A new website called TruePeopleSearch.com has been the cause for concern lately. The site is giving out your personal information to the public for free!
The website takes your name, phone number, current and past addresses, family members, and more, stockpiling it all into one convenient page. Seeing that much information about yourself readily available to the public is terrifying and would cause any person to be concerned.
“I’ve never heard of that,” Katie Smith told Fox25. “It’s a little creepy that they can get my current address and all of my previous addresses. I don’t love it.” However, Katie was lucky that this was all the site had on her.
Other people have found their cellphone numbers, work addresses, and even the companies they worked for. With sites like this out there, it is important to be safe on the internet. This means being cautious of what you post on social media, as well as keeping personal information off of social media.
One of the most important things a person can do to prevent this type of information stockpile is ensure that all online accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., are private. No one should be able to see your sensitive information, and only the select people you choose should be allowed to see what you post. This is crucial when preventing sites like this from accessing and sharing your information.
TruePeopleSearch is not the first site of its kind either. In fact, just earlier this year another site, FamilyTreeNow.com, provided similar information to anyone who came looking. Thankfully, there is a solution.
Most sites like these, however not all, allow you to “opt out”. This means that you can go in and remove all of your personal information from the search. To do this, go to https://www.truepeoplesearch.com/removal, check the box ensuring you are not a robot, and begin your search. Once you have found yourself on the site, simply click “Remove” and within a few hours the website ensures your information will be deleted.
Most similar sites require the same type of removal process. However, with hundreds of these sites on the internet it would be impossible to go through and manually remove your information from them all. So, the only real solution is to, again, make all of your person information private online.
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