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May 07 2010 @ 04:39 pm
Check to make sure your information is PRIVATE...  
I don't usually pass along these types of alerts, but I'm a big proponent of privacy, especially these techno-days.

Spokeo.com is an online phone book gives that out some of your personal information and makes pics you've posted on FB or web, your credit score, home value, income, age, etc. available for a fee. I looked myself up and there I was, but several things were wrong. According to the site, I was married and had a house. News to me.

To remove yourself:
search yourself on their site
find the URL of your page and copy it
go to the Privacy button on the bottom of the page
paste your URL and enter email address (I used my junk drawer email)
you'll receive an email with a link to copy/paste to complete the removal

I did this and no longer show up.

EDIT: Also, look up your email and phone number. I didn't find my email but my cell was up there.

I also looked up a few other people and sure enough, there they were (complete with wrong info!).

NOTE: It will only allow two removals per email address.

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H. J. Snapehjsnapepm on May 7th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Apparently, I'm in a relationship and my house is worth $1M+. Haha, no.

edit: And in the phone number search, I'm in my early 50s? And my mum's in her 40s? lolwut?

edit edit: No wait, that's my younger brother in his 50s. And my Italian grandpa is suddenly Asian.

Edited at 2010-05-07 11:56 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 8th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
I know, it's just crazy just how much they have wrong on there. My house was worth a 1M+ too. I also made twice as much money which is a joke.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on May 8th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: Lost: Not Alonesireesanwar on May 10th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we make accounts online and don't even think that they are recording and giving away our info. I'm glad I was told about this.
Jen the Fangirl: bathtub confessionalfangirljen on May 8th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. I deleted myself.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 10th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I could help.
tracyj23tracyj23 on May 8th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
I'm not there at all. There is someone with my name but all of the stats are completely different - she lives in the USA, is 70 years old and has no kids.

Good to know about though. It's always best to make sure your private information stays private.
Jill aka Jo: Hug: Sheldon and Pennysireesanwar on May 10th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you weren't on there. I was under both my phone number and name so I promptly removed them.
tracyj23tracyj23 on May 10th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Very smart.

I love that header! I think I snagged it too and will probably use it once you rotate to something different. :)
Jill aka Jo: C: Space Cowboy - what?sireesanwar on May 10th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
I was just about to rotate to something different. I feel the need to use a lot of them. *lol*
tracyj23tracyj23 on May 10th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
I know, me too. :D
Belisse: Lawyerbelisse on May 9th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link, they actually had all my info.

All deleted now.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 10th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
Good! I'm glad I could help.