How to find out who is texting you

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Nearly everyone has received a strange phone call or text message not meant for you. This usually happens because the caller has an outdated number for the person they're trying to reach. Typically, a simple "You have the wrong number" will suffice. However, if you're getting constant text messages from an unknown person, you have a right to find out who is harassing you -- and stop them.

Visit your cell phone provider and get a print out of all the text messages you've received, starting with the first strange message.

Visit or another site, such as or and type in the number in the reverse directory. Print out the person's or company's information.

Visit your local police station and fill out a report, itemising the harassment you've received from this number. Submit the forms from your cell phone provider and from the website.

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