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Blockshopper.com/Landon company / invasion of privacy/won't let us 'opt-out'

1 2704 bennett, Evanston, IL, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 847-332-2021

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 risk at being victimized again...and that is a LAWSUIT
waiting to happen...

I am writing to everyone I know from Homeland Security, on...to get information as to how this
website gets to get away with this.

According to Google, they have been sued (and lost)...there is a long list of bloggers trying to get off their
website...including a realtor advertiser !!!

Advertisers should consider their reputations before signing on with this outfit...as peoples' private
information is being put on the WEB without their permission.

And, by the time, I stop sending emails with this information, their website will pop up more when
googled...(just as my info is because of them)...in a negavtive light, NOT a good place to be for a business !
Let's just see how THEY like it, shall we?

This is an outfit of a handful of young men, who started this in 2006...a QUICK, EASY way to sell
internet AD DOLLARS...even it means putting peoples' lives at risk? I don't think so !

In the meantime, everyone call the CEO above and ask him to remove you...

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  • Ro
      26th of Aug, 2016
    0 Votes

    We will marry 2 years 2018yr

  • Ro
      6th of Jun, 2016
    +1 Votes

    Guillermo tell you that he have wife, name Roberta Rivera.

  • Ro
      6th of Jun, 2016
    0 Votes

    Guillermo Rivera was deaf not hear. He say, hello l can help blockShopper Law. Guillermo told lawyer that He never, ever wrote the file case co- sign names = Felicita Gerena, Digna Gerena and Guillermo Rivera lived own house at 1726 N. MapleWood ave Chicago, IL 60647 to Nov.11, 1995yr. real estate sale house. Broker, Mortgage Planner, Edward Rivera work officer. Guillermo say, thank blockShopper law, Guillermo Rivera, [protected]@gmail.com or 317-572-9051

  • Ma
      1st of May, 2016
    0 Votes

    Also a Victim of Blockshopper.com will chip in or join any class action

  • Rr
      12th of Apr, 2013
    0 Votes

    Any update here? Let's keep the conversation going. Are there any attorneys working on this? We need to shut this website down, or at the very least, allow people to opt out!!!

  • Wh
      3rd of Dec, 2011
    +1 Votes

    Well at least everyone can send the people who run this company a holiday card, or service of process for a lawsuit. good thing it is publicly available information

    TIMOTHY LANDON
    2704 Bennett Ave
    Evanston, IL 60201-1304
    (847) 332-2021

    ---------
    BRIAN TIMPONE
    2024 North Racine Ave, Apt# D
    Chicago, IL 60614

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    TIMOTHY O'NEIL
    3528 N Janssen Ave
    Chicago, IL 60657-1324
    (773) 636-4545

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    ROBERT NAVARRE
    Robert W Navarre II
    725 Glenayre Dr
    Glenview, IL 60025-4477
    (847) 657-9109

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    EDWARD WEINHAUS
    102 Ladue Aire Dr
    Saint Louis, MO 63141-8059
    (314) 485-1089
    (314) 485-2950

  • Sm
      19th of Jul, 2011
    0 Votes

    I am another in total agreement. I would be very interested in following up with a lawsuit about them being in violation of our "personality rights" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personality_rights
    This is probably the set of laws that may stop them. These ### have no conscience whatsoever. Doesn't anyone in the legal world see the dangers of the fact that with a few clicks a pedophile can look up child online and then if that child has a unique last name, see where they live and also find out where they go to school? I am furious and ready to join the fight!

  • Bl
      2nd of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    I am complaining about Blockshopper in Chicago and St. Louis and the following individuals Brian Timpone, Chicago Ed Weinhaus, St. Louis Timothy Landon, Evanston, Scarlett Simpson, I think that we should use their database to mine all those people who represent a potential client list for a class action lawsuit against blockshopper. I say we call ourselves blockstopper and let the fight begin...

  • Lo
      24th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    Mr Timothy J. Landon, is also on the Board of Directors of Once of Prevention. Please contact his fellow Board Memebers to inform them of his actions.


    http://www.ounceofprevention.org/about/board.php

  • Lo
      24th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    Mr Timothy J. Landon, is also on the Board of Directors for APIE. If you are an investor sell your shares and put your money where your mouth is. Oh, and feel free to contact the company who says they serve the military. Putting our service members information on this site puts them at risk if they have had even the slightest involvment with local Iraqi nationals while deployed. They can be found and put in harms way by our nations enemies.

    American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) is a provider of online post-secondary education focused on serving the military. American Public University System (APUS), wholly owned by APEI, comprises two universities American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU).

    http://www.americanpubliceducation.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=214618&p=irol-govBoard

  • Lo
      24th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    Mr Tim Landon is also on the board of directors for American Public Education, Inc. This organization praises themselves as serving the military. Please feel free to contact this organization to inform them that he is putting military members who have served and interacted with local nationals in Iraq and Afghanistan at risk of being found so easily by enemies of our nation. http://www.americanpubliceducation.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=214618&p=irol-govBoard American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) is a provider of online post-secondary education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities. American Public University System (APUS), wholly owned by APEI, comprises two universities American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). Regionally and nationally accredited, APUS serves more than 70, 000 adult learners worldwide and offers 79 degree programs in fields ranging from homeland security, military studies, intelligence, and criminal justice to technology, business administration, public health, and liberal arts.

