People search technology programs on the internet have been around for quite some time. These internet programs continue to emerge with a wider range of search criteria options in addition to an increased amount of data generated within the results.
Spokeo is one of the programs used to locate and connect people and conduct searches for anyone’s personal information. It is formatted for easy use and will produce quick results. With the amount of information you are able to obtain through this program, you won’t have to search any further. You may conduct a search using a person’s name, email, phone, account usernames and much more.
The subscriptions are all priced differently based on the search method and search result combination. The price also depends on the number of searches you plan on doing per month ranging from 5 to 1000. If Spokeo is unable to provide you information on the first search of your subscription, they will refund your money in full.
Spokeo opt-out is available to anyone who requests it; however, even if Spokeo removes you from their database, your information is still available thru other people search technology sites as well as public record databases.
The unique marketing tactic Spokeo has taken to attract customers is a “cheating gimmick”. They have geared their services toward individuals who want to find out if their significant other is cheating on them.
By using Spokeo you can find out if your significant other is cheating on you using a number of different routes. Public profiles on social networking and dating sites are searchable through an email address or a username. Spokeo has the ability to use location-based social networks to track their past and present location with a time reference for all of their whereabouts.
The fact of the matter is, if you think your partner is cheating, they probably are, and there are many other ways to find out. The first way might be to ask them directly.
It is very easy to find a wealth of information about anyone and everyone because of the new social networking programs prevalent in our daily lives. These applications ultimately display your life to the world. The ironic part is that you don’t realize you are providing information for these people search programs to use.
Because people search technology sites also use public records from recorders’ offices throughout cities, counties and states, they have easy access to personal information. These records are available to everyone, so it is practically impossible to protect your information.
45 ‘Spokeo’ Reviews
Scam ! Beware False info
If I could give it a zero, I would. Under the ruse you can check on possible dating candidates with their real name, a relative paid for a month.
Information is wrong. I looked myself up to check the service. 90% wrong. Age, location. Had my ex listed as my son and emails were wrong.
Beware of Spokeo
I used this service once and then cancelled the "free trial" in February 2015. Recently noted that I was still being charged. Apparently there was some part of the membership that I did not cancel. They agreed cancel my subscription from June 2015 to June 2016 because they obviously saw that I NEVER used it! Not happy that I still paid for 4 months that I never signed up for!
Would not recommend this to anyone!!!
WHAT A SCAM!
WHAT A JOKE!!! I signed up for a special "3 months for $9.95 membership". When i got the receipt i discovered that they had charged me $59.70. First of all, the only info I was given was birth month, year, zodiac sign and ethnicity. All of which is useless and already known. When I clicked the "full report" tab they wanted me to pay more money to see it. I then called customer service and they refused to refund my money even though i didn't get what was advertised. After arguing with them and asking for a supervisor they finally said they would refund $44.78. That means they still charged me $14.92 when it was only supposed to be $9.95 for the entire membership. What a scam!
Spokeo does NOT value their customers.
I was an early subscriber to Spokeo. I very rarely used their service, but maintained my subscription for the occasional use and because they didn't offer my package anymore.
I've had my subscription package since Jan 24, 2012 and it would auto renew each year. This year, 2015, I never received my auto renewal email from Spokeo, so I contacted their customer service to inquire why I hadn't received the renewal update. When the customer service representative got on the phone I explained that I might need to update my credit card info, since my bank issued me a new card. The customer service representative told me Spokeo is not able to update any existing customers credit card info and that they are instructing existing customers to sign up for new accounts.
I explained that I was a long term customer under an older plan that they don't offer anymore and that I want to maintain that plan. She again stated they do not have the "ability" to update card info and that I'd need to sign up for a new, more expensive plan. I asked to speak to a supervisor, because this had to be a mistake or a scam.
A supervisor, RJ, got on the phone and stated they do not have the "ability" to update existing customers card info and that I'd need to sign up for a new, more expensive plan. I explained that they obviously had the "ability" since they are a technology based, online company that takes credit card information all the time. I told him this sounded like a ploy/scam to get older, loyal customers out of their old plans and into new, more expensive plans. He then stated it was Spokeo policy to not update existing customers credit card information, but to instruct them to sign up for new accounts, under current, more expensive plans/rates. Basically, he confirmed that the company does not value their early, long term customers and they resort to shady practices to get them to sign up for new, more expensive plans.
The reality is I hardly ever used the service, but simply maintained my subscription for the occasional use and because I was under an older plan that wasn't offered anymore to new subscribers. Part of the reason I rarely used the service was due to the fact that it was rarely useful or accurate. The information was usually very limited and outdated.
Based on the low quality of service (limited and outdated information) and the company's questionable business practices of forcing loyal, long term customers out of their plans and into newer, more expensive plans, I can not support or recommend this company. Simply do a search on Spokeo reviews and you will find a lot of negative reviews regarding their service and business and billing practices.
With that batting average, their current prices (and business practices) make their service a complete waste of money. Save yourself some money and do a basic internet or white pages search on your own. If you do decide to pay for a search service, use a different company who values their relationships with their customers.