Woman thought she’d been hacked after deleted Facebook posts – but it was her dog

A pensioner is feeling pretty embarrassed after reporting ‘hackers’ for deleting hundreds of her Facebook posts – only to find out it was actually her dog, who had sat on her phone. Linda Meems was shocked when she logged into the admin page for her hometown’s social media group, Spotted Turburty, to find that loads of her posts had been deleted. Linda, 69, fired off a Facebook message from her iPad last Tuesday to group founder Chris Ward to clear her name and explain she had been offline as she was in the bath. Concerned she had fallen victim to hackers, Linda reported the suspected fraudulent activity to Facebook and swiftly changed all her passwords.

However after hearing a ‘weird’ noise coming from under her three-year-old dalmation-labrador Bo, she fished out her phone to discover the dog had deleted all the posts with his bottom. The gran-of-seven has vowed to never leave her phone near Bo again – and captured a snap of him looking very guilty after recovering it. Linda, originally from Tutbury, Staffs, said: ‘I felt sick when I realised what had happened.

‘I then had to phone Chris feeling very embarrassed and frustrated but thankfully she only laughed – most of the [group’s] members have had a good laugh too. ‘When I originally logged into the Spotted Tutbury group I realised the cover photo had changed and there was more than 100 items that ‘Linda Meems’ had deleted. ‘I remember thinking “I haven’t, I’ve not been online” and in a panic I contacted Chris. ‘She said “I bet you’ve been hacked you need to get in touch with Facebook”. ‘I remember wondering where my phone was and then all of a sudden hearing a really weird noise. ‘I realised it was under one very big black dog and I fished it out and never thought any more about it. ‘But later I thought “oh dear the dog’s been on my phone”.’ Retired retail manager Chris, who lives in Hatton, Derbyshire, said: ‘We all panicked because we didn’t know what was happening. ‘Linda messaged me to say there was something weird going on with the page. ‘I logged on and saw it repeatedly said ‘Linda Meems has deleted this post’. ‘I put a message on the group straightaway to say we had a gremlin and in the meantime we logged the issue with Facebook.

 

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