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CHEWIES SparkPoints: (22,100)
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9/14/13 10:17 P

yes, several times. Found out that there are a total of 24 poeple in the US with my first and last name.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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9/14/13 10:12 P

Yes. To find out how much personal information is out there. Too much !

9/14/13 9:35 P

I just did. Whoah emoticon

MAGWINA Posts: 101
9/14/13 9:33 P

oh yeah

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,459
9/14/13 9:20 P

This is why its important to tell young people to be careful what they put on the internet. It can never be deleted.

9/14/13 8:30 P

Yes, I've googled myself. Thankfully nothing as far as security has been an issue with the information that is out there.

ROBBIEY SparkPoints: (405,629)
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9/14/13 8:19 P


BEULAH45 Posts: 779
9/14/13 7:40 P

yes--and it was all good!!!

MYTRIOGA Posts: 180
9/14/13 10:43 A


HOLLYM48 Posts: 18,411
9/14/13 10:26 A

yes, it is quite interesting!

EMMACORY Posts: 21,147
9/14/13 9:53 A


RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
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9/14/13 9:48 A

Yes. I'm famous !

PENNYSAVER2 SparkPoints: (144,020)
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9/14/13 9:47 A


KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
9/14/13 8:54 A

Yes, it's scary the amount of information is out there on you. Worse yet, just like your credit report, it's not all accurate!

TCANNO SparkPoints: (344,272)
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9/14/13 4:58 A

no, never tried that, I am only famous to me emoticon

BEARLYBOO SparkPoints: (0)
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9/14/13 12:21 A

Yes. I had to make sure my business information was correct and showing up correctly.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
9/14/13 12:06 A

I think there should be somehow you can get your personal info off the internet, I mean when it shows your address and has an arrow pointing to your house it's scary

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (565,126)
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9/13/13 11:10 P

Yes, I was just curious!!!

SHERRIE59 SparkPoints: (54,049)
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9/13/13 11:05 P

actually, yes

144AUTUMN SparkPoints: (75,311)
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9/13/13 10:46 P


SUNFLOWERGAMMY SparkPoints: (27,692)
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9/13/13 10:30 P


INTAMERNET Posts: 1,065
9/13/13 10:27 P


9/13/13 9:51 P


MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,459
9/13/13 9:30 P

Yes and I have such a common name that there are pages and pages of people with my name. And none of them are me.

And no I am not the girl dressed in leather with a whip. That will tell you that you've been a very naughty boy for a small fee. The bad thing is that we look alike.


UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
9/13/13 8:47 P


JBALDWIN29 Posts: 5,136
9/13/13 8:20 P

No I know all I need to about myself.

KMMAKI SparkPoints: (91,837)
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9/13/13 8:03 P


4TISHA SparkPoints: (12,313)
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9/13/13 8:02 P


GOALWTIN7 SparkPoints: (2,121)
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9/13/13 7:47 P

I googled myself and instead of showing me being related to my relatives it showed me being related to my niece's husband (but not my blood niece) and all of his family who I am not related to.

SLIMTHICK2 SparkPoints: (90,300)
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9/13/13 7:39 P


LOLEMA SparkPoints: (105,894)
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9/13/13 7:35 P

Yes actually! to find out there is a huge 70s rock groupie with my name! Yikes! Its not me!

NEPTUNE1939 Posts: 17,018
9/13/13 6:54 P


ZIGGY122 Posts: 2,198
9/13/13 6:52 P


CSKIES1 SparkPoints: (62,418)
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9/13/13 6:51 P


9/13/13 6:21 P


KPA1B2 Posts: 785
9/13/13 6:15 P


STONEDPUNK SparkPoints: (395)
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9/13/13 5:55 P

oh yesss i'm a musician so i'm all over google

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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9/13/13 5:52 P

Yes and nothing comes up but if I google my spark name then I can see tons of spark posts.

SIRENALEANNE SparkPoints: (47,364)
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9/13/13 5:50 P

I have and I'm lucky I have a pretty unique name. I found a bunch of old pictures of myself. Not dirty pictures just old ones emoticon

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
9/13/13 5:47 P

I found that I actually have a very common name when I did an internet search. None of the people with my name were actually me in the first 10 pages of search results.

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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9/13/13 4:50 P

My name is listed in a public phone book, so that pretty much does me in.

FIRYMIST35 Posts: 1,154
9/13/13 4:47 P

Yes and didn't find much, but I could check again . . .

GANEC5104 Posts: 421
9/13/13 4:31 P


SONICB Posts: 4,378
9/13/13 4:29 P

This reminds me of an episode of "30 Rock"... But in all seriousness, yes, it's scary how much information is out there on the Internet!

Edited by: SONICB at: 9/13/2013 (22:56)
ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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9/13/13 4:23 P

Yes, and I found out far more about myself on-line than I thought was out there, including my name, address, where I've lived, the names of my children, their ages, etc.

GLEORIA SparkPoints: (69,150)
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9/13/13 4:12 P


LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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9/13/13 3:52 P

Yep and I take down any 'people finder' listings that come up. My parents gave me a talk about information privacy when I was about 10 (before the internet was really a thing) and since then I have been very careful with my information. Nothing goes online that doesn't have to. I have my Facebook set to very strict privacy settings. I google my name about once a month to see what's there and the only stuff there is my college fencing results.

VICTORY2XS SparkPoints: (43,402)
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9/13/13 3:46 P

yes, didn't find much

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (197,121)
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9/13/13 3:19 P

I've done this and have told computer savvy friends to try it too. We were all shocked.

If you've ever had a magazine subscription, you are on a list. that's where most of those citations crome from. They come from any list you're on. So, if you have a credit card, student loan, driver's license, etc... you are on a list and that list is on the internet

It's really insane how much information is posted on the internet, but it is the price you pay for living in a free society. Freedom of information.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
9/13/13 3:13 P

Have you ever googled your real name? They talk about privacy but when I google my name it shows every address I lived at before I was married, who I'm married to now his name pops out even without asking if I'm married , also a list of other names shows up and says possible relatives and every relative it shows for me is mine!
How about when it shows my exact address with a picture and a arrow to my house imagine if someone wanted to kill me? All they do is google your real name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I googled my dead uncle and cousin and their social security numbers came up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sure that many don't google themselves and realize the info that is out there on them...
I googled my cousins name my aunt wanted me to and it showed his case against social security!!!!!!! 27 pages with all her doctors names, addresses , surgeries he had I mean I was like wow!!!!!!!!!!!
I wonder if people even realize this?????????? Even our blogs are able to be googled under our screen names here, did you know this? I mean I do remember joining and it did say that once you put something on here it's on the internet but I wonder if any google their screen names?
Just thought I'd give an FYI, I thought my cousins social security claim was mind blowing cause you sign documents at the doctor and here is all his info on the internet.... try it

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