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Site That Probably has Your Name, Address, and Phone Number-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor
The email comes with the
feeling of being a warning that a new site is being launched in May,
2005 that has information about you and others that you may not want
to be seen on the Internet.
ZabaSearch.com is a legitimate site
that harvests personal and contact information from public records.
There's nothing sinister about it although it is controversial and
many are surprised to find that it's legal.
ZabaSearch has simply taken the time to comb through the kinds of
public records that have information on them about us but that most
folks don't take the time or trouble to search for. As with other similar site, Zabasearch.com also offers other
information services such as background checks. . The folks at ZabaSearch say, "ZabaSearch simply serves as a
search engine in locating available public records and does not
create the records found. Information typically makes it to the
public domain via a wide variety of sources, including but not
limited to: phone listings, court records, real property records,
subscriptions etc." That's why you may find your previous addresses on Zabasearch,
because those addresses are probably in court or real estate
Somehow an eRumor got started in 2006 that the Zabasearch was
connected with TruthOrFiction.com and we have received a mountain of
email from people asking that their information be removed from the
Zabasearch site. We have no connection with Zabasearch
and any requests made to TruthOrfiction.com will be for naught.
On its site, Zabasearch reminds its readers that it does not
generate or collect the information found in its pages. It is
a search engine that combs through public records so if details
about you are in those records, you will appear in a search.
Last updated 11/26/06
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Subject: Have You Seen This
The Internet is becoming too powerful as far as I am
concerned. I checked on myself and I'm listed. I'm even listed in the
places I used to live (different states). I don't know about this whole
I am sending this to everyone in my address book, and
I urge all of you to do the same. Check to see if your name is in this
Zabasearch database, which also includes addresses, phone numbers and
birth dates. If it's there and you want it removed, send them an e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org to request it.
They will be launching this site in May for EVERYONE
to see!!! I don't know how our names are appearing there, but I checked
my own and a few other random ones, and they are all in this database!
Please send this on to all your friends and family ASAP!
To check, log on to www.zabasearch.com.
After opting out at email@example.com by email I
guess the only way to know for sure you have been removed is to check
back a few days later.
This is unbelievable.
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