Woman was caught off guard when a salesman cold-called her, claiming that he used 'aerial imaging' to inspect her house.
As technology and surveillance techniques develop, privacy has become much more difficult to get. Most people are not aware of just how much data is publically available and discover it spontaneously. In fact, all of this information that has gone out into the public sphere has become incredibly useful for companies to market their products to individuals. A woman on TikTok, who goes by @aerithgirl, shared a video highlighting a scary incident that she had with a salesman.
The video has got 729.6K views and 855 comments on the social media site. She starts the video by sharing, "I just got a cold call from a salesman who said, and I sh** you not, 'We have been doing aerial imaging of your house and we see that you need a new roof.'" The woman is truly shocked to hear this, seeing how creepy and random it was for the salesman to do "aerial imaging" of her property. Moreover, he dared to call her and inform her about invading her privacy.
The short clip concludes with the woman sarcastically inquiring, "Can you tell me if my IUD is sitting properly, too?" According to the Mayo Clinic, an IUD is a contraceptive that's inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The woman was hinting how such companies had very personal information about individuals that they would utilize to make more money. People also found the interaction quite worrying and shared their thoughts in the comments section.
@fluffer_nutter00 commented, "I got a letter in the mail for insurance and it had a current picture of my house on it." Another individual, @thedeceptikitty, suggested, "I would full-on say that I'd had it purposely removed and have no plans to replace it, then hang up." @anonymouse486 shared, "They told me that too. I got a new roof seven years ago and checked it myself with my drone. Nice try, fella."
Last year, a Reddit user shared how their privacy was being breached by the company they worked for. The post titled, "My company just used 'Big Brother' to describe a new system they implemented," has garnered 1K upvotes on the platform with 81 comments. They revealed how the company gave employees iPhone 12s that had their own proprietary software. It was intended as a work phone and the individual spoke about it, saying, "Like most things with this company, the implementation of these phones was handled poorly, and so far, the phones are pretty much useless."
The phones turned out to be quite useless, which meant that employees barely used them. Since the company had spent a lot of money on these phones, they wanted their employees to start using the phones more seriously and they started to track their phone usage. What was more worrying was the fact that they were very upfront with letting their employees know that their phone activities were being monitored by the company. All of these changes pushed the individual to begin looking for another job elsewhere.