Jan 2 2011
Spokeo.com – Subscribe or Opt Out?

Spokeo.com –

About Spokeo

Spokeo is a search engine specialized in organizing people-related information from phone books, social networks, marketing lists, business sites, and other public sources. Most of this data is publicly available on the Web.  For example, you can find people’s name, phone, and address on Whitepages.com, and you can get home values from Zillow.com.  That said, only Spokeo’s algorithm can piece together the scattered data into coherent people profiles, giving you the most comprehensive intelligence about anyone you want to find.

Spokeo’s innovative technology has received numerous accolades and reviews from Newsweek, WSJ, PCWorld, and more. Millions of people have already used Spokeo to connect with their family members, old friends, and business contacts. Try and see what Spokeo can find about you today!

Spokeo is located in Pasadena, CA. Contact us for any questions.

Search anybody by name, e-mail address, phone number, online username or even friends in your address book and instantly return lots of info.

Unlike Google or the white pages, Spokeo can piece together scattered data from online and offline sources, showing revealing information about just about anyone.

Dear Spokeo User,

While our search results shows only publicly-accessible information gathered from hundreds of public sources, such as phone books, marketing surveys, business sites and more, we understand that you are concerned about the information shown our search results, and allow all users to remove them accordingly.

You can opt to block out your information here:

http://www.spokeo.com/privacy

(please note that this applies only for Phone and Name Searches)

To remove Phone/Name Listings:

1. Locate the listing you want removed

2. Copy the URL

(the URL can be found on the top of your browser and should look something like “http://www.spokeo.com/search?q=Smith%20Sample#Sample:1219812367

3. Go to www.spokeo.com/privacy

4. Paste the URL

5. Provide your email address (this acts as a verification process for the confirmation to be sent to your Inbox) and Letter (Captcha) Code

6. Check your Inbox for the confirmation email, and click on the link on the bottom to complete removal process.

7. The directory listing will become flagged and will be removed by an engineer within 1 business day.

If you are encountering difficulties, please ensure that you read all the instructions, making sure the URL, code and email address verification is correctly entered.

If you are seeing any error messages, please see below for the solution to some common issues:

Incorrect URL:
– Please ensure that you click on the exact profile that contains your address. Correct URLs typically end with numbers. Example:

http://www.spokeo.com/search?q=Smith%20Sample#Sample:1219812367

Incorrect Captcha Text:

-Type in the code provided exactly how it shows. Before you type in the code, make sure that all other fields are correct.

“In order to prevent abuse, we must limit the frequency of privacy requests. Please try again later.Government officials please use your @.gov email address for priority processing.”

– Spokeo understands your privacy concerns, and as such, provide a convenient way to remove your listings from public searches. However, this feature has been abused before, so in order to prevent spammers, bots and others from removing hundreds of listings at a time, all users are allowed to remove a limited number of listings each week per IP address. If you are seeing this error message at work, your limit may already be exceeded by other co-workers who are also trying to remove their listings. Our servers will read the requests as coming from the same IP address since multiple people are trying to remove listings from the same location. Please wait to remove your listing from your home computer, or try again the next day.

*Please note that since the name, phone, and email information aggregated by Spokeo is publicly available, opting out of Spokeo does not remove the information from its original sources. Spokeo is a search engine specialized in aggregating people-related information from hundreds of additional sites. If you would like to remove your information from all of these sources, please consult ReputationDefender or other privacy-protection services.

Our Reverse Email Search reflects only what is found in public profiles across supported social networks. We DO NOT create, host or alter any of the information you see and as such, cannot make any changes for you. If information such as your name or photo is showing on the Email Search page, you have a profile registered on one of our supported networks, such as MySpace, PhotoBucket or Facebook.

To remove any information from your Email Address Listing:

Simply find out which social networks you belong to, log in accordingly and remove the contents. Some networks also allow you to set your profile or photos to “private” – which would also ensure that your information is blocked.

Once our system refreshes over your data, the updated information will be shown. Please be informed however, that the updated information may not reflect right away, as our servers only update periodically due to the abundance of new information and updates made on the web each day.Please feel free to read our ‘Privacy’ page for more information:

http://www.spokeo.com/blog/?page_id=110

Sincerely,

Nancy Williams
nancy@spokeo.com

Here’s a video with Harrison Tang, the founder of Spokeo:

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Many people ask well.. what do I get for a subscription to Spokeo?
Full Results
See all available information, including photos, profiles, lifestyle and wealth data.

Name Search
Find who you’re looking for
with detailed profiles of
over 300 Million people.

Email Search
Discover photos and profiles across 78 major social networks.
Phone Search
Reveal detailed information
about the owners of millions
of phone numbers.

Social Search
Find and track your friends’ social network profiles, photos, videos, blogs, RSS and more.

http://www.spokeo.com/ just may be the creepiest web site out there.

