Don't think this can't happen to you because it has happened to me. A man in Portland woke up one morning getting sexy tests from men looking for love. "hi baby, do u have a pic?", "good morning hun, how are you doing?" is the way it starts and then it is an endless amount of text and messages within a few hours. It turns out that someone had posted his phone number to an escort ad site like Craigslist or Backpage.

When it happened to me, I had to contact the site and prove it was my number and that I wanted it taken down. The problem was that it would be back up within 30 days and there was no way to keep my number from coming back up again. It happened to me about 6 or 7 times and then it stopped. Here are 6 things I learned about my experience.

  • 1

    In-Call vs Out-Call

    In-Call is where you go to the escort but Out-Call is where they come to you. Getting texts with those words can que you in that you are being called from guys looking for escorts.

  • 2

    Hookers love Emojis

    After I found the fake posting with my number, I noticed that there are emojis everywhere. Not just in the post with my number, but in all posts. Not sure what it means though.

  • 3

    Escorts are Racist

    I noticed that most ads for escorts had rules about the kinds of races that they would serve. Seems like a strange rule for a hooker but who am I to judge. They must have tastes too.

  • 4

    John is the Name for the "Customer"

    When you are being called in the middle of the night, it is from the Johns or the girls clients. They will call at all times of the day, the middle of the night and the middle of the day.

  • 5

    John's are Polite

    John's will usually be polite because they are embarrassed that you know what they are looking for. If you are bored you can mess with them on the phone because they are a little vulnerable.

  • 6

    This Prank is Very Common

    After it happened to me, I realized that it is kind of common for people to do to friends or their enemies. It is easy to do and it is hard to gather evidence to prove someone is doing ti out of malice.