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BlockShopper.com Published my personal information

Google your name. If you have done any real estate transaction, like buying or selling, getting permits for refurb, or refinancing, your name, home address, the names of all of your relatives, your age, your previous addresses, everything including photos of your house will pop up on Google.

Blockshopper.com publishes all of that information and it pops right up in Google. They hide behind the fact that it's public information. That information, however, has to be sought out and found in your County records. It's not easy, and your County records do not appear in Google when you put in your name. Once Blockshopper publishes it, anyone can find exactly where you live and everything about you and your family.

Blockshopper.com refuses to take the listing off their website. They were successfully sued by a big law firm, but they calculate that the average Joe won't go to the trouble to sue them.

The only way to stop them is to bring this to the attention of your Congressperson. If you don't like it, send your Congressperson a note.

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read up on DMCA act and submit the infringing material to each search engine. just because they claim that something is public information DOES NOT give them the right to repost it. Google and the other search engines have a legal responsibility to take their entire site down.

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BlockShopper.com Intimidation

An update on continued problems with Blockshopper.com. Although they posted a new privacy policy, they aren't following their own guidelines. I had a letter from my County Prosecuting Attorney's office, written by a Protection Order Advocate. In no uncertain terms, it stated that my name should be removed from blockshoppers site for safety reasons due to a stalker. It also had a copy of the protection order attached to it. Blockshopper apparently decided that because some info had been redacted (to protect what little privacy is left) that they weren't going to honor the request, and they continue to leave my name on their site. Interestingly enough- within days of receiving my letter- they had an attorney mail a letter to my home address threatening to sue me if I continued to speak out agains blockshopper.

I can honestly say that when I read previous postings that said websites & individuals had been threatened with lawsuits by this company, and had therefore disappeared, I wasn't so sure it was true. I presumed it was angry people getting a little bit dramatic. I offer apologies- as I am now one of the people that blockshopper is trying to intimidate while they continue to expose me to a safety threat. I couldn't fathom that any professional business would threaten people or ignore life-safety issues- but blockshopper has shown themselves to be beyond - way beyond- unprofessional.

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Mar 03, 2010 11:47 pm EST

Blockshopper is parasitic and eventually they'll be forced to change. Doesn't help the average person who is being harmed by them in the meantime

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Mar 04, 2011 6:38 pm EST

Hi 42sharlet, I totally understand how you fell. When I was around 25, I had a stalker and it was a nightmare. I did not own any property back then but I had to change my jobs and where I live. I also changed my phone number and only gave out my new number to my parents and very few very close friend. This stalker somehow still found me because of his powerful father. So I did this identify change all over again and only took cash jobs. This went on for about an year. Years have passed, but I am constantly under fear that this stalker will pop up again especially now with all this information available on the internet. I am usually very careful on what I register on line.

From what you posted, this website has abosolutely no idea the fear that people like we have to face. They do not understand how dangerous a stalker can be. This website totally ignores other people's safety so they can continue to make money. If one day their kids' safety are put in danger...maybe they will think twice of what they have done to people!

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New York, US
Apr 06, 2010 3:33 pm EDT

Hello,

My name is Sarah Goodman, and I am a legal analyst at Balestriere Fariello, a trials and investigations law firm in New York. Our firm has been investigating BlockShopper's potential misconduct and would be interested in hearing more from you about your experience. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

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Sarah Goodman
sarah.goodman@balestriere.net
[protected] ext. 132

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BlockShopper.com The Blockshopper joke

Brian Timpone - Chicago, Illinois
Ed Weinhaus - St. Louis, Missouri
Timothy Landon - Evanston, Illinois

www.blockshoppers.com

Funny thing is they are even turning profits on YOUR names everyone. So mail us all a check, even for the $0.25 or less when split up, that you owe all the people you refuse to remove. If the records are so public then point out the direct source. I read your FAQ and I encourage others to read it as well.. It's a load of BS with the basic tone of "I'm correct on this matter cause I'm correct".

I'm surprised no one has gone a head and sued these fools yet much less physically spam mailed them, use their names and addresses to register anything/everything, or even flat out stalked the ever loving crap out of them. Oh it is only a matter of time till this cup of idiocy, that is their operation, overfloweth with dilemma.

