True People Search: Why and How to Delete Your Name From Its Site
In a world where privacy may feel like a thing of the past thanks to social media, True People Search takes it a step too far. I received a text from my cousin last week saying “I deleted your information from True People Search, you’re welcome.” Prior to this text, I had never heard of the site, nor did I take it seriously…
Until, someone on Facebook commented how creepy the site was. Immediately, I typed in the site and a page with a search bar pops up: Name, City, State or Zip.
I typed in my mother’s information, and there it was: her address, previous address, my relatives names, MY name, and people she may know. I was in disbelief seeing names I recognized, and how accurate the site was! I of course, tested the site with other names and each time, the site was accurate.
Now, the site CAN be useful if you’re searching for lost relatives, or friends. But I’m not the only one who saw the danger if this information got into the wrong hands:
#truepeoplesearch is a thing dawg. What sick minded person thinks this website makes the public happy.
— Cristian Pelaez (@pelaez12cris) May 13, 2017
True people search is going to get somebody killed. — baby bear. 🐻 (@_PoisonIveyy) May 14, 2017
Y’all might want to go to TruePeopleSearch and remove your record. It contains addresses, numbers, emails, & possible relatives/associates
— Avesha Shakti (@BluAmethyst) May 13, 2017
Luckily, True People Search does provide the option to delete your name from the site (click here to delete). This site was definitely a reminder how important it is to protect your privacy, especially online.
Be safe, everyone!
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