Chris and I were driving to an event sponsored by Professional Women in Construction. He received a solicitation, to his cell phone related to our industry. Chris was polite but said it was his personal cell phone. He also asked how the person got his phone number. That’s where it got interesting.

Turns out he got Chris’s name through True People Search. So after he hung up, we took a look. It had his last several addresses, his cell phone, and plenty of other personal details and contacts. We’re not naïve—we know there are many groups that scrape the internet for personal information and we certainly don’t think our lives are completely private, but this was truly eye-opening.

We appreciate the guy’s honesty, but we would also say that whether this info is available or not, to call our personal cell phone in the early evening for a business solicitation, unrequested, is not appropriate or professional. —CMW