Fwd: OT: You may be really easy to locate
- I think at least some people would want to know about this. I tried it, and
unfortunately it works, to a degree....
The way it works is that if it finds your number listed on a website
somewhere, it will print that, but if it can't find it on any website, THEN
it will pull up your address & directions.
So I highly recommend going to Google & removing yourself from their
>Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 05:18:09 -0000I don't like this�
If you go to www.google.com and type in your telephone number it will
actually pull up directions to your house - but there is a way to have
your number removed! Many people are unaware of this danger.
Go to www.google.com then type in your phone number (separated by
hyphens, including area code, example 000-000-0000) and click on
Search. If your phone number is listed it will show your name and
address and give you two map options. Yahoo and MapQuest. See how
accurate the map is to your home. VERY SCARY!
Any person wishing to discover the physical location of a phone
be it a home or business address, could use this feature to locate a
physical street address, and receive directions on how to get there
anywhere in the country. In the age of the internet communication we
all know the dangers of this - for adults and CHILDREN!
Google has made available an option that will allow anyone to REMOVE
their telephone number from the database that is linked to the mapping
You will first need to check if your number is listed in this manner
attempting a search-entering your full telephone number separated by
dashes (e.g. 555-555-5555). If the number appears in the mapping
database, an icon resembling a telephone will appear next to the first
or second entry on the results page. Clicking on this icon will take
you to a page containing a description of the service, and a link to
request your number be removed from the database.
So far unlisted numbers and cell phone numbers, do not show up.
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