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    Invasion of Privacy

    Sorry if this has made the rounds already. I haven't seen it yet here.

    Subject: New data base - invasion of your privacy

    Beginning (JULY '06) a new database will be available to the general public free of charge that displays your personal information (names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates). (Soc. Sec. is available for a price.) The database is found at http://www.zabasearch.com/ type in your name and check ... you'll be SHOCKED as I was!

    I urge you to forward this email to family and friends. Check to see if your Name and information is in their database. If so and you want it removed, send them an e-mail at info@zabasearch.com to request it be removed. I do not know how our names are appearing there, but I checked my own and a few other random ones and they are all in this database!

    After opting out by email, check back after a few days to make certain your information has been removed. If it has not been removed then file a complaint with your State's Attorney General.

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    That pisses me the fuck off!


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    I e-mailed them... I better see my info removed ASAP or I will sue. I just went through a whole identity theft episode that was a complete nightmare.
    Last edited by js; 11-08-2006 at 10:51 PM.
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    I appear to be under the radar here for some reason. I am listed, but I am listed at my old address in NJ. That house was sold five years ago. But they also have me listed at the address for my business in NJ, which was only open for 8 months and no one knew we were there! That place went under almost 8 years ago and three other businesses have been in there since.

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    Im a ghost
    They dont know 'bout us'n

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    If I'm a ghost on this thing then I'm Casper the friendly ghost because I'm all over it.

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    They mave me listed at my dads old business address.

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    Yes, it will show most people's addresses and such, but to get anymore info, U must pay. Hate to break it to U, but these types of sites have been around for years. Heck, our probation dept pays for access to one similiar to this - when people abscond, we run them thru the system to try and find them....

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    I suspect they're getting this info from Phone books...

    Bastages! I sent them an email asking to be removed, but who knows how many thousands of other similar databases exist on the net.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSkies View Post
    I suspect they're getting this info from Phone books...

    Bastages! I sent them an email asking to be removed, but who knows how many thousands of other similar databases exist on the net.

    Like SW said, many. This seems to be public information gleaned from phone books, property deeds, business license, credit bureau records etc. Most of it is All Totally legal.

    I saw a bunch of these “information miners” testify before a Congressional panel.
    Believe it or not, the info is out there somewhere on most of us already for a price.

    Personally I wouldn’t e-mail them anything. They’re not gonna remove you and now you’ve provided them with a valid e-mail address to add to the file.
    Last edited by Mr. P; 11-09-2006 at 04:12 PM.

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    Well, some states also sell the Driver's License info to these companies.

    Charities and credit card compamnies also exchange mailing lists. Catalog companies too. All that is combined to make 1 big picture.

    If U use a discount card at a grocery store - they know who U are and what U buy to eat. That info is sent to marketing companies. All of this stuff is combined...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Well, some states also sell the Driver's License info to these companies.

    Charities and credit card compamnies also exchange mailing lists. Catalog companies too. All that is combined to make 1 big picture.

    If U use a discount card at a grocery store - they know who U are and what U buy to eat. That info is sent to marketing companies. All of this stuff is combined...
    Yep..they know way more about than people could imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    If U use a discount card at a grocery store - they know who U are and what U buy to eat. That info is sent to marketing companies. All of this stuff is combined...
    Thats exactly why I dont use those cards. I dont care if I can save .30 on a can of soup, I dont want my info sent to these companies.

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    luckily, I'm not listed.

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    Well I stopped using a credit card a long time ago. I started getting mail directed towards what I buy, and while I liked some of the stuff I was getting it really disturbed me that this stuff was finding me directly. Like, I smoke Winstons (no comments) and now, once a month, I get coupons from Winston. It started from the first month I switched to them. I also started getting all this stuff from various gun, military, law enforcement, hunting, etc. places. My mom got them first because she used to buy me ammo for Christmas, and she bought it in bulk. She was getting some weird stuff.

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    No one knows who I am. But then again, I am always discreet with my information. Even though the DOD lets people take it home on laptops to have it "stolen".

    Since I've joined the Army, they won't stop sending me mail to try and recruit me. I'll only double enlist if they give me another bonus and pay grade. Would be kinda tough to keep up on two contracts at once though. Especially if I get deployed two places at once.

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