A woman was sent a creepy text message asking if she lived alone and whether she was single after she ordered a pizza online.
Kaitlin Reakes entered her personal details on the Golden Grill’s website when she went to order a pizza.
The Newport, Wales woman had gone into the fast food chain on Saturday night, but was told to order online as she only had cash, Wales Online reported.
The next afternoon, she started receiving texts from an unrecognised number claiming that her ‘new friend’ was calling and asking if she wanted to meet up.
Kaitlin demanded to know how he got her details, replying, “Just tell me who you are or I’m not talking to you anymore – I’ve asked you three times now.”
The man then told her that he’d “found (her) number by chance,” before asking, “Boyfriend or married?”
She was also asked “Do you live alone?” and “Are you single?”
At this point Kaitlin’s boyfriend Fraser got involved and, pretending to be her, continued the chat in order to find out who the person was and how he’d managed to get in touch.
After lying about having met Kaitlin “at the disco”, the man eventually admitted to having been the “guy from the food place” and said she had entered “(her) number there”.
At that point Fraser went back to the Golden Grill to confront the manager.
“His first response was that his staff would not have had access to my number so it couldn’t have been any of them,” said Kaitlin.
“But he then conceded that it could be possible and added that he would speak to everyone who was working that night and get back to us.
“He also apologised, but after supposedly ‘looking through his employees’ phones’ he claimed not to have found anything.”
Kaitlin, who’s reported the matter to the police, added that the whole experience had left her shaken.
“It’s made me feel like I can’t even do something as normal as ordering myself food in case I get harassed,” she said.
“I’m not trying to ruin anyone’s business but this was a complete misuse of data – I feel really vulnerable now and can’t get it out of my mind.”
Orhan Aksoy, manager of the Golden Grill, said that he had checked with his staff and none of their mobiles corresponded with number which had contacted Kaitlin.
He also said it was possible the collection ticket, which had her name and phone number on it, could’ve fallen off her order outside the shop and been picked up by somebody passing by.
“I’ve been in business around Newport for 20 years and have always treated my customers like family – I would never put up with any of my staff doing such a thing,” he added.
A spokesperson for Gwent Police said, “We’ve received a report regarding an allegation of harassment and enquiries are ongoing.”