Someone has posted a leaflet through my letterbox naming and shaming 2 local individuals,with pictures,printed from the www.whydontyouloveme.co.uk website,alledging they owe £19,000& £13,000 in child maintenance.
Has anyone else had this,and do you think it's right or wrong?
If these people haven't paid now why are they gonna pay when their vexed partners send leaflets round. If anything is it not going to make them more determind not to cough up?
Maybe in the case of public safety. Which, this wasn't.
I can't really see the point of doing this,as i don't know the individuals,and i dare say 99% of the people in this area won't,so what would this achieve?:huh:
The problem with 'name and shame' is getting it right.
If you name and shame someone and get it wrong they have every right to sue you. If you damage their reputation, lose them their job, etc. for no good reason then they could might make mony from you. And if they don't, they might easily decide to come around and beat the crap out of you.
If they ARE bad 'uns, then it's still probably counterproductive. As has been pointed out, if they haven't shelled out with the panoply of the state arrayed against them then a leaflet to the neighbourhood is unlikely to make them find the money.
Assuming they have it, of course.....
The law is often imperfect but it's all we have to go with; naming and shaming may get things off your chest but I doubt that it will affect people who're not playing ball. I reckon that if the people named and shamed were of a nature to be moved by such actions, they'd have probably shelled out already.
And, it's a wonderful way in which you can harass someone; I hope the person who runs this site at least checks the stories of her 'customers'.