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40 Cheaters Who Got Caught Via Text Message

Trista July 6, 2021

Sending a text message is fast and easy. However, it’s becoming relatively easy to get mixed up when you’re texting several people at once. The drama starts when you send the wrong message to the wrong person. The worst offense is when you end up revealing you’ve cheated on your significant other. Nothing is more heartbreaking than discovering the person you love ends up cheating behind your back.

And you know what they say about cheaters. If they cheat with you, they will cheat on you. Most of these people probably lie, cheat, and steal, as they all go together. These stories show some of the crafty ways people have caught their partners cheating via text messages. Their partners weren’t exactly using all of their brain cells. The creativity that goes into some of these is just astounding, so be prepared to be shocked and amazed here.


40. Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Teenagers aren’t the only ones cheating on their partners through phone messages. Even full-grown married adults are capable of infidelity too. This father learned the hard way how much he’d have to pay to buy his own daughter’s silence. The father sent a message to his lover… or at least he thought he was. It turns out he ended up sending the message to his own daughter.

Blackmailing her own father seems pretty low, but remember that he was the one breaking up his own family. It’s only fitting that his daughter asked for so much to keep quiet about it. Who knows what happened after this exchange, but no doubt, the father regretted having a lover when his daughter found out what he was up to.


39. Wrong Owner Of Leftover Pants

Things can get pretty heated when you’re trying to keep secrets behind your partner’s back. You have to pretend like everything is fine and make up so lies to cover up your tracks. However, one of the biggest things you should keep track of is whom you’re texting at that moment. For this person, they might have still been basking in the afterglow, but they should have had the sense to check the name of the person they were texting.

Despite his positive response to her message, it was probably a little devastating that he couldn’t confront her face to face right then and there. At least he found a clever way to get the truth out of her without doing much work. We hope for Jeffery’s sake that he’s found a better person who values him.


38. Making The Wrong Assumption

Tony texted his girlfriend that the game was over. Though he doesn’t mention the game exactly, little did he know that his girlfriend would take this the wrong way and make the worst possible assumption. What started as a harmless conversation went South very quickly.

Before he can even clarify what he was talking about, Tony’s girlfriend admits to cheating on him… with his brother of all people. Who thought that such a misunderstanding would lead to the unfortunate end of Tony’s relationship? At least he discovered the truth about the person he once loved.


37. When Names Are Too Close

Who would’ve thought that the following text conversation would ever happen? If you have a best friend and a girlfriend whose names are pretty close to each other, you would think that you’d at least save them in your contacts differently, like saving your girlfriend’s name as “Girlfriend” so that you wouldn’t make a terrible mistake.

Unfortunately, this guy sent a text to his girlfriend that was meant for his “bro,” admitting that he hooked up with another woman. No doubt, Jordyn dumped him right then and there and refused to let him explain himself. Maybe about you stop sharing your infidelity with other people if you’re trying to keep secrets.


36. Played Himself For a Fool In This Text

Naturally, when you get caught cheating, the first thing to do is apologize and ask your partner to take you back. Unfortunately for this person Yoongi, they don’t have any excuses to offer, other than they didn’t hear their partner enter the room. The following text conversation demonstrates just how out-of-touch Yoongi is with saying the right thing.

Instead of making an apology or coming up with an excuse, the only answer they can give is that they didn’t hear their partner enter the studio, as if that was supposed to make everything better. They still cheated. Even if they had heard their partner and stopped doing whatever it was they were doing. Yoongi isn’t the sympathetic type.


35. Bryan The Blackmailer

Here’s another instance of a parent sending a text to the wrong person. He should have checked the name first. Brenda is pretty close to Bryan, but that’s not a mistake anyone wants to make, as you’ll see at the beginning of this text conversation. The dad is sending a text to arrange a meeting with Brenda but ended up throwing himself under the bus when he sent the text to his son instead.

Sadly, the father thinks that $450 is enough to cover his own wife’s heartbreak, so that showed how little he cared for her feelings. Good on Bryan for upping the bribe onhis father and confessing that he would tell his mother anyway. No price is high enough to allow your mother to continue believing everything is okay in her marriage.


