Disclosed prospective tenant's contact number.

@aeiou78 (3457)
Malaysia
January 31, 2011 9:48am CST
I just leased out my apartment to a guy today. When I passed the keys to this guy this morning, I told him that a lady who was interested in renting the whole unit too. Then he asked for the contact number from me and I showed it to him. He was trying to get housemates to share the rental. When I told about it to my wife, she blamed me because of disclosing the contact number without the consent of the relevant person. I agreed that I were wrong in doing so. I were just trying to be helpful to my tenant. What is you opinions? Were I really wrong to disclose someone's contact number without his or her consent?
6 responses
• United States
6 Feb 11
I do understand that you were trying to be helpful, however if it has been you, you would not have appreciated someone giving out your number. So hopefully it does not go further and all goes well, as all you were doing was trying to help, so really you can't be blamed.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
6 Feb 11
Everyone should learn from his mistake. After the incident, I always remind myself for not to be so kind and helpful again. I were having a good intention. But the implication might be bad. I just worried and prayed for making the lady to suffer the consequences.
@SIMPLYD (78119)
• Philippines
1 Feb 11
yes, that it is was wrong. One should never disclose a person's contact number, unless the person give you the permission to do so. It is unethical to do that.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
2 Feb 11
I were a nice person in helping someone by providing the relevant information. I were a bad person in disclosing someone's personal contact number disregarding the privacy. Overall, I were doing wrong. I should not repeat the same mistake just because I were trying to be helpful.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 11
We should never disclose someone else phone number to other unless you have get her consent. If I were you, what I will do is to ask for the 2 person consent if they want to contact each other to discuss about the rental, if both of them agree then I will let them have the contact number. Many people especially lady do not want to let other have their phone number to avoid unnecessary problem.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
2 Feb 11
Disclosing someone's personal information might cause him or her suffering the consequences seriously. I were realizing my mistake only after the incident. I hope I should be more caution in handling the similar cases in future.
• Australia
31 Jan 11
nah its all good
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 11
I just hope for not to be blamed and guilty later. This was very wrong to provide especially a female contact number to a male stranger. I hope I should not repeat the same mistake again.
@akangirl (2437)
• India
31 Jan 11
I think your wife is absolutely right.That number your tenant can use to harass that women.One has a right to privacy and you had no right to give a lady's number to anybody.If your tenant was persistent then you should have asked the lady's permission first.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 11
I understand that I should be more caution in handling such cases in the future. I did ask him to send a short message to her only. Anyhow, I shouldn't be so busybody anymore.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
31 Jan 11
You really shouldn't have. If would have been more appropriate for you to call her yourself & ask if she'd be interested in speaking to the other guy before you gave him the number.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 11
Yes, you are right. I were too fast in responding to his request. I did a mistake. I am really regret if my male tenant has a bad intention after getting her contact number. May God bless everything to be fine.