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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:21 PM
Wow, I am actually disturbed by this.
Who NEEDS to know your address/credit history anyway?
If i want to give someone my address, contact number, credit history ect, I will give it to them. No way should this info be available online to anyone who looks it up. What next, they will list my ex girlfriends, my pets, my friends, my medical history?!
No such thing as privacy nowdays?

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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:42 PM
I have found doing a little bit of searching on spokeo and other sites like it such as that you CAN actually be connected to people that are ex's, friends, relatives, etc. It distinguishes between possible relatives and friends but it doesn't distinguish girlfriends or boyfriends as far as I can see...however I haven't paid the money to see what details they have on me, so maybe they do? Maybe someone who has paid for this service can chime in and tell us exactly what they might have?

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:44 PM
Kind of crazy! but still not completely accurate thankfully. They couldn't find me which is good but my parents both showed up with all their info.

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:50 PM
According to it seems that even if you remove yourself from them, your information is still up for grabs through other people searches online. It says the only way to remove yourself completely is to contact the 3rd party sites one by one:

Please note that removing your Spokeo listing from public searches does not remove your information from the third-party data sources. Your information will still be shown on other people search sites, and you will need to contact those third-party sites one-by-one, or use ReputationDefender to protect your online identity.

It seems that if you have an e-mail address, you might actually get more accurate results than searching for yourself according to your full name.

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:55 PM

Originally posted by mysterioustranger
I just tried. It had my old house and picture of it, the worth of the old house, my marital status was wrong, my actual location now unavailable, and the map location was way off by miles.

It also stated I still lived there for 4 years now, when in fact I havent lived there for 4 years at all.

Quite un-nerving anyway if they get it tweaked! Thanks!

Congratulations, by visiting the site you have more than likely updated your own profile.
They more than likely got your IP address, cookies, cache and history of sites visited at the very least. I would recommend NOT visiting this site.

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:01 PM
I found myself on this and opted out even though most the info was wrong. I supplied an alternate email address and when I check the site I am no longer there.

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:03 PM
reply to post by starwarsisreal

how can we can get off the grid? Like the Amish and hill billies

You never had any real personal privacy - any/one/company/service/business that wanted info on you could always get it. ...Only the government was actually constrained by privacy laws - and now that's gone too with anti-terrorist laws and policies.

The only issue here, really, is what is visible to the general public and the odd ax murderer, serial killer, con artist or rapist.

Back when, we NEVER used our real names, birthdays, etc. NEVER posted personal info or pics, nothing. I still don't - sometimes on ATS I do, just to be 'human', but not much, and more than I'm comfortable doing. Still want to be anonymous. (Rethinking that tho, for videos. Not sure yet.)

...FYI - Yahoo terminated my account around 2004-5 for "falsifying my personal information" - MSN never did. (So I like MSN, for that and other similar reasons. Altho I remain a bit PO'd that they shut down their site hosting service and all our sites. Understandable tho - legal hassles - and they DID protect all our identities.)

...This Spokeo site has limited stuff on me under soficrow, a few ISP's and no real info. Helps that someone stole my soficrow name for youtube and a few other social network sites. ...nothing under my real name, but I haven't lived in the US for about 10 years.

As far as I know, if you're already on the grid, the info is out there and you can't get off. So the answer then is to overload it with false info about yourself - create "screens."

...You'll never be anonymous to the big guys (major corporations, government, the sites you use) - but being generally anonymous helps keep the crazies away.

Just remember - all you've really lost here is the illusion of privacy.

Hope that helps.

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:10 PM
Holy crap. I thought I was off their grid, until I tried my email address, it is insane the ammount of info they have on my, or at least claim to. Everything from my amazon account to wordpress. Time to change my email adress I think, wow.

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:16 PM
Ha! I don't exist in their database, and I tried everything.

Is that good or bad?

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:19 PM
One would think that if one used different user-names, emails and avoid using one's real name (i.e. use a nickname on social sites) for every thing done on the 'net, the data would be more difficult to compile and link together, no?

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:29 PM
I can see how and why employers would use this to see whats really going on with job applicants before they hire them.

Also this is a clever ploy to get people paranoid about their personal stuff online being accessible to anyone... Again, you've never had ANY online anonymity or privacy, it does not exist... So now come in the companies who will for a substantial fee clean up and maintain your online reputation... and of course on this site to get to all of the info you will have to purchase a subscription.

There will be many MILLIONS of dollars to be made by all involved in this.


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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:34 PM
Thanks for posting this! Yikes, they even have a limit on how many times that you're allowed to remove people per day. Please be careful. If you can, don't use your actual email address to remove these records. There are many free, disposable email accounts that you have available to you. (Search for: Disposable Email Address).

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:37 PM

Originally posted by Trublbrwing

Congratulations, by visiting the site you have more than likely updated your own profile.
They more than likely got your IP address, cookies, cache and history of sites visited at the very least. I would recommend NOT visiting this site.

That is a distinct possibility. You have certainly put me off visiting the site.

So does this service/website only involve U.S citizens info ?

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:44 PM
I found myself on there surprisingly. It had info from about 6 years ago on there from when I was still in high school. I know it was my old high school who allowed them access my info, because that's the only way they could have had that particular info. I went to an extremely upper echelon public high school even though my family was very poor, but I'm talkin' this place bread the elites and was a very creepy place the 2 years I went there, so it doesn't surprise me that they would sell their students out like that. I checked all my friends from the seedier side of town I was originally from and none of them were listed, even my girlfriend who has all of our bills in her name besides our rent lease wasn't listed. The one person who I still talk to from the rich school has all of his infos up there, and he's a street punk and never "officially" owned a damn thing in his life, just bounces from place to place.

BTW I used pipl too and managed to find a couple pictures of my self from years ago on a photobucket album grouped in with a bunch of people I've never seen in my life. Creepy...

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:59 PM
I love this site.

Have used it for a short while.

Luckily I am not on ANY database but only lived in the US for 12 years.

But stacks of people from ATS are on there.

Should look into it guys. I find it extremely funny.

Found lots of you on there. Plus many other people from all over. Compiling my own database for sale for the last 8 weeks. Well paid someone else to do it.

Guys ATS'ers you are really slow to get off the grid.

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 08:36 PM
Hmmmm....wonder if it is possible to find any of TPTB...Brezenski? Soros? Could come in handy should we ever truly have a SHTF moment ya know?

And yes that right there is a perfect example of how technology is BOTH a blessing and a curse at the same time. I had found all my info before on a similar site...I cannot remember the name but it began with a Z I think. Anyways you could xerox your DL with a note stating that you wished to be removed from their database and fax to them and they would comply....HOWEVER they stated in small print that they could not prevent "other sources from updating your info" (public records, census, etc) and resending to them therefore 6 months down the road ALL of your personal info would be put right back up again! Yea these people/sites suck royal hairy hamster balls in hell as far as I am concerned.

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 08:39 PM
I tried to erase myself from the site. Gave alt. email said check email for further instructions....So far I have not got any emails to allow me to erase my info....grrrrrrrrr

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 08:43 PM
I was wondering why Americans are so paranoid about their internet privacy but now I can see why.

Pretty strange someone would have so much information on you.Even if some of it isn't correct it would still be a good place to start if you are planning on stalking someone or trying to find some general info on them.

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 09:58 PM
Now this site is really making me frightening....

posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 10:31 PM
I haven't read all the posts but you can go to the bottom of the page on spokeo and tell them you want to unsubscribe. they will remove your info. this went around about a year ago.

they had our info and it was pretty correct. spooky as heck. data mining.

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