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Old 11-03-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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I wonder why the site mentioned a few people as possible roommates (of both me and my husband) that I have no clue who they are! That makes me paranoid about identity theft...

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Old 11-03-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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I hate those sites. Hate hate hate. There are definitely people who need to stay hidden from others who've been problematic to them, and it seems to me the people MOST likely to anonymously pay money for such services are people without the best of intentions.
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I hate those sites. Hate hate hate. There are definitely people who need to stay hidden from others who've been problematic to them, and it seems to me the people MOST likely to anonymously pay money for such services are people without the best of intentions.
I agree. We sold our house and moved last year because my DH's parents wouldn't back off and stop harrassing us. We'd prefer to be left alone.
Fortunately, those searches don't list our current residence (yet).

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Whoa, they had all my addresses since college. I'm wondering who in the world some of those relatives/roommates were though. It had my mom, dh, an old landlord (who I detest!!!) plus a few folks I've never heard of. Odd.

That's pretty freaky. Wonder how I can get erased???

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I'm on there, but listed in a place I lived before I had kids, about 8 years ago. Then again under my dad's name, only I'm 3 years older there than I actually am. It says it's the same database that the feds use, but that can't be... I know they have a file on me that is more up to date than that.
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The info it had on me was 20 yrs old!
On my dh's info, they had our friend's dad listed as a "possible roomate/associate".

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Dh is listed as being 44. he's mad about that, he wants to write them to get his age right, lol.
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Interesting. It had my listed under my maiden name, but had me living in a state I never lived in. I'm sure it was me because all the relatives listed were correct names and ages.

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This seems like a good argument for getting a p.o. box.
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Wow that is creepy.
We don't show up on Zaba but on this Veromi (sp) site it shows me related to Dh plus the places we've lived over the last 20yrs, and when I look up our address it will give you all the info on our home except the phone number we've always been unlisted.(if you pay)
Thats dam creepy seeing we have relatives we would rather not know where we are.
I'm now leaning towards a PO box and pulling out the mailbox across the street.
How the heck do you get yourself removed from this kind of site?
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Sites like that don't bother me. If someone really wants my info they'll find it even without a site like that.

I think as soon as I can afford it I'll be paying for a 24 hour membership though. I haven't spoken to my birth mother in about 4 years. We completely lost touch and I have no idea how to find her. But on that site it pulled up her name, so now I want to get the rest of her info. She doesn't even know she has a second grandchild.
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Well they don't updated their system very fast anyways. DH and I just bought our first house (kinda a big deal) 4 months ago and it still lists us at our old address. BTW my friend who is 26 is listed as 52 hahaha.

But all in all, scary.

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I put in my info. What came up was full of inaccuracies, including the listing of my late grandmother as an 81 year old. She died at 63, more than a decade ago. :
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nothing comes up on me!

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My MIL is listed as being 107 years old!!! I am listed as my husbands possible roommate/associate.

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I dont come up on either of those sites at all. :

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I dont come up on either of those sites at all. :
me either, we obviously are ghosts
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me either, we obviously are ghosts
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I spose thread killers might as well be dead themselves
we'll just haunt TAO for all eternity :nana:

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[twilight zone music]
I spose thread killers might as well be dead themselves
we'll just haunt TAO for all eternity :nana:
sounds like a plan...... just watch out, ive noticed im dripping ectoplasam:
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Well, that kind of freaks me out. I put in my maiden name and it immediately came up and also gave out (for free) my married name. So if someone from the past wanted to find me, I guess they could :/

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I hate those sites. Hate hate hate. There are definitely people who need to stay hidden from others who've been problematic to them, and it seems to me the people MOST likely to anonymously pay money for such services are people without the best of intentions.
yeah

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I don't see much information unless I want to pay. They did get my dad's name wrong though, apparently they think he's his father.
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ALLLLLLLLLLLl of the information on these sites is PUBLIC domain. Meaning, if you get a phone number, you are gonna be listed, unless you request unlisted. If you own a home, same thing, deed is public. Car registration, same thing. All it is is a compilation of info. I don't see the big deal in it, same as the entering your name in google and getting your phone number, address, etc.
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I found my name and dh's name.
They don't have our current residence or the place we lived before that listed.
They do have my maiden name. They listed my dad, brother and sister as possible relatives but not my mom or dh.
They had less info for dh. His name is super common so I think he'd be hard to find.
My mom's name is listed with the wrong middle initial and business association.

I'm not too concerned. I don't think anyone is going to want to pay for info about me and what they get is all publicly available. Not necessarily accurate either.

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