Why do I have a profile when I have not signed up for Spoke.com?

I saw my profile on your website but I haven't signed up for the service. Why is this?
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    Spoke is building the most accurate and complete database of business information that we possibly can. If you are an active figure in the business world, we want to have coverage of you (as long as you are not actively trying to remove your existence on the internet -- in this case, of course we will comply). As a result, www.spoke.com offers access to profiles for tens of millions of professionals and companies, and we are growing every day.

    These profiles are aggregated and constructed through several information sources, including: information publicly available on the Internet, public records, but by far the best information that we have is contributed by our ever-growing community. If you've accomplished something within your given field, it's highly possible that a past colleague or a reader has created a profile for you (it can be done in a matter of seconds). Best of all if this information is outdated or inaccurate and you want to edit it -- simply click edit!

    Allowing members to augment public information about themselves, and others, while processing this data for redundancy and abuse, provides spoke members with the best possible resource for learning about specific industry verticals as well as the business ecosystem at large.
    • Do you have statistics showing the usability of this information, your site, etc.?
    • Hi Sherri,

      From a site statistics standpoint, tens of thousands of users come to the site everyday to find information relevant to their business, as well as to promote their work/brand by sharing expertise. From a more personal standpoint, we are developing a system to show users specific statistics about their own content & activity within the site. Stay tuned to the blog and user emails to hear more.

      Best,
      Spoke Support
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  • This company is a fraud. I am talking to my lawyer and they will be served with legal documents on Monday! yay me =)
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  • Hi Vakeesan, thanks for your comment. I understand that you don't want to have information published without your consent. To address your concerns as well as other people like you, we are committed to remove any person information in less than 48 hours. You can just go at the end of the Spoke profile you want removed and click on request for removal. Fill the form and we'll get it done for you.

    I am not sure how to answer the question of Spoke being a fraud at this point as you aren't giving any specifics. I can only take as a clue that you let your comment under this specific section of the site about publishing information without having signed up. That is indeed what we do, we are a publisher of business information about Industry topics, companies and people the same way other sites publish business information. We believe that there are inherent social values in having a profile listed with all the relevant information about somebody so that people get access to the right information at the right time. We also believe that to make it community based is important so that information is being kept objective. Of course, there are people who don't want to have information published about them and Spoke respects that because there are people who don't want to be known so we are committed to take their profile down in less than 48 hours.

    Philippe Cases, Spoke Software CEO
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  • Your "most accurate and complete database of business information" that you can possibly build contains a profile for me that I neither requested nor authorized you to create and is nearly 13 years out of date to boot! So much for the completeness and accuracy I guess. Your instructions for removing the profile are useless - there is not "Request Removal" button or link on my profile's page and I do not want to sign up for an account in order to remove my profile.

    Please tell me how to remove my profile - I'll give you 24 hours before I contact my state's AG office to file a complaint.
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  • Hi RoadRider,

    Thanks for voicing your concern. Building towards the "most accurate and complete database of business information" is a lofty goal, no doubt, but we're taking it on as our core company vision. One of the challenges that we face early on is updating all of the information that was created awhile ago. In order to help resolve your concern, you may choose to edit the data so that it reflects your career today, or of course we will be more than happy to remove it if that is your preference.

    The "Request Removal" link is near the very bottom of our person pages (in the footer) and if for some reason there isn't one on the page, it could be because you are viewing a 'Company' page as opposed to a 'Person' page. If you'd like our direct help, please feel free to respond to this with a URL to the page in question.

    Best Regards,
    Spoke Support
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  • You're right - there is a "Request Removal" button on the page but it's apparently invisible unless one searches for the text (at least in my browser).

    I have now submitted two separate requests for my listing to be removed yet it remains visible on your site,

    What's the story?
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  • Hi Roadrider, if you have submitted two separate requests, it is one too many. Our goal is to have any request like this handled in 48 hours as per our privacy policy. So I apologize for falling short on your request.

    I am not seeing which link you want to remove. If you could let me know the link in question by replying to this request. I will take care of it myself over the week end.
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  • ok. I have deleted it. it needs to go through our moderation system and we should be all set. You should receive a message from our support department on Monday.
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  • How can I find out who set up a page about me on Spoke.com without my knowledge?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Page set up.
    • Hi James,

      Thanks for asking the question, there are three basically options for a page to appear:
      1) automatically generated by Spoke
      2) manually greated by a registered user
      3) manually created by an anonymous user.

      To figure out which one it is, you should look at the upper right corner of the page (page created by section).

      Note that people who also wants to remove a page from the site can do so by clicking on request removal at the bottom of the page.

      -Philippe
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  • Where is Spoke.com pulling information from on the internet? My information is very out of date.
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  • Hello Tim,

    Our data comes from both public and private sources, as well as from user-submitted updates, although some of our profiles haven't received updates for awhile. You are able to click on any of the edit buttons and update information that is out of date.

    Best,
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  • Spoke Support,

    Please remove my profile in your website the soonest! I tried clicking the "Request Removal" link but it promoted me to "Website unavailable".

    Even the information in it is not true at all. Remove it at once!

    http://www.spoke.com/people/maribec-s...

    Thanks,
    M
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  • Maribec, just clicked on request removal and it was working. Your profile has been removed. Thanks.
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  • http://www.consumeraffairs.com/online...
    Consumer Complaints & Reviews against Spoke.com

    Please remove this “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com because this is my name, but the entire info about my name is incorrect. Remove this name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com right NOW!!!! This is an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my civil rights.

    http://www.spoke.com/info/paYOak4/Cas...#

    Casey Phan of US, OTHER on July 14, 2015

    I found my name Casey Phan being listed here at Spoke.com on July 14, 2015 without my consent when I googled my name. I had never created an account at Spoke.com, so who are the idiots that created my exact name account here at Spoke.com without my consent on May 11, 2013?
    I wanted to delete this exact name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com, but this website does not have an option to let me do this. This is definitely an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights here in the US. It is also hurting my career, especially when I have zero association with all info pertaining to my exact name that are posted here on Spoke.com without my consent. Please delete all info of Casey Phan from Spoke.com website. NOW!!!

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    C of Chennai, OTHER on April 11, 2012

    I found my various profiles and activities being listed here without my consent when I googled my name. I also have an account in Spoke.com (God knows who created it.). I wanted to delete it, and it doesn't have an option to do so. I am being contacted by my colleagues and friends invariably for different issues due to this. And I am afraid this might affect my career path too. Whoever has designed this, let him go to hell.

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    Lynn of Charlotte, NC on March 26, 2012

    Wrong information: I am not married, I am not a protestant, and I am not a democrat!

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    Kirstin of Sunland, CA on July 12, 2010

    Website has false information posted about me. Numerous requests sent to them to remove it are only returned with a "join our site" automatic email. I will not be blackmailed into joining a site that is slandering my name. Repeated attempts to contact them, or HARRISON T., the owner of Spoke.com have failed.

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    Dee of Anaheim, CA on May 26, 2010

    I found my name on Spoke.com and wanted to get my info off, but read how difficult it was. So, I figured a way to get around it. I have an email account setup for "junk." So when I found my name on Spoke.com, I pressed the "This is me" button and set up my "account." First, go in and set your contact information to "private." I also changed my just my last name too (just made one up) in "Edit Name and Contact Info. " If you do this, you have to remember to also change it where it says "Display name" too, otherwise your name is still going to come up when you do a search. Now, wait a couple days and your real name will be gone! It worked for me.
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    Marty of Renton, WA on May 17, 2010

    I was not a member of this site, yet they developed a derivative profile on my behalf I suspect from Linked In data. How they got that might be interesting? Near as I can tell, they knew I was a manager once, new I worked on software and for a company where I currently hold a consultant position, and assumed I am the Software Manager of that company - a client I've had a great relationship for many years and I am hoping, for their sake, is not tarnished by the fact their profile makes it look like I am claiming I hold the position of my boss. Now it appears the only way I can get this resolved is to join their lame organization and update my profile - there is a racket if I ever heard of one.

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    Lisa of Bethlehem, PA on May 11, 2010

    I've repeatedly asked that Spoke remove my name(s) and all personal information from their website and they have ignored my requests. The information they have on their site about me is incorrect and it may cause financial harm to me. I fear that there may be some identity theft going on with this site! I'm afraid to send them an email because then they'll also have my email address. I asked them to remove all names listed in Pennsylvania under Lisa **, Lisa **and Lisa **. If publishing this complaint, please remove any references to my last names. Thanks.
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    Allen of Troy, MI on May 6, 2010

    I put my name and personal work related information with another person supposedly by the same name. I never signed up on this site in the first place. Sounds like identity theft to me. I could not reach anyone at the number given, around 22 times, no answer. They show another person by same name at a company at which I have never worked. But they show all my home addresses and work addresses over the years and co-workers’ names. I came across this when someone told me they were looking for me and found this other person. I objected. I tried to get my information off online but the site would not let this happen without my giving them information such as my current work email. Scam and fraud. Help.
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    Frank of Foster City, CA on March 14, 2010

    Here's how it works. Many of the companies listed on Spoke's website do not exist. Unemployed people must submit applications for employment in order to collect their unemployment checks. They achieve this at Spoke.com. Since those businesses don't exist these people will not receive job offers and, thus, continue to draw their unemployment checks. Spoke also sells software for these people to "aid" them in their unemployment sham endeavors.
    Spoke lists countless businesses that do not exist, yet according to the Spoke website these non-existing businesses have many employees and earn countless money annually. Spoke also prey on actual job seekers by scamming them into believing Spoke will actually assist them in finding employment. Thus, these poor unsuspecting job seekers fork out hard earned money to buy "sham" software. Hundreds if not thousands of innocent people have suffered horrible economic and other damages as a result of the fraud and deception perpetrated by Spoke.com (i.e. Frank V. and cohorts).

