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I have seen this before. I am not on there but my mom and my fiancee are on there. It's pretty scary. The website is called http://www.spokeo.com. CBS Atlanta just did a segment on this. Spread the word so that everybody can take their names off of this website. It shows your name, how much your house is worth, if you live with anybody, and it also pinpoints where your house is.

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/26371068/detail.html
 

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This site and several other do nothing more than aggregate data that is
already publicly available. Anyone with a little patience and persistence can
obtain this same information by searching the web (starting with a google search).

Annoying... but nothing more

Spread the word so that everybody can take their names off of this website. It shows your name, how much your house is worth, if you live with anybody, and it also pinpoints where your house is.
Unless you can completely erase your name and information from all public records and from the internet, removing your name from this list is not buying you anything....
 

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Looks like a scam to me. http://www.spokeo.com/privacy

Get people riled up about their information being so easily accessible, then sell memberships in a program that deletes your information...
 

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It's just an aggregation of publicly available information. Nothing new. I've seen at least a dozen other sites that do the exact same thing over the last couple of years.
 

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I doubt the accuracy of the information. As an example, I looked myself up.

It said I live in a college town that I haven't even visited in over 24 years. It said I was married to an ex-wife that I have been divorced from for over 18 years. And it said my annual income was $265,000; I most certainly was not making that as a poor starving college student!

The information about "me" could not have been more incorrect.

It also had no record of my past five addresses over the past 13 to 15 years.

The data for myself was garbage.
 

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It's not really that accurate either.

I have 5 houses. It lists 2. One of which I don't own anymore, and I don't live in the other. Not to mention the family data is way off.
 

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Haha! My household income is $445,000. I need to ask my wife if she got a second job or something. :)
 

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Oh well, just thought people might want to know. Where are you guys seeing income? I only see the home value.
 
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