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Giving out a phone number without permission.

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MOM21SON:
This happened to me today.  I changed my phone number a few months ago and today I received a call from someone I have not given to. 

The person that gave it insists they weren't rude, just being helpful.

Am I overreacting?

Dorrie78:
No, you are not wrong to be upset. I never give out someone else's phone number. I always take the number of the person who wants the phone number and give it to the person whose number is requested and let them make contact if they wish.

Judah:

--- Quote from: MOM21SON on March 26, 2013, 03:10:32 PM ---This happened to me today.  I changed my phone number a few months ago and today I received a call from someone I have not given to. 

The person that gave it insists they weren't rude, just being helpful.

Am I overreacting?

--- End quote ---

Nope. You should never, ever give someone else's contact information without their permission. If some asks me for someone else's number or email, I take their number and pass it along to the person they're inquiring about. Never the other way around.

Moray:
In general, it's very rude. However, I think there's a difference between my sister passing my new cell number to my grandpa and cousin bob giving it to his buddy that runs an MLM scheme.

jmarvellous:
I don't really find it rude without more information. If someone knows I don't speak with another person and gives my # out anyway, rude! If someone suspects the asker of unpleasant motives, rude! If the person is a mutual friend with no reason to believe I no longer want to speak with the other person, I will handle it on my end.

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