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SMS from UK Gov to stay home

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posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 09:22 AM
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My 18 yr old got it today too, me or the missus havent yet though. I'm thinking they may be sending it to those in age groups, they seem likely to go out and ignore the lockdown...... maybe.

Scratch that last remark...... I've edited as I've just received my Gov.uk text.
edit on 24/3/2020 by Catch_a_Fire because: added more




posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 09:24 AM
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originally posted by: Cymru
Are we being tracked already?

You bought a phone with GPS you've always been tracked.

Some advice if your gonna break quarantine probably best to leave the GPS tracker at home.

Thank you for showing us the thought process of the people who can't follow simple directions.



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 09:25 AM
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originally posted by: Cymru
a reply to: SprocketUK
Only correlation I can see is movement.


I was at home when mine arrived at 8.30.



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: lakenheath24
For real.

Facebook and Google track you more than the government but peeps are glad to use those all day long.

a reply to: EvanB


What? Facebook and Google are the government!



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 09:55 AM
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Here in the US, I saw a post on Facebook... one of my friends said that she turns her location function off on her phone and it keeps turning itself back on. One of her friends said that the same thing is happening to her.
I told them that I had heard that the government planned to use cell phones to keep track of virus transmission ... ie, who you have been in close proximity to if you or they have been infected. Using computers, they could even project how many cases are going to pop up in given areas in the next few weeks.
That would work for airborne transmission. They don't know certain variables though. As in if you are wearing gloves, mask or eye protection.
It could still prove to be useful.



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: JAY1980

You utter fool.
GPS and Location disabled by default. My Google tracking is blank without any manual amendments.
I don't do Facebook espescially now and even have location tracking on photos disabled.
This thead was not about social media but about the physical IMEI and SIM numbers. Now is not the time to preach to the unconverted.
Best of luck. I gather Bacofoil is on sale at your local supermarket.

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posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 10:39 AM
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no text hear - and i was out this morning - bike ride - before the general pubic stirred



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 11:03 AM
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A homing pigeon arrived this morning, his message read Stay at Home.
edit on 24-3-2020 by Kurokage because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Kurokage


You're welcome...



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 12:12 PM
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Got mine at 09:53
wasn't sure to start with, thought it might be a phishing attempt, then realised, heck yeah, they'll just be sending this to every UK registered Mobile phone number. makes sense.



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: CrastneyJPR

From El Reg ...

www.theregister.co.uk...



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: CrastneyJPR
Got mine at 09:53
wasn't sure to start with, thought it might be a phishing attempt, then realised, heck yeah, they'll just be sending this to every UK registered Mobile phone number. makes sense.


This one is though.




posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: MissBeck

The clue is in tne URL.



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: Cymru

We know this, but some people will blindly click on it seeing 'free money'.



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 02:26 PM
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I'm on 3 and got mine about 11.30 this morning

Coronavirus: Mobile networks send 'stay at home' text

The government is texting people across the UK to inform them of the new rules announced by the Prime Minister yesterday (23 March 2020). This has been made possible thanks to the cooperation of mobile phone operators

Some customers have already received the message, while others are set to get it later in the day.

The network O2 told the BBC it was sending the texts in batches adding it could take until 22:00GMT to complete the task.

The government has had to work with the operators to get the message sent because an emergency alert system, trialled seven years ago, was never put into practice.

www.bbc.co.uk...

GOV.UK

Press release
Coronavirus: SMS messages

Alerting people across the UK about latest coronavirus measures.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)

Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread the virus.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

www.gov.uk...



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: Grinch

Good work.



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 05:52 PM
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Genuinely thought I’d got the text because I was driving to work, to get my things from there, to enable me to work from home! Got creeped out by the timing...

Add to that the fact that over the 2 mile drive the place was CRAWLING with police cars.. Makes ya sweat.



posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 06:34 PM
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me 2.
dont take your phone when you go out!
must walk the dog.
i dont take it most of the time any way.
they have been traking us a long time.

oops now they know too.



posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: buddha

My neighbours daughter has just been to the shop to fetch some things, got me something as I'm still in isolation, and her Mum has just text that when she returned home from the shop she received a text to say she had been tracked leaving the house, and if she does it twice more she will be fined!

Without seeing the text myself, I can't see if it is a scam, but has anyone else had one of these?


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posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: MissBeck

further context needed

2 more forrays - in what period ????????????????




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