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Travel Forums Off Topic Question for an E-inclined person.

1. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

I responded to an ad on kijiji.

Then the next day I received a reply, however in that reply they had attached a picture I put on TP.

How would someone stalk me like that?

This person could not have had any idea I am a member here.

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Did you use the same username there? Don't underestimate the power of search engines...

3. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

I was on a work PC and the email i gave to respond to is tom@**********.ca.

I can't imagine someone finding my TP page by googling Tom.

Is there a more devious method possible?

4. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

And the kijiji account I use is a purely business account for free advertising, and that definitely doesn't include my name. Neither does the businesses actual website.

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Have you uploaded the same picture on another site?

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

If you used the same or a similar username there, they could have googled that. Another option is using a service called tineye, which tracks photos and finds the same photo on other sites. If you uploaded a picture here and there, that could link the two I believe. I'm not sure how accurate this is, but it's a possible option. Alternatively, if you mentioned a business here on TP at some stage and on kijiji, a combination of that and 'tom' might have returned both. In any case, it seems like it would have required some advanced googling. Searching for Tom surely doesn't give anyone any leads. Tom + location might help somewhat... but even then you'd have no way of knowing for sure you are the same 'Tom'!

7. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

Quoting Hien

Have you uploaded the same picture on another site?

Nope.

I guess it doesn't really matter. It just irks me a bit when people get nosy. Which is why I don't use myspace or facebook.

Thanks for the info guys, I will try and figure it out.

8. Posted by jessyt81 (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

Definitely makes me think twice about putting photos/info online...