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Model sent creepy texts by barman who got her number via tracing app

A MODEL has shamed a creepy bar worker who sent her texts after getting her number via the Track and Trace app when she ordered drinks.

Lucy Dixon accused the man of breaking the law after he sent a selfie and wrote: ‘I was working the night you came in, you’re gorgeous x’.

The 32-year-old dancer, fire performer and personal trainer quickly worked out how he had got her number and posted grabs of the messages on Facebook.

Ms Dixon, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, wrote: ‘Track and Trace, and bars having to take down your details in order for you to be there these days. And this is exactly what should never happen. A complete breach of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Texts: Lucy Dixon shared messages

‘Currently getting to the bottom of how and why this has happened. Surely these are meant to be secure databases no?’

Under government measures, pubs and bars have to ask customers to leave their contact details so they can be called in the event of a coronavirus outbreak.

In the messages, the sender, who called himself Tom, said: ‘Hey gorgeous, hope you’re well? Xx.’

Asked how he got Ms Dixon’s number, he at first said he found it on Instagram, but later admitted it was through the testing app — and sheepishly apologised. He said: ‘If you want me to leave it is fine. And sorry if so. I’m guessing so.’

Ms Dixon responded: ‘You know that’s against the law?’

Her post has now gone viral and yesterday had over 4,000 shares, likes and comments.

Emma Louise commented: ‘What the hell. He’s even sent a photo, how incriminating.’

Siobhan McManmon-Greenlees said: ‘A database is only as secure as those administering it are. In this case, not at all.’ Dawn Holdbrook added: ‘I hope you reported him for that, it’s utterly disgusting.’