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Some got my cellphone # from email - omg

164 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2013 3:01 PM by aetroop RSS
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Mar 15, 2013 7:48 PM

I sent someone an email from my iphone using my hotmail account and even though I didn't give them my cellphone number they responded by text to my cellphone. Does this mean they were able to "havk" my cellphone number? I am super freaked out!


Any idea how they did this and how I can prevent this from EVER happening again?

iPhone 4
  • nightsd01 Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:06 PM (in response to aetroop)

    The email would not have contained your cell phone number unless you specifically put it IN the email. Otherwise, they would have had to find out your phone number from some other source.


    They MIGHT have used your email to contact you via iMessage, if you were using that email as your Apple ID. You can turn off iMessage in Settings > Messages.

  • nightsd01 Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to aetroop)

    I can assure you that unless you specifically wrote your phone number in the email they would have had to find it elsewhere.


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