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Spokeo Helps A Good Samaritan Save Family Memories

Written by May 26, 2016

We’re always proud to be a tool that helps old friends or family reconnect, but it’s very fun to hear stories about how Spokeo helps strangers connect in very special ways. Pat received a package from a shipping company that had evidently been broken in transit. He received hi items in a new box, but…
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Posted in For the Family, News Flash, People Search

Let’s Get “Real”: A Simplified Discussion of SCOTUS’ Decision in Spokeo Inc. v Robins

Written by May 23, 2016

Last Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced its 6-2 ruling in favor of Spokeo in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins. The focus of the case is defining the “injury in fact” that the Constitution requires a plaintiff to demonstrate in order to institute a lawsuit in federal court. In particular, the question was…
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Posted in News Flash, Press Releases, Privacy Unplugged, Spokeo in the News

Supreme Court Sides With Spokeo – Official Statement

Written by May 16, 2016

Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced its decision in “Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins” on the very important issue of whether the Constitution permits a lawsuit to proceed merely on the allegation that federal law has been violated when the plaintiff cannot claim that he has been harmed in a concrete way. With its opinion in the…
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Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases, Spokeo in the News

Celebrating Ten Years!

Written by April 27, 2016

April marks the annual anniversary of Spokeo’s launch and we’re proud to celebrate 10 years as a growing, thriving business in 2016. We celebrated this important milestone as a company this past Saturday with a “Spokeo World” themed party that included a throwback to the original dorm room where the idea for Spokeo was sparked…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases

Spokeo Helps Reconnect Foster Children to Family Members

Written by April 19, 2016

Spokeo is proud to recognize its newest community grant recipient: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of El Paso County, Colorado. CASA reached out to Spokeo’s grant program, which is committed to reconnecting and assisting people through our technology and helping the community. CASA is an amazing organization that trains and supports volunteers who advocate for…
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Posted in Community Outreach, For the Family, News Flash, Newsroom

Spokeo Celebrates 10th Anniversary with #SpokeoTurns10 Sweepstakes

Written by April 15, 2016

Leading People Search Engine Launches Sweepstakes with $4,000 Grand Prize; Five $100 Runner-Up Prizes PASADENA, CALIF. (April 15, 2016) – Spokeo, the leading people search engine, today launched the #SpokeoTurns10 sweepstakes to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Whether it’s reuniting with friends or family members, paying off college debt, traveling or splurging on a gift for a…
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Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases

Why We Hired 3,000 Nepali Nationals for a Major Census Records Project

Written by April 1, 2016

In 2013, Spokeo’s CEO Harrison Tang took an unforgettable trip to Nepal with the goal of organizing a workforce of 3,000 locals to transcribe 200 million census records! Spokeo’s mission is to help people find and connect with others. With this mission in mind, the company decided to embark on a monumental effort to digitize…
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Posted in Community Outreach, News Flash

Product Update: Advanced Search Filters!

Written by February 22, 2016

Searching on Spokeo just became more powerful, as we continue to evolve and incorporate your feedback. In addition to first and last name, you can now add information to refine your search, especially when you’re searching a more common name and you want to save time by narrowing the results. Options include: middle name or…
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Posted in News Flash, Product Highlights & Updates

To Catch a Thief: Spokeo Helps Track Down a Credit Card Hacker

Written by January 21, 2016

Nearly half of Americans have had their credit card hacked, according to research from the Ponemon Institute. Mary-Kathryn found herself in that unfortunate situation after $3,000 was stolen from her husband’s credit card. Mary-Kathryn’s credit card company called them to explain that someone had used her husband’s credit card information to wire transfer money fraudulently…
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Posted in News Flash, People Search, Protecting Yourself

Spokeo Announces Spring 2016 Scholarship Winner

Written by January 15, 2016

We are excited to announce the fifth winner of the Spokeo Connections Scholarship (view past winners)! This semester, we received nearly 600 essays covering a wide array of famous people and their contributions to the world. Out of the many applicants, we narrowed them down to six strong finalists. After careful review of the finalists,…
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Posted in Connections Scholarship, News Flash, Newsroom