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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

Spokeo Enterprise: How a Travel Agency Uses Spokeo Enterprise to Convert Emails into Prospect Profiles

Written by February 1, 2016

Late last year we announced our latest people search offering, Spokeo Enterprise, designed for organizations with high-volume search needs such as online retailers, law enforcement, real estate and travel agencies and more. Spokeo Enterprise helps these organizations with fraud prevention, tracking down criminals, identity verification and many other use cases. Now we’re excited to share…
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Posted in Spokeo Enterprise, Spokeo for Business

A Natural Disaster Helps Reunite Old Friends

Written by January 29, 2016

From left to right: Pam and Sandra (back row), Jay and Fred (front row) Their 1978 Bowling Team It’s common for friends to lose touch or go their separate ways, especially when people move a few states away. This is a heartwarming story about two couples that were good friends that lost touch after moving…
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Posted in People Search, Spokeo Reunions

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

Tech Talent Tuesday: Tomer

Written by January 19, 2016

First name: Tomer Title: Software Development Manager, Family.me Tell us about your job. What do you do? We are currently building v3 of Family.me. We are rewriting the entire app, with old and new features using the forefront of technology. I manage the project, but I also program so we can hit all of our deadlines. Life before…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, Tech Talent Tuesday

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

Spokeo Achieves Record Growth in 2015

Written by January 14, 2016

Leading People Search Engine Reports 95% Surge in Revenue Growth; Reaches 12 Billion Data Records PASADENA, Calif. (January 14, 2015) — Spokeo, the leading people search engine, today announced a record-breaking year. The company experienced a 95% percent revenue growth increase between 2013 and 2015. Spokeo also increased its employee count to 200 and grew to…
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Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases

Spokeo Reunions: Old Friends Reconnect after 20 Years

Written by January 8, 2016

Recently, our team learned about the happy reunion story between two friends after twenty years apart. The story starts with a shared love for kittens… Peggy and Bridget met in 1971. They both were living in Washington, each with a litter of newborn kittens. Sadly, the mother of Bridget’s litter of kittens was unexpectedly and…
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Posted in Spokeo Reunions

Spokeo Holiday Giving: Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena

Written by December 30, 2015

‘Tis the season of giving! This holiday season Spokeo had the privilege of hosting a toy drive for the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena. We collected over 3 large bins of toys! The donated toys were given out to the kids at the Boys and Girls Club’s annual holiday party this year. Additionally, Spokeo…
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Posted in Community Outreach

Famous Folks with Christmas Birthdays!

Written by December 25, 2015

A Christmas birthday can be awesome or terrible, depending on how you look at it. Some people hate sharing their special day with the one of the biggest holidays of the year while others revel in the extra celebration (and double gifts!) that a Christmas birthday naturally entails. No matter which camp you’re in, odds…
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Posted in Famous People Search