Another website is raising concern due to the large amount of personal information it makes readily available for free.
True People Search is making personal information easily accessible on their site.
The site prompts you to search a name, and possibly a zip code, into a search bar.
Based solely on those two pieces of information, you can find out that person’s age, phone numbers, current address, past address and relatives.
True People Search said in their “About” section that their mission was to help people find lost family and friends.
“Create the most powerful people search service in the world and give it away for free,” the site states. “That’s our mission statement here at TruePeopleSearch.com. We want to make finding lost friends & family as easy as possible. We noticed the other free people search sites out there weren’t very powerful, and the most powerful sites were too expensive. We wanted the best of both worlds! So we created this site for everyone to use for free. It’s super powerful. You can find just about anyone in the US. And it’s really easy to use. It works equally well on your desktop, smartphone or tablet.”
It can be alarming to see so much personal information on one page, but fortunately the site gives you the option to have your information removed.
To do so, navigate to truepeoplesearch.com/removal. After checking off a disclaimer and verifying that you’re not a robot, you’ll be able to pull up your record and flag it for removal.
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