34. If You’re Going To Lie, Do Better Than This Text

The key to a successful lie is covering up your tracks. Some creativity should be involved, but there should also be some common sense. When this partner expects Jackie has been sleeping around behind their back – and she knows it – you would think that Jackie would take better precautions ensuring that there’s nothing else to make them even more suspicious. Unfortunately, Jackie didn’t think that far ahead.

Jackie should have booked the hotel room in their name instead so that her story would be less suspicious. Instead, their partner discovered that it was under their boss’ name, meaning that they were sharing a room instead of staying in separate ones. Jackie gave her partner everything they needed to verify their suspicions, and now all of her things are packed in bags.


33. Who Wants Rhinestones?

Buying a beautiful gift for your partner should be an exciting time. Unfortunately for this person, their good intentions were more sour than they realize. Sharing the information of the gift they bought with their supposed partner instead of the person they’re cheating with gives their partner all of the ammunition they need to end things.

Moreover, when their partner tries to clue them in on what’s going on, they completely miss the mark and don’t get the joke. At least they finally found out and won’t have to wait around anymore to receive any of this jerk’s gifts in the future.


32. Weak Excuse

It’s easy to make up little white lies when we’re not interested in hanging out with people. Maybe we’re tired or we just need a break from being social. Nevertheless, when your boyfriend wants to just be in your company, regardless of what you’re doing, then that seems pretty harmless. This guy’s girlfriend has a pretty good excuse, she has to study. It’s admirable that she’s so focused on her education. Unfortunately, this girlfriend didn’t have all of her bases covered.

As we’ve discovered, this girlfriend isn’t really studying at all. This leaves the boyfriend to assume what she’s really up to and not interested in hanging out with him. Let’s hope this boyfriend has moved on to greener pastures and that the girlfriend has learned to come up with better lies.


31. Didn’t Hide Her Story

Remember how we talked about being creative with your lies to cover your tracks effectively? Chelsea thought she was doing just that by distracting her boyfriend with a sexy picture of herself. Who’s going to be looking anywhere else when you’re sent a lovely photo of your partner’s derriere? Chelsea’s plan, however, only worked for a short period, when her boyfriend noticed that there was something else in the picture that there shouldn’t be.

Oops. If she’d just cropped the picture a little higher or taken a few steps to the left, those incriminating boots wouldn’t have shown up in the image at all. Unfortunately for Chelsea, she was caught in her big lie and likely ended up single when she got back home.


30. Best Friend Had Her Back

Nothing is more uplifting than knowing your best friends have your back when it counts. And sometimes, unfortunate accidents may end up becoming happy coincidences that show just how trustworthy your friendship is. Julie learned a bit of bad news when her best friend texted her saying she has some bad news of her own.

If any of us were in that situation, we would have been high-fiving Julie for what they did, even if it was an accident. On the other hand, even if Julie didn’t hit her friend’s boyfriend with her car, she still has a good sense of humor to help cheer up her friend when she needs it the most. Let’s all hope we have a friend who would do the same for us when we need it.


29. Pretending To Be Sick

If you’re going to use the lie about not feeling well to avoid spending time with your boyfriend so you can cheat on him, at least use some common sense to make sure that you’re texting the right person. What was meant for her lover ended up being sent to her boyfriend because she wasn’t checking the name on the text. James’s girlfriend ended up outing herself as the cheater that she is.

The fact that she tried to apologize for it afterward just goes to show how much she’s only thinking of herself in this situation. James didn’t deserve her, and we can only hope that whomever this Jared was is no longer with her to this day either. This is the kind of girl you can’t trust.


28. At Least Spell Your Fake Text Properly

So far, we’ve seen how much people try to backpedal when they’re caught cheating on their partners through text messages, but this guy takes the cake. In fact, it may even be one of the saddest attempts on the list. His text message declaring his love should be heartwarming. However, when you realize that he meant to send the message to someone else, everything became worse.

To be fair, if he’d only spelled “service” right, then the situation might have been a little more humorous, but he couldn’t even do that right. Lauren and her kids are probably in a much happier position without this guy in the picture.