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    Rosemarie of Champaign-Urbana, IL on Feb. 28, 2010

    I looked up my name on spoke.com and found 10 listings. The information on these is incorrect. My age was listed as being in my late 70s (I'm 41 at the time of this writing) and I'm listed as having lived in states I've never been to such as Hawaii and Arizona. I'm worried that this could interfere with my job search and don't want potential employers to think I'm being dishonest. I would like to see the information corrected or preferably, deleted altogether.
    I've never given permission to spoke.com to use my information and wasn't able to find a way to correct it. I checked their help menu and followed the instructions, but was directed to a page to join spoke. I do not want to join and don't think that they should be listing my information, correct or incorrect, without my consent. I'm not sure what to do other than file a complaint.

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    Anita of Portland, OR on Feb. 5, 2010

    I did a google search on my name and found myself listed on Spoke.com as the president of a company that I have never worked for, with a false job history. This false information could keep me from getting a job, and Spoke.com gives no phone number to contact them. I'm reading that online requests to remove false information don't even get a response from Spoke.
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    Pat of San Jose, CA on Feb. 3, 2010

    They post false info and won't fix it. Of the 9 people listed as "co-workers" at my company, only 1 was real; the rest I've never heard of. Worse, D&B took Spoke info and sent it to their subscribers, further spreading the fraud. I filed a support request (no response) and called Spoke (you can't leave a message; you have to know your party's extension, but there is no directory). This is a total scam.
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    Seth of San Diego, CA on Jan. 19, 2010

    While doing one of monthly google searches for my name, I found a new listing on Spoke.com that showed up in the top ten results. The info is almost 4 years out of date, and creating an account to sign in to "claim my profile" turned out to be a complete waste of time, as they require you to have an email address at the (invalid) domain, which I haven't controlled for 4 years now. I filled out a support request and hit the submit button, but all that happened was the button turned from green to gray and nothing else. What a *** business and web site.
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    Deborah of Duluth, MN on Dec. 21, 2009

    My business was listed without my permission on Spokes and the info was false. I do not want to be listed on this site. I do not know or employ this person who calls him or herself Robby **. It makes me look like a scammer and cheat. The harm so far is to my business reputation.

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    John of Crownsville, MD on Nov. 14, 2009

    I own an LLC by the name of Slade Computer Consulting of which I am the sole employee at this time. When I Googled my company name, I found a person by the name of Brett **, using a former address of mine and claiming to be the general manager of Slade Computer Consulting among other things and claiming that the company had around 200 employees. This is total garbage and it has been on the Spoke site for several months so far. My attempts to get this information removed from Spoke have not elicited any response from Spoke. I have also tried to email this Brett ** through Spoke's email with no success. I have no idea what Brett ** is doing with my company name or where he obtained my former address. But clearly, Spoke has never verified the information they are spewing out on the internet.
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    Gabrielle of Denver, CO on Oct. 29, 2009

    Spoke.com never asked for my permission, but has my private contact information listed online and openly available (any Google search for my name turns up this information). I tried using their support form and phoning them to get my information removed, but they never responded. Loss of privacy online is a serious issue. Now people can see where I live!
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    Brian of Bradford, MA on Oct. 6, 2009

    Information about me is wrong. I never gave them permission to use my name and information as Coo and wrong company history. It’s hurting my employment opportunities; price tag, $130K.

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    Stephanie of Alexandria, VA on Sept. 24, 2009

    Spoke.com has listed my name and personal information on their website without my consent. The information contained on the website is inaccurate and a violation of my privacy. I have sent numerous requests to remove it, but no response from this company.
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    Nancy of Denver, CO on Sept. 11, 2009

    I googled myself and the first thing that come up were two separate and erroneous profiles in Spoke.com. I never authorized these profiles. They are wrong and I cannot correct them or remove them myself. I cannot get any response whatsoever from their customer service department nor from their phone number. The phone is just a recording. There is no way to talk to anyone. They have an online opt out option that does not work at all after 20 attempts. In addition, the Spoke profile allows a user to link to US Search, a database that provides a lot of private information (including your age, address and phone number) to anyone who requests it. This is really frightening. I am filing a complaint with the California AG. Don't use this service. Stop Spoke!
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    Thomas of Philadelphia, PA on Aug. 12, 2009

    This social networking site created a profile on me that identifies me as an employee for a defense contractor. As per the instructions on their website, I submitted multiple support requests asking them to remove it, to no avail. They do not provide a phone number for customers to call with issues. I tried the "This is me" link to create an account so I could remove it myself. The email and password I created do not work (despite an email from them stating it does).

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    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/online...
    Consumer Complaints & Reviews against Spoke.com

    Please remove this “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com because this is my name, but the entire info about my name is incorrect. Remove this name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com right NOW!!!! This is an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my civil rights.

    http://www.spoke.com/info/paYOak4/Cas...#

    Casey Phan of US on July 14, 2015

    I found my name Casey Phan being listed here at Spoke.com on July 14, 2015 without my consent when I googled my name. I had never created an account at Spoke.com, so who are the idiots that created my exact name account here at Spoke.com without my consent on May 11, 2013?

    I wanted to delete this exact name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com, but this website does not have an option to let me do this. This is definitely an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights here in the US. It is also hurting my career, especially when I have zero association with all info pertaining to my exact name that are posted here on Spoke.com without my consent. Please delete all info of Casey Phan from Spoke.com website. NOW!!!

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    C of Chennai, OTHER on April 11, 2012

    I found my various profiles and activities being listed here without my consent when I googled my name. I also have an account in Spoke.com (God knows who created it.). I wanted to delete it, and it doesn't have an option to do so. I am being contacted by my colleagues and friends invariably for different issues due to this. And I am afraid this might affect my career path too. Whoever has designed this, let him go to hell.

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    Lynn of Charlotte, NC on March 26, 2012

    Wrong information: I am not married, I am not a protestant, and I am not a democrat!

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    Kirstin of Sunland, CA on July 12, 2010
    Website has false information posted about me. Numerous requests sent to them to remove it are only returned with a "join our site" automatic email. I will not be blackmailed into joining a site that is slandering my name. Repeated attempts to contact them, or HARRISON T., the owner of Spoke.com have failed.

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    Dee of Anaheim, CA on May 26, 2010
    I found my name on Spoke.com and wanted to get my info off, but read how difficult it was. So, I figured a way to get around it. I have an email account setup for "junk." So when I found my name on Spoke.com, I pressed the "This is me" button and set up my "account." First, go in and set your contact information to "private." I also changed my just my last name too (just made one up) in "Edit"

    If you do this, you have to remember to also change it where it says "Display name" too, otherwise your name is still going to come up when you do a search. Now, wait a couple days and your real name will be gone! It worked for me.

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    Marty of Renton, WA on May 17, 2010
    I was not a member of this site, yet they developed a derivative profile on my behalf I suspect from Linked In data. How they got that might be interesting? Near as I can tell, they knew I was a manager once, new I worked on software and for a company where I currently hold a consultant position, and assumed I am the Software Manager of that company - a client I've had a great relationship for many years and I am hoping, for their sake, is not tarnished by the fact their profile makes it look like I am claiming I hold the position of my boss. Now it appears the only way I can get this resolved is to join their lame organization and update my profile - there is a racket if I ever heard of one.

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    Lisa of Bethlehem, PA on May 11, 2010
    I've repeatedly asked that Spoke remove my name(s) and all personal information from their website and they have ignored my requests. The information they have on their site about me is incorrect and it may cause financial harm to me. I fear that there may be some identity theft going on with this site! I'm afraid to send them an email because then they'll also have my email address. I asked them to remove all names listed in Pennsylvania under Lisa **, Lisa **and Lisa **. If publishing this complaint, please remove any references to my last names. Thanks.

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    Allen of Troy, MI on May 6, 2010
    I put my name and personal work related information with another person supposedly by the same name. I never signed up on this site in the first place. Sounds like identity theft to me. I could not reach anyone at the number given, around 22 times, no answer. They show another person by same name at a company at which I have never worked. But they show all my home addresses and work addresses over the years and co-workers’ names. I came across this when someone told me they were looking for me and found this other person. I objected. I tried to get my information off online but the site would not let this happen without my giving them information such as my current work email. Scam and fraud. Help.

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    Frank of Foster City, CA on March 14, 2010
    Here's how it works. Many of the companies listed on Spoke's website do not exist. Unemployed people must submit applications for employment in order to collect their unemployment checks. They achieve this at Spoke.com. Since those businesses don't exist these people will not receive job offers and, thus, continue to draw their unemployment checks. Spoke also sells software for these people to "aid" them in their unemployment sham endeavors.
    Spoke lists countless businesses that do not exist, yet according to the Spoke website these non-existing businesses have many employees and earn countless money annually. Spoke also prey on actual job seekers by scamming them into believing Spoke will actually assist them in finding employment. Thus, these poor unsuspecting job seekers fork out hard earned money to buy "sham" software. Hundreds if not thousands of innocent people have suffered horrible economic and other damages as a result of the fraud and deception perpetrated by Spoke.com (i.e. Frank V. and cohorts).

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    Rosemarie of Champaign-Urbana, IL on Feb. 28, 2010
    I looked up my name on spoke.com and found 10 listings. The information on these is incorrect. My age was listed as being in my late 70s (I'm 41 at the time of this writing) and I'm listed as having lived in states I've never been to such as Hawaii and Arizona. I'm worried that this could interfere with my job search and don't want potential employers to think I'm being dishonest. I would like to see the information corrected or preferably, deleted altogether.
    I've never given permission to spoke.com to use my information and wasn't able to find a way to correct it. I checked their help menu and followed the instructions, but was directed to a page to join spoke. I do not want to join and don't think that they should be listing my information, correct or incorrect, without my consent. I'm not sure what to do other than file a complaint.

