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Submission + - Blockshopper running privacy scam?->

davejenkins writes: "I recently moved to a new house. On a whim, I googled the address, only to find my personal details, the price, and other fundamentals of the deal right there on a website called blockshopper.com. Worried about the possible privacy violations, I asked them to remove my data, to which they responded that all the listing details were public record, and thay could do whatever they wanted with it. After some yelling and screaming on the phone, I finally (now months later) got an email to a link where I could pay them to become unlisted. This seems like a privacy extortion racket. Is it okay to profit from public records like that? Is it ethical to demand payment to be unlisted?"
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