Stealing Your Identity In Five Easy Clicks

Mortgage and Lending with Veritas Funding, SLC, UT NMLS #231319

Hey Everyone,

I received this email from a good friend.  Her aunt is a DEA agent and wanted to share so you could remove your name from this phonebook.  The personal info they have is CRAZY and could easily fall into the wrong hands.  Please read below for the website link and name removal instructions.  I'm posting this because it's worth your time to protect yourself!

There's a site called SPOKEO.COM that's a new online USA phone book with personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your credit score, home value, income, age, picture of your house etc.  To remove yourself, start by searching your name.  When you locate it, and you will,  bring it up then copy the URL of your page.  In the middle of the page will be the "see all" button, click on it.  Then go to the bottom of that page, (they are trying to sell you the service), and click on "privacy", then paste your URL and fill out the other information.  Click "Remove".  You will get an e-mail asking you to confirm.  Once you confirm, your information is removed however you can only delete two listings per email address.  I had three listings (between me and my wife) so I used two email addresses for the confirmation removal.  Be sure to check your listing is removed after the confirmation.  This stuff is out there.  Be careful what information you post on Social sites etc.  If anyone pays the small fee, they will have access to your tax information, kids names, etc.  Anything that is public record.  The pictures of your house alone are enough to make you take the time.  Thanks again to my friend Emily for sharing this info.    

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Comments (6)

Markita Woods NMLS#196099
Fairway Independent Mortgage Inc. - Woodbridge, VA
Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA

Thanks for sharing this is the third warning I have heard about this company so I am on my way remove my information

Jan 30, 2011 04:36 AM
Sheri Curci
RE/MAX Properties Ltd - Langhorne, PA
Here to be your 24/7 realtor!

Thank You Joe,

 Too many Local enforcements are simply saying " well we cant help you, its not in our Jurisdiction"

BULL.... I heard that .... ID Fraud is surpassing the Profits in the Drug Market.


Jan 30, 2011 04:42 AM
Jayne Williamson, REALTOR, Broker, GRI
Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners, Hendersonville, NC - Hendersonville, NC

Thanks Joe!  I just came back from removing my listing.

Jan 30, 2011 04:47 AM
Janet McCarthy
San Diego Homes Guide - San Diego, CA
Broker Associate

This is such a valuable post.After I saw the information about myself,  I sent it out to my Neighborhood Watch database and all my friends.

Thank you Very much

Jan 30, 2011 05:13 AM
Kathy Denworth
BHHS Keys Real Estate - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

Thanks Joe, I looked and I am NOT there! Yippie! One less thing to think about. I am sure the other Kathy Denworth's wish they had looked it up.

Jan 30, 2011 08:58 AM
Randy DeLaMare
Realtypath LLC - Salt Lake City, UT
Helping friends Realize their Real Estate Dreams

Great information Joe, Thanks for posting it. I tried it out and seem to be under the radar.

Jan 30, 2011 04:48 PM