Do you know about Spokeo? Spokeo is an online search engine designed to give out your personal information with just your name and your city and state. You can search for a person's name and it shows you everyone with that name in the U.S. You click on the state and it gives you everyone within that state with that name. Then it will give you specific information on that person, including their address, age, names of family memebers, approximate yearly income, and sometimes even pictures. I took the liberty of searching several friends and family to see if they were listed on Spokeo. Most of the people I checked were listed, along with lots of personal info.
Sound dangersous and like nobody's business? Want to remove your name from Spokeo? Here's how:
1. Go to Spokeo and search for your name. Copy the url that show up for your profile.
2. Go down to the bottom of the page and click the "privacy" button.
3. Copy the url in the space provided. Enter your other information (name and email) and hit "Remove Listing".
Now you can feel at least a little more secure about your personal information.
Y'all have a great weekend!
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