Spokeo.com, wait till you see how much info...

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

    rhett7660

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    Was notified about this site via my work. It is pretty darn scary how much info is on this site about you. :eek:

    www.spokeo.com

    I have been trying to get my info off the site the last couple of days.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Wow, just checked out my name. While there was a lot of information on me, some of it was grossly incorrect.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Wow, same here. In fact, *most* of the information is grossly incorrect.
     
  4. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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  5. OutThere macrumors 603

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    No information about me. My name turns up nothing. Suckaaas :D
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That just means that you are figment of our imagination. Either that or you are 10 years old. :D
     
  7. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    That is what I say!!!!!!! LOL.
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    They don't have any info on me, but they do on my father. The only thing they have right is his address, something anyone with a local phonebook would know.
     
  9. renewed macrumors 68040

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    I apparently do not exist, therefore, neither does this post.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    We will continue to ignore you then.:p
     
  12. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    It was all wrong for me. The age was off by ~25 years, my birthdate must be incorrect as the signs were wrong. The only thing close was listing my parents' house as my address, although they moved after I went off to college, so I've never actually lived there.
     
  13. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Or perhaps a 10 year old figment of your imagination? ;)
     
  14. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Strange. I have ran a couple people I know and the info has been pretty good all they way down to their sign and pictures of their house.

    Oh well. I thought I would share. :)
     
  15. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    It had my address and home telephone number. The picture of my house that it showed was presumably from Google Maps. So it wasn't anything especially alarming.
     
  16. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Darn, I searched myself then realised it's US only.

    I'm so jealous! Why don't we have any creepy stalker websites on this side of the pond?!
     
  17. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    We're not cool enough :( Actually I'm glad we don't, my full name is listed for everybody to see on this site!
     
  18. Melrose Suspended

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    It's correct on the most basic items - which are otherwise very easy to find online anyway - but off base on the other stuff.

    It also tells me things about my 92 year old grandmother I never knew: Very active in sports, loves to garden, has a home worth over $1 million... wow. I see her several times a week and never had any idea! :eek:
     
  19. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    I didnt get anything on my name but i got a bunch of stuff with my email address!
     
  20. ethical macrumors 68000

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    It reminds me of this site actually:

    Wolfram Alpha

    Don't know if you guys have come across it before but it's pretty cool!

    Type in your date of birth for example. Gives you all sorts of interesting info about the date - not personal info don't worry.

    EDIT: Check out the examples... looks like a pretty powerful website!
     
  21. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    None. :D

    I wonder what their data sources are, and why they pick up some people but not others.
     
  22. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Apparently I'm married. I wish someone had let me know sooner...
     
  23. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    Nearly nothing. They think I'm single and am living next door to where I actually live.
     
  24. Elixer macrumors regular

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    Mine isn't even close besides the address and name, which can be found in a phone book.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    The info about me is pretty much incorrect.

    Yeah, I'm on there with a correct address, but that's it. Everything else that is display is wrong.
     

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