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Mar 22, 2011 8:06 pm EDT
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Attorney Sheldon Weinhaus is Blockshopper LLC registered agent in St. Louis MO According to Blockshopper's prostituting web site his January 2009 purchase of the million dollar home address is 10859 Picadily Square Dr. St. louis MO 63146 near his Creve Coure law office. located at 11500 Olive Blvd St. Louis 63141 telephone [protected]. Since BS (blockshopper) pooh-poohs the folks who protest being [censored]d out by BS perhaps direct contact with Mr. Weinhaus will get results, he seems like not a bad guy.

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Feb 28, 2010 10:37 am EST

Thank you for your post. I whole-heartedly agree. You may be interested in my new post- the fact that Blockshopper has threatened to sue me while at the same time refusing to remove my name from their site.

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BlockShopper.com - Won't remove home listings from Google search

These guys will not entertain opt out requests or in the least removing your personal information from being indexed by the Google search crawler. As a result, when someone Googles your name, the first thing people see in the result page is the price of your property. This is wrong because most people Googling your name are not researching real estate...

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BlockShopper.com Invasion of Privacy

This is a new complaint against Blockshopper.com. This website, which supposedly provides "content, " is actually scraping people's profiles, including PRIVATE, profiles. I write this as one of the people that they posted an article about. My issue and complaint is that the career info that was written in the article is clearly copied and pasted from my PRIVATE linked in profile. Obviously if this info was public (like the purchase price of house, seller, etc...) I would not have any issues.

I contacted scarlett (for complaints) and drew (editor) asking them to either provide me with their public sources of information or to remove the article immediately. I also stated that the information in the article was inaccurate. The only response I got is that I can send them updated and corrected info and that they would NOT remove it.

What set me off on this issue is that if you type my name into google, the 1st 4 pages of search results talk about my career as a film producer. I recently executive produced a film titled "The Beatnicks" (www.thebeatnicks.com)starring Norman Reedus (from "The Boondock Saints") and co starring Eric Roberts. My guess is that if they had actually done any research on me, that is the info that would have been published, as opposed to copying and pasting my PRIVATE profile. I know for a fact that this was the case because I have never had a public profile on linkedin.

Has anyone else had this issue? I am seeking council in the next week or so and have verified Terms of Service with linked in to make sure I am not misreading the situation. I would be thrilled to bring in anyone else and get into class action situation.

please contact me at [protected]@aslaninfotech.com if you have had this issue with Blockshopper.com as they can not and will not get away with it.

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Apr 09, 2019 2:42 pm EDT
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is this him?
https://about.me/brian_timpone

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BRIAN TIMPONE AND PATRICIA TIMPONE (Blockshopper's owners) are crooks who profit from selling your private information without your consent. The person who replies to emails goes by the name Scarlett Simpton, but her real legal name is SCARLETT MELINDA CHAPMAN. Some of their associates are: Timothy Landon, Timothy O'Neil, Robert Navarre and Edward Weinhaus. These people have zero respect or concern for your safety or privacy and they refuse to remove your information from their website, even in extreme cases. There are many documented cases where people are victims of violent stalkers and the owners refused to honor their request to remove their address and name from their scummy site. They don't give a crap about the consequences to anyone. Just greedy, selfish a-holes that couldn't care less about the welfare of others. It doesn't come as a surprise that Brian Thomas Timpone is the son of disgraced & disbarred attorney Leonard T Timpone who filed for bankruptcy in 2005. Brian will soon end up like his father considering all the legal troubles he has amassed over the years.

