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    There's a site called Spokeo.com that's a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age, etc. Remove by first searching for yourself on their site to find the URL of your page, then go to the "Privacy" button on the very bottom right side of their page to remove yourself.


    I just checked this out and it's true, it had my info with my Maiden Name and Married Name, address, etc. Follow the above directions if you want them to remove your info, I just did.
     
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    I got an email on this and I am just wondering if by "removing" them you just verify you exist?
     
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    yes, sounds like a big fishing scam.
     
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    Urban Legends: Is Spokeo.com Invading Your Privacy?

    basically, if it is on spack.com, it is already too late.

    if you like privacy, keep your data off the fucking internet.
     
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    I just looked.. It doesn't have anything that's not common knowledge already.
     
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    Hmm according to Snopes their efforts to block records have never succeded....
     
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    Well, I removed both my names from them,like they said it's "Internet Wack-a-Mole" but meh.


    If someone wants to find you, they'll find you, eh? :dunno:



    Plus, the email addy I gave them was one of my 'fake ones' I use, not my 'real' one.
     
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    so, boob size is listed?
     
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    You have to give them an email addy - that tells you what you need to know.
     

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