|The P-TRAK Database / People Finder|
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 17:19:23 -0400 From: MJXanders
Subject: Re: Personal Information on Lexis If you're concerned about the P-TRAK database, you should know there's another large database that may contain your social security number, as well as names of your household members and neighbors. WESTLAW sells a commercial database called "PEOPLE FINDER" which holds detailed personal information on nearly all Americans (WESTLAW claims it contains 160 million people, 92 million households, 69 million telephone numbers, and 40 million deceased-person records). You can read WESTLAW's own description of this product at http://www.westpub.com/PubRecWL/prwldocn.htm [see below for new URL] According to WESTLAW, here's what PEOPLE FINDER contains: "Besides basic name, address and telephone number data, People Finder may provide an individual's age, gender and social security number; the names and ages of other household members; and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of up to 10 neighbors."
The URL cited above is no longer valid. The same information is available at Public Records and Investigative Tools on WESTLAW®. Under "Investigative Tools" we find:
People Finder People Finder is an indispensable tool for locating witnesses, defendants, heirs and missing persons. People Finder contains profiles of more than 160 million people and 92 million households, 71 million telephone numbers and 40 million deceased-person records nationwide. In addition to providing a person's name, address and telephone number, People Finder may provide a person's age, and gender; names and ages of other household members; and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of up to 10 neighbors.
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