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spokeo ^ | 04/14/10 | internet information

Posted on 04/14/2010 5:17:32 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC

FYI EVERYONE: There's a site called spokeo.com which is an online phone book that has name, address, phone number, credit score, income, profession, age, how many people live in the house, their names, price of house, etc, etc. Remove yourself by the Privacy button on the bottom right. They will send you an email,,and you can then 'delist' yourself with the info sent.

CUT, PASTE AND REPOST! Look on the very bottom for the Privacy button.50 minutes ago clear


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: internet; online; onlinephonebook; onlineprofile; privacy; profile
FYI EVERYONE: There's a site called spokeo.com which is an online phone book that has name, address, phone number, credit score, income, profession, age, how many people live in the house, their names, price of house, etc, etc. Remove yourself by the Privacy button on the bottom right. They will send you an email,,and you can then 'delist' yourself.

CUT, PASTE AND REPOST! Look on the very bottom for the Privacy button.50 minutes ago clear

1 posted on 04/14/2010 5:17:32 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Yeah yeah ... good idea. Go to this website ... and and and ... click the button ... and and they send you an email (after you enter your email address) and and ... you send them one back so you can get OFF their list ...

Yeah ... need to do that right now ...

</sarc>


2 posted on 04/14/2010 5:22:30 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: CharlotteVRWC

http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/spokeo.asp


3 posted on 04/14/2010 5:26:45 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: dartuser

What, you mean you don’t want to protect your privacy by giving THEM your data?

I wonder how many will fall.


4 posted on 04/14/2010 5:27:09 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

According to my listing, I’m “not interested in politics” and I “enjoy fitness.” They couldn’t be more wrong if they tried.


5 posted on 04/14/2010 5:28:10 AM PDT by Kleon
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To: Kleon

You can get your listing off the website....you can get off the email listing as well.. I didn’t like the fact my income and family members were listed.


6 posted on 04/14/2010 5:30:27 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Kleon

Same here. They got my age wrong, my address wrong, my income wrong, my astrological sign wrong, don’t know my job, interests, level of education... about the only things they know about me is that I’m female, white, and have no kids. Basically it’s just another zabasearch.


7 posted on 04/14/2010 5:35:37 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (If one racist Tea-Partier proves all conservatives hate, what do 500 Muslim suicide bombers prove?)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Hubby will be glad to know I’m single and that there’s another woman living in our house. Or rather we’re all living at someone else’s house.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 5:36:35 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Thanks for posting this.

Within 5 minutes I found:

my sweetie in Chicago
my son in Ohio
my two best girlfriends in Ohio
my sister about 10 minutes from here in Utah

I’m taking an aspirin and gonna deal with this later today.

Good grief.


9 posted on 04/14/2010 5:36:49 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Kleon

all the info i saw on us was wrong...even had wife listed as assian....rofl....never had me an asian wife....


10 posted on 04/14/2010 5:36:58 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Thanks for the tip! LOL. They have my info hybridized and mixed up with a local actor - pictures and all. Hmmmmm.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 5:40:54 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: tatsinfla

each person I mentioned in my post included the street address where they lived; three included phone numbers (which, of course, I know). My b/f’s listing included the names of his parents. My friends’ included the names of their children, etc.

annoying as hell


12 posted on 04/14/2010 5:41:06 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: ltc8k6

Yeah. What snopes said: Some of it is me and some is a few other people.


13 posted on 04/14/2010 5:42:31 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: All

Fair warning.

The email for removal they sent was directed to my Junk Mail folder. So I had to dig around for it.

Just a head’s up...


14 posted on 04/14/2010 5:45:12 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

That was fun! I’m African American, live in a house valued at $1+ million, but live in a below average neighborhood. They did have my phone number and address right, but that’s about it, everything else was wrong.

Your phone number and address are out there. White pages, or zabasearch can give anyone that. I can take an address and look up property records on anyone in our county, find out who lives there, when they bought it, how much they paid, what their taxes on. My point, there’s lots of stuff on the web that’s accurate this spokeo site just seems to be making stuff up.


15 posted on 04/14/2010 5:46:30 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: CharlotteVRWC
Just for giggles, I typed in a few names of people I know on their search. Not only was some of the information wildly inaccurate or out of date, some fields seemed to be just random entries based on generalizations about the area.

One couple, I tyed in husband, then the wife, and although they were listed as being at the same address, the descriptions of the home they live in varied wildly.

In one instance, the gender of the individual and their age were wrong, the latter off by ten plus years.

I wouldn't be very concerned about this unless you think people will use this dungheap to try to dig up information on you.

16 posted on 04/14/2010 5:46:47 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ltc8k6

Thanks for posting the link.

