How did this person find me on facebook? Stalking Watch

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Used an escort website and left some bad feedback for an escort on there. Now she says she has "outed" me on facebook as revenge and I don't know how. The only personal thing she has is my mobile number, nothing else because I created an almost completely anonymous profile and I am very careful with what I put out there. I received a friend request from someone I am almost certain is friends with the escort (no mutual friends, originates from same location as escort). I have deactivated for now and have changed my mobile number.

My question is, how would this person have gotten my name from my mobile number? It hasn't been posted anywhere publicly on the internet (I did a check by searching for it using different search engines and nothing linking me to it came up). I obviously don't want my entire friends list (including some family members) knowing I use escorts occasionally, hence the anonymous profile on the escort website. I am going to reactivate my facebook in a few days or a week and immediately block the person that sent me a friend request but I am pretty uncomfortable with this person knowing my name now
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It isn't that hard. Your phone number will connect you through things like Google, WhatsApp, Hotmail, LinkedIn and other sites. From there she gets a name and then finding you on Facebook is trivial.

Perhaps the lesson learned here is to treat people as you would have them treat you, especially in matters of discretion.
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(Original post by ByEeek)
It isn't that hard. Your phone number will connect you through things like Google, WhatsApp, Hotmail, LinkedIn and other sites. From there she gets a name and then finding you on Facebook is trivial.

Perhaps the lesson learned here is to treat people as you would have them treat you, especially in matters of discretion.
Yeah but how did she get those things? My mobile number isn't linked to Gmail, WhatsApp (never made used it), LinkedIn. The only sites it's be linked to is private stuff like hotmail, paypal, online banking. I don't get how someone can basically access my account info on those sites without having my email or password. Like I said, using my mobile number on search engines brings nothing up.

And yeah, I get that but I only thought it was right to warn other guys who might contact her about escorting that she was a waste of time and money.
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