Your nearest superstore has gone online, like everyone else. In fact, your stalker has, too. How is online stalking made possible? There are various handy tools (not including Google searches and Facebook profiles), and below are five of them. These aren’t for you to use in stalking someone, but for you to be aware of so you can secure your privacy.
Lulu is a free app widely used among female users of Facebook. Stalkers can search men by name, location, and by score. It’s like a review site with ratings on a guy’s “datability” on a scale of 1 to 10. Think of it as a digital tool used by girls to track guys. Curious enough? Go anonymous and check the app to see whether women find you sexy, sweet, funny, or witty. Or download the app to see how you measure up by clicking MyStats.
Spydialer is a legitimate free reverse cellphone search site. Its legit use is to see who owns the number that called you, who’s been talking to your children on the phone, or the unidentified numbers on your telephone bill. Entering the number at Spydialer’s website will reveal the holder of the number. You will hear the owner’s outgoing voicemail message. Try entering your own number; you’ll hear your own voice. Eerie, isn’t it? That’s what your stalker will hear, too.
Facebook’s graph search engine can be used to comb the social network for photos and related information about a Facebook user, including those that are not on the user’s walls. Your admirer, for instance, can search for “photos of John Doe on Christmas” and the search engine will show all pictures that the poor John Doe is tagged in.
CriminalCheck is a free database of sex offenders in the US (excluding 4-5 states), providing photos, known address, physical description, and details of crimes committed.
GenderGuesser is a tool that can guess (with up to 70% accuracy) the gender of a person by typing the texts written by that person into the system.