It can give literally anyone access to the personal information of a person they want. The website is quite new but it has made a lot of which was authorized by President George W. Bush shortly after the 9/11 terrorism attacks but remained undisclosed until late last year, violates constitutional rights of free speech, privacy and the separation of powers.

It can give literally anyone access to the personal information of a person they want. The website is quite new but it has made a lot of which was authorized by President George W. Bush shortly after the 9/11 terrorism attacks but remained undisclosed until late last year, violates constitutional rights of free speech, privacy and the separation of powers.

There is a way to protect yourself from having your information shown on Spokeo. All you have to do is log on to their website and follow these steps to remove yourself from the database.

1. Go to the Spokeo.com website by clicking on the related link.

2. Run a search on your name. You can narrow the search down by adding city and state.

3. If the search returns your name and address in the results, click your name to go to the information page listed on you.

4. Now copy the URL at the top of the page with your information. The URL is the long web address in the web browser address bar that begins with http://www.spokeo.com/search…

5. Now open the website by clicking the featured link “Remove from Spokeo”

6. Paste the URL web address you copied from your information page space marked URL:

7. Enter a valid email address. The email must be working because you will receive a message from Spokeo with a link to click to complete the process. You can set up a free email account just for this purpose on sites like Yahoo, Hotmail or others.

8. Now enter the code shown on the screen and click the “Remove Listing” button.

9. To finish the process, open your email and locate the message sent by Spokeo and click the link they provided.

10. Search Spokeo.com for your name again to make sure your name has been removed.

Website:

Company Overview: Spokeo is a search engine specialized in organizing people-related information from phone books, social networks, marketing lists, business sites, and other public sources.

Products: Social Network Aggregator
People Search Website Contact us by Mail
Spokeo Inc.
556 S. Fair Oaks Ave, #101-179
Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact Customer Service
Support is available to all customers from Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm PST
Your feedback is important to us, and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Be sure to read the small print:
I agree to the Spokeo Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and plan specifications. I understand that full data may not be available for all profiles and records. I understand that I will be billed $35.40 each year until this subscription is canceled. If I cancel, I will enjoy premium benefits until the end of my subscription term; my subscription will not be renewed after that term expires. All payments are non-refundable.

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98 thoughts on “Spokeo.com – Subscribe or Opt Out?

  1. I have entered my email and removed my name but still to no avail ~everything on the whole profile is wrong!~Holy cow~you don't verify information before you post it?maybe because you want everyone to BUY your stupid personal protection crap~give me a break ! If my ex-husband comes after me because you still have my name on this list my family will sue you to the bone!Hope you have plenty of money:)
  2. Do not add any of my information or sell it. I do not want any of my information out. REMOVE immediately
  3. take my name out of this website , if i want this info passed to others i will do it myself. by the way what kind of crook are you. this kind of crap is what gives people headaqches from theft identity.
    looking forward to the lawsuit against you.
  4. Take my name off this site. I don't know about the legal aspects about this BS, but rest assured, I am going to find out. Why don't you save us both time and expense by taking care of this invasion of privacy
    right now!
  5. Please remove William M Wallace 1203 Appleby Drive Silver Spring , Md 20904 from your spokeo list.
    you have invaded my privacy. You don't need my E-mail info. Remove my private info and I will know
    when I check your web site
  6. Delete, remove my name and all information from your website, immediately. My information is private, and I want to remain as such. This invades my privacy!
  7. Please remove my name permanently from your website. I do not want my private info, photo of where I live on your website. It’s an invasion of my privacy.

    Please get back to me. I would appreciate you taking care of my request ASAP.

    The fact that you have part of my email on the site is very upsetting.

    A friend of ours told us that you have my name as well as my youngest brother’s name on your website.

    Thanks,

    Nancy

  8. I opted out had my information removed and now it is back… what does it take to get my information off of your site?
  9. i wish to opt out and when i gave my credit card number it said $2.00, not 35.00. I wish to completetly cancel my order all together. I do not wish to have funds removed from my account that i did not authorize. my email is thawkhawkt@yahoo.com and phone is 3255184158. immediately cancel me
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  11. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it
    seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You definitely know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?
  12. It's not right to prey on people who are going through being used, then take advantage cause they desperate.
  13. You people don't even have my information right & on top of that your selling it & next to my name it says I will never know this is BS You people make it easy for people to steal your Identity. I for one am contacting an attorney. You have a sorry ass Uncle of mines information on my info & some other person with same name as mine. I Think Everyone who finds them selling your information should Sue Them!
  14. i'M NOT ENTIRELY COMPUTER SAVVY. but the person I was looking for just called my sister so please
    REMOVE ME FROM YOUR LIST. If I need help again I'll be sure to let you know.

    Marian Crocker
    3-2-14 approx. 6:00 p.m. Thanks

  15. hello, i am not getting what i need at particilar time , when i finally found where i need go then you ask for more MONEY . Is this the way you do business there are places i want to accomplish now wating on a reply
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