Monday, May 24, 2010
Blockshopper makes money off your personal info
I recently came across a website called Blockshopper.com. What this website does is pull public records from home sales and lists those information on their website. Unlike other real estate sites Blockshopper lists the owner's full name. If you have a unique name, one Google search will often reveal your EXACT ADDRESS, courtesy of Blockshopper.com. Blockshopper will also write ARTICLES about your home transaction. They will phish for pictures and info about you from a work bio, resume sites (ex linked.com), even a wedding site (if you happen to have one) and use all that information to concoct an article (all without a person's permission). If you are buying or selling a home Blockshopper will write an article about you by phishing for your information all over the internet. Your home sale is now public news!!! Countless people are victims of this with no where to turn.
This site also makes stalking very easy as a Google search can turn up your exact address!
Here are some complaints from people all over this country:
I just wanted to spread the word.
Stressed Out Homeowner