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    Anita of Portland, OR on Feb. 5, 2010
    I did a google search on my name and found myself listed on Spoke.com as the president of a company that I have never worked for, with a false job history. This false information could keep me from getting a job, and Spoke.com gives no phone number to contact them. I'm reading that online requests to remove false information don't even get a response from Spoke.

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    Pat of San Jose, CA on Feb. 3, 2010
    They post false info and won't fix it. Of the 9 people listed as "co-workers" at my company, only 1 was real; the rest I've never heard of. Worse, D&B took Spoke info and sent it to their subscribers, further spreading the fraud. I filed a support request (no response) and called Spoke (you can't leave a message; you have to know your party's extension, but there is no directory). This is a total scam.

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    Seth of San Diego, CA on Jan. 19, 2010
    While doing one of monthly google searches for my name, I found a new listing on Spoke.com that showed up in the top ten results. The info is almost 4 years out of date, and creating an account to sign in to "claim my profile" turned out to be a complete waste of time, as they require you to have an email address at the (invalid) domain, which I haven't controlled for 4 years now. I filled out a support request and hit the submit button, but all that happened was the button turned from green to gray and nothing else. What a *** business and web site.

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    Deborah of Duluth, MN on Dec. 21, 2009
    My business was listed without my permission on Spokes and the info was false. I do not want to be listed on this site. I do not know or employ this person who calls him or herself Robby **. It makes me look like a scammer and cheat. The harm so far is to my business reputation.

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    John of Crownsville, MD on Nov. 14, 2009
    I own an LLC by the name of Slade Computer Consulting of which I am the sole employee at this time. When I Googled my company name, I found a person by the name of Brett **, using a former address of mine and claiming to be the general manager of Slade Computer Consulting among other things and claiming that the company had around 200 employees. This is total garbage and it has been on the Spoke site for several months so far. My attempts to get this information removed from Spoke have not elicited any response from Spoke. I have also tried to email this Brett ** through Spoke's email with no success. I have no idea what Brett ** is doing with my company name or where he obtained my former address. But clearly, Spoke has never verified the information they are spewing out on the internet.

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    Gabrielle of Denver, CO on Oct. 29, 2009
    Spoke.com never asked for my permission, but has my private contact information listed online and openly available (any Google search for my name turns up this information). I tried using their support form and phoning them to get my information removed, but they never responded. Loss of privacy online is a serious issue. Now people can see where I live!

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    Brian of Bradford, MA on Oct. 6, 2009
    Information about me is wrong. I never gave them permission to use my name and information as Coo and wrong company history. It’s hurting my employment opportunities; price tag, $130K.

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    Stephanie of Alexandria, VA on Sept. 24, 2009
    Spoke.com has listed my name and personal information on their website without my consent. The information contained on the website is inaccurate and a violation of my privacy. I have sent numerous requests to remove it, but no response from this company.

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    Nancy of Denver, CO on Sept. 11, 2009
    I googled myself and the first thing that come up were two separate and erroneous profiles in Spoke.com. I never authorized these profiles. They are wrong and I cannot correct them or remove them myself. I cannot get any response whatsoever from their customer service department nor from their phone number. The phone is just a recording. There is no way to talk to anyone. They have an online opt out option that does not work at all after 20 attempts. In addition, the Spoke profile allows a user to link to US Search, a database that provides a lot of private information (including your age, address and phone number) to anyone who requests it. This is really frightening. I am filing a complaint with the California AG. Don't use this service. Stop Spoke!

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    Thomas of Philadelphia, PA on Aug. 12, 2009
    This social networking site created a profile on me that identifies me as an employee for a defense contractor. As per the instructions on their website, I submitted multiple support requests asking them to remove it, to no avail. They do not provide a phone number for customers to call with issues. I tried the "This is me" link to create an account so I could remove it myself. The email and password I created do not work (despite an email from them stating it does).

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    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/online...
    Consumer Complaints & Reviews against Spoke.com

    Please remove this “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com because this is my name, but the entire info about my name is incorrect. Remove this name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com right NOW!!!! This is an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my civil rights.

    http://www.spoke.com/info/paYOak4/Cas...#

    Casey Phan of US on July 14, 2015

    I found my name Casey Phan being listed here at Spoke.com on July 14, 2015 without my consent when I googled my name. I had never created an account at Spoke.com, so who are the idiots that created my exact name account here at Spoke.com without my consent on May 11, 2013?

    I wanted to delete this exact name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com, but this website does not have an option to let me do this. This is definitely an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights here in the US. It is also hurting my career, especially when I have zero association with all info pertaining to my exact name that are posted here on Spoke.com without my consent. Please delete all info of Casey Phan from Spoke.com website. NOW!!!

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    C of Chennai, OTHER on April 11, 2012

    I found my various profiles and activities being listed here without my consent when I googled my name. I also have an account in Spoke.com (God knows who created it.). I wanted to delete it, and it doesn't have an option to do so. I am being contacted by my colleagues and friends invariably for different issues due to this. And I am afraid this might affect my career path too. Whoever has designed this, let him go to hell.

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    Lynn of Charlotte, NC on March 26, 2012

    Wrong information: I am not married, I am not a protestant, and I am not a democrat!

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    Kirstin of Sunland, CA on July 12, 2010

    Website has false information posted about me. Numerous requests sent to them to remove it are only returned with a "join our site" automatic email. I will not be blackmailed into joining a site that is slandering my name. Repeated attempts to contact them, or HARRISON T., the owner of Spoke.com have failed.

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    Dee of Anaheim, CA on May 26, 2010

    I found my name on Spoke.com and wanted to get my info off, but read how difficult it was. So, I figured a way to get around it. I have an email account setup for "junk." So when I found my name on Spoke.com, I pressed the "This is me" button and set up my "account." First, go in and set your contact information to "private." I also changed my just my last name too (just made one up) in "Edit Name and Contact Info. "

    If you do this, you have to remember to also change it where it says "Display name" too, otherwise your name is still going to come up when you do a search. Now, wait a couple days and your real name will be gone! It worked for me.

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    Marty of Renton, WA on May 17, 2010

    I was not a member of this site, yet they developed a derivative profile on my behalf I suspect from Linked In data. How they got that might be interesting? Near as I can tell, they knew I was a manager once, new I worked on software and for a company where I currently hold a consultant position, and assumed I am the Software Manager of that company - a client I've had a great relationship for many years and I am hoping, for their sake, is not tarnished by the fact their profile makes it look like I am claiming I hold the position of my boss. Now it appears the only way I can get this resolved is to join their lame organization and update my profile - there is a racket if I ever heard of one.

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    Lisa of Bethlehem, PA on May 11, 2010

    I've repeatedly asked that Spoke remove my name(s) and all personal information from their website and they have ignored my requests. The information they have on their site about me is incorrect and it may cause financial harm to me. I fear that there may be some identity theft going on with this site! I'm afraid to send them an email because then they'll also have my email address. I asked them to remove all names listed in Pennsylvania under Lisa **, Lisa **and Lisa **. If publishing this complaint, please remove any references to my last names. Thanks.

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    Allen of Troy, MI on May 6, 2010

    I put my name and personal work related information with another person supposedly by the same name. I never signed up on this site in the first place. Sounds like identity theft to me. I could not reach anyone at the number given, around 22 times, no answer. They show another person by same name at a company at which I have never worked. But they show all my home addresses and work addresses over the years and co-workers’ names. I came across this when someone told me they were looking for me and found this other person. I objected. I tried to get my information off online but the site would not let this happen without my giving them information such as my current work email. Scam and fraud. Help.

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    Frank of Foster City, CA on March 14, 2010

    Here's how it works. Many of the companies listed on Spoke's website do not exist. Unemployed people must submit applications for employment in order to collect their unemployment checks. They achieve this at Spoke.com. Since those businesses don't exist these people will not receive job offers and, thus, continue to draw their unemployment checks. Spoke also sells software for these people to "aid" them in their unemployment sham endeavors.
    Spoke lists countless businesses that do not exist, yet according to the Spoke website these non-existing businesses have many employees and earn countless money annually. Spoke also prey on actual job seekers by scamming them into believing Spoke will actually assist them in finding employment. Thus, these poor unsuspecting job seekers fork out hard earned money to buy "sham" software. Hundreds if not thousands of innocent people have suffered horrible economic and other damages as a result of the fraud and deception perpetrated by Spoke.com (i.e. Frank V. and cohorts).

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    Rosemarie of Champaign-Urbana, IL on Feb. 28, 2010

    I looked up my name on spoke.com and found 10 listings. The information on these is incorrect. My age was listed as being in my late 70s (I'm 41 at the time of this writing) and I'm listed as having lived in states I've never been to such as Hawaii and Arizona. I'm worried that this could interfere with my job search and don't want potential employers to think I'm being dishonest. I would like to see the information corrected or preferably, deleted altogether.
    I've never given permission to spoke.com to use my information and wasn't able to find a way to correct it. I checked their help menu and followed the instructions, but was directed to a page to join spoke. I do not want to join and don't think that they should be listing my information, correct or incorrect, without my consent. I'm not sure what to do other than file a complaint.

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    Anita of Portland, OR on Feb. 5, 2010

    I did a google search on my name and found myself listed on Spoke.com as the president of a company that I have never worked for, with a false job history. This false information could keep me from getting a job, and Spoke.com gives no phone number to contact them. I'm reading that online requests to remove false information don't even get a response from Spoke.

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    Pat of San Jose, CA on Feb. 3, 2010

    They post false info and won't fix it. Of the 9 people listed as "co-workers" at my company, only 1 was real; the rest I've never heard of. Worse, D&B took Spoke info and sent it to their subscribers, further spreading the fraud. I filed a support request (no response) and called Spoke (you can't leave a message; you have to know your party's extension, but there is no directory). This is a total scam.

