Who Is Selling and Buying Your Information Online?
It’s hard not to feel insecure about the economy these days, but at least your identity’s safe, right? That’s what host Tess Vigeland thought. She’s the type who shreds documents, and only pays online at accredited websites.
But recently someone with the online security firm Safe Shepherd sent her a dossier with a close-up look at all the stuff people can find out about Tess. She was shocked.
The info found: Tess’ married and maiden names (she uses her maiden name on-air, a delibrate choice), her current address, previous addresses and more. And that was from the most simple search available.
So Tess asked Robert Leshner of SafeShepherd.com to come in and talk about how much of our data is up for grabs and who’s wanting it.
Check out a site that aggregates and sells your info: spokeo.com
You can be removed from Spokeo by searching for yourself on their site, copying the URL of your page, and then click on the ‘Privacy’ button on the bottom of the homepage. Follow the directions from there to remove yourself from the site.