Monday, 12 December 2011

What a Twit

Stay safe online!
I'm not a total social media addict, but I must admit I like Facebook and Twitter as much as the next person. I think they definitely have their value (especially in the blogging world), and make keeping in touch easier than ever. Despite this though, sometimes social media can go bad. Here is a little story of something that happened to me recently...

One evening I got a missed call off an unknown number. This isn't anything out of the ordinary - a lot of market research companies (all those annoying calls asking if they can just have five minutes of your time) and other businesses hide their numbers so you answer the phone. I thought nothing of it. However about twenty minutes later I got another call, which I answered. I won't repeat what was said to me but it was pretty vile and so I hung up. I then received 17 calls from the same unknown number within the space of 10 minutes, none of which I answered. It was getting late and my phone just kept on ringing, which creeped me out a little bit so I eventually got a male friend to answer and ask the person to stop calling.

It basically transpired that this person had found my number on a Facebook group that a friend made after she lost her phone and tried to get everyone's numbers again. I try never to post any personal details on the internet, but for some reason I'd never really thought about groups like that.

I would thoroughly recommend that people avoid putting their phone numbers or any personal details anywhere on Facebook or other social media sites. I know that the calls I got were just from some pervy low-life with nothing better to do, but it was horrible all the same - stay safe guys!

Sarah x

1 comment:

  1. Eek, what sad, sad people their are out there. That would freak me out too.

    Sadie x


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