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7/20/13 6:27 A

I followed your link but it's only a US site so I'm not on there. But I've found a UK site where people can purchase all sorts of info about me including court judgements etc. Fortunately I've nothing like that to hide but it's still a bit disconcerting that such info is readily available.

DELRIO1 Posts: 5,602
7/19/13 7:58 P

There are tons of other sites where that information can be purchased; it's just a fact of our electronic lives.

LAURAAT Posts: 1,506
7/19/13 12:22 P

Mandie, I edited the link so it's just the intelius.com site. Hope that works better.
I don't post anything personal on the internet, and even deleted my facebook account, which also had little personal information.
When I google'd myself, I pulled up nothing except this site. I was also able to pull up my parents, my husband, in-laws, etc. I'm not sure where they get their information from, and how it is OK to be able to purchase personal information about someone like this, but it was all there.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,999
7/19/13 12:18 P

I tried to open your link but it says problem loading page.

I don't know how I feel about that. I already knew that everything you do on the internet is out there somewhere forever. And cannot be completely deleted. So that is why I am careful, but maybe not careful enough.

LAURAAT Posts: 1,506
7/19/13 12:13 P

Reading the thread here regarding private pages, I was curious, and started googling myself. Glad I did, as I found this stupid webiste - www.intelius.com
I was able to find my date of birth, full name, ADDRESSES with MAPS to my HOUSE! So scary this information was available with just a google search and link to the page. I'm requesting my information be removed, and have linked to the site here. Scroll to the bottom, and see 'contact us' to remove your info, as well.
I'm going to inform my parents about this, too, as they're information on there includes email addresses, workplaces, old addresses. While some of is it blacked out, it is very easy to figure out, with the rest of the information. And with the map, even easier.
I don't know how something like this is legal, but I'm guessing they get away with it as the information isn't shown in it's entirety (ie for JohnSmith@yahoo.com, it would show Jxxxxxxxh@xxxx.com), but I'm not sure what is available for purchase, with their membership plans, if that would show everything in it's entirety.

Edited by: LAURAAT at: 7/19/2013 (12:20)
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