I was pretty shocked to see what they had at spokeo.com on Bob and I so I deleted us, I hope. The information is still scattered all over the web but now not quite so easily available. Not all the info was correct for example we live in a $1 million dollar home and my birthday zodiac sign was wrong so who knows where they got that. Felt creepy.
Here is a little more information. Thanks cousin Larry for sharing this.
This is a website that can possibly contain some of your personal information, such as your address, telephone number and possibly even a picture of your residence. If your information is on there and you want it removed, go to the bottom of the home page and click on “Privacy.” Follow the instructions to remove your information. The FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY removal of information takes about 24 hours to complete. Go to http://www.spokeo.com and put your name in there. This is a new database that if you are in the system will give your address, your spouses name, a map right to your door along with a street level view of your home (in some cases), along with some other info that does not always seem accurate.
I also recently read that credit companies (car, house, credit card, etc.) are using information from your facebook and other social networking pages to help them decide if they give you credit. For example, are you buying a lot of stuff, do your friends own houses? Be careful what you write. It never goes away on the internet.