LEX 18 — Back in March, while staying "Safe at Home," boredom began to set in for many Americans, and many singles took to online dating apps during that time. But what started as an innocent distraction quickly changed into a horror story for a Lexington woman, one she's still battling in court. Then without going on any actual dates and only striking up a few conversations, she quickly deleted the app and never thought about it again.
But a few weeks ago, while working at her hair salon, a man walked in and asked for her. Since she regularly gets referrals this way she didn't think much of it until he said, "I've been trying to get ahold of you for a while, I've been looking for you," she says. Then she slowly began to remember a conversation she had over three months ago on Tinder, where she told a man she didn't want to tell him where she works out of fear someone would show up like he just did.
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So like the thing I explicitly told you would make me uncomfortable, you stewed on for three months and did it anyway," says Tequila. After hesitation, Tequila took her story to Facebook, where it's been shared over 70, times.
She will be in court next week. Fortunately, this story didn't turn violent, and since Tequila is still battling this in court, we decided not to release the man's name for her safety.
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Since she never told the man where she worked, police say he was probably able to locate her through the location on the app, and he likely may have tried several salons around the area before actually finding her. Tequila says the whole experience has made her fearful of how quickly people can find you using the internet.
To show just how easy it is, LEX 18 also spoke to a UK professor specializing in cybersecurity and shows us just how easy it is to track someone from a photo or a first name. News LEX 18 Investigates.
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