Interestingly enough, they don't even list their own properties located at 922 LATHROP AVE, RIVER FOREST, IL [protected], 7141 N KEDZIE AVE APT 601, CHICAGO, IL [protected] and 705 DANIEL LN, WILLARD, MO 65781-8321on blockshopper.com. But everyone else – and every other property is ok to list? I guess privacy and security is a right only reserved to them.

https://blockshopper.com/search?type=locations&q=922+LATHROP+AVE%2C+RIVER+FOREST%2C+IL+60305-1449

https://blockshopper.com/search?type=locations&q=705+Daniel+Ln+Willard+MO+65781

https://blockshopper.com/search?q=7141+N+KEDZIE+AVE+APT+601%2C+CHICAGO%2C+IL+60645-5808&type=locations

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**** GIVE THEM A TASTE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE AND POST/REPOST THEIR INFO EVERYWHERE ON THE WEB. SOME WEBSITES WHERE TO POST INCLUDE GHOSTBIN, JUSTPASTEIT, COMPLAINTSBOARD, PASTEBIN. MAKE HIM AND HIS FAMILY/ASSOCIATES FAMOUS FOR ASSOCIATING WITH THIS SCUMMY GUY***

OWNERS:

1) BRIAN THOMAS TIMPONE
AGE: 46
CURRENT ADDRESS: 922 LATHROP AVE, RIVER FOREST, IL [protected]

PREVIOUS ADDRESSES:
03/2019: 53 W JACKSON BLVD STE 560, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
11/01/2016: 1725 N DAYTON ST, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
05/14/2007: 1725 N DAYTON ST APT, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
03/2015: 843 KEYSTONE AVE, RIVER FOREST, IL [protected]
10/05/2012: 2024 N RACINE AVE APT D, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
04/27/2011: 2024 N RACINE AVE, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
01/10/2010: 600 N KINGSBURY ST APT 1614, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
03/2008: 875 N MICHIGAN AVE STE 3100, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
12/2005: 2737 N KENMORE AVE APT 1F, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
12/1999: 2737 N KENMORE AVE, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
08/16/2005: 645 N KINGSBURY ST APT 909, CHICAGO, IL [protected]

EMAILS:
btimpone at enteract.com
timpone at interaccess.com
btimpone at gmail.com
btimpone at chicagotoday.com

RELATIVES:
PATRICIA A TIMPONE
Age: 43
1st Generation

LEONARD T TIMPONE
Age: 75
1st Generation

BRETT P TIMPONE
Age: 33
1st Generation

KARA T CRONAN
Age: 44
1st Generation

HELEN E TIMPONE
Age: 73
1st Generation

2) PATRICIA A TIMPONE (BRIAN THOMAS TIMPONE'S WIFE)
Former name: Patricia Mcnamara
AGE: 43
CURRENT ADDRESS: 922 LATHROP AVE, RIVER FOREST, IL [protected]
PREVIOUS ADDRESSES:
04/04/2019: 1725 N DAYTON ST APT A, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
04/12/2018: 2024 N RACINE AVE APT D, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
04/2016: 600 N KINGSBURY ST APT 1614, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
03/2015: 843 KEYSTONE AVE, RIVER FOREST, IL [protected]
04/2014: 2045 W CONCORD PL, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
05/01/2007, 921 W NEWPORT AVE APT 3, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
12/20/2000: 921 W NEWPORT AVE, CHICAGO, IL [protected]

EMAIL:
pattytimpone at gmail.com

RELATIVES:
LEONARD T TIMPONE
Age: 75
1st Generation

BRIAN THOMAS TIMPONE
Age: 46
1st Generation

SUSAN L PACKER
Age: 47
1st Generation

CATHERINE MARIE MURPHY
Age: 37
1st Generation

MARGARET K MCNAMARA
Age: 41
1st Generation

CAROL LOUISE MCNAMARA
Age: 72
1st Generation

BRIAN MICHAEL MCNAMARA
Age: 32
1st Generation

BRIAN J MCNAMARA
Age: 75
1st Generation

GRETCHEN K KREN
Age: 44
1st Generation

TERESE M DEAN
Age: 40
1st Generation

HELEN E TIMPONE
Age: 73
1st Generation

BRIAN T TIMPONE
Age:
1st Generation

CAROL L MCNAMARA
Age:
1st Generation

POSSIBLE EMPLOYERS FOR BRIAN AND PATRICIA TIMPONE:

Business Name PATRICIA DAYTON INVESTMENTS LLC
Address 922 LATHROP AVE
City RIVER FOREST
State IL
Postal Code 60305
Date First Seen 12/11/2018
Date Last Seen 12/11/2018

