July 7, 2024 at 6:29 pm

Private Investigator Says Replying ‘STOP’ To Unsubscribe From Texts Could Compromise Your Location

by Laura Lynott

Source: TikTok/@therealpinklady

We all get those annoying texts from businesses and politicians, right?

Maybe we even signed up for them at one point to get a discount, but now they keep coming and we just don’t care about the product anymore.

It always says you can reply with STOP to “unsubscribe,” but according to private investigator @therealpinklady you might want to think twice before hitting send.

Source: TikTok/@therealpinklady

Because answering STOP might just put you in a spot of trouble, and could even give access to private information on your phone!

“It could be a scam, [but] that’s also how [private investigators] are able to ping cell phones,” Lisa said in her video.

Source: TikTok/@therealpinklady

She added: “We can’t do it like the cops can. However, when you respond to the text that’s giving permission to give your location.”

In a follow up clip, she added: “Your location is absolutely accessible to people that it shouldn’t be.”

Source: TikTok/@therealpinklady

I guess be careful if you don’t know where a message has come from and that BLOCK option could be your friend!

Watch the full clip here:


I don’t make the rules, just educating on what we can do as private investigators 😁 #investigation #pinkladylisa #privateinvestigator #femaleprivateinvestigator #pinkladysolutions #fypシ

♬ original sound – Pink Lady Spy Lisa

Here’s what people thought of the clip:

Folks getting concerned.

Source: TikTok/@therealpinklady

Block is the way forward!

Source: TikTok/@therealpinklady

This is awful. Let’s hope this woman keeps safe!

Source: TikTok/@therealpinklady

You can’t be too careful with your personal information.

There are a lot of creeps out there.

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