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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:02 AM

Hello,

A friend of me says that he found my address (how do I spell it?!) on the internet. He says he did this after a research. How did he did it? Can I delete that personal information?

If it has been deleted, how can I stop it for later?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:35 AM

Your question is very generic. On what site was your address?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

What address? IP address, home address, other?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

Your question is very generic. On what site was your address?

He didn't say where he found it.

What address? IP address, home address, other?


Home address.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:16 PM

He didn't say where he found it.


Ask him.

And if he doesn't tell, search for it yourself with Google. Search for your name and address and see what comes up.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:39 PM


He didn't say where he found it.


Ask him.

And if he doesn't tell, search for it yourself with Google. Search for your name and address and see what comes up.


And how can I delete it then?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

I can not answer that question if I don't know where your address is stored.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:28 AM

Can't find it.... xD

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:22 AM

I can often find physical address information by looking up the person's name on the internet. In the United States, such information is part of the public record, and presently, it is available, sometimes for a fee and sometimes not, from various sites on the internet.

As an example, I randomly looked up a name, and found home address AND phone number.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:04 AM

Can't find it.... xD

Maybe your friend was not being honest when he said that he found your address.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

Maybe your friend was not being honest when he said that he found your address.


My idea too quietman7.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

It was some funny joke of him. LMAO. Thanks for all help. :')

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

A joke to him but obviously not to you....something you should make clear...that friends shouldn't do this sort of thing to one another.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:11 AM

He probably found it here: http://www.anywho.com or one of many other intrusive sites!




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