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Is there anything that can be done if someone is falsely accused of a crime and it is being spread on social media?
Hi I'm not really sure if there's anything we can do but I thought I'd ask We had a lad who is a year or two older than me come to our house yesterday with his father banging on our front window, we opened the door and they have accused us of stealing the lads phone on New year's eve as they tracked it to our house, we explained that we never left our house NYE and was awake until around 3/4am playing Mario, so there was no way we would have his phone, we welcomed them to go look through our bins as that would be the only place that it could be although we have an alleyway to the side of the house with our bedroom over the top so can hear when someone walks down there, we heard nothing. Today it has now been plastered all over Facebook saying that they have been to the tracked house (ours) saying we have denied it and accused us again of probably having it or someone that came to our house having it (the only people in my house was my partner, myself and my dog). We asked them to involve the police and they could deal with it as we have no idea what he is on about. This has caused significant upset, and has sent my anxiety sky rocketing. If they continue to accuse us of this is there anything we can do as I'm now a bit worried about them targeting my house we've only lived in for 9 months!

Patricia Taylor

27th March 2022

2 upvotes

Top Answer
NQ That's libel https:// www.daslaw.co.uk /blog/ distinction-in-d efamation-sland er-libel

Rogelio Hawkins

27th March 2022

3 upvotes

NQ You could contact the police yourself and explain what has happened, then if anything does happen to your home you have at least reported it. X

Dean Bratchett

27th March 2022

+11

14 upvotes

NQ I'd want to see FindMyPhone app on their phone to confirm that the stolen device is in my home, and they're not just having a look around to check the doors and see what they can steal when you're not at home next month

Rogelio Hawkins

27th March 2022

+4

7 upvotes

NQ Report each individual comment to Facebook

Rogelio Hawkins

27th March 2022

1 upvote

N Q Also record any of the evidence, screenshot fb etc. x

Dean Bratchett

27th March 2022

2 upvotes

NQ- did they play the sound from the findmyiphone app or even call it?

Tina Brunner

27th March 2022

2 upvotes

NQ - we have just received a message this second, with an apology stating that a neighbour had taken it back to their house to keep it safe and is not at our house, we were literally about to just phone the police, thank you all for your advice. I can breathe a sigh of relief now!

Patricia Taylor

27th March 2022

+26

29 upvotes

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