It is interesting reading until you get to the last paragraph. Every FReeper should read that last paragraph before doing anything with SPOKEO!!!


17 posted on 04/14/2010 5:48:19 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: CharlotteVRWC; null and void; sheik yerbouty; dennisw

Looks like they are spot on with info about Barack Obama:

Basic Profile†
Age: unknown
Gender: unknown
Ethnicity: unknown
Zodiac: unknown
Relationship: In a relationship
Children: No
Occupation: unknown
Education: unknown
Hobbies: unknown
Home Owner: unknown
Residence: unknown
Length of Residence: unknown
Est. Home Value: unknown
Neighborhood: unknown

http://www.spokeo.com/search?q=barack%20obama#District of Columbia:2184977287


18 posted on 04/14/2010 5:48:50 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

I don’t see any privacy button.


19 posted on 04/14/2010 5:59:30 AM PDT by Mich Patriot
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To: CharlotteVRWC

My wife and I aren’t on it. Funny thing is, our county has real estate and mortgage information on publicly accessible databases. We’re also listed in the phone book and have donated to political campaigns.


20 posted on 04/14/2010 6:02:27 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: Mich Patriot

You have to look hard for it,,,look at the very bottom row across your screen.


21 posted on 04/14/2010 6:04:01 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Done!


22 posted on 04/14/2010 6:04:31 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: All

privacy button on the bottom, right side of the web page


23 posted on 04/14/2010 6:06:09 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Ezekiel

They don’t know much about Harry Reid in either, but it does say he’s single.


24 posted on 04/14/2010 6:06:10 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

I found it...it is on the other screen where they try to sell you someone’s informaiton.


25 posted on 04/14/2010 6:07:03 AM PDT by Mich Patriot
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Hmmmmmm.....

“We could not locate ‘Barrack Hussein Obama’.
Are you sure you spelled the person’s name correctly?”


26 posted on 04/14/2010 6:09:06 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: A_perfect_lady
They've got me listed in Houston and I am just north of San Antonio. I know it is me because they have my husband's name and our street name (no number). But I know where that comes from, our small rural town is named the same as a small rural town up by Houston, I have run into that error before.

I am surprised however, to learn that both my husband and I are Hispanic, have no kids and live in a $1M+ house. The joke around my house for years has been that these people in my house can't be related to me, I am still looking for my real family, I know they are out there somewhere...I guess I was actually right, LOL!

As for giving them info to remove my name, they have so much wrong, it really doesn't make a difference.

27 posted on 04/14/2010 6:09:37 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: old and tired

until a couple of years ago, my county included SSN online with any public records (divorce, etc)

!!!!


28 posted on 04/14/2010 6:10:31 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Ezekiel

It also says about Barack Obama that he is not interested in politics. LOL


29 posted on 04/14/2010 6:11:18 AM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: Mich Patriot

At the very very bottom of the home page:

About Blog Privacy Terms Help Contact


30 posted on 04/14/2010 6:13:13 AM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Ping for later.


31 posted on 04/14/2010 6:18:34 AM PDT by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

They have me listed living in Wisconsin, which is correct, but then show my home as having no central heating. You’d think in a home valued at $1 million + (HA!) it would at least have heat. LOL


32 posted on 04/14/2010 6:32:58 AM PDT by jellybean ( Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Kleon

I just went to the site and learned that I am a chick...lol! Their info is suspect, at best.


33 posted on 04/14/2010 7:48:05 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Daisyjane69
Thanks for posting this.

Within 5 minutes I found:

my sweetie in Chicago
my son in Ohio
my two best girlfriends in Ohio
my sister about 10 minutes from here in Utah

I’m taking an aspirin and gonna deal with this later today.

Good grief.

Yes, but have you found Jesus?

34 posted on 04/14/2010 7:49:19 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 447 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

I just checked my family members. Most information wrong, other than gender and age. My son, who is a dirt-poor college senior working his way through school by waiting tables at Red Lobster, is listed as living in a house worth $600K-$800K. I guess he can afford to pay us back some of those college “loans” we fronted him. Gosh, if that house is worth $600K now, what was it worth a couple of years ago?


35 posted on 04/14/2010 8:02:00 AM PDT by RightField (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: null and void
Yes, but have you found Jesus?

Found a whole bunch of 'em in Southern California.

36 posted on 04/14/2010 8:42:42 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: ravingnutter
As for giving them info to remove my name, they have so much wrong, it really doesn't make a difference.

Exactly. Although I'm a little miffed at being called "late 40s." I'm 44. I have 51 more months before I'm late 40s.

37 posted on 04/14/2010 8:45:45 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (If one racist Tea-Partier proves all conservatives hate, what do 500 Muslim suicide bombers prove?)
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