Spokeo.com

C. - posted on 01/07/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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What are your thoughts on this?? You can search for people and it comes up with various tidbits of information about the person. For instance, I found my FIL. It listed his address, my MIL's and BIL's names, phone number, yearly income, etc.. And when you subscribe, you can see even more information.

For my own mom, it had our old address as well as her current address. One of those listed my oldest sister, and the other listed my second oldest sister. As well as a phone number, said she was in her late __'s for age, how much she makes a year, etc.. And again, if you subscribe, you can see even more. ALL THAT was just from a preview stance!

Personally, I'm a little pissed b/c a lot of people don't know about it and their information is right there! Should a website like this really be allowed?? I know it accesses public information, but come on.. If you really want to get your hands on it, do the digging your own self, or at least sign up on the damn site to allow it! It shouldn't just automatically be able to put you on there w/o your permission!

My husband and I have a stalker that finally left HI in late Dec. b/c her husband had orders to go elsewhere. As of right now, neither my husband or myself is on this site. HOWEVER, if our information ever popped up on there, this crazy *insert name here* could call us or just show up at our house!!!

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Becky - posted on 01/07/2011

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I`m not in there either - I don't think it shows Canadians. But boy, there are a lot of people with my name!
I do think that should be illegal though. Although I also think that some people put way too much information about themselves on public sites. I would never put my address on Facebook or another site like that, but tons of people do, so it's easy access for sites like this.

C. - posted on 01/07/2011

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It is scary! They even showed my in-law's house, hubby's grandma's house and my mom's house! All of their info was pretty accurate. It's a very scary thing.

@Julianne, I don't really know how they get it. I know one way is through social networking and I think phone books and stuff.. But they shouldn't be allowed to do that w/o your permission, I think.

I couldn't find myself or my husband, which is good, but.. Then there's always wondering if that info will come in the near future..

Erin - posted on 01/07/2011

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Myself and my husband were both on this......very scary. You can go to the privacy part and have your name taken off of it. But no, they should not be allowed to post people's info like that!

Bonnie - posted on 01/07/2011

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That is pretty darn scary IMO. If you don't want people to know things about you or where you live and it's all right there for them, yikes.

Nicole - posted on 01/07/2011

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I couldn't find myself on it at all, so that's good...I think. It seems to only list people from the US

Lacye - posted on 01/07/2011

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OH I can imagine. The parts that they did get right upsets me enough! There is no more privacy in the world anymore. It's kinda sad!

C. - posted on 01/07/2011

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Well that's nice for you that it was wrong. For the people I know, it wasn't.

Lacye - posted on 01/07/2011

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I just looked myself up and it shows me living in the town that I did when I was a teenager, it has my dad's and my stepmother's names. but other than that it was wrong. It showed some house, but it was not the house I grew up in. It showed that I was making 97 thousand a year. LOL I wish!



OH! and it says that I'm a married man.

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