What data do they have?
For those unaware, there are websites called “people search sites” that provide personal data to the public, either for free or for a small price. Unlike most data brokers, people search sites focus on individual sales of personal data, allowing their users to target specific people. Although each site is different, these sites provide, at a minimum, access to your name, street address, phone number, email address, gender, and age. Premium sites offer even more targeted data, such as occupation, income, health, and any legal troubles associated with your name. These sites work by collecting a single piece of identifying data from the user, for example their name, and then matching it to a larger record containing the remaining personal data.