I'm getting texts from random numbers being nasty and saying I'm texting them. Can my number be hacked?
It's not really hacked but someone has cloned your number.. it just means that whoever sent you that text had gotten a text that the sender had spoofed your number.. same as when you get scam calls that look like it's coming from someone you know or someone with the same area code ..
No, not really because the person that did it probably did from overseas.. it would be almost impossible to find who did it.. I once got a voice-mail from someone cussing me out and threatening to send out the police if I called him again.. the thing is I was at work all day with my phone in a desk drawer on silent.. I never called him.. I was furious but not at that guy but at the person who did it cloned my number ..
The first message I got was this morning saying I had them in a group text, I ended up blocking them, the a little while ago got 3 from different numbers telling me to stop and calling me names, so I blocked all of them. Sounds like whoever clone my number sent a group I guess.
That happened to me after I sold an unlocked S9+ on Letgo. My brother would get texts from me while I was sitting in his living room. I changed passwords on my emails and Samsung log in and it stopped.