Website lets users search anyone, for free, using just a name and city
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Have you Googled yourself lately?
You might be surprised to find out just how much information about you is easily accessible online. A new website has gained a lot of chatter on social media and has many users concerned.
Truepeoplesearch.com lets users search anyone, for free, using just a name and city.
There are a lot of websites like this one the internet, they use public records to put all your information in one place. This one includes addresses, past and present, phone numbers, even possible relatives.
While the easily accessibly personal information is disturbing to many, Angie Barnett, the President and CEO of the Greater Maryland Better Business Bureau, says the website is legal and contains public information.
“If I’m a home owner that information is automatically made available to the public and with today's technology we can scrape websites and gather that information into a virtual spreadsheet that has all the detailed info about you.”
She warns to not search your phone number and risk adding information to your profile.
If you want to opt out or Truepeoplesearch.com go to the privacy settings and remove your record from public view.
Barnett warns this will not completely erase the record, but it will make it more difficult to find.