Grrrr

www.spokeo.com

Heard of it?

Chances are, they’ve heard of you.

Your marital status, parenting status, highest grade completed in school, what you like, what you don’t like, whether your house has a pool & whether you’re “credit worthy”.

All available, just by typing in your name.

Oh & most listings even have a picture of your house.

I removed our info by clicking on the privacy button at the bottom.

Got sorta tickled though, as they had my house valued at a million plus…then showed a picture of our double wide.

[Insert rolling eyes here]

The privacy button is almost hidden- in tiny, light font.  Here’s a screen shot.


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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda
    Mar 27, 2010 @ 16:33:19

    I guess we can’t hide! They put our house at $1M too! There isn’t a picture, though, because they can’t find us. We live in a little town, without a post office, so our zip code is the town closest to us.

    It is scary that they know so much info. I looked for the privacy button but couldn’t find it.

  2. snigsspot
    Mar 27, 2010 @ 17:27:35

    It’s right at the bottom of your profile page Linda. I’m going to update this with a screen shot shortly. Oh & we’re in the middle of nowhere too without our own zip code. The pic of our house was from the road, but the pic of my parents’ house was from in their yard- they live about a mile off the road!

  3. Lana
    Mar 27, 2010 @ 18:05:15

    It’s pretty scary how much info is out there on us…facebook. stumble, and all the other sites we visit are evidently merged into a site like this one. I’m like Linda (my sis) and glad we live in a small town with no post office.

  4. Wyatt Earp
    Mar 27, 2010 @ 18:34:09

    That’s as bad as zabasearch.com. Check that one out next.

  5. Morgan
    Mar 27, 2010 @ 19:04:01

    My profile is strange; they think I’m over 70! I think they have me confused with another guy out of North Carolina.

  6. Old NFO
    Mar 27, 2010 @ 21:35:24

    They found one of my addresses, which is one too many… dammit…

  7. Glenn Mark Cassel
    Mar 28, 2010 @ 00:17:07

    No longer live there. Daughter, Son-in-Law and five grandchildren do. The picture is of the back of the house. A lot of the info is incorrect. The house was 155K and change when new. And the kids info is way out of whack. Almost comical, in a way.

  8. Rick
    Mar 28, 2010 @ 11:33:40

    The site said my wife and I had a combined income of $80,000.
    We owned two houses worth $87,000.
    Don’t I wish. I am cross posting

  9. snigsspot
    Mar 28, 2010 @ 11:47:03

    Glenn, I agree there was tons of misinformation on the site, but there was lots of “good” info on it, too. One of my elderly aunts was on there- she has never been on a computer, has no facebook page, etc…

    It listed her as in her early 90s and that she lived alone in her $500,000 house. That could be just the incentive some idgit would have to break in her place, knock her in the head, rob her or worse.

    Not to mention, what if the false info was used for job screening- you might never know that what someone read on that side is what kept you from getting a job you were applying for.

    I think about the dim bulbs the husband works around. What if one of them decided they wanted retribution for him taking their contraband or writing them up? That’s the kind of site they’d check to find out stuff & most of them would be too stupid to know it was misinformation…they might break into the house someone lived in previously…

    Not a good deal at all.

  10. Mrs. Crankipants
    Mar 28, 2010 @ 18:09:05

    Thanks for this.
    Funny, our house is valued at a million as well.
    I’m putting it up on the market tomorrow!

  11. snigsspot
    Mar 30, 2010 @ 19:58:08

    Too bad the housing market is screwed right now, Mrs. Crankipants.

    😉

    By the way, I love your nickname! 🙂

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