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PSA. Creepy Website Knows A LOT About You. Delete Your Info

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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
the privacy policy says they only collect data on people who register. You do not have to register to see info. Supposedly this info is only kept for a short period of time.


Walk me through the registration process.

I'm trying to be nice here.




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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

Lol no way am I going to register so I wouldn't be able to tell ya.

Edit I should have said keep not collect in the other post.
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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: Bone75

Lol no way am I going to register so I wouldn't be able to tell ya.


Visiting the site IS the registration process Mulder. Do you see an option anywhere to sign up?

There are no ads and no donation buttons. How do you think they make money?


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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

LOL at your location and mood.




posted on May, 18 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

Hmmm so if that's the case then that would mean anyone can register you by searching your name? So then it would be a good idea to remove your records?

This makes it even worse haha



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: gspat
They don't do Canadians?

They demand American addresses for the search ("you must include the state"), so that seems to limit their scope.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: Bone75

Hmmm so if that's the case then that would mean anyone can register you by searching your name? So then it would be a good idea to remove your records?

This makes it even worse haha


By removing your records, you are VERIFYING that the information they just collected from your computer belongs to you.

Try removing someone else's records now.



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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

It appears to be a purely American site.

I was surprised at how many Fox Mulder's it found.




posted on May, 18 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

Hmm Ok, I follow but answer me a question. If that is the case then how come after you remove your records, if you search yourself again, it will come up empty? Same goes for others that have removed themselves. Search them and now it is empty.

Edit: Ok i will try someone elses and see what happens.


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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: Bone75

Try removing someone else's records now.


It worked just fine.


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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: kibric
a reply to: FauxMulder

nothing on me


good that your warning people about it
Check again soon, considering you visited the site!



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 04:20 PM
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Damn, they had a lot of info on me. Even had an address of an ex gf from a dozen years ago. That's just creepy. All I can say is I hope Bone 75 is wrong.

Appreciate the heads up. Good lookin out.

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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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originally posted by: NwoDedispU
a reply to: RazorV66

They had all my info too. After I took the steps to romove the info 10 min later it was gone!


Mine was gone in 10 minutes too.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Okay I just had to see for myself.

When you click on the link to remove a record, the first thing it prompts you to do is check the box agreeing to the terms and then check the captcha box to verify that you aren't a robot.

That is the registration process.

When you click "begin", you just gave them permission to store your IP address and a whole lot of other stuff (perhaps even your browsing history). You then enter your name and state and it pulls up a list of possible matches. Then you tell them exactly which one is you.

When you affirm that you want to remove that record, it removes it alright... from the front-end of the site. But they still have that record in their database... along with your IP address and browsing history that you just gave them.


They then sell that information to advertisers and God knows who else.


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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

Yea if you read through their long and boring terms and conditions it pretty much states that they use info for advertisers and third parties. The thing is that after you hit begin their is another step you have to do. They are counting on people not following through all the way on removing the records and by making the process of removing your records not obvious. I mean who would think to click that little pale privacy link at the bottom of the screen? Then the extra step of searching yourself AGAIN and then click remove record. It does state in the terms that if you remove your records it really does take them all the way out of the database.

I'm not really worried about the advertisers. Amazon already knows everything about me anyway. At least with this I know some random person wont look me up on this website and get my address and phone number.


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posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

your post should be on the front page

I like your hat



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Ill leave my info on there. Its all wrong anyways.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: Illumimasontruth


Walther ?
Gualdi ?
Hultazob ?



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: kibric
a reply to: Bone75

your post should be on the front page

I like your hat


Well thank you.

I use military grade aluminum. Works much better than tinfoil.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 06:37 PM
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It certainly had quite a bit of erroneous and outdated information. Regardless, sent the request to have it removed.

Thanks for the heads up!



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