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Facebook? Twitter? LinkedIn? We’re all a part of it right? But how much of our personal information is public? While doing some research, we came across a website called, True People Search, that seemed to have personal information related to different individuals from across the country. Information having to do with home addresses both recent and past, phone numbers, relatives and people associated with. What this website does, is pull our information from different platforms without our permission and post it there; in other words, they create a profile. True People Search paints a picture for the entire web to see with whatever information they come across and that’s not okay. Being a part of a fast-growing medium is great! But being exposed in that caliber is frightening.  While Identity Theft is on the rise, all we want is to feel a sense of security and privacy while going about our daily lives. No one wants to feel exposed and unsafe in their own space.

Go to http://www.truepeoplesearch.com and see if any of your personal information is listed there. Here are some steps to follow to remove your information from the site. Note that this will take a few weeks to be completely removed.

 

  1. Search your name
  2. After you’ve found it, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the privacy link
  3. Select “click here” to remove your records.
  4. Agree to the terms and conditions, then click “I’m not a robot button”
  5. Then click the ‘remove this record’ button.

 

 

This is just one of the many ways you can protect your information from getting into the wrong hands.

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