If you're an American citizen, then the government has a personal file on you. Think of it like your permanent record from your grade school days. These records contain highly sensitive personal information about you such as where you live, your contact info, your relatives and associates, arrest records, and even speeding tickets. But what many people don't know, is that this information is all considered "public record,"—and anyone can access it.
Now, a controversial new site is taking things a step further by gathering these records together and posting them online, so anyone with a computer and Internet access can see them.
You're probably wondering what exactly is in your public file that other people can access. Brace yourself because this information goes A LOT deeper than you'd think.
Here are 5 shocking personal details about you that are online right now that anyone can access through just a quick online background check.
1) Personal Information
One of the reasons these online background check sites are so popular, is because they can uncover a shocking amount of personal information on just about anyone. Here are just some examples of what might come up.
Your full name
A complete history of where you've lived, including past and current addresses (it even has pictures of your house!! and detailed info about your neighborhood)
An estimate of your home's value
Your astrological sign
Your relatives and associates
Your close friends (this can also include current and former boyfriends and girlfriends, anyone who you've had close ties to can appear on this list)
But that's not all. This site could even pull up contact info like your phone number. If someone were trying to hide from you, it'd be impossible once you looked them up on this site. It's actually a little scary to think about how much of your personal data is out there on the Internet for almost anyone to find.