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• Debt Collector Watch
According to MSN Money, debt collectors are infiltrating social network pages, contacting you, your friends and family through the site to force you to pay what you owe.
One debt collection agent, Michelle Dunn, confirms that this is a strategy used by debt collection agencies today. "If you look like a really good-looking girl, a lot of people would accept a friendship even if they don't really know the person," she explains.
• Job hunting
According to a survey carried out by Careerbuilder in 2009, 45% of employers check your social media presence when hiring, and some 35% of employers reported that they have found content on social networking sites that meant they did not hire the candidate.
• Passwords Please
In an even more worrying development in Maryland, a man has recently been asked to hand his Facebook login details over to his employee.
• Legal Snooping
Dorothy McGurk claimed that she couldn't work, rarely left home and didn't socialize because of injuries from a 1996 car accident. The dancer, on disability, had been seeking lifetime alimony of $850 a month from her husband due to this accident. When the Facebook evidence came to light as evidence in court, the alimony was lost.
Originally posted by pillock
I closed my account
they still send me emails after 2 months saying I have messages waiting
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
reply to post by RealSpoke
I agree with that. I don't have a FB profile but I have a Myspace I never deleted, and I listed myself by my nick name not real name. I have 1 email with my actual name and the rest of my online persona is fictional nick names like this one.
Most people can't see 5 minutes into their futures so they weren't thinking FB would become the tool it is today. Some people throw caution to the wind and feel they have nothing to hide, until they do, then it's too late to back track. Things are going to get far more surreal soon enough, as the prosecution pulls out all those years of data collected on us that they will use against us, to make sure we all have a turn making Kevlar and other military hardware in their private prisons.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Hopefully people will start to understand that social media is all in the public domain. people need to learn how to behave on the internet, the same as they should in public.