Interesting. The opt-out "appears" to have worked for me and some others but as I said still suspect and some of those reviews are bad. I did it out of curiosity, mainly. But also concerned about this crap, for bad purposes. Though for family research etc public records, old SS records (not NAZI, silly,) church, and vessel records are good for filling in data for family research etc. BUT with so many scammers etc I think should be only for dead people and always opt-out, except for criminal searchds. And at least take some effort beyond some free clicks. But a 'brave new world.'
Hope my post doesnt result in MORE scams or unwanted calls, or worse. So all, don't do without checking or whatever....
hmm. "If it sounds too good to be true"
But I started out looking for my dead brother (didn't get much of anything) So I looked up my dead Dad. I was there under "Possible Relatives"
No clue where my other siblings went, but Mom and I were listed.
I clicked on my name and let me tell you they had my previous addresses all fucked up. Some weren't there, some were the right starting date but they had me out at all different times. Others were starting on the wrong date, but having me out wrong (or never out) Apparently, I had 5 or 6 residences simultaneously. It was all wrong. But then again, I "locked" or "froze" my credit reporting accounts looong ago (thanks, Clark Howard!) I believe this bamboozled the easy tracking.
I didn't poke around much more but I've never heard of this company "familytreenow" Do you happen to know who might own it?