You Are Going To FREAK Out

filed under: Miscellaneous on March 30, 2010

When you see this site.  Seriously… the amount of detail…

I saw this listed on Cop Mama's site (shes a Cop so shes knows her stuff)

You need to go to:

RIGHT NOW, enter your name and see if your personal info is listed.
If so, scroll down to the VERY bottom and click on "privacy" to request to remove it.

It is a clearinghouse of info and may include:
A MAP OF YOUR HOUSE
YOUR BIRTHDATE
YOUR CHILDREN'S NAMES
YOUR SPOUSE'S NAME

And other personal information you may not feel comfortable letting the whole world know about you!

Thank you Cop Mama for this info… I went and removed Chad's name. (I was not listed)  I just cant get over the amount of detail on there!  As a blogger…well it was just scary!

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  • Sonya says:

    I didn’t find myself but found my husband and most of the information on that site was wrong! 🙂 I couldn’t find the button to have it removed either.

  • Sarah@Clover Lane says:

    Yes, unfortunately I have found that it’s pretty easy to find anyone anywhere with all the info out there…like someone said before you just have to google a name…and I’ve found just googling my husband’s email address brings up EVERYTHING.
    The privacy button is on the very very bottom..but you had to enter even more info to have the listing removed? Which I don’t trust for a second.
    Thanks for bringing it to our attention though!

  • LindaSue says:

    maybe it’s like wack-a-mole, but I wacked this one! Also went thru and removed my family members that were listed (they listed my 5 y.o. as a parent in her 30s!). Also used my “junk” email on yahoo as to not worry about being put on more lists….

  • heather says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m not going to get too worked up over it, for a couple of reasons.
    For example only about half of the info was correct. I certainly don’t live in a 1+ million dollar home as they say, let alone one without central air in Florida. LOL! Heck they didn’t even have my Zodiac sign correct or the fact that I am interested in politics. Atleast they had that I contribute to charities…cause I do that!
    The pics they showed are not of me, they might be ones I’ve commented on via Facebook. But then again, a lot of that is open to people too. It amazes me how many haven’t set their privacy settings on Facebook. I don’t even know if I have.
    Not too mention, that there are literally a gazillion sites out there that offer the same info. And as you can see from this one, even more is available at a price. It’s all public record I assume. And a lot of us in blog land have seen how much you can find out just by searching those.
    I do find this type of site handy for finding addresses of people. The online white pages. Especially when I lost my address book. It was easier to just search through, then call a bunch of people up.

  • carma says:

    thanks for providing this link…just searched and neither MB nor I was on it – phew!! Me likes to remain anonymous

  • Amanda Jo says:

    Scary!!!! A lot of my info is on there!!! Funny thing though… It says I have a graduate degree!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Right… DELETED!

  • Christina says:

    Ok, that totally freaks me out. AND I can not figure out how to delete my info.
    For some reason this Really Bothers me!
    But thanks for passing this on!! 🙂

  • Lisa says:

    Just out of curiosity (since I’ve already identified myself in the “meh” camp) those of you who are freaked out by this – why? Why does it bother you so much? Do you fear identity theft? (Which is worthy of fearing – don’t get me wrong on that.) But what did you see on that website that made you think someone could hurt you with that info? I really am just curious here, if anyone cares to respond.

  • Andrea says:

    Strange – I’m live Canada (have never lived in the US) and there are seven of me listed. All from across the US, with profile info that didn’t come close to matching me… but they ALL had my profile pic showing. Weird eh?

  • christy rose says:

    Thanks for this!!

  • Lori says:

    Thanks for the heads-up, I deleted my info right away! Half of the info wasen’t correct anyway, such an income & no. of kids, but I don’t want any personal info available out there for any creeps!

  • Atasha says:

    Someone on my FB friend’s list posted the site address earlier this week. There was a whole lot of stuff listed there that I would rather not have, even under my maiden name.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  • Amanda Sikes says:

    I did it for me and my husband. Thanks for the heads up!

  • ClassiclyAmber says:

    WTC?!? This is ridiculous! Thanks for passing along the info. Although, it’s like others were saying…we have to go each one of these sites to block info, right?
    And then I saw where you can go to http://www.reputationdefender.com/ and pay THEM to keep all of your private info off of ALL the sites. It might be worth it to someone who is freaked out at the idea of people being able to search this info on ya….EEKERS!!

  • www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1359322570 says:

    Thank you Amanda!!! Thomas and I were both on there. Some of the info was inaccurate, but I removed us anyway. I am going to pass this on.

  • Karen@SurvivingMotherhood says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Amanda. I removed Brian and I.
    BUT I had to laugh. They had our house listed at a value of “$1M+” Don’t know where they got that little piece of (mis)information. But I think I might like to move there. *grin*

  • Emme says:

    :::::::::::::::: MUST READ ::::::::::::::::
    Amanda, please check Wickipedia’s page on Spokeo (here’s the link)…apparently, when you input the URL and your email address to have the information removed as I was going to do, they pfish your information and then sell your email address, which opens you up to spam, viruses, etc. Basically it just continues to pass along your confirmed email address to another “bank” if you will like Spokeo and the same thing just continues elsewhere.
    I am appalled that this information is out there. This is why I never leave a real email address or name on blogs such as yours or MckMama’s. The naysayers can call me a coward all they want, but EVERYTHING YOU PUT ONLINE — INCLUDING COMMENTS POSTED TO BLOGS LIKE THIS ONE — SHOWS UP FOR EVERYONE TO SEE, SOMETIMES AT A PRICE OF $35 PER MONTH, SOMETIMES ON FREE SITES.
    Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention.

  • Emme says:

    So sorry, here it is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokeo

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    I saw that Wikipedia page… but I have about as much faith in wikipedia as I do spokeo.  As far as I am concerned, I took the appropriate steps to handle the situation as best as possible, and even if anything were to ever come from it, I am happy that I chose to remove our info from the site.