I was bemused by a story on the BBC about a woman whose mobile phone number accidentally appeared on EastEnders. The article says:
Mrs Edwards says she received 2,800 messages after the episode was aired in September, some of them abusive.
I really wouldn’t be paying enough attention to notice the number and then be able to text someone an (abusive or otherwise) message. Some people really do have much time on their hands…
The article does then add:
...the large volume of messages received by Mrs Edwards could in part be explained by The Sun subsequently reporting the story and carrying a picture of Ricky's phone which showed the number.
That was helpful then.