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Posting someone's phone number and address on Facebook

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Sabaidee Wed 22-Jul-15 08:58:56

An acquaintance on Facebook recently did a good deed and returned a dog's collar he'd found in the park to its owner - identifying her from the mobile number and address engraved on the metal tag attached to the collar.

Fine.

But he then posted a photo of the tag - with details clearly visible - and a pic of her house on Facebook saying what had happened and mentioning that it belonged to a 'little old lady'.

AIBU to think that this is a massive invasion of her privacy and potentially a security threat?

Stickerrocks Wed 22-Jul-15 09:00:40

Why don't you just suggest he takes it down for those very reasons?

Tooooooohot Wed 22-Jul-15 09:01:04

Yes, it's extremely stupid and I hope you have reported it to get the picture removed.

ShakesBootyFlabWobbles Wed 22-Jul-15 09:02:32

Message him to delete it now it is resolved, he may just be being a bit thoughtless on the privacy aspect.

Not the most sensible thing to do.

Sirzy Wed 22-Jul-15 09:02:38

Stupid thing to do.

also screams of "look at me haven't I done well" rather than just doing the good deed quietly

ThumbWitchesAbroad Wed 22-Jul-15 09:03:02

Yes he's been incredibly stupid and you must tell him to take it down before someone burgles her or worse.

Sabaidee Wed 22-Jul-15 09:05:47

I have messaged him and he's replied 'don't worry, she's got her dog to take care of her' winky sodding face. So he clearly doesn't see it as an issue.

I've also reported to FB as have a couple of mutual friends. But the FB reporting process gives you weird options (and no 'other' to tick) and they have so far come back saying it isn't deemed 'inappropriate.'

I would be livid if someone put my personal details on an open forum!

GreyAndGoldInTheMeadow Wed 22-Jul-15 09:07:44

That's so unbelievably out of order! Utter cunt

DoJo Wed 22-Jul-15 09:09:21

I agree with Sirzy - why did he need to post that he had done it at all, let alone go into detail of who it was and photograph her house?!

GreyAndGoldInTheMeadow Wed 22-Jul-15 09:09:51

Can you comment publicly on the picture with why its so stupid and hopefully get a bit of backing from others to take it down.

Sabaidee Wed 22-Jul-15 09:11:17

I did comment publicly. But oddly no one else jumped on the bandwagon to agree with me, so I started thinking maybe IWBU!

I will try to deal with FB again and see if they can take it down. I find it surprising that you can't flag a post/pic as a security concern and have someone look at it that way.

GreyAndGoldInTheMeadow Wed 22-Jul-15 09:18:04

Facebook are useless most of the time

ReginaBlitz Wed 22-Jul-15 10:11:36

Ffs what is really going to happen here? She's a little old lady why would his fb friends care? Pretty strange to put a pic of her house on there, and overall a pretty minor event to bd bragging about I could understand if he found her dog but a collar really?

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