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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Warning!!! You'll want to check this out! I promise!!!


Snopes confirmed this warning is legit... There's a site called SPOKEO.COM and it's an online phone book that has your address, phone number, profession, age, how many people live in the house, relatives' names... Remove yourself by the Privacy link on the bottom center of the main screen. (passing along, scary stuff!)...

I just removed us!

16 comments:

PeggyR said...

Unfortunately this is not the only one like this out there! But it's good to pass it on.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

removed my profile, half of the info was wrong..lol..my house was built in 1971 not 1992..but there was enough right to tick me off. Thanks
Molly

xinex said...

Thanks, Dixie! They had me twice and neither one was accurate. Come and sign up for my giveaway....Christine

Susan S. said...

Thank you SO much...That's scary and crazy. Even though a bunch of info was right and bunch was correct...:(

Angela said...

Thanks Dixie!

I'll go take a look! It is scary the amount of information you can find out online these days!

Hugs,
Angela

Marydon Ford said...

Cop Momma & I posted about this a few weeks ago ... sorry you missed it then. They have too much data listed, accurate or not. Protect yourself ... go & remove it.

Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

sissie said...

Hi Dixie,
I am gonna check that out....kinda scary.

Glad you removed yours.

hugs
Sissie

bj said...

good grief...well, i'll go take us off, too. there's about a hundred out there, i think.

how you been down there in french lique? haven't seen you around much. take a break?

have a wonderful Mother's Day.
xo bj

Deb said...

thanks Dixie...Happy Mothers Day..

Jeanie said...

I went to the website and removed my name and I never got the confirmation email, so I wondered if maybe the site is just collecting email addresses to add to its information. I checked the Snope site after the fact and it questioned the site for doing the same thing, collecting email addresses? So beware~

Dixie said...

Jeanie - I removed us from 3-different places with two different email addresses and got confirmations on all three, so I'm not concerned that they are collecting email addresses... I'm more concerned with so much private info being on a public site for anyone snopeing around to find...

Angie said...

Hi! I am new to your blog and love it. And thanks for the tip above. It had some of my information. Scary the stuff you can find online

Sharlotte said...

Thanks! I just removed my info too and received a confirmation email. What are other sites? Post those when you hear of them...I'd like to remove as much as possible!

thestonerabbit said...

What will the techs think of next? Lordy....it's a sick place these days! They got just enough info right to tick me off. HOWEVER, they totally missed the value of our home....the idiots! :) Hope you're OK...did you have surgery? L, Dana

The Rustic Victorian said...

Thanks for this...honest to pete!, I doubt if there is any privacy at all, anywhere. They are trying to sell something,,,info...but for a few dollars you can get it. The info is not accurate or updated for us...and wouldn't recognise the url..we have to be suspicious all the time I guess.
Marcie

SmilingSally said...

I'm praying for your surgery to go well, Dixie.