Some Malawians in Mzuzu claim that they have been receiving flirtatious text messages from people using a Cameroon country code.
Malawi24 has received information from 42 people who have stressed the need to expose such people whose motives have been said to be to fall in love with ladies in Malawi.
Rose Mwalwanda who is a resident of Mzuzu told Malawi24 last Friday that she received a text which read “let’s love tonight” from a person using the mobile number +237222258507.
According to Mwalwanda, a day before receiving the text, she got another one which read; “hi darling I miss you a lot.”
She couldn’t hide her fear when telling our reporter that she is failing to delete or respond to the text as some people have warned her that it may be a trap for her to fall in love with the devil.
“I am single but these messages are really making me feel scared. I haven’t replied as advised by my pastor,” said Mwalwanda.
Some teenagers in Mchengautuba in Mzuzu also claimed to have received messages from different numbers but with the same Cameroon code. In the messages, the teenagers have been promised true love they never had.
One of the teenagers, John Jere showed our reporter a text that read; “you are so sweet honey, I miss your love.” Despite being a 17 year old single boy, he maintained that he cannot respond to the text because the number is very strange to him.
“Can you love someone through text message? In fact it’s a foreign number, I am afraid I cannot manage even to respond. I don’t know the motive of the writer,” said Jere.
When our reporter mustered enough courage and called two of the numbers, all calls were answered but the person on the other end of the first call did not utter a word while on the second call he was greeted by vulgar music.
Meanwhile, Bible believers have suggested they may be satanic agents aimed at buying Malawian souls on devils behalf.