yooo everybody. my mom and i were goofing around and found this seriously FUCKED UP site. all your information, (phone number, nam, address even) is available for 2.99. like everything. please watch this video on how to remove it. (im not sure if it’s there for minors, but if you’ve ever owned/rented a house you’re definitely there. it’s worth checking it out to make sure.)
video on how to remove information. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPFLagxnDsA
fucked up website: http://www.spokeo.com/
also, if you’ve lived in more than one place/state it has you multiple times, remove all of your profile things. (it had my mom 4 times, all over our state. even from when she lived in a house 9 years ago.)
SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT
YES THERE ARE MINORS ON HERE ALSO I JUST CHECKED ME AND IT HAS MY ~PERSONAL~ INFO ON THERE
This is very concerning. I just spent the last ten minutes removing my entire family (including my 14-year-old sister) from the site.
Cool Mom Tech has a guide on how to take your information off the site if for some reason you can’t watch the above video.
I looked up a few names to see and holy shit. This is freaking me out. It doesn’t have me in there but definitely check for you! You are most likely in this database. I saw family members, addresses, phone numbers, links to their social medias and photos of them!
I was on there 6 fucking times. It has listings for my sister, my father, my mother…it includes all our ages, our phone numbers, every social media profile we have, how many bedrooms/bathrooms our house has, the value of our houses…
The video is slightly outdated! Here’s how you do it now:
Search your name and location (if you have an uncommon name, just your name will do). Click on your profile, copy the URL. Scroll down to the bottom and in the faint grey text, there’s a Privacy link. Scroll down to the bottom, and click Opt Out. Provide the URL of the profile, an email address, and fill out a Captcha. An email will be sent to you with a confirmation link. Click, and it’s gone.
The information is still out there on the internet somewhere, and it still can be compiled by other websites similar to Spokeo.
There’s no way to remove this information permanently, as far as I know. You can’t scrub the internet of all traces of you. You can, however, take steps to prevent sites like this from having ALL your information. For example, don’t list your full name and birthday on social media, have unlisted phone numbers, etc. Despite doing that myself, I still had multiple profiles (but some were under nicknames and some didn’t have any other information attached to them).
OH HELL FUCKING NO.