Bit of a weird one.
I have an old friend who I’m a bit ashamed to not be in touch with anymore. I was 19 when we met, she was 52. I was kind of homeless at the time and she fed me, gave me a place to stay, and basically did a lot for me. (With no strings attached if anyone is wondering).
After we parted ways, I kind of took everything for granted. Within 6-months I’d passed my first-year exams at university and decided to move to New Zealand for a year. As things worked out, I ended up living in NZ for three years and we lost touch.
When I finally did return to the UK, I went back to the city where my friend lived. However, when I reached the street where we used to live, it was demolished. I was very limited for time and didn’t have time to stick around and find out where she had moved to or even if she was still alive. In fact, within another year I was living in Hungary.
Anyway, I have always wanted to find a way to get back in touch and a website called secure.192.com says that if I pay £30, they will give me her address. As a taster, they show the beginning of the postcode of the person you are trying to find, their age range, and their full name. You only get full address details when you sign up.
My problem is, that I’m pretty sure hat it is illegal to sell peoples personal private information to the highest bidder. - Especially with the advent of GDPR.
In this case, has anyone ever used a service like this to find someone’s personal contact details? And if you did, did it work out? What I basically don’t want to do is pay up and find myself facing another paywall or TOS reason why the company can not supply the requested information.