She sent the following ‘automated’ message Chantay Joseph
“AUTO-REPLY: We have detected the transmission of unsolicited pornographic images of potentially illegal nature [code:36489-a] and your device's IP address has been forwarded to the police pending an investigation. If you think this is a mistake, reply STOP.”
The man clearly fell for it as he promptly replied, “STOP”, triggering Joseph to then send the same message again.
The flustered man then posted a flurry of messages saying: “hello get on your phone STOP get pn [sic] your phone quick.”
“Stop,” he added in a plea. “I know you were there rn stop this bxtch [sic].”
“What do you want.”
But Joseph showed no mercy to the online flasher and sent another “automated” message reading:
She continued to freak him out Chantay Joseph
“AUTO-REPLY: Your address and online information have been forwarded to the police. Please expect correspondence in relation to [code:36489-a] shortly. If you think this is a mistake, reply HELP.”
Predictably, the man replied: “HELP.”
“Bxtch get on the phone quick,” he added. “Help.
“If you took a screenshot of this yourself delete it rn,”
Joseph then blocked the man, leaving him to wring his hands in fear:
Then she blocked himChantay Joseph
Reacting to the screenshots of the conversation, people on social media thought the trick was brilliant and praised Joseph for her quick thinking.
And Joseph is not the only person to use the clever trick to stop men from sending unsolicited photos.
Alexandra Kuri, an artist from North Yorkshire in England, went viral last year after she sent a similar message to a man sending her photos.
Prior to this, US director, Jenn Tisdale, also came up with a plan to shame gross men by pretending that she had installed an app called “C***block”, which stopped penis pictures from appearing, while simultaneously sending them over to the police, too.
Speaking about her incident, Joseph said she did it as “people need to feel the consequences of their actions”.
She said: “Simply scolding someone and blocking them isn’t enough to get people to stop sexually harassing women like this. People need to feel the consequences of their actions, it needs to be personalised.
“Also social media companies are really bad at filtering this sort of content and this message proved how to easy it is to really shake someone out of bad behaviour by enforcing rules!”
“It’s funny to watch people squirm at their own bad behaviour,” she added:
“I feel like I needed a small sense of justice even if it didn’t lead to anything bigger.”
Hopefully moves like these will make men think twice before dropping their trousers apropos of nothing. Though it is a shame women have to scare men into thinking they will be arrested to stop them doing this rather than, you know, just having common decency.