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Remove your personal information from Spokeo.com
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Posted on 04/30/2010 2:16:22 PM PDT by DBCJR

You may want to check out http://www.spokeo.com to see what personal information is there. Spokeo.com is a new online phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age, etc. You can remove yourself by first searching for yourself on their site to find the URL of your page and going... to the Privacy button on the bottom of their page to remove yourself which takes you to http://www.spokeo.com/privacy. Pass this onto those you care about.


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KEYWORDS: personalinformation; socialnetworking; spokeo
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To: Drew68

Me too. No one knows me by my real name except family and bankers.


51 posted on 04/30/2010 2:59:08 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Wouldn't searching the site with your name and whatever info they are asking for grant relevancy to who you are and subsequently archived?

Yes, it would. Many have already posted their names and whatever other information the site asks for, by asking to remove the info this site is collecting the info......wake up people.

52 posted on 04/30/2010 3:01:42 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: DBCJR

LOL! They had my “information”, but virtually every piece of it was incorrect, starting with the city of residence which I haven’t lived at for 10 years, (and yes it was me because I have a very uncommon last name). I think all this site does is pull public data such as answers to magazine surveys, property record and such. Then “guesses” your income and credit score based on the averages in your area. The only thing that was remotely correct were my hobbies.


53 posted on 04/30/2010 3:04:22 PM PDT by apillar
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To: DBCJR
to the Privacy button on the bottom of their page to remove yourself which takes you to http://www.spokeo.com/privacy. Pass this onto those you care about.

Would you like to explain why you posted a fishing site onto FR?

54 posted on 04/30/2010 3:04:47 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: P.O.E.

And Barack Obamas, too.


55 posted on 04/30/2010 3:04:57 PM PDT by GOPmember
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To: DBCJR

LOL - they’ve got mine all screwed up. They have me listed as married, (I’m not), “likes shopping” (I hate shopping), “not intersted in politics” (duh), ten years older than I really am and living in a house that’s worth $408K. My income and credit rating are also way off on there.


56 posted on 04/30/2010 3:05:18 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: DBCJR

According to Spokeo, Barack Obama is in a relationship with no children and his age, ethnicity and gender are unknown.


57 posted on 04/30/2010 3:07:11 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


58 posted on 04/30/2010 3:09:41 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: DBCJR

One of my technonerd friends suggested that everyone stay away from this-most info is incorrect by design but by even searching on it, more correct info has been entered about you in another file! They have accomplished their purpose.


59 posted on 04/30/2010 3:10:18 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ScreamingFist

I don’t think it’s a fishing site to grab people who want to block it for privacy.

But the site’s sponsor appears to be a privacy protection company that will block you on the net, etc. Fishing for customers - more like it - the info is still there though....

Someone posted the white pages site on this thread - I was on that too - you can request taking your name off there also.


60 posted on 04/30/2010 3:10:45 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: DBCJR

How do you go about removing your id? By the way, a lot of the info they have about me is wrong. According to them I have no children and my home is worth $1M...lol yea, fat chance of that.


61 posted on 04/30/2010 3:17:45 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: libertarian27
But the site’s sponsor appears to be a privacy protection company that will block you on the net, etc. Fishing for customers - more like it - the info is still there though....

Of course they "appear" to be a privacy protection company....and they then ask you to correct information that isn't correct. I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday, and neither have hackers....

62 posted on 04/30/2010 3:19:04 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: DBCJR

Well, they found me, alright. Half the information on me is wrong, including my race and a bunch of other stuff.

My email address came back as coming out of Illinois somewhere. Weird...

Meh... don’t know if it’s worth the time and trouble to have them remove my information from their database. There are at least ten thousand other guys with my same name in the country.


63 posted on 04/30/2010 3:22:37 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DBCJR

Totally wrong about me and my wife.


64 posted on 04/30/2010 4:17:47 PM PDT by dljordan (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: DBCJR

It’s stupid. Most of the info can be found on any peoplesearch. I looked up roughly 30 friends and family members and they have everyone living in a 1M+ house while the actual house values range from about $75K to about $950K. They listed one of my white friends as Black and have people with no college degrees showing that they do and people with PhDs showing that they have no college. There are so many inaccuracies, I do not give this site any credence whatsoever. The only thing it got right usually was the age and they aren’t specific: it’ll say mid 40s or late 50s, for example. It shows horoscope. Whoopty Doo.


