+248980071......Who are you?

Yesterday my husband received a text message from this number +248980071 and it said that he had missed a call from this number and please call as soon as possible. 

I know, it sounded really funny! We laughed and joked about how considerate whoever this person was asking him to call them back since their call (which he never got) was missed. 

And I got a text message from the same number about an hour later! Now this was weird! I mean, I felt as if someone was watching us and sending us text messages! Yeah, I'm probably watching too much of Pretty Little Liars! 

The message that I received said, "We have an important voice message for you, call this number now +248980071 to hear it."

Of course, I knew it was a hoax but felt strange because I got the text soon after my husband got a message from the same number. So I just wanted to check whether anyone else had received a text too and updated my status on Facebook.

Apparently, we weren't the only target! Almost all my contacts on Fb had received a text from this number. According to Rifu, the number can be traced to some state in Africa and we mustn't respond or call at all! And Azu said that her husband showed her how such mass text messages could be sent from the internet. So some guy or girl some where in African is definitely using some sort of program to text all the Maldivians!

I even felt a bit envious because some of my friends have been getting text messages for a couple of weeks now and I got just one yesterday! They even got missed calls too! And worse, some of my contacts were told that they were going to get $ 5000, and they just had to send their bank account number!

I wonder who it could be! It could be just one guy or perhaps a group! What is the point of sending gibberish text messages, I mean...who is going to fall for it! We all know about such tricks and I'm quite certain no one is going to fall for it! Why waste their precious time and energy sending text messages to all the Maldivians! 

And how did they get our number! I mean every single MALDIVIAN'S number! There is hardly anyone who hasn't received a text or a missed call from them! Or is it just us or have they been texting the whole world too!

I'm really curious now and I really want to know who this person is!!!!