital strife.Probably for balance, yes, but it didn’t occur to me at the time.