Not sure where this belongs, so I’ll stick it here.
A friend of mine is totally freaked because she got a phone call from some dude she chatted with on the net. They exchanged email addys, and after a few weird emails, she tells him to flip off. A day or so later, he calls her. She only gave out her email address so she had no idea how he got her number.
I asked if she gave him her school email address, and she said yes.
I’m thinking that’s how he got her number.
Hello? Most college addys are a combination of the first name and the last name and the school name is the domain. So basically, you are telling people that my name is "X " and you can find me attending classes at “X” Throw in a online campus directory and someone could easily find out the complete name . Do a search on the school webpage, and there might be a page where a picture shows you PUTTING UP A BANNER OVER THE FRONT DOOR OF THE DORM WHERE YOU LIVE!! (as there was in her case!) This assaholic probably called the front desk and was transferred to her room.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not blaming her. She did report it to the campus police, but the guy really didn’t do anything illegal. He only called once, but the front desk has instructions to transfer him to the campus police if he calls again.
It just bites ass to see a friend too frightened to return home. She’s staying with us for the weekend because she’s still upset about it. Just felt like venting a little. Thanks.