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    Seth of San Diego, CA on Jan. 19, 2010

    While doing one of monthly google searches for my name, I found a new listing on Spoke.com that showed up in the top ten results. The info is almost 4 years out of date, and creating an account to sign in to "claim my profile" turned out to be a complete waste of time, as they require you to have an email address at the (invalid) domain, which I haven't controlled for 4 years now. I filled out a support request and hit the submit button, but all that happened was the button turned from green to gray and nothing else. What a *** business and web site.

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    Deborah of Duluth, MN on Dec. 21, 2009

    My business was listed without my permission on Spokes and the info was false. I do not want to be listed on this site. I do not know or employ this person who calls him or herself Robby **. It makes me look like a scammer and cheat. The harm so far is to my business reputation.

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    John of Crownsville, MD on Nov. 14, 2009

    I own an LLC by the name of Slade Computer Consulting of which I am the sole employee at this time. When I Googled my company name, I found a person by the name of Brett **, using a former address of mine and claiming to be the general manager of Slade Computer Consulting among other things and claiming that the company had around 200 employees. This is total garbage and it has been on the Spoke site for several months so far. My attempts to get this information removed from Spoke have not elicited any response from Spoke. I have also tried to email this Brett ** through Spoke's email with no success. I have no idea what Brett ** is doing with my company name or where he obtained my former address. But clearly, Spoke has never verified the information they are spewing out on the internet.

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    Gabrielle of Denver, CO on Oct. 29, 2009

    Spoke.com never asked for my permission, but has my private contact information listed online and openly available (any Google search for my name turns up this information). I tried using their support form and phoning them to get my information removed, but they never responded. Loss of privacy online is a serious issue. Now people can see where I live!

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    Brian of Bradford, MA on Oct. 6, 2009

    Information about me is wrong. I never gave them permission to use my name and information as Coo and wrong company history. It’s hurting my employment opportunities; price tag, $130K.

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    Stephanie of Alexandria, VA on Sept. 24, 2009

    Spoke.com has listed my name and personal information on their website without my consent. The information contained on the website is inaccurate and a violation of my privacy. I have sent numerous requests to remove it, but no response from this company.

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    Nancy of Denver, CO on Sept. 11, 2009

    I googled myself and the first thing that come up were two separate and erroneous profiles in Spoke.com. I never authorized these profiles. They are wrong and I cannot correct them or remove them myself. I cannot get any response whatsoever from their customer service department nor from their phone number. The phone is just a recording. There is no way to talk to anyone. They have an online opt out option that does not work at all after 20 attempts. In addition, the Spoke profile allows a user to link to US Search, a database that provides a lot of private information (including your age, address and phone number) to anyone who requests it. This is really frightening. I am filing a complaint with the California AG. Don't use this service. Stop Spoke!

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    Thomas of Philadelphia, PA on Aug. 12, 2009

    This social networking site created a profile on me that identifies me as an employee for a defense contractor. As per the instructions on their website, I submitted multiple support requests asking them to remove it, to no avail. They do not provide a phone number for customers to call with issues. I tried the "This is me" link to create an account so I could remove it myself. The email and password I created do not work (despite an email from them stating it does).

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    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/online...
    Consumer Complaints & Reviews against Spoke.com

    Please remove this “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com because this is my name, but the entire info about my name is incorrect. Remove this name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com right NOW!!!! This is an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my civil rights.

    http://www.spoke.com/info/paYOak4/Cas...#

    Casey Phan of US on July 14, 2015

    I found my name Casey Phan being listed here at Spoke.com on July 14, 2015 without my consent when I googled my name. I had never created an account at Spoke.com, so who are the idiots that created my exact name account here at Spoke.com without my consent on May 11, 2013?

    I wanted to delete this exact name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com, but this website does not have an option to let me do this. This is definitely an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights here in the US. It is also hurting my career, especially when I have zero association with all info pertaining to my exact name that are posted here on Spoke.com without my consent. Please delete all info of Casey Phan from Spoke.com website. NOW!!!

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    C of Chennai, OTHER on April 11, 2012

    I found my various profiles and activities being listed here without my consent when I googled my name. I also have an account in Spoke.com (God knows who created it.). I wanted to delete it, and it doesn't have an option to do so. I am being contacted by my colleagues and friends invariably for different issues due to this. And I am afraid this might affect my career path too. Whoever has designed this, let him go to hell.

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    Lynn of Charlotte, NC on March 26, 2012

    Wrong information: I am not married, I am not a protestant, and I am not a democrat!

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    Kirstin of Sunland, CA on July 12, 2010

    Website has false information posted about me. Numerous requests sent to them to remove it are only returned with a "join our site" automatic email. I will not be blackmailed into joining a site that is slandering my name. Repeated attempts to contact them, or HARRISON T., the owner of Spoke.com have failed.

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    Dee of Anaheim, CA on May 26, 2010

    I found my name on Spoke.com and wanted to get my info off, but read how difficult it was. So, I figured a way to get around it. I have an email account setup for "junk." So when I found my name on Spoke.com, I pressed the "This is me" button and set up my "account." First, go in and set your contact information to "private." I also changed my just my last name too (just made one up) in "Edit"

    If you do this, you have to remember to also change it where it says "Display name" too, otherwise your name is still going to come up when you do a search. Now, wait a couple days and your real name will be gone! It worked for me.

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    Marty of Renton, WA on May 17, 2010

    I was not a member of this site, yet they developed a derivative profile on my behalf I suspect from Linked In data. How they got that might be interesting? Near as I can tell, they knew I was a manager once, new I worked on software and for a company where I currently hold a consultant position, and assumed I am the Software Manager of that company - a client I've had a great relationship for many years and I am hoping, for their sake, is not tarnished by the fact their profile makes it look like I am claiming I hold the position of my boss. Now it appears the only way I can get this resolved is to join their lame organization and update my profile - there is a racket if I ever heard of one.

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    Lisa of Bethlehem, PA on May 11, 2010

    I've repeatedly asked that Spoke remove my name(s) and all personal information from their website and they have ignored my requests. The information they have on their site about me is incorrect and it may cause financial harm to me. I fear that there may be some identity theft going on with this site! I'm afraid to send them an email because then they'll also have my email address. I asked them to remove all names listed in Pennsylvania under Lisa **, Lisa **and Lisa **. If publishing this complaint, please remove any references to my last names. Thanks.

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    Allen of Troy, MI on May 6, 2010

    I put my name and personal work related information with another person supposedly by the same name. I never signed up on this site in the first place. Sounds like identity theft to me. I could not reach anyone at the number given, around 22 times, no answer. They show another person by same name at a company at which I have never worked. But they show all my home addresses and work addresses over the years and co-workers’ names. I came across this when someone told me they were looking for me and found this other person. I objected. I tried to get my information off online but the site would not let this happen without my giving them information such as my current work email. Scam and fraud. Help.

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    Frank of Foster City, CA on March 14, 2010

    Here's how it works. Many of the companies listed on Spoke's website do not exist. Unemployed people must submit applications for employment in order to collect their unemployment checks. They achieve this at Spoke.com. Since those businesses don't exist these people will not receive job offers and, thus, continue to draw their unemployment checks. Spoke also sells software for these people to "aid" them in their unemployment sham endeavors.
    Spoke lists countless businesses that do not exist, yet according to the Spoke website these non-existing businesses have many employees and earn countless money annually. Spoke also prey on actual job seekers by scamming them into believing Spoke will actually assist them in finding employment. Thus, these poor unsuspecting job seekers fork out hard earned money to buy "sham" software. Hundreds if not thousands of innocent people have suffered horrible economic and other damages as a result of the fraud and deception perpetrated by Spoke.com (i.e. Frank V. and cohorts).

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    Rosemarie of Champaign-Urbana, IL on Feb. 28, 2010

    I looked up my name on spoke.com and found 10 listings. The information on these is incorrect. My age was listed as being in my late 70s (I'm 41 at the time of this writing) and I'm listed as having lived in states I've never been to such as Hawaii and Arizona. I'm worried that this could interfere with my job search and don't want potential employers to think I'm being dishonest. I would like to see the information corrected or preferably, deleted altogether.
    I've never given permission to spoke.com to use my information and wasn't able to find a way to correct it. I checked their help menu and followed the instructions, but was directed to a page to join spoke. I do not want to join and don't think that they should be listing my information, correct or incorrect, without my consent. I'm not sure what to do other than file a complaint.

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    Anita of Portland, OR on Feb. 5, 2010

    I did a google search on my name and found myself listed on Spoke.com as the president of a company that I have never worked for, with a false job history. This false information could keep me from getting a job, and Spoke.com gives no phone number to contact them. I'm reading that online requests to remove false information don't even get a response from Spoke.

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    Pat of San Jose, CA on Feb. 3, 2010

    They post false info and won't fix it. Of the 9 people listed as "co-workers" at my company, only 1 was real; the rest I've never heard of. Worse, D&B took Spoke info and sent it to their subscribers, further spreading the fraud. I filed a support request (no response) and called Spoke (you can't leave a message; you have to know your party's extension, but there is no directory). This is a total scam.

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    Seth of San Diego, CA on Jan. 19, 2010

    While doing one of monthly google searches for my name, I found a new listing on Spoke.com that showed up in the top ten results. The info is almost 4 years out of date, and creating an account to sign in to "claim my profile" turned out to be a complete waste of time, as they require you to have an email address at the (invalid) domain, which I haven't controlled for 4 years now. I filled out a support request and hit the submit button, but all that happened was the button turned from green to gray and nothing else. What a *** business and web site.

