Buzzfeed is reporting that woman on Twitter spotted this fake "mistake" from a man who couldn't take a hint.
Mariah White says she met the man while driving for a car company and they discussed professional topics. She admits that texting him her name so he could look her up on Linkedin was a possible mistake, but the middle-aged man misinterpreted her intentions.
When she began getting random texts, White realized he wasn't interested in work related topics and so she ignored him.
White told Buzzfeed:
"We had a really good polite conversation about my unique major, the university, being the only black people in our departments, stuff like that."
And then after not responding to numerous messages, she received this message:
"Hey mom... I just transferred $2800.00 to your account.... you should have told me sooner that you needed help... text me when you get it...love you!"
White chose to share the text with Twitter.
Twitter got a giggle out of the attempt.
@mariahjenae @GOODMlAD Her: ignoring him Him: https://t.co/P6QOQVH5fp— Andre D Thompson (@Andre D Thompson)1544898538.0
@mariahjenae I’m dead with “Hey you. How are you?” https://t.co/q6E9XE4E0T— CG (@CG)1544900987.0
@mariahjenae He thought he was slick 😂 https://t.co/KhD8HORKak— ♡ 𝖆𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔰 ♡ (@♡ 𝖆𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔰 ♡)1544847225.0
@mariahjenae https://t.co/ALXaTxduKN— Louisiana Fried Butter⁷ 🧈 👅 (@Louisiana Fried Butter⁷ 🧈 👅)1544847630.0
@mariahjenae This was absolutely on purpose. 😂 This happened to me once. After ignoring the guy’s texts for a month… https://t.co/O2U87YyIH6— Here, My Dear. (@Here, My Dear.)1544922233.0
@mariahjenae wow that was corny— Nino (@Nino)1544896729.0
One man decided to try his luck.
@mariahjenae trying my luck https://t.co/6jCETOSAdv— justin (@justin)1544916637.0
@mariahjenae i think it worked https://t.co/zW8vTDEcQO— justin (@justin)1544916743.0
Some people thought White was playing games to get attention.
@mariahjenae Just tell him you’re not interested and then block him if you’re so tired of him... Jesus, people thes… https://t.co/EJu3lRRM6T— Ela Casati (@Ela Casati)1544942615.0
@ElaCasati @mariahjenae Taking a hint isn't hard either. And it's common for people to keep texting and pestering o… https://t.co/rHrZ8gLD1h— Katlego (@Katlego)1544957837.0
@Kay_tie_ @mariahjenae You think it has never happened to me? I just say “no” and block them as many times as neces… https://t.co/9yZJCs3ufW— Ela Casati (@Ela Casati)1545103344.0
White said she knew it was a fake attempt because:
"What are the odds that M-Ariah and M-Om are right next to each other in the contact list? It just did not add up."
But others weren't so sure.
@mariahjenae @VG3_ If your name Mariah in his phone I could see that as an actual mistake. Like ma or mama or sum.— Joyner Lucas' 60 Bands (@Joyner Lucas' 60 Bands)1544949208.0
But... mostly... people were having... trouble with the... overuse of ellipses.
@mariahjenae All the ....... https://t.co/ykc4gzDfjx— white bread (@white bread)1544957189.0
@mariahjenae This is.... really funny.... But why... does he use so many.... of these...— Jessica ⁷ #BTSCOMETOSCOTLAND (@Jessica ⁷ #BTSCOMETOSCOTLAND)1544977006.0
@mariahjenae @ruinstyles .......he tried— elijah (@elijah)1544974695.0
And then there was this extremely honest tweet.
@mariahjenae @tsuwunade I would have fallen for this. Honestly, you never know. https://t.co/7yjuTH3fXk— Permanent Marker (@Permanent Marker)1544945464.0
Maybe it wasn't about the money. Maybe it was to show he loved his mother.