Is your phone number listed in Google?

@Swtrose (3399)
Canada
May 29, 2007 2:50pm CST
Did you know that your phone number may be listed in Google. If it is then anyone can find out where you live with map quest. Google has a feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar and be given the person's name and address. If you hit Mapquest, you will get directions to the person's house. This is dangerous because if your child gives out his/her phone number, someone can now look it up to find out where he/she lives. I tested a few Canadian numbers and noted it did not work, but it did work with a US number I tested. This is really dangerous. According to a blogging friend of mine, you can block your number by clicking on your telephone number and then click on the Removal Form. Removal takes 48-hours.
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6 responses
@arsena (293)
• Germany
29 May 07
Mine was not there, maybe beacuse I am not from USA. ButI think this is quite bad that everybody can know where you live.
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@djbtol (5496)
• United States
29 May 07
Thanks for the tip. I think I best check this out. Would not want my information floating around out there anymore than it already is. Have a wonderful day.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
29 May 07
I checked and our home phone wasn't on there, but I didnt check the cell's I probably should. It is scary that anyone can find you out there!
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@alexsis (2149)
• United States
29 May 07
Thanks for the information. I did not know this. Is this legal? I'm going to check and see if mines is up there. Yes, this is very dangerous. Thanks!
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@vijigopi (991)
• United States
29 May 07
I tried by typing in my phone number. But it asks for some membership payment to give out details. Is there any other free way to try and find out? I don't know if we can block anybody from seeing our address if they pay for it. But getting it free is just bullshit. How do I find out exactly?
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
29 May 07
You should be able to type your number in with the area code and it will return your name and address with a link to map quest. EX: 480-986-xxxx
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• United States
29 May 07
Thank you swtrose for the heads up on this. My children are a little young to be giving out my number over the internet, but I could see them doing it in a year or two. :) Will have to check this out.