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    Deborah of Duluth, MN on Dec. 21, 2009

    My business was listed without my permission on Spokes and the info was false. I do not want to be listed on this site. I do not know or employ this person who calls him or herself Robby **. It makes me look like a scammer and cheat. The harm so far is to my business reputation.

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    John of Crownsville, MD on Nov. 14, 2009

    I own an LLC by the name of Slade Computer Consulting of which I am the sole employee at this time. When I Googled my company name, I found a person by the name of Brett **, using a former address of mine and claiming to be the general manager of Slade Computer Consulting among other things and claiming that the company had around 200 employees. This is total garbage and it has been on the Spoke site for several months so far. My attempts to get this information removed from Spoke have not elicited any response from Spoke. I have also tried to email this Brett ** through Spoke's email with no success. I have no idea what Brett ** is doing with my company name or where he obtained my former address. But clearly, Spoke has never verified the information they are spewing out on the internet.

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    Gabrielle of Denver, CO on Oct. 29, 2009

    Spoke.com never asked for my permission, but has my private contact information listed online and openly available (any Google search for my name turns up this information). I tried using their support form and phoning them to get my information removed, but they never responded. Loss of privacy online is a serious issue. Now people can see where I live!

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    Brian of Bradford, MA on Oct. 6, 2009

    Information about me is wrong. I never gave them permission to use my name and information as Coo and wrong company history. It’s hurting my employment opportunities; price tag, $130K.

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    Stephanie of Alexandria, VA on Sept. 24, 2009

    Spoke.com has listed my name and personal information on their website without my consent. The information contained on the website is inaccurate and a violation of my privacy. I have sent numerous requests to remove it, but no response from this company.

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    Nancy of Denver, CO on Sept. 11, 2009

    I googled myself and the first thing that come up were two separate and erroneous profiles in Spoke.com. I never authorized these profiles. They are wrong and I cannot correct them or remove them myself. I cannot get any response whatsoever from their customer service department nor from their phone number. The phone is just a recording. There is no way to talk to anyone. They have an online opt out option that does not work at all after 20 attempts. In addition, the Spoke profile allows a user to link to US Search, a database that provides a lot of private information (including your age, address and phone number) to anyone who requests it. This is really frightening. I am filing a complaint with the California AG. Don't use this service. Stop Spoke!

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    Thomas of Philadelphia, PA on Aug. 12, 2009

    This social networking site created a profile on me that identifies me as an employee for a defense contractor. As per the instructions on their website, I submitted multiple support requests asking them to remove it, to no avail. They do not provide a phone number for customers to call with issues. I tried the "This is me" link to create an account so I could remove it myself. The email and password I created do not work (despite an email from them stating it does).

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    Please remove this “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com because this is my name, but the entire info about my name is incorrect. Remove this name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com right NOW!!!! This is an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my civil rights.

    http://www.spoke.com/info/paYOak4/Cas...#

    Casey Phan of US, OTHER on July 14, 2015

    I found my name Casey Phan being listed here at Spoke.com on July 14, 2015 without my consent when I googled my name. I had never created an account at Spoke.com, so who are the idiots that created my exact name account here at Spoke.com without my consent on May 11, 2013?
    I wanted to delete this exact name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com, but this website does not have an option to let me do this. This is definitely an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights here in the US. It is also hurting my career, especially when I have zero association with all info pertaining to my exact name that are posted here on Spoke.com without my consent. Please delete all info of Casey Phan from Spoke.com website. NOW!!!

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    C of Chennai, OTHER on April 11, 2012

    I found my various profiles and activities being listed here without my consent when I googled my name. I also have an account in Spoke.com (God knows who created it.). I wanted to delete it, and it doesn't have an option to do so. I am being contacted by my colleagues and friends invariably for different issues due to this. And I am afraid this might affect my career path too. Whoever has designed this, let him go to hell.

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    Lynn of Charlotte, NC on March 26, 2012

    Wrong information: I am not married, I am not a protestant, and I am not a democrat!

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    Kirstin of Sunland, CA on July 12, 2010

    Website has false information posted about me. Numerous requests sent to them to remove it are only returned with a "join our site" automatic email. I will not be blackmailed into joining a site that is slandering my name. Repeated attempts to contact them, or HARRISON T., the owner of Spoke.com have failed.

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    Dee of Anaheim, CA on May 26, 2010

    I found my name on Spoke.com and wanted to get my info off, but read how difficult it was. So, I figured a way to get around it. I have an email account setup for "junk." So when I found my name on Spoke.com, I pressed the "This is me" button and set up my "account." First, go in and set your contact information to "private." I also changed my just my last name too (just made one up) in "Edit Name and Contact Info. " If you do this, you have to remember to also change it where it says "Display name" too, otherwise your name is still going to come up when you do a search. Now, wait a couple days and your real name will be gone! It worked for me.
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    Marty of Renton, WA on May 17, 2010

    I was not a member of this site, yet they developed a derivative profile on my behalf I suspect from Linked In data. How they got that might be interesting? Near as I can tell, they knew I was a manager once, new I worked on software and for a company where I currently hold a consultant position, and assumed I am the Software Manager of that company - a client I've had a great relationship for many years and I am hoping, for their sake, is not tarnished by the fact their profile makes it look like I am claiming I hold the position of my boss. Now it appears the only way I can get this resolved is to join their lame organization and update my profile - there is a racket if I ever heard of one.

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    Lisa of Bethlehem, PA on May 11, 2010

    I've repeatedly asked that Spoke remove my name(s) and all personal information from their website and they have ignored my requests. The information they have on their site about me is incorrect and it may cause financial harm to me. I fear that there may be some identity theft going on with this site! I'm afraid to send them an email because then they'll also have my email address. I asked them to remove all names listed in Pennsylvania under Lisa **, Lisa **and Lisa **. If publishing this complaint, please remove any references to my last names. Thanks.
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    Allen of Troy, MI on May 6, 2010

    I put my name and personal work related information with another person supposedly by the same name. I never signed up on this site in the first place. Sounds like identity theft to me. I could not reach anyone at the number given, around 22 times, no answer. They show another person by same name at a company at which I have never worked. But they show all my home addresses and work addresses over the years and co-workers’ names. I came across this when someone told me they were looking for me and found this other person. I objected. I tried to get my information off online but the site would not let this happen without my giving them information such as my current work email. Scam and fraud. Help.
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    Frank of Foster City, CA on March 14, 2010

    Here's how it works. Many of the companies listed on Spoke's website do not exist. Unemployed people must submit applications for employment in order to collect their unemployment checks. They achieve this at Spoke.com. Since those businesses don't exist these people will not receive job offers and, thus, continue to draw their unemployment checks. Spoke also sells software for these people to "aid" them in their unemployment sham endeavors.
    Spoke lists countless businesses that do not exist, yet according to the Spoke website these non-existing businesses have many employees and earn countless money annually. Spoke also prey on actual job seekers by scamming them into believing Spoke will actually assist them in finding employment. Thus, these poor unsuspecting job seekers fork out hard earned money to buy "sham" software. Hundreds if not thousands of innocent people have suffered horrible economic and other damages as a result of the fraud and deception perpetrated by Spoke.com (i.e. Frank V. and cohorts).

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    Rosemarie of Champaign-Urbana, IL on Feb. 28, 2010

    I looked up my name on spoke.com and found 10 listings. The information on these is incorrect. My age was listed as being in my late 70s (I'm 41 at the time of this writing) and I'm listed as having lived in states I've never been to such as Hawaii and Arizona. I'm worried that this could interfere with my job search and don't want potential employers to think I'm being dishonest. I would like to see the information corrected or preferably, deleted altogether.
    I've never given permission to spoke.com to use my information and wasn't able to find a way to correct it. I checked their help menu and followed the instructions, but was directed to a page to join spoke. I do not want to join and don't think that they should be listing my information, correct or incorrect, without my consent. I'm not sure what to do other than file a complaint.

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    Anita of Portland, OR on Feb. 5, 2010

    I did a google search on my name and found myself listed on Spoke.com as the president of a company that I have never worked for, with a false job history. This false information could keep me from getting a job, and Spoke.com gives no phone number to contact them. I'm reading that online requests to remove false information don't even get a response from Spoke.
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    Pat of San Jose, CA on Feb. 3, 2010

    They post false info and won't fix it. Of the 9 people listed as "co-workers" at my company, only 1 was real; the rest I've never heard of. Worse, D&B took Spoke info and sent it to their subscribers, further spreading the fraud. I filed a support request (no response) and called Spoke (you can't leave a message; you have to know your party's extension, but there is no directory). This is a total scam.
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    Seth of San Diego, CA on Jan. 19, 2010

    While doing one of monthly google searches for my name, I found a new listing on Spoke.com that showed up in the top ten results. The info is almost 4 years out of date, and creating an account to sign in to "claim my profile" turned out to be a complete waste of time, as they require you to have an email address at the (invalid) domain, which I haven't controlled for 4 years now. I filled out a support request and hit the submit button, but all that happened was the button turned from green to gray and nothing else. What a *** business and web site.
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    Deborah of Duluth, MN on Dec. 21, 2009

    My business was listed without my permission on Spokes and the info was false. I do not want to be listed on this site. I do not know or employ this person who calls him or herself Robby **. It makes me look like a scammer and cheat. The harm so far is to my business reputation.