Business Name MADIGAN AND MADIGAN LINEN COMPANY LLC
Address 922 LATHROP AVE
City RIVER FOREST
State IL
Postal Code 60305
Date First Seen 07/01/2016
Date Last Seen 07/01/2016

Voter Registration:
First Name BRIAN
Last Name TIMPONE
Address 922 LATHROP AVE
City RIVER FOREST
State IL
Postal Code 60305
Party Republican
Date Of Registration 05/29/2015

Business Name JOURNATIC, LLC
Address 27 N WACKER DR # 428
City CHICAGO
State IL
Postal Code 60606
Phone [protected]
Date First Seen 10/30/2018
Date Last Seen 10/30/2018

3) SCARLETT MELINDA CHAPMAN
AGE: 50
CURRENT ADDRESS: 705 DANIEL LN, WILLARD, MO [protected]

ADDRESS HISTORY:
06/13/2017: 4971 W TILDEN ST, SPRINGFIELD, MO [protected]
12/13/2005: 511 OWL ST, HARRISON, AR [protected]
06/2004: 940 S NEWTON AVE, SPRINGFIELD, MO [protected]
01/23/2003: 2905 W OLIVE ST APT 13, ROGERS, AR [protected]

RELATIVES:
LETECIA QUINTILLA YARBROUGH
Age: 57
1st Generation

KIMBERLY ARLENE WIDNER
Age: 50
1st Generation

ROBERT RANDELL SIMPSON
Age: 56
1st Generation

ELAINE GREEN SIMPSON
Age: 82
1st Generation

CHADWICK LEON SIMPSON
Age: 48
1st Generation

CHADWICK L SIMPSON
Age: 48
1st Generation

AUSTIN TRAVIS SIMPSON
Age: 53
1st Generation

BRYAN DAVID CHAPMAN
Age: 49
1st Generation

DAVID C CHAPMAN
Age: 80
1st Generation

SCARLETT SIMPSON
Age:
1st Generation

LINDA S CHAPMAN
Age: 79
1st Generation

THOMAS J SIMPSON
Age: 80
1st Generation

4) EDWARD ANDREW WEINHAUS - The lawyer behind blockshopper.com
AGE: 47
CURRENT ADDRESS: 7141 N KEDZIE AVE APT 601, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
PREVIOUS ADDRESSES:
03/2019: 1 CREEKSIDE LN, SAINT LOUIS, MO [protected]
04/03/2019: 10859 PICADILY SQUARE DR, SAINT LOUIS, MO [protected]
12/2018: 102 LADUE AIRE DR, SAINT LOUIS, MO [protected]
04/14/2017: 1215 FERN RIDGE PKWY STE 216, SAINT LOUIS, MO [protected]
10/12/2016: 1215 FERN RIDGE PKWY, SAINT LOUIS, MO [protected]
12/14/2012: 3933 W LOYOLA AVE, LINCOLNWOOD, IL [protected]
01/2012: 24624 ROESNER RD, KATY, TX [protected]
04/14/2009: 1 W SUPERIOR ST APT 1602, CHICAGO, IL [protected]
12/2007: 8106 LAKE EDGE CT, HOUSTON, TX [protected]

EMAILS: (notice how the [censored] puts 69 in 40% of his addresses LOOL)
eddiew @ 21stcentury.net
pady @ att.net
eweinhaus @ yahoo.com

RELATIVES:
RACHEL LEE YARKONI
Age: 43
1st Generation

SIDNEY S WEINHAUS
Age: 94
1st Generation

S SHELDON WEINHAUS
Age: 88
1st Generation

EVONNE CAROL WEINHAUS
Age: 76
1st Generation

ELINORE RAE WEINHAUS
Age: 83
1st Generation

DAVID A WEINHAUS
Age: 49
1st Generation

NATALIE COHEN
Age: 44
1st Generation

ROBERT S WEINHAUS
Age: 96
1st Generation
weinhaus @ yahoo.com
pady69 @ aol.com
pady69 @ snet.net
pady69 @ att.net
pady @ woh.rr.com
pady69 @ webtv.net
pady @ snet.net
edwardweinhaus @ yahoo.com
eweinhaus @ hotmail.com
pady @ comcast.net
nweinhaus @ yahoo.com
pady @ aol.com

