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US SEARCH www.ussearch.com - One of the Biggest Scams

There are plenty of sites that collect and make your personal records and information accessible to anyone for any reason - so long as they're willing to pay a fee for it. No security for those whose information is being offered out. Most do offer some sort of opt out, but USSearch.com is one of those that makes it very difficult, requiring the below: "In order for us to process your request, we need to verify your identity. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver's license. We will only use this information to process your request. No request will be processed without complete information and verification of identity." http://www.ussearch.com/privacylock (scroll to bottom) and then there's this: "If your identifying information, such as your address or area code changes, you will need to opt out again to prevent your new information from appearing. In order for us to suppress or opt out your personal information from appearing on our Website, we need to verify your identity. To do this, we require you to send us proof of identity via postal mail or fax, which we will use only to process your opt-out request. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver's license. Please cross out everything but your name, address, and date of birth before sending us the proof of identity." http://www.ussearch.com/about/privacy (under 3) So even once you go through all the trouble, and if something's actually done, if your address or phone number changes 6 months down you will have to do the same all over (always providing them more copies of extremely personal info) Further, you can't verify what address they're listing you under (in order to use in your request for removal - and the info submitted must match what they have listed for you) without purchasing your own information. I called and asked if they were seriously suggesting that the only way for me to determine what address they posted online for me, in order to request it be removed, was to pay them for a copy of my OWN info - he assured me that yes, that was the only way. I've removed data from a few of these sites listing me at addresses I haven't lived at in years. You could possibly spend months trying to get the exact info they have listed if you chose not to buy a copy of it from them. I'd love to find out if there are any protections for individuals or legislation in the works. If there's something added to your credit report you're given the right to know and verify or dispute it, as well as place a freeze on it so that no one can simply request it. Surely we have some sort of right to access our own marketed information beyond credit reports - either to opt out or to determine whether we really want the world to know what color underware we purchased last week. They're not at all accessible either, making them seem even more unseemly. Under contact, they list a toll free number of (800) 877-****, and their listed address is not a physical address but a PO Box: US Search PO BOX 4145 Bellevue, WA 98009-**** and if you visit their Careers page it gives and HR email and otherwise just says Located in Los Angeles It's not as if there's a way of preventing the collection of personally identifiable info save visiting ea site and requesting it's removal - Open season for identity thieves, stalkers, and other criminals - But this company is flat out despicable. We need legislation that allows non-offenders and non-criminals a right to privacy - at the very least (since these sites argue that the info they sell is available to all if they take the time to search) a guaranteed right to access ones own personal info without having to pay for it, and then an easy way to opt out. There should also be some sort of liability if a company does sell such private information to a party or parties resulting in damage or harm to the person whose info was sold.
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#468887 Review #468887 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Westminster, Colorado
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Moving Solutions - Unreliable, Rude, Demanding, Waste of Time and Money

Moving Solutions LLC Dba Dedication Moving and Storage contracted by All Carefree Moving out of Denver CO: - Arrived an hour early with only a 10 minute notice of time change and I wasn't prepared. - I was told they had to since Jimmy, one of the movers, had to get to another job. - The owner of the property had to rearrange their schedule to come early for us to enter. - Jimmy insisted repeatedly that they couldn't wait for the owner since he had to pick up a check to pay off some debts. - I was told, by Jimmy, that the hour early arrival and move wasn't his fault but rather the company's scheduling habits. - I had no dolly, and part of the point of movers is to not have to lift and move all the items yourself, but they felt leaving them in front of the house and on the walkway was sufficient - so they could leave and pick up Jimmy's check. - At one point I was told by Jimmy that I only had 15 more minutes and then he was "cutting me off" (the property owner was still on the road). - In the end I paid, the full charge, for their hr early arrival and my being rushed, the property manager having to adjust their schedule so Jimmy could pick up a check and pay his debts, and having to hear Jimmy's expressed opinions and complaints for being forced by his boss to stay. This was unacceptable and I can't even describe fully the aggressive and snippy tone with which I was addressed. I won't ever use them again.
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#461149 Review #461149 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$200
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Moving Solutions - Unreliable, Rude, Demanding, Waste of time and money