  • Ta
      6th of Jan, 2011
    +1 Votes

    Ways to stop them:

    1. Money : way they make money is search engines traffic, people search for names or properties and end up on that site - site is total fraud as provides no value and makes money out of exposing stuff and people clicking on ads. Complain to google, yahoo and ask.com to classify site as fraud and it will be blocked. You can also post home addresses of powerful people (curtesy of Blockshopper.com) to get their attention and get them to help out chipping with their lawyers. Maybe list of all top google employes home addresses gets some attention, and get them to deal with it.

    2. It is true that data is public (their excuse) but it is illegal based on Exploitative Purpose, he is using your names to endorse his site without your permission. It is very easy to prove this as all searches he is getting are your names and your properties. I am sure that there is some young lawyer that can make nice carrier on saving world and shutting these criminals (by law that is what they are) down. Read bellow - send to any lawyer you know.

    Exploitative Purpose: Right of Publicity

    The right of publicity is the right of a person to control and make money from the commercial use of his or her identity. A plaintiff that sues you for interfering with that right generally must show that you used his or her name or likeness for a commercial purpose. This ordinarily means using the plaintiff's name or likeness in advertising or promoting your goods or services, or placing the plaintiff's name or likeness on or in products or services you sell to the public. Therefore, it is a bad idea to create an advertisement suggesting that a celebrity -- or anyone for that matter -- endorses your website or blog. It is equally unwise to use someone else's name as the title of your website or blog, especially if you host advertisements. You can be liable even without creating a false sense that the person in question endorses your product or service; the key is that you are exploiting the plaintiff's identity to drive traffic or obtain some other commercial benefit.

  • Ta
      6th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2040850_report-violation-online-privacy-rights.html

  • Ta
      6th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/using-name-or-likeness-another

  • Tr
      22nd of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    My wife and I are pretty discrete people. We’re unlisted in the phone book and maintain carefully crafted presences on the Web. I don’t even use Facebook! So, I’m really annoyed by the fact that you can “google” my name and find my address, my wife’s name, and purchase price of my home on BlockShopper. There needs to be a broad opt out mechanism for BlockShopper. Their response to the question of anonymity is completely unacceptable (read it for yourself at http://www.blockshopper.com/faq.html#q4)! I should be able to automatically prevent my name from showing up on BlockShopper, especially when its tied to my home address. BlockShopper should not allow searches by name on their site. BlockShopper needs to protect how their databases are exposed to search engines. This is an invasion of our collective privacy. They have crossed the line

  • An
      22nd of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    This site encourages identity theft by publishing a persons personal information without the consent of the person itself. On asking to take the info off the site, they are very rude and turn deaf ear. There have been numerous complaints against this site but still this site continues to post their articles about people's personal information.

  • An
      22nd of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    That's not the real problem. Blockshoppers.com claims to use public information, but every home owner in the city of coverage is not listed. I've done my research. My parents name aren't linked to blockshoppers at all but mine is. If they want to publicize information that a person would normally have to get from county records that's fine. But to be thorough and fair, they should check to see if the person they are about to post has been a victim of some kind of criminal act. I have and so have many others. Now the person who tried to murder me, only has to google my maiden name and he has access to my address and new name. I DID NOT PURCHASE MY HOME WITH MY NEW NAME. Blockshoppers should also check to see if someone is unlisted. I am. This blatant display of information can cause someone their life. I also requested my information be removed or *** out to some point. I was refused and told to show proof of the crimes against me. That is unacceptable. If the company uses public info, they should do research as well to ensure safety.

  • Tw
      22nd of Oct, 2010
    0 Votes

    I am also attempting to stop blockshopper.com. I am sending this message to all their advertisers:

    I am requesting that you cease advertising with blockshopper.com. They are an unethical company that recklessly publishes personal information online. They publish your HOME ADDRESS and offer no way to have that information removed.

    Please to not support this business. In the interest of encouraging you to stop doing business with blockshopper.com, I am emailing all of my gmail and Facebook contacts and outlining how your continuing support of this business is putting my life in danger.

    I just sent this message to Avis Rent-A-Car (avis.com) and intend to send it to every business that supports this unethical company.

  • Cj
      14th of Jul, 2010
    0 Votes

    I am with you, and want to be part of the class action law suit. I wrote "Scarlett" yesterday and demanded my name, home address and photo of my home be removed from the site. I felt completely violated by Blockshopper and my personal security threatened 24/7. The response from them was for me to "prove it" to them by providing even more personal and confidential information such as legal documents explaining and verifying why I needed my information removed. This made me so very angry so I wrote another scathing email with my repsonse and a promise to complain to the FTC, Attorney General, local officials, my local newspaper, homeowners association, etc. Then, after a doing research on the company and the founders I find that they are Real Estate Whores with unethical bad business practices. Why can't they be stopped? If I can help, I will. [protected]@aol.com

  • Ju
      25th of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    Just thought I will throw in my two cents. I just sent a letter to Scarlett and told her: That my husband and I are not celebrities, public officials or in the public eye in any which way or form. I told her that it is unlawful that a company can make money off of a person without reimbursement. I told her that if by a certain date my name and my husbands name is not removed I will be filing a lawsuit because I am not free and I am not cheap. Yes yes it's public records but the fact that they are making money without giving me some sort of reimbursement is unlawful and unethical. I will update...

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