Shamed on Facebook for debts

Sarah Coles
shock at computer
shock at computer

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We're used to living life in public to a certain extent, sharing every tiny detail of our lives with our 300 closest 'friends'. However, there are still some things we like to keep to ourselves. We're not keen, for example, to broadcast our money troubles, or tell people we are struggling with debts.

So it has been particularly cruel that debt collectors have been targeting Twitter and Facebook to shame people into paying their debts.