Second, the data is old. The data for this program comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's 1990 census. That makes the data about 16 years old or so. This is the most recent name data available from the Census Bureau (the 2000 census did not include name data), but it's still old, and it's accuracy may be slightly questionable.
Fourth, not every name is on the list. A certain number of instances of a name were required to even make the list. About 10% of all responses were not included on the list because they appeared too few times. So, uncommon names are not represented on the list.
Look at it this way, it also anonymizes you in that if anyone were to do a background check on you with just your name, like how I'm doing now, I see 403 James Adams records for the State of California alone. So without knowing more about you, it's impossible to know what kind of criminal activities you've participated in in your past.Biggs01ES said:creepy? i am 1-8685 **** there is 100 of them right here in my phone book. Sucks having a name James Adams.