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    John of Crownsville, MD on Nov. 14, 2009

    I own an LLC by the name of Slade Computer Consulting of which I am the sole employee at this time. When I Googled my company name, I found a person by the name of Brett **, using a former address of mine and claiming to be the general manager of Slade Computer Consulting among other things and claiming that the company had around 200 employees. This is total garbage and it has been on the Spoke site for several months so far. My attempts to get this information removed from Spoke have not elicited any response from Spoke. I have also tried to email this Brett ** through Spoke's email with no success. I have no idea what Brett ** is doing with my company name or where he obtained my former address. But clearly, Spoke has never verified the information they are spewing out on the internet.
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    Gabrielle of Denver, CO on Oct. 29, 2009

    Spoke.com never asked for my permission, but has my private contact information listed online and openly available (any Google search for my name turns up this information). I tried using their support form and phoning them to get my information removed, but they never responded. Loss of privacy online is a serious issue. Now people can see where I live!
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    Brian of Bradford, MA on Oct. 6, 2009

    Information about me is wrong. I never gave them permission to use my name and information as Coo and wrong company history. It’s hurting my employment opportunities; price tag, $130K.

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    Stephanie of Alexandria, VA on Sept. 24, 2009

    Spoke.com has listed my name and personal information on their website without my consent. The information contained on the website is inaccurate and a violation of my privacy. I have sent numerous requests to remove it, but no response from this company.
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    Nancy of Denver, CO on Sept. 11, 2009

    I googled myself and the first thing that come up were two separate and erroneous profiles in Spoke.com. I never authorized these profiles. They are wrong and I cannot correct them or remove them myself. I cannot get any response whatsoever from their customer service department nor from their phone number. The phone is just a recording. There is no way to talk to anyone. They have an online opt out option that does not work at all after 20 attempts. In addition, the Spoke profile allows a user to link to US Search, a database that provides a lot of private information (including your age, address and phone number) to anyone who requests it. This is really frightening. I am filing a complaint with the California AG. Don't use this service. Stop Spoke!
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    Thomas of Philadelphia, PA on Aug. 12, 2009

    This social networking site created a profile on me that identifies me as an employee for a defense contractor. As per the instructions on their website, I submitted multiple support requests asking them to remove it, to no avail. They do not provide a phone number for customers to call with issues. I tried the "This is me" link to create an account so I could remove it myself. The email and password I created do not work (despite an email from them stating it does).

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    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/online...
    Consumer Complaints & Reviews against Spoke.com

    Please remove this “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com because this is my name, but the entire info about my name is incorrect. Remove this name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com right NOW!!!! This is an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my civil rights.

    http://www.spoke.com/info/paYOak4/Cas...#

    Casey Phan of US on July 14, 2015

    I found my name Casey Phan being listed here at Spoke.com on July 14, 2015 without my consent when I googled my name. I had never created an account at Spoke.com, so who are the idiots that created my exact name account here at Spoke.com without my consent on May 11, 2013?

    I wanted to delete this exact name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com, but this website does not have an option to let me do this. This is definitely an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights here in the US. It is also hurting my career, especially when I have zero association with all info pertaining to my exact name that are posted here on Spoke.com without my consent. Please delete all info of Casey Phan from Spoke.com website. NOW!!!

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    C of Chennai, OTHER on April 11, 2012

    I found my various profiles and activities being listed here without my consent when I googled my name. I also have an account in Spoke.com (God knows who created it.). I wanted to delete it, and it doesn't have an option to do so. I am being contacted by my colleagues and friends invariably for different issues due to this. And I am afraid this might affect my career path too. Whoever has designed this, let him go to hell.

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    Lynn of Charlotte, NC on March 26, 2012

    Wrong information: I am not married, I am not a protestant, and I am not a democrat!

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    Kirstin of Sunland, CA on July 12, 2010
    Website has false information posted about me. Numerous requests sent to them to remove it are only returned with a "join our site" automatic email. I will not be blackmailed into joining a site that is slandering my name. Repeated attempts to contact them, or HARRISON T., the owner of Spoke.com have failed.

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    Dee of Anaheim, CA on May 26, 2010
    I found my name on Spoke.com and wanted to get my info off, but read how difficult it was. So, I figured a way to get around it. I have an email account setup for "junk." So when I found my name on Spoke.com, I pressed the "This is me" button and set up my "account." First, go in and set your contact information to "private." I also changed my just my last name too (just made one up) in "Edit"

    If you do this, you have to remember to also change it where it says "Display name" too, otherwise your name is still going to come up when you do a search. Now, wait a couple days and your real name will be gone! It worked for me.

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    Marty of Renton, WA on May 17, 2010
    I was not a member of this site, yet they developed a derivative profile on my behalf I suspect from Linked In data. How they got that might be interesting? Near as I can tell, they knew I was a manager once, new I worked on software and for a company where I currently hold a consultant position, and assumed I am the Software Manager of that company - a client I've had a great relationship for many years and I am hoping, for their sake, is not tarnished by the fact their profile makes it look like I am claiming I hold the position of my boss. Now it appears the only way I can get this resolved is to join their lame organization and update my profile - there is a racket if I ever heard of one.

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    Lisa of Bethlehem, PA on May 11, 2010
    I've repeatedly asked that Spoke remove my name(s) and all personal information from their website and they have ignored my requests. The information they have on their site about me is incorrect and it may cause financial harm to me. I fear that there may be some identity theft going on with this site! I'm afraid to send them an email because then they'll also have my email address. I asked them to remove all names listed in Pennsylvania under Lisa **, Lisa **and Lisa **. If publishing this complaint, please remove any references to my last names. Thanks.

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    Allen of Troy, MI on May 6, 2010
    I put my name and personal work related information with another person supposedly by the same name. I never signed up on this site in the first place. Sounds like identity theft to me. I could not reach anyone at the number given, around 22 times, no answer. They show another person by same name at a company at which I have never worked. But they show all my home addresses and work addresses over the years and co-workers’ names. I came across this when someone told me they were looking for me and found this other person. I objected. I tried to get my information off online but the site would not let this happen without my giving them information such as my current work email. Scam and fraud. Help.

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    Frank of Foster City, CA on March 14, 2010
    Here's how it works. Many of the companies listed on Spoke's website do not exist. Unemployed people must submit applications for employment in order to collect their unemployment checks. They achieve this at Spoke.com. Since those businesses don't exist these people will not receive job offers and, thus, continue to draw their unemployment checks. Spoke also sells software for these people to "aid" them in their unemployment sham endeavors.
    Spoke lists countless businesses that do not exist, yet according to the Spoke website these non-existing businesses have many employees and earn countless money annually. Spoke also prey on actual job seekers by scamming them into believing Spoke will actually assist them in finding employment. Thus, these poor unsuspecting job seekers fork out hard earned money to buy "sham" software. Hundreds if not thousands of innocent people have suffered horrible economic and other damages as a result of the fraud and deception perpetrated by Spoke.com (i.e. Frank V. and cohorts).

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    Rosemarie of Champaign-Urbana, IL on Feb. 28, 2010
    I looked up my name on spoke.com and found 10 listings. The information on these is incorrect. My age was listed as being in my late 70s (I'm 41 at the time of this writing) and I'm listed as having lived in states I've never been to such as Hawaii and Arizona. I'm worried that this could interfere with my job search and don't want potential employers to think I'm being dishonest. I would like to see the information corrected or preferably, deleted altogether.
    I've never given permission to spoke.com to use my information and wasn't able to find a way to correct it. I checked their help menu and followed the instructions, but was directed to a page to join spoke. I do not want to join and don't think that they should be listing my information, correct or incorrect, without my consent. I'm not sure what to do other than file a complaint.

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    Anita of Portland, OR on Feb. 5, 2010
    I did a google search on my name and found myself listed on Spoke.com as the president of a company that I have never worked for, with a false job history. This false information could keep me from getting a job, and Spoke.com gives no phone number to contact them. I'm reading that online requests to remove false information don't even get a response from Spoke.

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    Pat of San Jose, CA on Feb. 3, 2010
    They post false info and won't fix it. Of the 9 people listed as "co-workers" at my company, only 1 was real; the rest I've never heard of. Worse, D&B took Spoke info and sent it to their subscribers, further spreading the fraud. I filed a support request (no response) and called Spoke (you can't leave a message; you have to know your party's extension, but there is no directory). This is a total scam.

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    Seth of San Diego, CA on Jan. 19, 2010
    While doing one of monthly google searches for my name, I found a new listing on Spoke.com that showed up in the top ten results. The info is almost 4 years out of date, and creating an account to sign in to "claim my profile" turned out to be a complete waste of time, as they require you to have an email address at the (invalid) domain, which I haven't controlled for 4 years now. I filled out a support request and hit the submit button, but all that happened was the button turned from green to gray and nothing else. What a *** business and web site.

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    Deborah of Duluth, MN on Dec. 21, 2009
    My business was listed without my permission on Spokes and the info was false. I do not want to be listed on this site. I do not know or employ this person who calls him or herself Robby **. It makes me look like a scammer and cheat. The harm so far is to my business reputation.

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    John of Crownsville, MD on Nov. 14, 2009
    I own an LLC by the name of Slade Computer Consulting of which I am the sole employee at this time. When I Googled my company name, I found a person by the name of Brett **, using a former address of mine and claiming to be the general manager of Slade Computer Consulting among other things and claiming that the company had around 200 employees. This is total garbage and it has been on the Spoke site for several months so far. My attempts to get this information removed from Spoke have not elicited any response from Spoke. I have also tried to email this Brett ** through Spoke's email with no success. I have no idea what Brett ** is doing with my company name or where he obtained my former address. But clearly, Spoke has never verified the information they are spewing out on the internet.

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    Gabrielle of Denver, CO on Oct. 29, 2009
    Spoke.com never asked for my permission, but has my private contact information listed online and openly available (any Google search for my name turns up this information). I tried using their support form and phoning them to get my information removed, but they never responded. Loss of privacy online is a serious issue. Now people can see where I live!

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    Brian of Bradford, MA on Oct. 6, 2009
    Information about me is wrong. I never gave them permission to use my name and information as Coo and wrong company history. It’s hurting my employment opportunities; price tag, $130K.