I GUESS his bitcoin business didn't do too well :) Did the brilliant mofo start buying bitcoin in 2017 right before it crashed? LOLOLOLO
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/Hb2XXgnrjLRaMx0xyb_s0WKkphQ/appointments

POSSIBLE EMPLOYERS:

BLOCKSHOPPERMLS LLC
07/25/2018-07/25/2018

CONTROL NEW MLSS LLC
07/25/2018-07/25/2018

NEW MLSS LLC
07/25/2018-07/25/2018

NEWSINATOR LLC
SAINT LOUIS, MO
07/25/2018-07/25/2018

OAK WILLOW BUILDERS LLC
KATY, TX
04/24/2005-08/24/2017

BOWEN RENOVATIONS INC
KATY, TX
12/31/2004-10/31/2006

TRIAD RECRUITING INC
NEW ALBANY, OH

INCORPORATION:
Business Name BLOCKSHOPPER LLC
Corporation Type Corporation
Date First Seen 08/26/2008
Date Last Seen 11/17/2008
File Date 06/17/2010
Filing Date 08/21/2008
Filing Number [protected]
Incorporation Date /
Incorporation State MO
State IL
Sec Status Withdrawn
Verification Date 04/02/2010

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Interesting fact: Father of Brian Thomas Timpone is Leonard T Timpone. He is a disbarred attorney who filed for bankruptcy in 2005:

Debtors LEONARD T TIMPONE
Assets Available N
Attorney Address 1030 HIGGINS RD, STE 220, , -5761
Attorney Phone [protected]
Law Firm GIERUM & MANTAS
Judge Name SQUIRES
Case Number 0510975
Chapter 7
Court Address 219 S DEARBORN ST, CHICAGO, IL 60606
Court District IL - CHICAGO - NORTHERN
Court Division 1
Court Phone [protected]
Notice Type DISCHARGE
Trustee Address 105 W MADISON ST, STE 1100, , -4600
Trustee Name GINA B KROL
Trustee Phone [protected]
File Date 03/25/2005

http://www.dmlp.org/threats/jones-day-v-blockshopper-llc

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Jan 14, 2011 4:44 pm EST
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Posting my personal information

I've been trying to get BlockShopper to take down my personal information... and I just contacted the Better Business Bureau. I suggest everyone who makes a posting go make compaints with them - I believe I was the first.
Anyone know how to talk to a real person at BlackShopper - no one answers e-mail or the telephone.
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BlockShopper.com Blockshopper has severely undermined Address Authentication [without ccv] for online purchases

Thanks to blockshopper.com, credit card fraud is easier than ever. There is no longer a need to hack into a database to get credit card numbers, names and addressses. All a criminal needs is a credit card number and name (or lots of them). Now simply google the name on the card, and they have your full, valid billing address. Combine the 2 together (name, credit card number and billing address), and the criminal can now conduct any fradulent transaction online so long as it does not require the ccv code on the back of the card. My research shows that 1/2 of large scale online merchants do not require the ccv. http://www.merchantaccountblog.com/284/only-half-of-top-ecommerce-sites-require-card-verification

FTC says this is all fine though, addresses are public domain. Their reaction to me was "Its legal, but I'll file your complaint anyway".

Even worse is that blockshopper.com makes automated fraud easier than ever! Who needs to google when one can write an automated program to gather addresses from blockshopper.com. They don't even require captcha codes (to prevent automated bots), no audit records required of who queried the data, and no opt-out option. The S___ is going to hit the fan, just wait and see.

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Jun 02, 2010 10:06 am EDT
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you can do something about it!

read up on DMCA act and submit the infringing material to each search engine. just because they claim that something is public information DOES NOT give them the right to repost it. Google and the other search engines have a legal responsibility to take their entire site down.

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you can do something about it!

read up on DMCA act and submit the infringing material to each search engine. just because they claim that something is public information DOES NOT give them the right to repost it. Google and the other search engines have a legal responsibility to take their entire site down.

