Who Knows Your Address History?
Many people don’t see a problem when their address history is being posted online. However, it is a very big problem, one that can cause trouble now and in the future. Credit reporting agencies and other verifying agencies use your previous addresses to prove it’s actually you. When you sign-up for access to your credit report online, the first tool they use to verify your identity is your past addresses. Agencies ask this information to prevent fraud. Security questions like this are designed to keep someone from impersonating you to get access to all of your credit data.
Are you starting to see why it might be a problem to have your past addresses posted online on websites like MyLife, PeopleFinders.com, WhitePages.com, Spokeo.com, USSearch.com, USA-People-Search.com, PrivateEye.com and PrivateEye.co? All of these companies, and others, gather your information from other sources and post it on their websites. If you do a search of yourself or someone else, you’ll see that they offer “teasers” about you and others to anyone doing the searching. They hint at potential problems, or criminal offenses, or financial issues, or questionable reliability ratings.
Alerts added to data broker websites are intentional and sneaky. These alerts are designed to get anyone reading to “click” and pay for more information. It’s the ultimate in click bait. When you do click they are not only stringing you along to get a credit card charge out of you “for full information” about the person you did a search on, but they are also scanning your computer to get information about YOU! The worst part of this is that these sites are only doing this for pure profit. Some of their information is accurate and some is just click bait, but they are feeding on people’s jealousy, doubts, fears, curiosity and nosiness. Often, when you do succumb to the desire to find out if there’s a shady past behind some person you know, or your partner, most, if not all of the “suspicious” information mentioned on the front page turns out to be nothing at all or fake information only intended to lure you in and get more of your personal data. By feeding on your curiosity and other emotions, they got you to pay for information about someone else and then got your info too, and you paid them for the privilege. They will then take your information and add it to their website too.
Posting someone’s past address for a fee is highly unethical. Someone trying to get access to your credit and credit score can use those addresses to pretend to be you. Stalkers, criminals, and others can also use the information to their advantage. You should do a careful search for yourself every so often to see what information is out there. You’ll find they nine times out of ten you are also a victim of data brokering. Wiperts can help if you find that you’ve been victimized by these websites. They will do a thorough scan of the Web and find all postings of your personal data. They will then methodically and carefully remove every piece of data possible that you want removed. For instance, if you only want your past addresses, they will get this information taken off websites. If you want any instances that have your first and last name, they will work to get those removed. They will not try to remove any data you want to stay online. Wiperts are experts in online private data removal and privacy. They offer two plans for ongoing protection and surveillance of the internet. A six month plan and a one year plan, both are very reasonably priced. With these plans you will have the internet scanned and monitored for new information. When new information appears, Wiperts takes action to have it removed asap. Data brokers may have your addresses, but Wiperts can help keep your private info out of their hands.