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Old 08-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Exclamation Check Spokeo.com and Remove Your Personal Information

I was just pointed to a website called Spokeo.com that seems to take any info it gets from social media, white page listings or corporate partners who share this sort of stuff and it archives a creepy amount of it all in one place. Anyone can pay a small fee and get home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, et cetera for you or your relatives on this site. Some of it is shared for free, even more of it is charged for. I've found everyone I've looked for thus far in under ten seconds.

Here is how you remove your information from this website:

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Old 08-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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Did you find me?
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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I want to hit you sometimes. Like, really.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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How convenient that the founder can't be founded on his own little website here.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #5
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Found myself, but no matter how many times I enter the captcha code, it says I did it wrong.

Curious.

EDIT: Just managed to remove it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #6
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from what I can see, this site only indexes people who live in the USA. Could anyone confirm that?
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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That's some scary shit.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #8
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from what I can see, this site only indexes people who live in the USA. Could anyone confirm that?
This is what I found too, though e-mail addresses are still up there.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:59 PM   #9
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The information is incorrect on me and my gf doesn't even show up. INVISIBLE TO THE WORLD.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:57 AM   #10
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I think I actually might remember using that site during my intel gathering class.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:18 AM   #11
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IT HAS A PICTURE OF MY FREAKING HOUSE.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:53 AM   #12
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It has a picture of my parent's house, where I used to live, and of where I live now.

Huh.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:01 AM   #13
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One of the benefits of having a super common name, there's thousands of hits for my name in the US
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:35 PM   #14
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It can't find me. I am invisible.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #15
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One of the benefits of having a super common name, there's thousands of hits for my name in the US
If only I had a super-common legal name.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:35 PM   #16
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There were two hits for mine. You'd think Kinsky would be a far more common last name, but it's not.

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IT HAS A PICTURE OF MY FREAKING HOUSE.
So does Google Maps, which is probably where it got the picture.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #17
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Ah.

When I searched my name, it redirected me to my profile right away. Best I can figure, that means I'm the only person with this name in the whole United States.

Freaky.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:09 PM   #18
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This has me listed under the wrong name. Interesting.

More strange, though, is the information it has on my parents. Has an apartment my mom lived in for 2 months 15 years ago.

Jesus Christ.
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