|The cheating woman, Gabriella Nagy,
wearing her wig and dark glasses disguise.
A married woman in Toronto had a brief affair. She used her cell phone, listed in her maiden name, to communicate with the gentleman.
Meanwhile, the married woman’s husband wanted to combine their communications, internet and cable TV services, so he called their provider, Rogers Wireless.
Rogers Wireless consolidated the woman’s cell phone bill with the services her husband wanted to combine. They sent a global invoice for all services to the couple’s home under his name.
The husband opened the bill and saw many hour-long cell phone calls between his wife and one number. He called the number, spoke with the gentleman on the other end, and discovered the affair.
The husband left his wife.
The wife was deeply embarrassed. She became distraught and emotional. She lost her job.
So she decided to sue the cell phone company for violating her privacy.
She said if they hadn’t bundled the bills, her husband would never have seen her bill and he wouldn’t have discovered her affair and left her. She is suing Rogers Wireless for $600,000 for alleged invasion of privacy and breach of contract.
Rogers Wireless says they are not "responsible for the condition of the marriage, for the plaintiff’s affair and consequential marriage break-up, nor the effects the break-up has had on her."
Lesson one from this story: you probably shouldn’t cheat. Adultery when discovered is oftentimes unhealthy for your marriage.
Lesson two from this story: if you’re going to cheat, be more discreet. Don’t use your own cell phone, don’t have long conversations on your cell phone, get electronic invoices sent to an unknown email address and for God’s sake use a different cell phone company.
Lesson three from this story: don’t blame a company for ruining your life when it wasn’t a company that caused you to cheat or to be caught. It was you.
Gabriella Nagy has now set up a Facebook page for CHIRPP (Citizens Helping Individuals Reform Privacy Policies), a grassroots movement advocating to reform the privacy policies and practices of large corporations.
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