Update by user Dec 02, 2013

FYI: Receipt says Dba Dedication Moving & Storage Denver CO

Original review posted by user Dec 01, 2013
Moving Solutions LLC out of Denver CO: - Arrived an hour early with only a 10 minute notice of time change and I wasn't prepared. - I was told they had to since Jimmy, one of the movers, had to get to another job. - The owner of the property had to rearrange their schedule to come early for us to enter. - Jimmy insisted repeatedly that they couldn't wait for the owner since he had to pick up a check to pay off some debts. - I was told, by Jimmy, that the hour early arrival and move wasn't his fault but rather the company's scheduling habits. - I had no dolly, and part of the point of movers is to not have to lift and move all the items yourself, but they felt leaving them in front of the house and on the walkway was sufficient - so they could leave and pick up Jimmy's check. - At one point I was told by Jimmy that I only had 15 more minutes and then he was "cutting me off" (the property owner was still on the road). - In the end I paid, the full charge, for their hr early arrival and my being rushed, the property manager having to adjust their schedule so Jimmy could pick up a check and pay his debts, and having to hear Jimmy's expressed opinions and complaints for being forced by his boss to stay. This was unacceptable and I can't even describe fully the aggressive and snippy tone with which I was addressed. I won't ever use them again.
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#460860 Review #460860 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Westminster, Colorado
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$200
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Skype - Charge you even after cancellation and unable to log onto site anymore

I haven't been able to use my paid Skype service for over 2 months, and have been trying to cancel any further billing for over a month. Emails for help with service were responded to - even if not helpful and only directing me to their FAQ site links, but none of my following emails requesting to cancel and no longer be billed have been acknowledged or responded to. Today I was billed again. The only way to stop them is to go to your bank and request a stop payment. Tomorrow I must make the time to physically go to my bank and fill out paperwork for this. I also now have to find out how to dispute the charges, as I have many emails attempting to cancel prior to the latest charges. Interestingly, I can no longer log onto Skype.com. My login attempt gets a notice that my email address (the one I've used for years and attempted to cancel via) is no longer recognized/in their database - but they still feel free to bill me.
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#444880 Review #444880 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Big Lots - Anymore, as much risk as buying used via garage sales, just sold as new and so charged more for

Update by user Aug 02, 2013

My review is re: Front Range Colorado Big Lots stores:

I used to love Big Lots when they first took over McF's. They were still an actual "overstock" dealer.

But over the past few years I've found more often than not that electronic items they offer are defective in some way or another. I've taken back more than I've kept, and finally decided that no matter how attractive the sales brochure makes going and buying something appear, my time is too valuable to be trecking out to the store for supposed savings only to get home, attempt to use, and find out what tech issue is the real reason for the offered price.

If they want their previous customers back, they should make sure buyers are buying actual overstock, not defective and/or incomplete products. If I want garage sale items, I'll stop at garage sales (and pay a lot less than BigLots for potentially the same possible issues to appear).

Original review posted by user Aug 02, 2013
I used to love Big Lots when they first took over McF's. They were still an actual "overstock" dealer. But over the past few years I've found more often than not that electronic items they offer are defective in some way or another. I've taken back more than I've kept, and finally decided that no matter how attractive the sales brochure makes going and buying something appear, my time is too valuable to be trecking out to the store for supposed savings only to get home, attempt to use, and find out what tech issue is the real reason for the offered price. If they want their previous customers back, they should make sure buyers are buying actual overstock, not defective and/or incomplete products. If I want garage sale items, I'll stop at garage sales (and pay a lot less than BigLots for potentially the same possible issues to appear).
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#757122

All the electronics that Big Lots sells are reconditioned or refurbished meaning they were sent to the manufacturer for defects, fixed, & sent back out & sold to Big Lots to sell to their customers.

#692366

Actually your update is the same as your original post. There are some things, electronic things, furniture, etc.

that I won't buy at a place like Big Lots, any type of dollar store, or even used. A Bit Lots store opened about two blocks from me about three years ago, and I have bought two small items there.

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#435471 Review #435471 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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