a phone number in GOOGLE now reveals / maps your address!
This was sent to me, I checked it out and in some cases it is indeed
true ... entering a phone number will pull up an address and a map
link to its location (i.e. your house).
Many people are unaware of this danger. I was, in fact!
Take a look. Go to www.google.com
then type in your phone number (separated by hyphens, including
area code) and click on Google Search. If your phone number is listed
it will show your name and address and give you two map options,
Yahoo and MapQuest.
See how accurate the map is to your home. IT'S VERY SCARY!!!
Any person wishing to discover the physical location of a phone
number, be it a home or business address, could use this feature
to locate a physical street address, and receive directions on how
to get there from anywhere in the country. In the age of the internet
communication we all know the dangers of this - for adults and CHILDREN!
Google has made available an option that will allow anyone to REMOVE
their telephone number from the database that is linked to the mapping
You will first need to check if your number is listed in this manner
by attempting a search-entering your full telephone number separated
by dashes (e.g. 555-555-5555). If the number appears in the mapping
database, an icon resembling a telephone will appear next to the
first or second entry on the results page. Clicking on this icon
will take you to a page containing a description of the service,
and a link to request your number be removed from the database.
So far unlisted numbers and cell phone numbers, do not show up.
Happy searching! Be safe!