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    Stephanie of Alexandria, VA on Sept. 24, 2009
    Spoke.com has listed my name and personal information on their website without my consent. The information contained on the website is inaccurate and a violation of my privacy. I have sent numerous requests to remove it, but no response from this company.

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    Nancy of Denver, CO on Sept. 11, 2009
    I googled myself and the first thing that come up were two separate and erroneous profiles in Spoke.com. I never authorized these profiles. They are wrong and I cannot correct them or remove them myself. I cannot get any response whatsoever from their customer service department nor from their phone number. The phone is just a recording. There is no way to talk to anyone. They have an online opt out option that does not work at all after 20 attempts. In addition, the Spoke profile allows a user to link to US Search, a database that provides a lot of private information (including your age, address and phone number) to anyone who requests it. This is really frightening. I am filing a complaint with the California AG. Don't use this service. Stop Spoke!

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    Thomas of Philadelphia, PA on Aug. 12, 2009
    This social networking site created a profile on me that identifies me as an employee for a defense contractor. As per the instructions on their website, I submitted multiple support requests asking them to remove it, to no avail. They do not provide a phone number for customers to call with issues. I tried the "This is me" link to create an account so I could remove it myself. The email and password I created do not work (despite an email from them stating it does).

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    https://getsatisfaction.com/spoke/top...

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/online...
    Consumer Complaints & Reviews against Spoke.com

    Please remove this “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com because this is my name, but the entire info about my name is incorrect. Remove this name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com right NOW!!!! This is an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my civil rights.

    http://www.spoke.com/info/paYOak4/Cas...#

    Casey Phan of US on July 14, 2015

    I found my name Casey Phan being listed here at Spoke.com on July 14, 2015 without my consent when I googled my name. I had never created an account at Spoke.com, so who are the idiots that created my exact name account here at Spoke.com without my consent on May 11, 2013?

    I wanted to delete this exact name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com, but this website does not have an option to let me do this. This is definitely an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights here in the US. It is also hurting my career, especially when I have zero association with all info pertaining to my exact name that are posted here on Spoke.com without my consent. Please delete all info of Casey Phan from Spoke.com website. NOW!!!

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    C of Chennai, OTHER on April 11, 2012

    I found my various profiles and activities being listed here without my consent when I googled my name. I also have an account in Spoke.com (God knows who created it.). I wanted to delete it, and it doesn't have an option to do so. I am being contacted by my colleagues and friends invariably for different issues due to this. And I am afraid this might affect my career path too. Whoever has designed this, let him go to hell.

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    Lynn of Charlotte, NC on March 26, 2012

    Wrong information: I am not married, I am not a protestant, and I am not a democrat!

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    Kirstin of Sunland, CA on July 12, 2010

    Website has false information posted about me. Numerous requests sent to them to remove it are only returned with a "join our site" automatic email. I will not be blackmailed into joining a site that is slandering my name. Repeated attempts to contact them, or HARRISON T., the owner of Spoke.com have failed.

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    Dee of Anaheim, CA on May 26, 2010

    I found my name on Spoke.com and wanted to get my info off, but read how difficult it was. So, I figured a way to get around it. I have an email account setup for "junk." So when I found my name on Spoke.com, I pressed the "This is me" button and set up my "account." First, go in and set your contact information to "private." I also changed my just my last name too (just made one up) in "Edit Name and Contact Info. "

    If you do this, you have to remember to also change it where it says "Display name" too, otherwise your name is still going to come up when you do a search. Now, wait a couple days and your real name will be gone! It worked for me.

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    Marty of Renton, WA on May 17, 2010

    I was not a member of this site, yet they developed a derivative profile on my behalf I suspect from Linked In data. How they got that might be interesting? Near as I can tell, they knew I was a manager once, new I worked on software and for a company where I currently hold a consultant position, and assumed I am the Software Manager of that company - a client I've had a great relationship for many years and I am hoping, for their sake, is not tarnished by the fact their profile makes it look like I am claiming I hold the position of my boss. Now it appears the only way I can get this resolved is to join their lame organization and update my profile - there is a racket if I ever heard of one.

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    Lisa of Bethlehem, PA on May 11, 2010

    I've repeatedly asked that Spoke remove my name(s) and all personal information from their website and they have ignored my requests. The information they have on their site about me is incorrect and it may cause financial harm to me. I fear that there may be some identity theft going on with this site! I'm afraid to send them an email because then they'll also have my email address. I asked them to remove all names listed in Pennsylvania under Lisa **, Lisa **and Lisa **. If publishing this complaint, please remove any references to my last names. Thanks.

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    Allen of Troy, MI on May 6, 2010

    I put my name and personal work related information with another person supposedly by the same name. I never signed up on this site in the first place. Sounds like identity theft to me. I could not reach anyone at the number given, around 22 times, no answer. They show another person by same name at a company at which I have never worked. But they show all my home addresses and work addresses over the years and co-workers’ names. I came across this when someone told me they were looking for me and found this other person. I objected. I tried to get my information off online but the site would not let this happen without my giving them information such as my current work email. Scam and fraud. Help.

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    Frank of Foster City, CA on March 14, 2010

    Here's how it works. Many of the companies listed on Spoke's website do not exist. Unemployed people must submit applications for employment in order to collect their unemployment checks. They achieve this at Spoke.com. Since those businesses don't exist these people will not receive job offers and, thus, continue to draw their unemployment checks. Spoke also sells software for these people to "aid" them in their unemployment sham endeavors.
    Spoke lists countless businesses that do not exist, yet according to the Spoke website these non-existing businesses have many employees and earn countless money annually. Spoke also prey on actual job seekers by scamming them into believing Spoke will actually assist them in finding employment. Thus, these poor unsuspecting job seekers fork out hard earned money to buy "sham" software. Hundreds if not thousands of innocent people have suffered horrible economic and other damages as a result of the fraud and deception perpetrated by Spoke.com (i.e. Frank V. and cohorts).

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    Rosemarie of Champaign-Urbana, IL on Feb. 28, 2010

    I looked up my name on spoke.com and found 10 listings. The information on these is incorrect. My age was listed as being in my late 70s (I'm 41 at the time of this writing) and I'm listed as having lived in states I've never been to such as Hawaii and Arizona. I'm worried that this could interfere with my job search and don't want potential employers to think I'm being dishonest. I would like to see the information corrected or preferably, deleted altogether.
    I've never given permission to spoke.com to use my information and wasn't able to find a way to correct it. I checked their help menu and followed the instructions, but was directed to a page to join spoke. I do not want to join and don't think that they should be listing my information, correct or incorrect, without my consent. I'm not sure what to do other than file a complaint.

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    Anita of Portland, OR on Feb. 5, 2010

    I did a google search on my name and found myself listed on Spoke.com as the president of a company that I have never worked for, with a false job history. This false information could keep me from getting a job, and Spoke.com gives no phone number to contact them. I'm reading that online requests to remove false information don't even get a response from Spoke.

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    Pat of San Jose, CA on Feb. 3, 2010

    They post false info and won't fix it. Of the 9 people listed as "co-workers" at my company, only 1 was real; the rest I've never heard of. Worse, D&B took Spoke info and sent it to their subscribers, further spreading the fraud. I filed a support request (no response) and called Spoke (you can't leave a message; you have to know your party's extension, but there is no directory). This is a total scam.

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    Seth of San Diego, CA on Jan. 19, 2010

    While doing one of monthly google searches for my name, I found a new listing on Spoke.com that showed up in the top ten results. The info is almost 4 years out of date, and creating an account to sign in to "claim my profile" turned out to be a complete waste of time, as they require you to have an email address at the (invalid) domain, which I haven't controlled for 4 years now. I filled out a support request and hit the submit button, but all that happened was the button turned from green to gray and nothing else. What a *** business and web site.

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    Deborah of Duluth, MN on Dec. 21, 2009

    My business was listed without my permission on Spokes and the info was false. I do not want to be listed on this site. I do not know or employ this person who calls him or herself Robby **. It makes me look like a scammer and cheat. The harm so far is to my business reputation.

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    John of Crownsville, MD on Nov. 14, 2009

    I own an LLC by the name of Slade Computer Consulting of which I am the sole employee at this time. When I Googled my company name, I found a person by the name of Brett **, using a former address of mine and claiming to be the general manager of Slade Computer Consulting among other things and claiming that the company had around 200 employees. This is total garbage and it has been on the Spoke site for several months so far. My attempts to get this information removed from Spoke have not elicited any response from Spoke. I have also tried to email this Brett ** through Spoke's email with no success. I have no idea what Brett ** is doing with my company name or where he obtained my former address. But clearly, Spoke has never verified the information they are spewing out on the internet.

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    Gabrielle of Denver, CO on Oct. 29, 2009

    Spoke.com never asked for my permission, but has my private contact information listed online and openly available (any Google search for my name turns up this information). I tried using their support form and phoning them to get my information removed, but they never responded. Loss of privacy online is a serious issue. Now people can see where I live!

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    Brian of Bradford, MA on Oct. 6, 2009

    Information about me is wrong. I never gave them permission to use my name and information as Coo and wrong company history. It’s hurting my employment opportunities; price tag, $130K.

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    Stephanie of Alexandria, VA on Sept. 24, 2009

    Spoke.com has listed my name and personal information on their website without my consent. The information contained on the website is inaccurate and a violation of my privacy. I have sent numerous requests to remove it, but no response from this company.

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    Nancy of Denver, CO on Sept. 11, 2009

    I googled myself and the first thing that come up were two separate and erroneous profiles in Spoke.com. I never authorized these profiles. They are wrong and I cannot correct them or remove them myself. I cannot get any response whatsoever from their customer service department nor from their phone number. The phone is just a recording. There is no way to talk to anyone. They have an online opt out option that does not work at all after 20 attempts. In addition, the Spoke profile allows a user to link to US Search, a database that provides a lot of private information (including your age, address and phone number) to anyone who requests it. This is really frightening. I am filing a complaint with the California AG. Don't use this service. Stop Spoke!

