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My grandson Alex

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Wrinklygrandad123 Sat 03-Aug-13 00:52:08

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Anne58 Sat 03-Aug-13 01:02:04


Anne58 Sat 03-Aug-13 01:07:34

BTW, we are not stupid!

Wrinklygrandad123 Sat 03-Aug-13 01:12:33

What for?

Anne58 Sat 03-Aug-13 01:16:29

You do not put personal contact details on a place that the whole world can see!

Wrinklygrandad123 Sat 03-Aug-13 01:18:11

How do i delete this then? i didn't mean to be offensive, im new to this

Ariadne Sat 03-Aug-13 05:34:28

Send a private message to Gransnet HQ - see the buttons to the right of your message?

If you need help and support, tell us the story but leave put names etc so that you and those affected remain anonymous - this is an open forum.

Hope this helps.

LizG Sat 03-Aug-13 07:34:29

If this is a genuine mistake then do get in touch with Gransnet HQ who will help you sort it out. Don't let us frighten you off we are a very nice bunch and there have been many other mistakes made believe you me blush

Wrinklygrandad123 Sat 03-Aug-13 07:49:15

Thank you very much guy's, this will not happen again im certain of it!

gracesmum Sat 03-Aug-13 08:17:47

hmm I wonder?

Anne58 Sat 03-Aug-13 11:02:05

Wrinklygrandad sorry if this was a genuine mistake, but I must say that I'm surprised to see that it's still here. Surely your grandson would not want to be contacted on his mobile by people he has never met, offering to talk to him about his personal life?

This forum can be accessed by anyone, nice, nasty, grans, not grans, literally anyone, so I really don't think you should be "exposing" your grandson in this way.

Ariadne Sat 03-Aug-13 11:04:19

Very true!

Ana Sat 03-Aug-13 11:04:54

Goodness - get that phone number off the forum please GNHQ - absolutely anyone could get access to it....not just on this site! shock

Elegran Sat 03-Aug-13 11:16:11

And surely you see, Wrinklygrandad123 that if this is NOT a genuine post (it happens!) then you are could be a "friend" of Alex whose post is intended to embarrass him? and to trick "old ladies" into phoning a complete stranger about their love life? No wonder we "old ladies" are not keen on this! We were not born yesterday, as someone else has just said.

kittylester Sat 03-Aug-13 11:19:17

Phoenix reported it - why is it still here confused

Elegran Sat 03-Aug-13 11:35:16

Maybe GNHQ think we are all old enough not to phone a number just because it appears?

We might even find that it is a wrong number anyway - like the ones that were around when we were young - "Mr Leopold Lyon would like to meet adventurous female for companionship/outings. Interests hunting, alfresco meals, sunshine. Tel XXXX to meet up." Hopeful lady rings number and asks for Mr Lyon. "Sorry" replies zoo reception "He is confined to his cage at the moment . . . "

Ana Sat 03-Aug-13 11:38:42

Anyone can view Gransnet - you don't have to be a member!

gracesmum Sat 03-Aug-13 11:44:30

I think it must be a (not very funny) hoax as Elegran and others have suggested, designed to embarrass somebody - maybe at a stag do/wedding day/ whatever?Wrinkly really has to try harder.
And if I am wrong- if "Alex" is desperate for phone calls from ladies (possibly) old enough to be his Granny - he is in a sad way.

whenim64 Sat 03-Aug-13 12:12:56

11 hours since first reported and still not removed! What's going on at GNHQ today? Have you all gone off to the pub.....sat in the beer garden in the sunshine, thinking you really must get back before someone rumbles you? grin

vegasmags Sat 03-Aug-13 12:51:32

I also reported the post on another thread made by this contributor. That was early this morning and I have received the standard email response from GNHQ, but that is all.

Anne58 Sat 03-Aug-13 17:43:29

I am amazed that this is still "live" phone number and all!

when I'm inclined to agree with you. It strikes me as rather irresponsible that GNHQ have left it in the public domain.

kittylester Sat 03-Aug-13 17:57:26

Has anyone tried the number grin? That'd scare them!

Ana Sat 03-Aug-13 17:59:39

Nooo - it might be a premium rate one.....or one that costs £150!! shock

Elegran Sat 03-Aug-13 18:14:31

"Oftel records show that numbers starting 07969 9 are allocated to Orange."

As it looks like a mobile phone number the area code is not available.

Putting it into and and a couple of other number tracing sites did not bring up any reports of nuisance calls from it, so I think it is a genuine number.

Anne58 Sat 03-Aug-13 18:24:46

I still say it shouldn't be here! (Even if the OP was genuine)