27. Not The Kind of Cheating She Thought

No one enjoys a pop quiz. It’s unsettling and you rarely feel prepared. However, it’s something else entirely when you don’t even know you’re being tested, and it’s even worse when it has to do with your relationship. This guy was trying to make a joke, telling his girlfriend that he didn’t care if she cheated or not…on the test.

But she answered a little too quickly and ended up confessing her infidelity to him. Now, this guy was probably heartbroken after that, but at least he got the truth out of her and can figure out whom he should spend the rest of his life with.


26. Cheating In The Worst Way Possible

If you thought any of the previous victims had it rough, then you are not ready for what happened to this poor girl. She doesn’t even receive a message from the perpetrator himself, but his mother. Jim’s mom thought she was making a simple request to get to sleep at night. Unfortunately, she ends up spilling the beans she didn’t know she was holding.

Jim and his lover were getting a bit too heated and loud, but the lover wasn’t Jim’s actual girlfriend. She was away on a trip in Europe, and she had to get the horrible news. At least the mother was nice enough to apologize for the girl’s hurt feelings.


25. Dad Isn’t Paying Attention

Sneaking off to have some fun is mostly harmless, but when a father is cheating on his own wife, it’s not so harmless anymore. This dad was trying to tell his lover that the wife was gone and the kids were at school, but he ended up sending the message to the wrong person: one of his own children.

Of course, as we’ve seen before, bribery comes into play when the kid wants the dad to buy their silence and even has a witty retort when the dad suggests that they’re supposed to be paying attention in class. Not the best time to get smart with your kid when they can easily tell their mom about your message.


24. Destruction Of Property

What starts as a seemingly harmless message, or even a joke, if you will, became serious quickly when this girl revealed the reason for her threat. She tells her boyfriend that she would break his Xbox if he ever broke her heart. Too bad he’s already broken it and she caught him.

Since she already caught him cheating, he already knows what the consequences are, and she’s told him she’s already coming over. It might be best for him if he hid his Xbox so that she can’t find it. Either way, this boyfriend learned what should have been an easy lesson the hard way.


23. A Text From The Other Girl

Getting a text from your boyfriend is usually a good thing. It means they’re thinking about you. But what happens when it turns out to be another girl that your boyfriend is dating? That is usually a recipe for a lot of drama, but thankfully, these two girls realize that the other is not the enemy: the boyfriend is.

They plan to meet up and give the boyfriend a lesson in pain. Mark was in hot water and justifiably so. Sorry, Mark. Maybe you shouldn’t have two-timed these smarts girls who found out your real game.


22. Never Trust A Guy You Broke Up With

When you’ve broken up with someone, it’s usually for a good reason. The other party may not always accept this, and they may try to get back to you. If they’re single, it might be something to consider, but if they’re already dating someone else, then that’s a big no-no. It’s even a bigger mistake if you decide to date your ex’s best friend. Because who’s to say that they’re not talking to each other? That’s exactly what happened with this guy.

Now there’s no way for him to backpedal out of this when Amy saw his true intentions. What made him think that this girl wouldn’t tell Amy that her current boyfriend wasn’t going to cheat on her behind her back? Either this guy assumed that he’s the best thing in the world, or he doesn’t understand the true meaning of friendship.


21. Fake Family Plans

It’s understandable when your partner can’t hang out because they’ve already made plans with their family. It’s one of the better excuses. Unfortunately for this guy, he revealed just how fake those family plans are when he sends the message to the wrong girl.

It only takes a few minutes for this girl to receive another message from her boyfriend, announcing to “Jenny” that he’s coming over. From her response, we can only assume that her name isn’t Jenny, so this guy’s been caught double-dipping. It’s more than likely that they broke up after this. However, who knows whether he ended up with Jenny or not.


20. Your Face Accidentally Fell Onto Hers?

We’ve had lied and bribery, but never have we seen straight-up stupidity as much as this. This person’s excuse is probably the worst one yet because it doesn’t even make any sense. This person sends a text message, explaining their misdeeds by saying that they accidentally cheated. How does that even happen?

