So I did the most logical thing any decent person would do. Delete!
And I thought that was it. But then, weeks later I received a follow up SMS from this Sam. I found it a little odd to get a follow up spam. I deleted it again of course.
And so I thought that's the end of the story. Or so I thought... I received another follow up weeks later. Then last week, another one. This time, I thought to myself, okay, I'm not gonna delete this one. This is starting to get annoying, why do I feel like somebody's playing a prank on me?
There's no way I would respond, I kept it in my inbox so I could post it here, the exact SMS:
Gud am po, c Sam po to, ung girl na humihingi ng tulong makapunta ng maynila.. M22lungan nio po b ako? Gagawin ko po ung kapalit na hhngin nio, para lang makapunta npo ako ng maynila.. Parang awa nio napo..
Yesterday I received 2 more messages, the other is another plea for help while the other one is a short profile that says she's a DOST scholar.
First of all Sam, I'm not a dirty old man.
Second, if you're a wise girl, you know better than I do, that there are million ways to get here than randomly asking for help from someone in exchange of "anything".
Third, this is really beginning to sound like some kind of prank. Whoever you are, I'm not gonna fall for it.
There, now that I blogged about it, it's time to clean my SMS inbox. Sorry Sam, it's not gonna work. Anybody interested to help her, contact me and I'll give her your number when she send another follow up.