65 posted on 04/30/2010 4:19:52 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: GOPmember

LOL. Exactly. I give this site no credence whatsoever.


66 posted on 04/30/2010 4:20:23 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: svcw

Everyone’s house is $1M.


67 posted on 04/30/2010 4:20:44 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: DBCJR
Other places to check, and contact them if you want your information removed:

Addresses.com

AnyWho.com

Dex.com

Google Phonebook Name Removal

InfoSpace

Intelius

MyLife

PeopleFinders.com

PIPL.com

Phonenumber.com

PublicRecordsNow.com

Reverse Phone Directory

Smartpages.com

Spock.com

Switchboard.com

USA People-Search

US Search

Yahoo! People Search

Whitepages.com

Wink.com

ZabaSearch

Maybe there are more similar sites out there...  Also, some of the above sites might have been bought up by bigger name search sites.

 

 

 

 

68 posted on 04/30/2010 4:21:28 PM PDT by OneHun
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To: passionfruit

That’s funny. Spokeo is a Jokeo.


69 posted on 04/30/2010 4:21:58 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: EverOnward

That’s hilarious.


70 posted on 04/30/2010 4:22:38 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: tiki
"It says I’m interested in toys."

That could mean Legos or vibrating instruments, ma'am.

71 posted on 04/30/2010 4:23:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: DBCJR
LOL!

They think I live in a million dollar plus house that doesn't have central heating! Anybody who relies on infromation from these folks is an idiot.

ML/NJ

72 posted on 04/30/2010 4:35:49 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: DBCJR

bfl


73 posted on 04/30/2010 4:37:05 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: DBCJR

WARNING: if you do this, they sell your email address that you provide them and you end up getting spammed!!! I did it and regret it big time!


74 posted on 04/30/2010 4:50:44 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: DBCJR

I am not a racist anymore, because I turned black, so Barry is an skinny idiot.


75 posted on 04/30/2010 4:53:04 PM PDT by razorback-bert (So many questions, so few answers about Barry.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
WARNING: if you do this, they sell your email address that you provide them and you end up getting spammed!!!

Yes. They also collect any information people are willing to give up, as well as IP lists. Everyone that types their names into this "search engine" just handed out info to a bunch of hackers.......

76 posted on 04/30/2010 5:01:54 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: DBCJR
And here's a knee slapper for you:
Is not interested in politics
ML/NJ
77 posted on 04/30/2010 5:09:57 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: OneHun

I could not find a removal process on Intellius. Do you know how to access it?


78 posted on 04/30/2010 5:34:19 PM PDT by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: ScreamingFist

They already have your IP lists by virtue of their scrub.


79 posted on 04/30/2010 5:35:42 PM PDT by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: DBCJR
In connection with Intelius go to their Help menu ( http://www.intelius.com/help.php#5 ) and follow their answer for the question "How can I remove my information from the Intelius public records databases?"

Good luck!

80 posted on 04/30/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT by OneHun
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To: DBCJR

I am on there, but everything they say about me is either a decade old or was never true in the first place. (apparently, I’m a Pisces, and I have grandchildren already - who knew!). Some of the interests it lists for me are indeed true, but then there’s about 40 of them, so no shock that they make a few correct guesses.


81 posted on 04/30/2010 8:06:10 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/1980)
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To: DBCJR
I have such a common name that I show up in every state and even Puerto Rico.
82 posted on 05/01/2010 7:50:45 AM PDT by DejaJude
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To: svcw
Thanks for posting that. Did a search on myself and was shocked at the information they had on me. Home value, current income, #kids, college degrees, etc..

Thankfully I don't use facebook, twitter or any of those other "social networking" and post embarassing information about myself, but geez, what they had on me was seriously creepy. Removed myself and Mrs. USC, and am sending information onto everyone I know to do the same.

Where do these websites think they get the right to do this kind of stuff to us?

83 posted on 05/01/2010 8:03:26 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative
I think the info they have is already public information.
Weird. There really is no such thing as privacy any longer.
84 posted on 05/01/2010 8:08:50 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: DBCJR

Still relevant bump.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/19/spokeo-cyber-security-warn-threat-privacy/


85 posted on 01/21/2011 2:09:59 PM PST by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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