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ASTOCKPORT woman says she has been bom­barded with flirty mes­sages from a smooth-talk­ing call cen­tre worker in South Africa.

Adele Berry, 21, was put through to an op­er­a­tor 8,000 miles away when she called Voda­fone to com­plain about a bill.

But just a few days af­ter the call han­dler sorted out a re­fund she was stunned to re­ceive a string of mes­sages from the worker, named Miguel, jok­ingly call­ing him­self her ‘fu­ture hubby’.

Since then she has been swamped with fur­ther un­so­licited What­sapp mes­sages as well as a pic­ture from her un­wel­come ad­mirer.

One of the texts said: “It’s Miguel from Voda­fone or fu­ture hubby. Wow I knew you beau­ti­ful but damn you’re beau­ti­ful.”

Miguel also said he would ‘buy all the shoes you want’ and also in­cluded a snap of him­self. Other mes­sages ask af­ter ‘fu­ture in-laws’.

Adele, who lives in Red­dish, said she had passed the time of the day with man when she made the ini­tial com­plaint dur­ing her March 6 con­ver­sa­tion, to fill ‘dead air’ – but did not ex­pect to be hear­ing back from him.

She said: “He said what are you go­ing to buy and I said ‘prob­a­bly some shoes’.

“He told me his fam­ily lives nearby in Liver­pool.

“He knows my ad­dress – what’s to say he turns up at my ad­dress?”

Hav­ing re­ceived 18 mes­sages from ‘Miguel’, Adele has tried to stem the tide of ad­vances, mak­ing sev­eral com­plaints to Voda­fone – and even con­tact­ing po­lice.

A spokes­woman for Voda­fone said the pest em­ployee has since been suspended while the mat­ter was in­ves­ti­gated.

Adele Berry

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