Six weeks ago, a young woman called Zed (not her real name) was in a meeting at work when a message popped up on Facebook Messenger from a distant friend.
“Hey babe,” it began.
The friend asked Zed to vote for her in an online modelling competition, which she agreed to do.
But then – disaster. Adding her email address to the competition register had caused a tech meltdown, her friend said. She needed to borrow her email log-in to fix it quickly and restore her votes.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC