Beware of Intelius  

Posted by Abba-Dad in ,

A little off topic but still relevant to family historians. I'm sure that when you search for ancestors or living relatives you eventually end up on one of the many Intelius (no link scumbags!) pages out there.

A couple of days ago the Washington State Attorney General slapped this company with a bunch of fines and injunctions for using what's called "post transaction marketing" practices. I won't do the story much justice so go ahead and read the following articles on TechCrunch. Then go get your refunds:

May 29, 2008: Naveen Jain's Latest Scam: Intelius

Aug 9, 2010: Washington Attorney General Settlement Announcement Tomorrow: Let’s Hope It’s Intelius

Aug 10, 2010: Washington Attorney General Hits Intelius With Fine, Injunctions

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