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Your personal & family info website, much too visible

Short note:  Aunty will be making her compact SUV decision on Sunday.  So exciting!  Meanwhile, here is some info on preventing prying eyes:

Pal Fay and #2 daughter both sent messages on the same day about FamilyTreeNow.com.  This is a website that gathers info from who-knows-what sources and then lists your date of birth, family members, known associates, places you used to and currently live in or own.  Anyone can access this info by typing in your first and last name.

Kinda creepy.  Aunty opted out.  This is done by entering your name, city, and year of birth.  There will be a page of listing(s) of your name, city, and age.  Click on “View Details” and your personal information, relatives, properties, etc. will be listed.  At the bottom of the page, click on “Privacy” word, which will take you to the company’s privacy policies.  Scroll down to the first section “Information we collect” and click on the blue highlighted “opt out here” text is in the 3rd paragraph of that section.

This will take you to another window http://www.familytreenow.com/search/genealogy.  Enter again, your name, city, and year of birth.  This will take you to a similar page of a listing of possible “yous”.  Again, click on “View Details”.  This will again be a similar page with all of your information, with a red “X Opt Out This Record” above your name.  Clicking on this will begin the process of removing your information, which may take up to 2 days.

This does not seem to be a scam sight, but an information site that could be helpful to people looking for their lost relatives.  So far as Aunty knows, she doesn’t have lost relatives, so, no need, Aunty thinks.

There are other sites that provide personal information, and if you know of any, please make a comment below.  Aunty will want to opt out of those, too.  Aunty would rather not be found.

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Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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Comments (3)

  • Musings

    Oh my gosh! You are not going to believe this! I have a post about this exact thing scheduled for next week. I saw it on the news and checked on it. Was totally shocked. Told my kids about it and they are opting out too. Too much identity theft going on!

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    • Aunty

      Just goes to show how small a community we have here in Hawaii that the word travels so quickly. There are other sites that provide too much info and it is just a matter of finding out and opting out, one by one.

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