PE marriages on the rocks after unsolicited SMS porn

2011-05-31 07:17

Port Elizabeth residents received a strange SMS late on Thursday evening with a link to a pornographic website that left some people questioning their spouses’ loyalty in their marriages, Dispatch Online reported today.

The questionable SMS, which included the name of the person receiving it, reads: “Hi (Name) you have 1 new message from Cindy in Richmond hill. Click here to view your message,” Dispatch Online reported.

One distraught woman, who did not want to be named, said her husband received the SMS on Thursday evening and because they live near Richmond Hill, she assumed he knew the woman mentioned in the SMS.

“When I went to the website, I saw all these pornographic images and got very upset. We had an argument and it almost ruined our marriage.

“I cried myself to sleep because of this whole thing. I thought he was having an affair. I want to know who sent this SMS and why,” she said.

More than 100 readers, mostly men, on The Herald’s Facebook page also confirmed receiving the peculiar SMS.

Charles Vincent said: “Yeah, I got one. Very odd, was curious what spam I was getting, so I opened up a secure browsing session and it turns out to be a porn advertising page that wants to charge R9.99 a day for porn.”

Institute for Security Studies senior researcher Annette Hobschle said cellphone-related crimes were on the rise and cellphone users needed to protect themselves by not clicking on suspicious weblinks sent via SMS or e-mail.

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