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Is our personal info such as telephone numbers, names and address is up for grabs for all to see?

Hi,

We noticed that our cellular numbers seems to be available.  One associate called a lead and when answered, the other person told her full name.  After the conversation we found out they the person uses an apps called CallApp in her android.  We searched her number (and ours) and found sites with the associates name and address for example 'locatefamily.com'.

Please explain how this is done? And is our personal info is up for grabs? How can stop this?

Thank you in advance
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Change your phone number every year could do the trick :)
Alan

Those 'friends' will probably just plaster your new number around the net within days of you changing it.

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So interesting you guys say 'friends', never thought a 'friends' would do that.  

I mean, me being a 'friend', why would I go to, for example, 'locatefamily.com' and register a freind's info, address, full name and telephone?

We were told the apps CallApp identified my associate call to her lead.

I know everything possible, but why would a 'friend' go to CallApp and register their info?

There has to be some sort of data-gathering somewhere based on region, etc.

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Ok, makes sense; the data scrapers and company selling info and people putting in ones info into Facebook.

Ok I am cleared on that.

Lastly, prior closing the question, how do CallApp access this data? (I mean, the person receiving the call from my associates, saw prior answering the full name of my associated)
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Thanx!
Alan

You're most welcome.

Don't forget to close the question :-)

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Funny, I thought I did... will do again.