But this seems even worse; it seems like they had sex with another person, which, again, isn’t something you can do accidentally. A lack of judgment isn’t the same as an accident. That’s just being very stupid. It makes you wonder if this person thought of better excuses from now on. Who knows, but let’s hope they never “accidentally” fell into someone else’s face after this.


19. An Unsolicited Text

It’s one thing to send the wrong picture to a person, but it’s another thing to send a picture intended for your boyfriend to the wrong person. Especially if that picture is something very private, you don’t want anyone else to see what you’re sending. However, what if you sent the right image to the right person… but the wrong person ends up looking at the phone? For this unfortunate girl, she learned the hard way that she was the other woman.

Unfortunately, she was told that her boyfriend had broken up with Jessica, but that wasn’t the case. If both girls broke up with Todd, at least he got what he deserved. It’s unlikely he learned anything from this, unfortunately.


18. Breaking Up With Your Wife?

We’re pretty sure that’s called getting a divorce, but when a spouse hasn’t given you any signs that they’re no longer interested in the marriage, that would leave anyone confused. However, the confusion goes away when there’s a much simpler answer: the husband sent the text to the wrong person. He was trying to break up with his lover, not his wife, and now she knows.

The stupidity hits him in the face when he admits that the text wasn’t for her instead of trying to play it off as a joke. That gave the wife everything she needs to put the pieces together. She realizes that her husband has been cheating on her and that he was trying to break up with his lover.


17. A Seemingly Harmless Question

This girl thought she was doing the right thing by asking her parents if she could hang out with a friend. Most parents are used to their teenagers just leaving the house whenever they want and not leaving a message about when they would be back. So seeing this text exchange should be refreshing for any parent. Unfortunately, this girl wasn’t texting her parents to ask them to hang out with her friend John.

Only, she ends up texting her own boyfriend. He has a problem with her going to hang out with another boy. Furthermore, the fact that she thought her parents liked this John means that they’ve met John before. No amount of apologies could save her from this kind of mistake.


16. Anxious Because You’re Cheating

We all look for support from our friends now and again, especially when we’re not feeling so great. Our loyal friends will do what they can to cheer us up to make the situation a little better. However, when things are going wrong for you and are the result of you being a bad person. For Zoe here, the reason she was having a bad day is that she’s cheating on her boyfriend and doesn’t know how to deal with maintaining all the lies.

Cry us a river, Zoe. You’re not going to get sympathy from even your best friend since you’re the cause of your own misery. If you’re not ready for a committed relationship, maybe you shouldn’t have agreed to be someone’s girlfriend. These two guys would be much happier with other people who aren’t going to cheat on them.


15. A Poet Au Natural

It’s enough to break up with someone over text messages, but it’s pretty creative to break up with them over a poem. This girl took it one step further when she discovered her boyfriend had been cheating on her. She could have been angry about it and started screaming. But instead, she took the calm approach so that the boyfriend has no idea what’s coming next. It’s not until he sees her threat to knock his head off that he finally realizes what is up.

He has a lot of explaining to do, and his brazen response at least demonstrates that he’s not trying to lie everything away. Still, he can only get so much respect when he cheated on his girlfriend, to begin with. Although he’s not running away, this boyfriend is still not a good guy in anyone’s book.


14. Text Messaging The Wrong Father

Hearing the news that a couple is about to have a baby should be good news, especially if they’ve been trying for a while. So this wife messaging her husband that she’s pregnant, you would think that everything would be coming up roses for this happy couple. Unfortunately, after he expresses his happiness, her following message takes all of that joy and flushes it down the toilet.

Maybe it’s a good thing she made a mistake in messaging the wrong person because she ended up confessing everything to her husband, including the fact that she was cheating on him with his brother of all people. Who knows what happened to this couple after this, whether they remained married or got divorced.