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Jun 02, 2010 1:07 am EDT

Blockshopper is a company that is making tons of money selling people's personal information.
they say the information is public, however they are making money out of people's personal information by posting it and selling on the internet. By posting people's full name's, addresses, photos and other this company is putting peoples safety at risk. Blockshopper will not remove people's personal information from their website if requested.
I really don't understand why nobody is doing anything about this?. If addresses are public domains names are NOT.
They have no right to publish to the whole world one's personal information.
This site needs to have the option to opt out or to be shut down

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BlockShopper.com Privacy and safety concerns--unsolicited publication of full names with addresses and home costs

Blockshopper.com website business model apparently places people at personal and professional risk to become targets of identity theft, stalking, and other serious crime. Though Jones Day and their Chicago Law firm filed suit against Blockshopper.com and this website's owners-TIMOTHY LANDON, BRIAN TIMPONE & EDWARD WEINHAUS about trademark infringement, the law firm was also victimized by Blockshopper.com by having their home addresses with their full names published and accessible in Blockshopper.com. Numerous concerns have been expressed by private citizens who in their joy of becoming homeowners were published on that unscrupulous website along with their addresses and real estate information, creating easy access to their information and positioning them to be victims of crime. It seems clear that the Blockshopper.com business model includes the unethical use of people's information for their own business profits and contributes to the crime opportunities and the rise in crime against US homeowners. Do these website business owners have an ethical responsibility to the US homeowners not to publish full names of the real estate information? Many people would agree. Do they have a legal obligation? The websites owners said they don't and will not remove homeowners' information (even just names) when requested. For the sake President Obama's success of stimulating the economy and homeownership, it is hoped that these website owners have a legal responsibility to remove when requested people's information from their website. Can the legal entities that be or the local, state, and/or federal government help citizens with these grave concerns?

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Fall City, US
Jun 03, 2010 7:58 am EDT

Because Blockshopper pulls public records, and scrapes data off of other website, we have not found law that really helps. In regards to DMCA: The law is currently unsettled with regard to websites that contain links to infringing material; however, there have been a few lower-court decisions which have ruled against linking in some narrowly prescribed circumstances. One is when the owner of a website has already been issued an injunction against posting infringing material on their website and then links to the same material in an attempt to circumvent the injunction. Another area involves linking to software or devices which are designed to circumvent DRM (digital rights management) devices, or links from websites whose sole purpose is to circumvent copyright protection by linking to copyrighted material.

If any of you can point us in the direction of more specific law, that would be helpful. Unfortunately the DMCA really hasn't been updated since 1996; when public records were handled much differently, technology wasn't doing what it does today, and Facebook, Youtube and Twitter (popular sites for scraping data) did not exist.

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Jun 03, 2010 4:16 am EDT

gcbr Have you actually removed your info by using DMCA? I run several websites and have filed my fair share of DMCA complaints all of which were successful. However this is obviously a violation of our privacy but is it a copyright issue? I cant see how

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Jun 02, 2010 10:11 am EDT
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you can do something about it! easily! you don't even need an attorney. you will affect them where it hurts the most.

google and other search engines will take them down.

read up on DMCA act and submit the infringing material to each search engine. just because they claim that something is public information DOES NOT give them the right to repost it. Google and the other search engines have a legal responsibility to take their entire site down.

good bye blockshopper. it's perfectly legal and there is nothing they can do. the entire site will be gone.

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Jack116
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Apr 01, 2010 5:29 pm EDT
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My name and personal data is also on Blockshopper. Seems to me that they violated the Real Estate code of ethics. Can someone find out if the Real Estate board can go after them. Im assuming that they are licensed real estate agents/brokers.

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New York, US
Mar 26, 2010 12:44 pm EDT

We are a law firm investigating the conduct of BlockShopper.

If you feel that your rights may have been violated by BlockShopper, please contact us by e-mail at InvestigateBS@yahoo.com.

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Snoqualmie, US
Feb 21, 2010 2:02 pm EST
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I'd like to add my comment to Privacy and Safety Concerns. After several attempts to have my name removed from their database- including sending them legal documentation regarding a stalker that I have had a protection order against- they still have not removed my info. When I began writing to their advertisers to tell them what the business practices of blockshopper are- I then received a letter from blockshopper's attorney threatening me with a lawsuit. So not only are they using information un-ethically, they are attempting to intimidate the people who are fighting against it!

