A single woman has detailed the moment she made a chilling discovery about her new Wi-Fi – just days after the technician who installed it asked her out on a date.
Shelby, from the US, had arranged for a technician to come out to her apartment to set up her home internet.
During the installation, she thought the man was “super cool” and “laid back” as the pair bantered.
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After he left her home, she received a text message from him asking whether she was keen to meet up at a bar.
However, Shelby said she never responded to him because she wasn’t interested.
But things took a strange turn just days later when she noticed her Wi-Fi stopped working – only to discover the disgruntled expert had secretly returned to her home to unplug it.
Shelby claimed a technician who she rejected had tampered with her WiFi, which is in a box right outside her bedroom window. Credit: shelbyroseolson
“I seriously can’t make this s*** up,” Shelby said in a now-viral video.
“So I moved into this apartment and I had to get my Wi-Fi set up, I tried to set it up myself but I couldn’t so I had a tech come out.
“So the tech came and helped me.”
After their encounter, the man sent Shelby a text out of the blue to ask her out on a date.
“He ended up texting me afterwards asking me if I want to go get drinks with him,” she said.
‘I blew him off’
“I kind of just blew the guy off because A: He was my service provider so I never thought that I’d have to see him again and B: I don’t know, I just did. Don’t judge me.
“Well fast forward to this Friday, I’m sitting in bed, it’s 11.30pm and my Wi-Fi goes out.”
Shelby said she tried to fiddle with her Wi-Fi all weekend to get it to work but to no avail.
“So I finally schedule another appointment and I had a different tech guy come out,” she explained.
“Well this tech guy is trying to figure out what was going on with my Wi-Fi for so long and he finally comes back and he’s laughing at me. He’s like, ‘Um, so do you have any relationship with anybody that could be a service provider?’ I was like, ‘No, why?’
“He goes, ‘Well long story short, I figured out what was wrong with your wires… Turns out the wire that was damaged was one only provided by us, only our service provider has a key for it’.”
But things took a strange turn just days later when she noticed her WiFi stopped working. Credit: shelbyroseolson
Stunned, Shelby said the man went into further details into how her internet was disconnected.
“He goes on to tell me the box that is for my Wi-Fi is directly outside of my apartment complex,” she said, as she showed viewers how she can see the box right outside her bedroom window.
“If I’m sitting in bed, watching TV, you can see the box. So that means this man on Friday was watching me in my apartment, most likely p***ed off that I never responded to him wanting to get drinks and took my Wi-Fi from me.
“What the f***.”
Shelby said she quickly realised the man had deliberately pulled out her Wi-Fi cord.
“There should have been no reason why my Wi-Fi would have gone out at 11.30pm on a Friday if there was not someone in that box tampering with it,” she explained.
“When the second tech had finally gone out to the box to check for me, he said that my cord was the only one that was pulled, all the other ones were intact.”
Shelby has reported the matter to her service provider and has been told an internal investigation is underway.
“I have ordered cameras, I close my blinds now and I am getting stuff to cover up the windows just so I have some light in my apartment,” she added.
“But safety measures, we’re good to go, I got it handled. I will make sure I’m safe on my end.”
Her video has been viewed more than 1.5 million times, with many sharing their own stories.
“I had a tech guy give me his personal number ‘in case anything happens’. Internet went out the next day. New tech guy came out and saw my wire was old, thought it was weird and assumed the first guy might have stolen it,” one said.
Another shared: “Something similar happened to my daughter and a service tech. Needless to say after a nice chat she got free cable and Wi-Fi for a year.”
One revealed: “I had a service tech guy nonstop call me for three weeks after set-up to ‘check in’ on the internet but really he was trying to ask me out!”
Another said: “My tech guy used my phone number that he got from the appointment info to ask me out. Like just do your job and leave please, it’s so inappropriate.”
Meanwhile, many described Shelby’s experience as “terrifying” as they urged her to stay safe.
“Very scary! I’m freaked out for you,” one said.
Another shared: “That is not okay – please stay safe.”
One suggested: “The guy wanted you to call him back for the service interruption.”
Another added: “That’s why I don’t talk to anyone. I don’t want them to think I’m interested just by being nice. They can’t take the rejection.”
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