13. The Weirdest Cold

There are some nights where we just don’t want to go out. We’d prefer staying at home, lying in bed, and binging our favorite shows with a bowl of soup. For this girl, she wanted to do just that. Her boyfriend texted her, asking if she was okay. She responded that she was sick; it was an elaborate ruse, after all, because she didn’t know the truth of the situation. In actuality, her boyfriend was right behind her.

She got found out that she wasn’t sick at all. She was out at the strip club, hitting on random guys. Of course, she’s confused by his suggestion that a nightclub is a cure for her cold. Nevertheless, his last message to her lets her know that her lie is out. We can only imagine the conversation they had that night, but she probably went home alone after that.


12. The Worst Time To Call Your Kids Annoying

Messaging the wrong person can come back to bite you. The situation gets worse when your message is about that person you’re complaining about. There’s only so much apologizing you can do before things get smoothed over again. But this father went one step too far. Not only does he call his kids annoying, but he’s also messaging his lover, telling her that she’s free to come over.

Of course, his daughter, Karina, isn’t going just to let this slide, especially after he just called her annoying. Bribery comes into play to get everything she wants from him, including the promise of a puppy. Who knows if this ploy even worked or if she got everything and still told her mother everything, but this dad has a lot to learn about texting the right person in the future.


11. At Least She Confessed

We’ve seen many dads get into trouble, but this one is a mom confessing to her infidelities. There are still plenty of things wrong with this story. She not only messaged the wrong person, but she also admitted to her own kid that she’s been cheating on her husband. We don’t see any bribery in play here, but there are probably many hurt feelings from such a confession.

The kid was first confused that their mother was sleeping with their boss. The mother explains that she meant the message for their father, meaning she slept with his boss. Which doesn’t make the situation any better, but at least she’s honest about the situation. Let’s hope she confessed to her husband after this before her child did it for her.


10. Buying Someone’s Silence

Mistakes, namely cheating, can become very expensive. Usually, the cost comes with some amount of forgiveness and regained trust. However, for Uncle Joe, the price he’s going to have to pay for this mistake with not only money but his sports car as well. Uncle Joe messaged a mysterious lover that he finally has the house to himself for three weeks so they can come over. The downside is that he sent the message to the wrong person.

Instead of trying to lie his way out of things, he honestly asks their family member what price they want for their silence: $ 500 and his Porsche. Not a bad request, and there’s no guarantee that they’ll even stay quiet either when Aunt Sara gets back. Uncle Joe tries to make a joke about them being related since he would have asked for the Porsche too, but they’re obviously not amused by any of this.


9. Your Worst Enemy

A boyfriend knows that his girlfriend has gone out to a party with her girlfriends to have some fun. That goes to show just how much trust he has in her. So when he texts her phone to check up on her and see how she’s doing, he didn’t expect this response. It’s her friend who has her phone because she goes on to divulge that this guy’s girlfriend is engaged in… extracurricular activities.

The friend admits that the girlfriend is likely making out with another guy in a different room. Furthermore, it is a guy that’s probably her boyfriend. The story falls apart when the boyfriend replies that he is her boyfriend. The friend, having nothing else to say, replies that she’s sleeping. Alone. Not even that lie is good enough, but it’s still pretty funny how she tries to cover for her friend.


8. Kellie Knows More Than You Think

Kellie believes that she can trust her boyfriend. However, this boyfriend thinks that he’s clever. If Kellie doesn’t know, maybe the guy can get away with messaging one of Kellie’s friends named Ana. This bad boyfriend thinks he can have some fun on the side. Ana takes the extra step of reminding him that Kellie is still his girlfriend, but he continues to flirt with her, thinking that he’s gotten away with everything.

He even promises that he won’t tell Kellie anything. That’s when Ana admits that she won’t have to tell Kellie anything either: because Kellie has been reading their entire conversation over Ana’s shoulder. This boyfriend likely got a call from Ana a few minutes after the last text message to break up with him. At least Ana was a good enough friend not to keep everything hush-hush so that Kellie knows she’s not getting played.


7. How Many People Has He Broken Up With?

When you’ve broken up with someone, it’s likely a good idea not to keep them in your phone contact list anymore. It keeps your life simpler, and you won’t accidentally send them a message that isn’t meant for them. However, this guy did just that. Perhaps he’s keeping these exes’ names around in case he ever wants to get back with them. So when he texts an ex, apologizing for breaking up with her, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea, right?

