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Beware the spam

A few weeks ago I was reading an online article talking about one online background investigation website that seems extremely thorough in the records it can dig up about you.

The reporter at the time was surprised/impressed or shocked at how much dirt they dug up on his own test of the site.

I got curious and went over to the site to see what was up. There was a suggestion that I could get a free introductory BI (Background Investigation) for checking the place out.

Also, at the same time, I decided to use my spam email account. You know the one… I use it when I am doing online contests, or say, testing some business offers, or even communicating with Craigslist ads. I never use my own personal email for crap like this.

Up until now, my spam email account has been pretty boring, averaging five or ten junk emails per month over the last few years.

So I went off to this BI site, went through the hurdles of a report, which, per the site, or at least seemingly, it kept me waiting for a very long time while it “ran” its course of looking me up.

For all I know it was saying one thing, then setting off a stopwatch and keeping me waiting, considering how fast the internet can be. And there’s a reason I am saying this.

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