I’ve recently been made aware of a website called, “Spokeo.com”
(Link: http://www.spokeo.com/ )
I suggest to each of you that you visit this website, look yourself up and check if your personal as well as your financial information is being publicly displayed. Though they do not always display accurate information, but much of it is. They list incomes, credit scores, maps to your home address as well as your home phone number and much more.
There is an option at the bottom of the home page “privacy” which you can click to have your information removed. Though Snoops states they have been unsuccessful at blocking listings on that website, and suggest that their goal may be to collect email addresses. (An email address is required to request the block)
If you want to attempt to block your information it may be wise to set up a hotmail email address, or some alternate email address to do it with. But it may be worth a shot at getting your personal information removed.
Here’s the link to Snoops about Spokeo