Until the ex realizes that he’s gotten all the details of their relationship wrong. Moreover, just how many other exes are there on his phone? Obviously, she didn’t take the breakup well and had no interest in getting back together with him.


6. Security Cameras Are Not The Best Idea

This family is different from all of the other families out there. They must have a range of security cameras in their home, watching everything that everyone does all the time. So this father thinks he’s doing his son a favor by giving him the security code for the cameras so that the son can delete some incriminating videos from the history. Unfortunately for the father, the son knows some incriminating videos in there too.

It turns out that son witnessed some videos of the dad fooling around with the mother’s yoga teacher behind her back. Now the father has nothing to hold over his son’s head now that the latter holds all the cards. The father offers to bribe him. However, the son asks for an even higher price as well as a new car.


5. When A Joke Is No Longer Funny

Everyone hates autocorrect. It takes an innocent message and turns it into something awful, leading to many misunderstandings. Many of those misunderstandings could lead to broken relationships that will probably never get mended. One girl tried to play an autocorrect prank by telling her boyfriend that she cheated on him. Unfortunately, she didn’t get the response she was expecting.

Instead, he admits that he cheated on her with her sister. The girlfriend replied by stating that she was trying to say she was checking up on him, leading to this sour exchange that ended their relationship. The guy saying that he loved her by the end was probably left on read after this. Maybe don’t make admissions next time if you’re not ready to deal with the consequences.


4. Take Everything And More

It’s nice to have a partner check up on you through text messages to see how you’re doing. This guy just wanted to see how his girlfriend was doing. Although her reply is a bit rough, there’s no reason for him to respond the way he did, only to realize too late that he’s not messaging the person he thought he was. This guy thought he was texting his lover, not his girlfriend. Not only that, but the bad boyfriend admitted that he was cheating on his girlfriend for her and that he didn’t deserve to be treated this way.

What about her? She didn’t deserve to be cheated on either, but he did it anyway. The boyfriend tries to smooth things over by telling her that he loves her, but that doesn’t go over too well. She told him that she’s taking the Xbox with her. She gets something out of it, forcing him to buy a new one.


3. A Prank Text That Led To Honesty

You know that conversation you have with someone they ask you which you want first, the good news or the bad news? Most people ask for the bad news first to get the good news to make them feel better. However, that’s not how this conversation went. The girl starts by saying that she broke her boyfriend’s Xbox, which can be devastating given the price of these machines. It’s easy to see from his response that he’s distraught.

However, they turned out to only be a ploy. The girl hadn’t broken his XBox at all but wanted to distract him with terrible news so that her admission seems less awful. Did it work? It’s hard to tell, considering the boyfriend still seemed more concerned about the state of his game system than the nature of his relationship with his girlfriend.

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2. Surprising The Wrong Number

Sending a surprise text to your boyfriend is one of the sweetest things you can do. It makes them feel loved and appreciated and will make them think about you all day until they see you next. Unfortunately for this girl, she ended up getting all of it wrong. The only good side of this is that it wasn’t her fault. It turned out her boyfriend, Andy, already had a girlfriend.

Thankfully, both girls took the mature way out and decided that it would be better to take matters into their own hands. The girl asked Jessica to tell Andy that they were no longer together, which likely led to an even more heated conversation between Jessica and Andy afterward. It’s his own fault; he landed himself in hot water with his two-timing.


1. A Text That Cost A Lot

A parent getting to go out and not having to take care of their children is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Mom needs some time and relaxation too, and she doesn’t get it as often as she wants. So when this mother heads out to have some fun, who could blame her? Well, we can, when we discover the nature of her text message. She’s supposed to be messaging her lover when she accidentally sent the message to her child instead.

She asks her lover to come over, and she’s left confused when they say they don’t want to. Then her child tells her to look at the number she’s messaging; how embarrassing! Her kid asked for $1000 and a laptop to buy their silence.