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Lakewood, US
Jan 27, 2010 1:05 am EST

We have a NEW ORGANIZATION AND WEBSITE devoted to getting Blockshopper to allow people to opt-out from their listings. Please go to:

www.OptOutMovement.org

We have a very interesting and active discussion going on (see "join the discussion" link). If you're ticked off at Blockshopper and ready to do something about it, the Blockshopper Opt Out Movement (BOOM) wants you!

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BlockShopper.com - Invasion of Privacy to make money

Blockshopper.com gleens other websites to get real estate info to put on their site...for the sole purpose of selling advertising dollars. if you request to opt-out, they say no. they have put peoples' lives at risk and still, nothing. I have called the FTC today and reported them and will keep calling all their advertisers, realtors etc. to get them to...

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BlockShopper.com won't let us opt-out

Brian Timpone of Chicago, Ed Weinhaus of St. Louis and Timothy Landon of Evanston, Illinois
have started this punk outfit of gleening peoples' private information and posting it to their site
to rake in dollars from realtors and advertisers.

Realtors, get REAL ! Get on a legit site, like Realtor.com !

these people have more negativity than Satan !

Advertisers, do you want to be associated with these punks?

put your ad dollars on more reputable sites.

Case Closed !

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Jun 17, 2011 10:37 pm EDT

Blockshopper reveals too much information, privacy and safety concerns. Our names were removed on listing but they continue to publish information.

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BlockShopper.com invasion of privacy

They are publishing my name with my address for purposes of profiting off the information. I requested to have just my name not be published in association with my address and they told me it is public information. They are getting the information from the county assessor's office. If any one starts a class action lawsuit or needs a name to sign a petition to a congressional leaders, let me know. I would be happy to supply my name and address for the cause!

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Sep 02, 2009 6:37 pm EDT

I've done a bit more home work...if we can't get blockshopper.com to remove our name, we can work from the other end to get the result of removing our names associated with our addresses off the web...we need to work with the county assessor's office. I called and and found out that if I set up a living trust, which will include my property, my name will not be identified, only the name of my living trust. And as a side bar there are other benefits to a living trust other than this one. Until the laws change, this is one way to prevent our names being associated with our addresses. And if your home phone number is published, all anyone needs to do is take your home address and go to whitepages.com and click on reverse address and your home phone number will appear if it is published. i asked the assessor's office about abbreviating my name or removing my name all together from the title and that is not possible if I am the owner of the property at least in Los Angeles county. You can change your name but that requires a legal name change! This is not what I'm looking to do. But the living trust idea is a good one to consider...what we have to do is work with our city/county and state officials to get some kind of law passed that makes our personal information from the assessor's office available to 3rd parties with our written permission.

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San Francisco, US
Mar 04, 2011 6:21 pm EST

I was horrified today when I googled just the street name of my address and to see my full name on Blockshopper.com. I was even more horrifed to see that if you search a name on this website, it will list every asset that person owns. And if you are one of the lucky ones, they even post which company you work for and your position. This is a total invasion to ones' privacy. Many people complained and Blockshopper finally put in an "opt-out" to let people's name be removed from their website. That is if you can prove that you are being stalked with policy records and etc...So basically this "opt-out" option is VERY VERY limited. I do not see this as a real "opt out."

The website kept saying all the records it published is "public records." Yes, it is public records if I known a particular address and I go to the government to request the information or I pay a fee to a private company. What blockshopper does it creates all these links and free indexing so that information about home owners can be obtained in a matter of a couple clicks and it is ALL FREE.

Phone numbers can be blocked why can't the home owners name and assets be blocked? It is one thing to post housing values such as zillow but it is very different when you tag on names and I mean full (legal) names. If I want to know where Joe Smith lives and how much properties he owns, all I need to do is google it and this website will tell you everything regardless where I am (I could be in China). I come from China and I always thought the Americans view privacy very high...I can not believe though that such website can exist. People want to live in a safe environment not being exposed like this on the cyberspace! Please someone start a legal action aganist them. There SHOULD BE LAW written to protect US citizens and residents! We clearly need new laws to govern what is considered "public information" on the internet!

