My friend and fellow Wad member Amy told me about a scary site that houses way too much personal info on us.
At first I thought she was joking....could there really be a site out there that has my income, google picture of my house (both aerial and face shots), children/spouse info, etc...??
So I looked it up.
Holy Cats, Batman...she wasn't joking.
It made me sick to think this info is out there...and that for only $2.95 someone could even get my credit report and more detailed info.
On the bright side, she also told me how to delete my profile from this lousy site and today, I'm sharing that with you all.
First, go to spokeo.com
put your name in the search bar (it's a painfully slow site but worth the time)
find your state, double click, find your specific name and address
double click on that (again, this may take some time to search but wait it out)
up comes your profile. At the top of the box you will see tabs...one is "property"..that's where they had pictures of my house. The income was way off (they had me as rich...woot!) but the spouse and my unlisted phone number, google map to my unlisted address was all there.
once your profile is up, copy the specific URL (that's in your top address bar)
then click on the tiny, gray "privacy" word on the page bottom.
follow the guidelines for removal...paste your specific URL in the designated box, leave an email and CATCHPA phrase then go to your email and follow up on the final deletion step.
It really does delete the info (though only from this specific site)
scary, scary stuff.
Check it out and report back...and spread the word....this is stuff NO ONE is entitled to. Seriously, what is our world coming to????