Post # 1
I just got an email & there’s a website called spokeo.com & I went there & I thought it was pretty creepy. It had info on me that I don’t want online. So thought I’d share with you bees. It won’t let you see everything unless you have a subscription (pay) so I’m not sure what else it would’ve said about me if I paid for it. Just search for your name & it’ll have your info in there. Creepy.
FYI EVERYONE- There’s a site called spokeo.com and it’s an online phone book that has a picture of your house, credit score, profession, age, how many people live in the house, etc. First copy the URL address from your browser once you find your listing. Remove yourself by clicking the Privacy link on the bottom right, and inserting the URL you copied and your e mail addy. Follow the further instructions in the e mail that will be sent to you to remove yourself. I personally checked it out and it is really there!! PLEASE FORWARD to your freinds.
EDIT: DON’T SIGN UP FOR THIS, IT IS A SCAM! If you pay for the membership they charge your credit card a TON of $$$.
Post # 3
yes i found myself on the site & immediately requested a delete!
Post # 4
I just found myself… creepy!!
Is anyone having issues with the code… it keeps bouncing back and I’m not sure that it is being deleted
Post # 5
DO not sign up for this site… it is a SCAM. http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/spokeo-onlne-service-c165406.html
They get you to sign up for it and they will start charging your credit card.
Post # 6
Wow. That is incredibly creepy. Just took myself off, but the funny thing is that half of the info listed for me was wrong!
Post # 7
So creepy! I found my maiden name. It said that I’m in a relationship. How would they know if I was or not??
Post # 8
other then a partial address for me, none of the info or pictures are even correct! same for my hubby!
Post # 9
Even creepier, apparently, they have a limit to the number of privacy requests they will process each day. I received the following error message when trying to remove my information “In order to prevent abuse, we must limit the frequency of privacy requests. Please try again tomorrow.”
@labbit – Most of the info for me is wrong as well, but I still don’t like that it’s there, and I definitely don’t like that it won’t let me remove it!
Post # 10
Also make sure you search for your email address as well on Spokeo. There may be a second profile which is linked to your email alone.
I asked to be removed for the page which referenced my name only, but when i searched under my email address a whole new page came up.
Man, I am really pissed now.
Post # 11
I looked at this too and it does look sort of like a scam. It had my address but none of the other information on the search is correct. I checked a bunch of names and none of them were.
Post # 12
I had to put in my email address to get them to take it off. I’ll let you know if I get spammed by that.
I also edited my original posting thanks @MsCaniche letting people know not to sign up cause its a scam.
Post # 13
Too weird. My name wasn’t on there, but FI’s was. It said he was mid 50’s. LOL. He’s 24.
Post # 14
It’s actually funny!
Apparently, my home (I don’t own one) is worth 400-600K, but I don’t make that much income (I’m a clerical worker, apparently), I am in my late 20s (wrong), Caucasian (nope) and have lived in my “home” for 34yrs! Oh, and I have kids.
Post # 15
I looked up my mom and it had TONS of information on her. It gave her name, age occupation and street name among other things. She is the only person that lives on that street in the entire town (they own a farm and the whole street is their home and property)
She works at a prison as a Nurse and a lot of the inmates do not like her. Doesn’t this put her in danger???
How is this legal???
Post # 16
Check out snopes.com to verify this… I bet lots more search websites will turn up like this one :(.