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    Default How do I find someone...

    (Can't go into much detail for privacy reasons)

    BUT

    I want to find someone BUT I don't want them to know that I am looking for them or have found them (if I am successful).

    Is that possible ?
    Is there someone or a organisation that can help.....
    Obviously I don't want a private investigator ....any other ways..???
    TIA

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    Just to add this isn't a payback or malicious thing...I'm not looking at causing trouble or anything like that..

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    Facebook?

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    Yep, Facebook and electoral roles work well, are confidential and free. I use both at work to try to track down birth parents of kids in the system.

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    facebook Ive found a few people that I wanted to know the where abouts (paternal family of my children, they have no contact with) via facebook

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    If you look on fb though you have to be careful, often people who show up on your 'people you may know' list are people who have recently looked at your profile, particularly if you have no mutual friends (so you may show up on theirs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sairz View Post
    If you look on fb though you have to be careful, often people who show up on your 'people you may know' list are people who have recently looked at your profile, particularly if you have no mutual friends (so you may show up on theirs)
    Gah! What?! I often go have a little snoop at profiles of people I used to know as a kid etc... I would hate for most of them to realise I was trying to to facestalk them!

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    Its true that you might show up on their 'people you might know' list if you Facebook stalk, but there are other ways to get on that list too so people can't assume that you've been stalking them if your name pops up.

    That said, I must be about the only person who doesn't find Facebook terribly useful for finding people. A lot of people from my generation and older aren't on there, and a lot of professional people aren't on there because they don't want to risk career damage or their work strongly discourage it (most of my family aren't on there for that reason).

    I find linked in and plain old google can be the most effective ways to find someone.

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    I don't think that's true about FB.
    They've always been proud to allow you to be an undetectable stalker! hehehe

    Ruffled Pansy, I'd love to find an old friend too.
    I worked with her many years ago and she was a lot older than me, maybe by 20 yrs or so.
    I have tried FB but no sign of her there.
    I last saw her in Ireland but she was from England so I wouldn't know where to begin. :/

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    Google their full name in inverted commas, that brings up only results with their full name together.


 

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