For those of you who feel you have been scammed by Intelius, this is a " legitimate " service.
They may have charged you for things you did not ask for on occassion. I am not aware of the circumstances.
What I can tell you is THEY KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU , WHAT YOU BUY, WHERE YOU GO OR SHOP, WHAT YOU LOOK AT ON THE INTERNET, etc., than you do or could ever dream of knowing so much about yourself.
Anyone can buy this information as far as I know.
While Federal Law prohibits the Federal government from gathering this information about you, it does not prohibit this company Intelius from gathering it, and then selling it to the Federal Government.
As long as companies like this exist, if you think you have any privacy, you are just kidding yourself.