Telephone Warning for Kids

Did you know that you can go to google.com on your computer, type in area code+phone number, and you will be given the name and address that goes with that phone number, unless it is unlisted. This seems dangerous for kids, especially. Warn them!

Karen

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March 19, 20050 found this helpful

Did you have to type the numbers all in a row, no spaces, no hyphens? Do you put a 1 in front of all the numbers?

Mine did not work. (I live in Canada...maybe ours are not listed?)

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March 19, 20050 found this helpful

It may not work for Canada then. I did our phone number in this format... (000) 555-1234

And sure enough, our name and address showed up.

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March 19, 20050 found this helpful

You CAN have this removed from google!

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March 19, 20050 found this helpful

There's another site to check for this too...Dogpile.com They have a reverse lookup for phone numbers, then displays them complete with name, address, and a map. You can have it deleted, but check back often. They seem to take their time deleting information. Also, once it's deleted (I had to get after them with a few follow up emails to finally get my information deleted), continue to check up on them. My information was deleted a year or so ago, and I checked again, and it was back.

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March 19, 20050 found this helpful

There are many sites on the Internet which will do this reverse lookup, so I don't understand the hoopla this is creating. We had the same warning at work. You can be removed from google.

Christy

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March 20, 20050 found this helpful

It seems that if your number is unlisted, your info won't show up when entered. I know it costs extra to have an unlisted number, but being a single mom it's definately worth it!

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March 21, 20050 found this helpful

You can get this information on http://www.infospace.com as well.

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