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Spokeo was founded in 2006 as a people search engine. They now have over 100 employees in their Pasadena, CA offices. People can use Spokeo to do the following:
We felt like Spokeo was one of the "cleaner" search engine sites to use in terms of reputability. We liked that Spokeo explicitly states that their product is not for credit/insurance eligibility, employment opportunities, and violating the fair credit act. We also like that Spokeo has been featured in periodicals, such as Reuters and the Huffington Post.
We found that Spokeo also had some of the best policies when it came to protecting children. Spokeo does not collect information from people aged 13-18 due to the age limits of social media. There is also a customer care email address provided by Spokeo that lets customers ask questions directly.
We had a little bit of frustration with the Terms of Services. They mentioned that getting a subscription was essential, but the prices, revealed later in this review, were not easy to find. Also, we didn't like that some search features didn't include an unlimited number of searches option. We also felt that "education level" was a bit too personal of a search to yield on individuals.
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Spokeo has no right to list people's private information. It's up to me to give out my cellphone number and my email address. What a sleazy way to make money.
I used Spokeo to track down my niece's deadbeat baby daddy. I know how this sounds, but the product worked well! We were able to get his most recent address, which helped my niece in filing her case for child support. Now he has to finally pay for his child after six years of hiding.