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If you text "RAINCHECK" to 888-222 by 6:00p.m. tonight you'll receive a text message with a coupon for a free Chipotle burrito.

But if you add one more "2" to the end of that number, you'll be texting Hank Levine, a technology attorney from Washington, DC, who has spent all day responding to strangers reaching out to him in the hopes of scoring some free grub.

It all started when Chipotle closed its restaurants during the lunch shift on Monday, February 8, to discuss health and safety procedures following the chain's recent E. coli scare. As an apology to customers, Chipotle offered one free burrito to anyone who texted 888-222 between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on that day.

"It started this morning around 9:00 a.m. when I suddenly got a text that just said, 'raincheck,"" Levine told Tech Insider. "Curious, I wrote back with a question mark."

But the conversation didn't end there. 

"The person said, 'I want my burrito," Levine explained. "I told them they had the wrong number."

At this point, the stranger clued Levine in and told him Chipotle was giving out a number very similar to his. Since then, Levine has received over 60 (and counting) text messages from people looking for a free lunch. 

Take a look. We first spotted Levine after his daughter-in-law tweeted about the mix up.

Levine has been responding to people and letting them know he isn't Chipotle. But not everybody has been friendly when Levine lets them know he isn't giving away free burritos. 

Take a look. 

Chipotle 2Courtesy of Hank Levine

Levine says he reached out to Chipotle, but hasn't received a response yet. He also visited a local Chipotle to let them know what was happening.

"The manager shrieked and called everybody else over to look at my cell phone," Levine said. "The Chipotle staff were concerned about the 50 or 60 people who thought they were going to get burritos, but now aren't."

Levine also thinks he might not be the only person out there fielding misdirected texts from burrito seekers today. 

"In theory, every area code could have an 888-2222 [number] in it, so I'm only getting a limited number [of texts]," he explained. "There could be another 200 Hank Levine's out there getting these texts instead of Chipotle."

As for Levine, he says he's no worse for wear, though his cell phone battery is definitely more drained than normal. 

"I feel bad for Chipotle," Levine said. "They've got all of southern Maryland thinking I'm giving out coupons for free burritos."

Tech Insider also reached out to Chipotle and will update this post if we hear back.  In the meantime, you can find instructions for getting your own Chipotle burrito coupon here. But please, for Levine's sake, pay close attention when you text!