Data Brokers and Your Privacy ...

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  1. Harley, Aug 17, 2015

    Harley

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    WTF does this have to do with craps - maybe nothing, maybe something

    Your private information was valued at over $1 billion dollars recently as collected by Caesars
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    That is marketing info averaging more than $22. per address.... That's more profit than you get on a book sale

    ... I don't know if Frank Scoblete is selling your address for $5. to a 100 different casinos, hosts and/or gambling marketers or not .... but if anyone is making $$ off my address and name, I sure would like to be getting a pretty good percentage :eek:
     
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  2. Harley, Aug 17, 2015

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    What are data brokers?

    Data brokers are companies that collect and aggregate consumer information from a wide range of sources to create detailed profiles of individuals. These companies then sell or share your personal information with others. Data brokers are sometimes also called information resellers, data vendors, or information brokers.

    Generally, data brokers are companies that individuals do not interact with or do business with directly. Data brokers may sell the information they compile to other companies (including other data brokers), organizations, government agencies, or other persons. In some cases, they might exchange this information under a cooperative arrangement rather than sell it. In other instances, they might provide the information at no cost, making money through advertising or referrals.

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has defined data brokers as “companies that collect information, including personal information about consumers, from a wide variety of sources for the purpose of reselling such information to their customers for various purposes, including verifying an individual’s identity ....

    https://www.privacyrights.org/content/data-brokers-and-your-privacy

     
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  3. FrankScoblete, Aug 18, 2015

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    Nasty comment about me. I rarely even keep addresses. Just nasty.
     
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  4. Pressit, Aug 18, 2015

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    Email addresses is just the tip of the iceberg of what is available to anyone. From your non listed phone number, phone records, adoption records, credit card, bank, addresses, employer, court records, and the list goes on. Nothing is off limits, everything is available for a price, and there is a lot which is free and are gateways into other areas.
     
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    yeah Harley that was below the belt
     
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  7. superrick, Aug 18, 2015

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    That sounds like something that might happen when someone in the gaming industry gets a hold of your information!
    Frank, why would you think it's a Nasty comment about you? Your name was used as an example of thinking you are getting something for nothing and you are paying for it in a different way that you would never think of!
    Frank, you stand out in the gaming community as a writer, that would have a lot of access to individuals or corporations that would love to have any information that you have about your readers. You're the prime example of how someone could use your name, address or phone number.

    Now I haven't gotten bombarded with stuff targeting me and Frank does have my information about who I am!
    Now if Harley said he knew for a fact that Frank was using your information to sell to the casinos, that might be hitting below the belt, or it just might be a wake-up call for anyone giving out their information to anybody in the casino industry!
     
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  8. Pressit, Aug 18, 2015

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    Your personal data up for sale. It's cheap, and readily accessible to anyone. Social media checks reveal information about you most of these databases don't, and maybe even more important, they are free to be used. NOTE: Some of these searches you'll need to demonstrate you have a legal right to know, or you might be breaking a number of state and federal laws and regulations.

    http://www.boscolegal.org/files/2014/11/product-comparison-final-optimized.png
     
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  9. The Midnight Skulker, Aug 18, 2015

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    This seems like as good a place as any to express an opinion I have developed over the years. All are invited to wear or discard the shoe depending on whether it fits or not, respectively.

    Those who shoot others on sight lose credibility IMHO. You disagree with what someone else says, fine; so long as you label opinions as opinions and state conclusions drawn from actual facts and not ones you made up I will listen to you. OTOH I stop listening to you when you disagree with everything someone else says simply because they are who they are.

    If Harley knows for a fact that Frank's free book offers are Trojan horses then I welcome his revelation. However, he has made no such claim AFAIK but instead implied that such is the case because "we know from Frank's previous association with those GTC snake oil salesmen what kind of person he is." Seriously? If that's all you got, you got nothin'...IMHO.
     
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  10. superrick, Aug 18, 2015

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    So Midnight Skulker, from reading your post, it looks like you are saying that Frank is a snake oil salesmen! We all give Frank credit where credit is due, he does write some good stuff at times! See his thread here on this board.

    http://www.crapsforum.com/threads/pushing-it.9970/
     
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    names and addresses and info is being shared by everyone.
    I wonder how many physicians offices sell names? yeah, privacy laws and all, yeah, bullshit.
    your local gym is probably selling your info as we post this thread.
    auto dealers, ofcourse they share info, and they have all your info, including finances,
    its a scummy thing to do, but Im sure there is never going to be way to stop it, its near impossible to know who is selling who what and where.
     
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  12. The Midnight Skulker, Aug 19, 2015

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    I do hope you are being facetious. But just in case you are not I say again, "SERIOUSLY?!" I do have to concede that if you take what I put in quotation marks above out of context then you could come to your conclusion. In context, however, I'm afraid the logic eludes me.
     
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