June 01, 2009

Someone Forgot to Tell ME!

Have you ever googled your name? I do occasionally to ensure there are certain things not showing up.

I do images sometimes, making sure there aren't any images of me that I was unaware of, at least associated with my name.

I'm aware of who has my address and where.

Today, on a lark, I googled my maiden name.

And found out someone thinks I'm dead.

That was very odd. It had me buried at my birth place. I was born in a very odd place to be born, not some common place like West Palm Beach or Miami or anything like that. When I tell people where I was born, I usually get, "REALLY?"

Really.

So it was odd when I noticed my maiden name WITH my married name, it was definitely me... and that I was dead.

Odd.

It's a genealogy source and I'd correct them and tell them it's wrong, I'm very much alive, but I decided... I don't care if people think I'm dead.

Really.

Posted by Boudicca at June 1, 2009 09:49 PM
Comments

Eeek! Be careful. That's one way that identity thieves can steal your identity. One of my ex boyfriends looked into how to do this once. Needless to say why he's an ex!

You should definitely check your credit record, and also your bank statements....especially if you do any kind of banking on line.

Posted by: DogsDontPurr at June 2, 2009 01:17 AM

It was some genealogy site... it had my entire family for generations. It was actually by a group I'd heard of... so I wasn't so alarmed. Just thought it odd, they had me dead.

But my husband has our credit checked all the time. His business partner had his identity stolen and it's been a disaster.

Posted by: bou at June 2, 2009 05:22 AM

I see you got my email.... :)

Posted by: Rave at June 2, 2009 06:22 AM

I'd like to go missing for about a year, just so I could catch up on the backlog of crap that needs to be done around here.

Posted by: PeggyU at June 2, 2009 01:56 PM

Well, if it actually got you out of a bunch of work that would be fun. But just being declared dead with none of the - ahem - "perks"... just ain't right.

Posted by: Teresa at June 2, 2009 04:04 PM

Thanks. Now you have me Googling your maiden name to see where you died.

Posted by: Denny at June 2, 2009 09:28 PM

I Google imaged myself and got a photo of you . . . from Team In Training ;)

Posted by: oddybobo at June 3, 2009 09:26 AM