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Remembering Aaron Taylor

Aaron Taylor, our beloved friend and Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, and our champion for the voice of our customers, passed away last Saturday morning. Aaron joined the Spokeo family in March 2014 at the most tumultuous…

Beware These 3 New Blackmail Scams

It's seems like these days every way you turn someone is trying to scam you, especially online. But the latest blackmail scams aren't necessarily online. The first one comes right to your mailbox. 1. The Bitcoin Blackmail Scheme A new…

How to Track a Phone Number

Smartphones are powerful gadgets, and they can carry a wealth of information about their users: name, GPS location, passwords, spending habits, and even heart rate! If you’re looking for more information on someone, here's how to track a…

Is Ashley Madison More Popular Than Ever?

In an era of big data breaches, the 2015 hack that nearly took down Ashley Madison stood out. The hackers who stole the controversial dating site’s user data weren’t after money. Rather, they wanted to compromise its users in hopes of…

How (Not) to Get Away with Cheating

Fans of late night television will remember the show Cheaters, where victims of infidelity would catch their partners in the act (sometimes, um, literally) and confront them on camera. In real life, many cheaters do get caught, albeit in…

How to Protect Your Data Online

The year 2017 saw devastating data breaches involving massive companies like Equifax and Facebook that put millions of people’s personal information at risk. While corporate data breaches are out of your control, here are some things you…

Can You Erase Yourself from the Internet?

In the wake of revelations about how Cambridge Analytica misused Facebook consumer data, you're probably one of two minds. You're either resigned to the loss of privacy, or you want to erase yourself from the internet as much as possible.…