Although social media occupies a significant part of our lives, we fail to understand that not everything has to be publicized on the Internet. This girl from Perth, Australia, learned the lesson the hard way.
Facebook user Chantelle won a bet on the Melbourne Cup horse race, and obviously was extremely excited. To share her joy with friends online, the woman posted a selfie with the winning ticket worth $825 on the social media site, as reported by the radio station Triple M.
However, she soon learnt not all people in her friends’ list were her well-wishers when someone from her Facebook acquaintances used her selfie to claim her winnings, leaving her high and dry.
Needless to say, Chantelle was extremely upset and later wrote on Facebook: “To the low life who is obviously my friend on Facebook and used my photo to claim our winnings. You’re a massive d***. You ruined my day.”
Triple M later spoke to Chantelle, as she revealed the police had tracked where the prize was claimed, and had assured her they would get the culprit. But so far, Chantelle is still waiting for her cash and only time will tell whether or not she ends up being a loser in the long run.
For the time being, the radio station has given her $20 to settle the price she paid to buy the ticket.