Celebrity stalkers should drop their cellphones in the toilet. Pronto.
Just look at what happened to Shira Barlow, a UCLA student. While she was at a party, she accidentally dropped her cellphone in the toilet. When she had it replaced, her wireless company insisted on assigning a new number with a 310 area code rather than 415. Lo and behold, Barlow had been given a recycled phone number that previoulsy belonged to Paris. The practice stems from efforts to conserve phone numbers to minimize area-code splitting.
Since then, she has been receiving Paris' messages and calls including numerous invitations for parties as well as greetings from men with foreign accents. Despite the many invitations, Barlow has resisted the temptation to pose as Hilton to get into exclusive parties. I'm not sure I would have done the same thing though.
According to her, she plans to keep the number because she says it has been a greater source of amusement than a hassle and also out of convenience.
First, the Internet sex scandal and now this. It seems ICT has not been very kind to Paris Hilton.