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    Thomas of Philadelphia, PA on Aug. 12, 2009

    This social networking site created a profile on me that identifies me as an employee for a defense contractor. As per the instructions on their website, I submitted multiple support requests asking them to remove it, to no avail. They do not provide a phone number for customers to call with issues. I tried the "This is me" link to create an account so I could remove it myself. The email and password I created do not work (despite an email from them stating it does).

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    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/online...
    Consumer Complaints & Reviews against Spoke.com

    Please remove this “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com because this is my name, but the entire info about my name is incorrect. Remove this name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com right NOW!!!! This is an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my civil rights.

    http://www.spoke.com/info/paYOak4/Cas...#

    Casey Phan of US on July 14, 2015

    I found my name Casey Phan being listed here at Spoke.com on July 14, 2015 without my consent when I googled my name. I had never created an account at Spoke.com, so who are the idiots that created my exact name account here at Spoke.com without my consent on May 11, 2013?

    I wanted to delete this exact name “Casey Phan” account from Spoke.com, but this website does not have an option to let me do this. This is definitely an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights here in the US. It is also hurting my career, especially when I have zero association with all info pertaining to my exact name that are posted here on Spoke.com without my consent. Please delete all info of Casey Phan from Spoke.com website. NOW!!!

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    C of Chennai, OTHER on April 11, 2012

    I found my various profiles and activities being listed here without my consent when I googled my name. I also have an account in Spoke.com (God knows who created it.). I wanted to delete it, and it doesn't have an option to do so. I am being contacted by my colleagues and friends invariably for different issues due to this. And I am afraid this might affect my career path too. Whoever has designed this, let him go to hell.

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    Lynn of Charlotte, NC on March 26, 2012

    Wrong information: I am not married, I am not a protestant, and I am not a democrat!

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    Kirstin of Sunland, CA on July 12, 2010

    Website has false information posted about me. Numerous requests sent to them to remove it are only returned with a "join our site" automatic email. I will not be blackmailed into joining a site that is slandering my name. Repeated attempts to contact them, or HARRISON T., the owner of Spoke.com have failed.

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    Dee of Anaheim, CA on May 26, 2010

    I found my name on Spoke.com and wanted to get my info off, but read how difficult it was. So, I figured a way to get around it. I have an email account setup for "junk." So when I found my name on Spoke.com, I pressed the "This is me" button and set up my "account." First, go in and set your contact information to "private." I also changed my just my last name too (just made one up) in "Edit"

    If you do this, you have to remember to also change it where it says "Display name" too, otherwise your name is still going to come up when you do a search. Now, wait a couple days and your real name will be gone! It worked for me.

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    Marty of Renton, WA on May 17, 2010

    I was not a member of this site, yet they developed a derivative profile on my behalf I suspect from Linked In data. How they got that might be interesting? Near as I can tell, they knew I was a manager once, new I worked on software and for a company where I currently hold a consultant position, and assumed I am the Software Manager of that company - a client I've had a great relationship for many years and I am hoping, for their sake, is not tarnished by the fact their profile makes it look like I am claiming I hold the position of my boss. Now it appears the only way I can get this resolved is to join their lame organization and update my profile - there is a racket if I ever heard of one.

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    Lisa of Bethlehem, PA on May 11, 2010

    I've repeatedly asked that Spoke remove my name(s) and all personal information from their website and they have ignored my requests. The information they have on their site about me is incorrect and it may cause financial harm to me. I fear that there may be some identity theft going on with this site! I'm afraid to send them an email because then they'll also have my email address. I asked them to remove all names listed in Pennsylvania under Lisa **, Lisa **and Lisa **. If publishing this complaint, please remove any references to my last names. Thanks.

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    Allen of Troy, MI on May 6, 2010

    I put my name and personal work related information with another person supposedly by the same name. I never signed up on this site in the first place. Sounds like identity theft to me. I could not reach anyone at the number given, around 22 times, no answer. They show another person by same name at a company at which I have never worked. But they show all my home addresses and work addresses over the years and co-workers’ names. I came across this when someone told me they were looking for me and found this other person. I objected. I tried to get my information off online but the site would not let this happen without my giving them information such as my current work email. Scam and fraud. Help.

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    Frank of Foster City, CA on March 14, 2010

    Here's how it works. Many of the companies listed on Spoke's website do not exist. Unemployed people must submit applications for employment in order to collect their unemployment checks. They achieve this at Spoke.com. Since those businesses don't exist these people will not receive job offers and, thus, continue to draw their unemployment checks. Spoke also sells software for these people to "aid" them in their unemployment sham endeavors.
    Spoke lists countless businesses that do not exist, yet according to the Spoke website these non-existing businesses have many employees and earn countless money annually. Spoke also prey on actual job seekers by scamming them into believing Spoke will actually assist them in finding employment. Thus, these poor unsuspecting job seekers fork out hard earned money to buy "sham" software. Hundreds if not thousands of innocent people have suffered horrible economic and other damages as a result of the fraud and deception perpetrated by Spoke.com (i.e. Frank V. and cohorts).

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    Rosemarie of Champaign-Urbana, IL on Feb. 28, 2010

    I looked up my name on spoke.com and found 10 listings. The information on these is incorrect. My age was listed as being in my late 70s (I'm 41 at the time of this writing) and I'm listed as having lived in states I've never been to such as Hawaii and Arizona. I'm worried that this could interfere with my job search and don't want potential employers to think I'm being dishonest. I would like to see the information corrected or preferably, deleted altogether.
    I've never given permission to spoke.com to use my information and wasn't able to find a way to correct it. I checked their help menu and followed the instructions, but was directed to a page to join spoke. I do not want to join and don't think that they should be listing my information, correct or incorrect, without my consent. I'm not sure what to do other than file a complaint.

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    Anita of Portland, OR on Feb. 5, 2010

    I did a google search on my name and found myself listed on Spoke.com as the president of a company that I have never worked for, with a false job history. This false information could keep me from getting a job, and Spoke.com gives no phone number to contact them. I'm reading that online requests to remove false information don't even get a response from Spoke.

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    Pat of San Jose, CA on Feb. 3, 2010

    They post false info and won't fix it. Of the 9 people listed as "co-workers" at my company, only 1 was real; the rest I've never heard of. Worse, D&B took Spoke info and sent it to their subscribers, further spreading the fraud. I filed a support request (no response) and called Spoke (you can't leave a message; you have to know your party's extension, but there is no directory). This is a total scam.

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    Seth of San Diego, CA on Jan. 19, 2010

    While doing one of monthly google searches for my name, I found a new listing on Spoke.com that showed up in the top ten results. The info is almost 4 years out of date, and creating an account to sign in to "claim my profile" turned out to be a complete waste of time, as they require you to have an email address at the (invalid) domain, which I haven't controlled for 4 years now. I filled out a support request and hit the submit button, but all that happened was the button turned from green to gray and nothing else. What a *** business and web site.

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    Deborah of Duluth, MN on Dec. 21, 2009

    My business was listed without my permission on Spokes and the info was false. I do not want to be listed on this site. I do not know or employ this person who calls him or herself Robby **. It makes me look like a scammer and cheat. The harm so far is to my business reputation.

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    John of Crownsville, MD on Nov. 14, 2009

    I own an LLC by the name of Slade Computer Consulting of which I am the sole employee at this time. When I Googled my company name, I found a person by the name of Brett **, using a former address of mine and claiming to be the general manager of Slade Computer Consulting among other things and claiming that the company had around 200 employees. This is total garbage and it has been on the Spoke site for several months so far. My attempts to get this information removed from Spoke have not elicited any response from Spoke. I have also tried to email this Brett ** through Spoke's email with no success. I have no idea what Brett ** is doing with my company name or where he obtained my former address. But clearly, Spoke has never verified the information they are spewing out on the internet.

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    Gabrielle of Denver, CO on Oct. 29, 2009

    Spoke.com never asked for my permission, but has my private contact information listed online and openly available (any Google search for my name turns up this information). I tried using their support form and phoning them to get my information removed, but they never responded. Loss of privacy online is a serious issue. Now people can see where I live!

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    Brian of Bradford, MA on Oct. 6, 2009

    Information about me is wrong. I never gave them permission to use my name and information as Coo and wrong company history. It’s hurting my employment opportunities; price tag, $130K.

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    Stephanie of Alexandria, VA on Sept. 24, 2009

    Spoke.com has listed my name and personal information on their website without my consent. The information contained on the website is inaccurate and a violation of my privacy. I have sent numerous requests to remove it, but no response from this company.

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    Nancy of Denver, CO on Sept. 11, 2009

    I googled myself and the first thing that come up were two separate and erroneous profiles in Spoke.com. I never authorized these profiles. They are wrong and I cannot correct them or remove them myself. I cannot get any response whatsoever from their customer service department nor from their phone number. The phone is just a recording. There is no way to talk to anyone. They have an online opt out option that does not work at all after 20 attempts. In addition, the Spoke profile allows a user to link to US Search, a database that provides a lot of private information (including your age, address and phone number) to anyone who requests it. This is really frightening. I am filing a complaint with the California AG. Don't use this service. Stop Spoke!

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    Thomas of Philadelphia, PA on Aug. 12, 2009

    This social networking site created a profile on me that identifies me as an employee for a defense contractor. As per the instructions on their website, I submitted multiple support requests asking them to remove it, to no avail. They do not provide a phone number for customers to call with issues. I tried the "This is me" link to create an account so I could remove it myself. The email and password I created do not work (despite an email from them stating it does).

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