The websites listed below were brought to our attention as officer safety concerns due to the ease in which personal information, such as your home address, can be obtained. Even if you have an unlisted number, your home address and a map to your house might be displayed.
This bulletin will provide you with information on how to remove your name and personal information from the list: (It only takes a few minutes to remove your information)
2) Type in your name and address under "People Search"
3) If your name appears; click on the details button (If your name does not appear then you are not listed online)
4) Scroll down near the bottom of the page to the "Privacy Options"
section and click on "Is this you? Remove from listing" link. Follow the simple
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Is this you? Remove your listing
A confirmation message will appear on your screen stating that your information will be deleted.
*Caution- Do not pay for any of the solicitations ("sponsored links") that claim that they have additional information on you. If you have submitted a Demand Letter, they will not have the information for display. Also, you agree to opt-in when you purchase information.
PolicePrivacy.org can contact the above websites on your behalf and have your information removed for a small fee of $20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
This website was brought to our attention as an officer safety concern due to the ease in which personal information, such as your home address, can be obtained. Even if you have an unlisted number, your home address and a map to your house might be displayed.
Most of the information obtained from Spokeo.com appears to be from social networking sites and open-source databases. PolicePrivacy.org strongly recommends that officers do not participate in social networking sites. If you have a social networking site; set your settings on PRIVATE. We also strongly recommend the use of P.O. Boxes and alternate mailing addresses when registering your information online.
Spokeo.com has obtained access to the following sites and can display information you have posted and/or provided to them.
PolicePrivacy.org will help you remove your name and personal information from Spokeo.com. If your name appears and you would like us to request an electronic removal, per California Government Code 6254.21, click on the link below: PolicePrivacy.org - Spokeo.com Removal
PolicePrivacy.org will utilize Spokeo.com's online removal portal to request the removal of your information. We will charge a nominal fee of $10 for the electronic removal request if you elect to have us do it for you.
Spokeo.com has established an immediate opt-out link. The removal process takes only a couple of moments, however, Spokeo.com limits the number of users you can remove based on the computer and network that is being used to remove profiles.
We recommend that you use a computer that is not on a work network and a personal email to complete the opt-out. There is no charge for the removal. http://www.spokeo.com/privacy
That Pizza Hut and Domino's sell their customer lists? PolicePrivacy.org has been told that Intelius purchases such lists from Pizza Hut and Domino's. It might be a good idea to use an alias when ordering from companies who deliver.
Facebook and MySpace Users Beware
Recently, information came to light that defense attorneys are doing their research on officers who are testifying in trials related to gangs, drugs, weapons, and all violent crime. The research is being conducted through My Space and Facebook. Information on accounts you set up through My Space and Facebook are admissible in court. Photos, simple quotes, mottos, and shared messaging on these sites can come back to bite you. Read NY Times Article - Click Here
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