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 Search results you might not want to see2005-04-15 22:17
by Flemming Funch

ZabaSearch is a people search engine which is, well, a little scary. If you live in the U.S., try to put in your own name. I put in mine, and it gave most of the addresses I've lived at or used, back to 15 years ago, and phone numbers. Seems like this comes from credit records. This kind of stuff has been available all along, but usually required a fee. Stalkers really have it much too easy.

Read about the people behind it here. The journalist makes a point of digging up some dirt on them, which just serves them well. A couple of guys with a criminal record, hiding behind a mailbox center, and who used to employ a bunch of the members of Heaven's Gate.

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16 Apr 2005 @ 03:57 by judih : So, that's it, then
Anyone can come knocking on the door.
How'd ya find me?
-this small aerial photograph gave me a clue
A what?
-yeah,and you're right. This house is so much nicer than the six you've previously hung out in

and so it goes. The reunion with the long-lost stalker, screwed up classmate, long lost and almost forgotten lover.

thanks for the news, Ming.


17 Apr 2005 @ 09:34 by martha : hahaha
I am completely under the radar. Not only can't they find me with my birth name but I also put in my old married name and they also can't find me...hahaha...I'm a nobody.  

17 Apr 2005 @ 12:12 by ming : Nobody
Gosh, you're deep, deep, deep undercover.  

18 Apr 2005 @ 15:30 by craiglang : Interesting
They had my current address, and also the other person in Minneapolis that is my name-sake... :-)
When I clicked on Background check on myself, I immediately got a form prompting me for my credit card #
So if it was free before it ain't no more... :-)  

5 May 2005 @ 21:26 by ZAdeus @ : scary
scarily enough if one combined that system with birth records you could get alot of ki ds addresses....  

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