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Real Estate Safety Month: Tips for Safer Showings

Written by September 22, 2016

Real Estate Agents put their lives on the line every single time they agree to meet a stranger. There’s a constant flow of sad news stories about real estate agents who were harmed or even killed! According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Member Safety Report, while 96 percent of Realtors have never been…
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Posted in Protecting Yourself, Spokeo Enterprise

When Your Gut Feeling Says He’s Married

Written by July 7, 2016

Rachel was an online dater navigating the same complicated waters that most singles face today. She’d met someone with potential online. His name was Tim, and they even had a mutual Facebook friend! But something felt awry… “I had a funny feeling about him; something wasn’t right.”  Looking to calm her fears, she decided she’d…
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Posted in Dating Research, News Flash, Protecting Yourself

Free vs. Paid Online Dating: What to Expect

Written by June 27, 2016

According to Match.com, today, Monday, June 27 is the BUSIEST day for online dating. As the mercury rises so do the swipes to the right in search of Summer love. By now even the most inexperienced internet users know that online dating is a mixed bag. There are thousands upon thousands of dating sites and…
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Posted in Dating Research, Protecting Yourself

Spokeo Helps Catch a Catfish

Written by February 19, 2016

Our team recently learned about how we helped Spokeo customer, John, discover that he was being “catfished” by women he met through online dating services. Catfish is the term used when someone lures one into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona. John had recently moved to a new city and decided to…
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Posted in People Search, Protecting Yourself

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

Look Up Online Acquaintances with Spokeo

Written by February 24, 2015

The internet is the new meeting spot, the new town hall, the new singles bar. The digital age offers more opportunities than ever before to meet new people whether they live around the corner, or around the globe and we think that’s terrific! We could all benefit from a little outside influence from time to…
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Posted in News Flash, People Search, Protecting Yourself

Guest Blog: That time I Should Have Checked Spokeo – Online Dating Edition

Written by February 5, 2015

Hi. I’m Gina Stewart from Expert Online Dating. As much as I love online dating, there are times when I admit it leaves a little too much to the imagination. Sometimes you just want a little piece of mind as to who that cutie is on the other end of your connection. Here are some…
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Posted in Dating Research, Guest Blog, News Flash, People Search Trends, Protecting Yourself

Introducing Court Record Search on Spokeo

Written by January 20, 2015

On our never-ending quest to bring anything and everything that you could possibly need for your people search endeavors, we’re excited to announce that we’re now offering Court Record search to all. Previously Spokeo had offered Court Records as an “add-on” to existing subscribers. Now, we’ve created a brand new portal to bring you just…
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Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, People Search, People Search Trends, Press Releases, Protecting Yourself

Safety Trips for Traveling Internationally

Written by November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving week is supposed to be one of the busiest travel weeks of the entire year. AAA said that it expects 46.3 million Americans to travel more then 500 miles for the holiday!! As wonderful as it is to see family and enjoy turkey and football, we’re sure that while you’re standing in the security line…
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Posted in News Flash, People Search, Protecting Yourself

Afraid You’re Being Catfished? Here’s What to Do.

Written by July 22, 2014

It’s worrisome to trust people you meet online nowadays. Between online dating, social networking sites, and online classifieds sites like Craiglist, it’s almost inevitable someone will try to catfish you at some point. Don’t know what “catfishing” even means? You’re way behind the curve (and you should probably stop sending money to that Nigerian prince that emailed you)….
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Posted in People Search, People Search Trends, Protecting Yourself