Fans THOUGHT James Charles Was HACKED After Receiving Texts (Phone Number)
"I’m not hacked don’t worry guys 😂 it’s real!! 3109058746 💕" James tweets out his phone number.
29 January 2020 by Fonticha Tran
LOS ANGELES - NOV 11: James Charles at the People's Choice Awards 2018
at the Barker Hanger on November 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson
On January 29, Beauty YouTuber James Charles reassured fans that he wasn't hacked after fans were surprised when he tweeted out his mobile number!
It all started when James appeared to randomly tweet out his mobile number and telling fans to "text" him.
Check out James' tweet below:
I "hehehehe text me 310-905-8746 😜"
Of course, fans immediately thought that James was hacked, with some commenting, "blink twice if you're hacked".
Upon texting the number, it automatically responded with a link and a message telling fans to click on it to stay updated on new videos, photos, merch, etc., and that it was James' exclusive number.
Of course, with a seemingly "unknown" link, many fans thought it was a scam. One fan tweeted out a screenshot of the message, saying that it "sounds like a sister scam".
However, it turned out that this was simply one of those "services" created for fans to keep updated with their favourite celebrities via text message.
How exactly does this service work?
Basically, the service will give a unique 10-digit phone number to the celebrity, which will be connected to a messaging app that keeps the celebrities' texts and DMs apart from fans' texts. The celebrities can share this number to fans, and fans can then text them.
However, several fans weren't aware of the program and believed that James was hacked, especially when James' text instructed fans to click on a link.
Of course, James quickly reassured fans, saying that he wasn't hacked and that it was "real".
Check out James' tweet below:
I "I’m not hacked don’t worry guys 😂 it’s real!! 3109058746 💕"
He then included a few screenshots of text conversations he had with lucky fans.
I Fan: Hey James. It's one of your biggest fans. Please reply ❤️ love you. Can you send me a dorky photo of you to save for my contacts?"
I James: [Dorky photo of James] I love u too
I Fan: Hey James! I wanted to see if this works? You know you're wild for this but I love it 😂
In a series of Instagram stories, James explained in more detail about the service, saying that it was the "perfect solution" to talk to his fans directly.
I "I have a very, very fun surprise for you. One of my biggest goals in 2020 was finding out more ways that I can communicate and talk to you guys directly when I am not able to give you hugs at meet and greets and stuff, and I have the perfect solution. I am giving you guys my phone number. I know it sounds crazy, but I think it's going to be so much fun."
I "310-905-8746, It is me, it goes directly to my phone, I will be able to reply back to you guys, give you one on one updates about brand new videos, [...] new products coming soon, and we get to keep in touch. So send me a text, follow the instructions that get sent back to you, and talk to you soon!"
Afterwards, James revealed that he had received more than 100,000 text messages and that he was trying his best to reply.
I "I literally have more than 100,000 messages HAHAH my phone is freaking out but i'm trying my best to reply to a bunch!!!"
James Charles finished filming for his new Beauty Competition Reality show on January 25.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.