Still very disturbed and shocked about this website. I will never search anything on this website because that will only encourage them to do what they are doing now...people making profit out of other peoples' safety is really not right!

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SaltedPepper
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Oct 10, 2011 11:52 am EDT

Posting my name/address thereby invading my personal privacy, even after asked to kindly remove my personal info.

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Tbumble
Seattle, US
Apr 30, 2010 10:15 am EDT

I contend that posting my name, Hernandez, on my property or any legal activities that might be publicly received to potential buyers in the future would conceivably tarnish the value of said property by enabling prospective buyers to form personal opinions based on, race, gender, or historical legal issues, of said property owners, and neighbors, that my otherwise have not influenced them on whether or not the home in question was worthy of purchase.

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smiller326
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Mar 04, 2010 9:39 am EST

Unfortunately the laws CURRENTLY allow this information to be public. The laws need to be changed so that companies like these cannot post the information on the internet and make it so readily available. But if they post copyrighted information such as photographs then you have a case and can make them take it down.

Changing the laws probably won't happen so is there anything we can do? YES!

The only reason Internet companies like BlockShopper exist is because they make money by selling advertising. The rate they can charge is based on how many hits they get so try to go to their site as little as possible. But one thing we can do is BOYCOTT any company that advertises with them. List the companies that advertise with them on every forum you can find and spread the word. Write to each company and explain that you are boycotting them because they advertise on BlockShopper who you feel is an unethical company. If they aren't making any money, they can't keep running their business.

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georg2
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Sep 24, 2009 2:16 pm EDT

BS has posted my real estate info and my full name, i have requested to remove my name for privacy, they won't listen, i will now contact the DCA and the police dept detective and ID theft unit, lets stop evil BS before they publish our entire info online.

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MAD MAD MAD in L.A.
los angele, US
Sep 13, 2009 10:24 pm EDT

Mine is posted with all of the living trust information

so that is NOT a way to cover yourself

if anything it gave MORE information about me and my life.

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stopblockshopper
Park Ridge, US
Sep 11, 2009 12:05 pm EDT

If we get a living trust, will that mean they will need to remove our names and addresses? While I understand they can publish public information, I find it infuriating they are using our names for their profit. Don't we own our names? Can our names be used to sell a product we don't endorse and without our permission? I am in the process of contacting their advertisers (Target and Walmart) and their real estate agents. I don't know how much good it will do, but some may not want to be associated with slime.

Thanks for the info.

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BlockShopper.com - invasion of privacy/won't let us 'opt-out'

I agree - I also am having the same difficulty with them...and even called the CEO's house last nite and talked with wife . Most sites will delete will just a request and somtimes an ID...these people might AMEND your listing with a police report...but what does amend mean? abbreviate was how they worded it... that is NOT good enough when people are at...

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BlockShopper.com refuse to delete my information off internet

Blockshopper.com thinks they can put OUR information in cyberspace...without our permission...
and ignore our request to take it off?

well, here goes the CEO's information.

Timothy and Elizabeth Landon
2704 Bennett
Evanston, Illinois
847.332.2021

Call him...and ask him how HE likes his private homelife INVADED?

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I'm in on the class action too.

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davidtry
Lake Worth, US
Nov 13, 2009 4:06 pm EST

Class action lawsuit - definitely - Please let this happen!

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junkmailjunkmail
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Sep 02, 2009 5:36 pm EDT

Completely agree...well done on the research. I called and he told me that if i can offer up a restraining order, he would take my name off of the report. By the way, i'm sure he will be changing his number soon! You found his home number, his wife answered!

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BlockShopper.com - Revealing personal information

I am a social worker that works with the mentally ill. I am very protective of my personal information such as address and family members. Every so often I check my name on a search engine, and when I did this on google the first thing to appear is my entire address, my name, and names of family members who have previously owned my home.I understand this i...

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BlockShopper.com - unauthorized advertisement of sale ot my house

I am a victim of identity theft and today while on the WEB I discovered that Blcokshoppers is illegally advertising the sale of my children I home, that Is not for sale.

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