Violent ex repeatedly tracks down domestic abuse victim using Just Eat app
After fleeing her abusive relationship the brave woman was left terrified after her ex-partner repeatedly turned up at her new home after she ordered a takeaway using the fast food app
A woman was tracked down by her abusive ex-partner three times – after ordering a takeaway to her new home using the Just Eat app.
The victim, whose identity cannot be shared, was discovered despite moving house several times over the past year.
Now a women’s refuge has urged people to check their security settings in order to protect them from further violence or harrassment.
Charity Juno Women’s Aid issued a warning on Twitter this morning in a series of tweets.
The victim had not realised that her ex could access her new address by logging into the Just Eat account they had previously shared.
Now the domestic violence service has urged people to check who has access to their accounts.
The account tweeted: “WARNING about using food delivery apps [THREAD] A survivor of domestic abuse recently discovered how her ex-partner was able to stalk her and know her whereabouts through a food delivery app.
“Despite moving house 3 times in the past year, the offender was able to track her to each address, even in areas he didn’t frequent.
“It transpires that, whilst still in the relationship, he had added his bank card details to the victim’s “Just Eat” account, so that they could both pay for meals on the same account.”
Now the charity, in Nottingham, has issued a warning urging victims to ensure they are not sharing their account or email login details with anyone.
On Twitter, the charity added: “Takeaway delivery services via smartphone apps are now widely used, with popular fast-food chains adding more services daily.
“People may not think of this as contributing to their digital footprint, which could be used by an offender to find them.
“If you or someone you know is a survivor of stalking, harassment or domestic abuse, it may be worth checking if such delivery apps are in use and, if there are linked account details, change the account or close it.”
Just Eat has urged victims of stalking or domestic abuse to ensure that their account details are secure.
A spokeswoman said: “As with any online service, it is important to ensure your Just Eat account details are secure.”
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