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Protect Your Private Information: Company Listing Personal Information for Sole Proprietors

Updated on June 19, 2013

Recently while browsing the Internet and, I have to admit, googling myself, I came across a listing for a business using all my personal information. My home address, cell phone number and full name on a website called

I do not own a business but have filed a W-9 for the propose of writing articles for sites such as Hubpages. When requested that they remove my information from their site, I received the following email:

Thank you for contacting us! We understand that you would like to remove your listing from FindTheCompany. Please contact our source database, Dun & Bradstreet to process this request. Updates and corrections to D&B's information can be submitted online at https://iupdate.dnb.comor over the phone at 800-765-3867. Once the changes have been confirmed in D&B's database FindTheBest will promptly update the listing on our site to reflect the changes.

If you have additional questions please feel free to respond to this email and a customer service agent will reach back out to you. If we do not hear back from you in 4 days we will consider this ticket closed.

The FindTheCompany Team

The company refuses to edit or remove listings from their site as they deem them public information. If you would like to make sure that your personal information is not listed and request that they remove the listings as requested, please submit a request to the company.


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