February 25, 2011 > Protect personal information
Protect personal information
Submitted By Officer Kim MacDonald, Fremont PD
Spokeo.com is a search engine for personal information. A free search of a name provides the address, home telephone number, and marital status. For a fee someone may be able to discover your email address, income, photos, and much more. If you search your name and the city where you live you may be in this database. If you would like to remove yourself from www.spokeo.com please follow the instructions below:
Locate yourself in the system by typing your name, city, and state where you live; for example, John Smith, Fremont. If you are in the database, your name and address will appear on the left hand side. If there is more than one return for your name please click on the correct name and address. Copy the URL from the navigation box at the very top of the page. Click on the PRIVACY button in the bottom right corner of the screen. The print is in gray and very small. The next page will ask you to paste the URL that you just copied into the first box Enter your email address in the next box. In the "Code" box enter the text just to the right of the box. It will then tell you to check you email for further instructions. At this point you should be removed from this database. You may check back often as your information may reappear.