“Do you know how much home equity is available to you?” the ad banner beckoned. I’ll freely admit that I ignore most of these things, but this one caught my eye, for some reason. “Just use our eAppraisal Calculator,” the banner continued. “Calculate your home’s equity now!” How could I possibly resist the temptation to examine the potential for a home equity loan? So I clicked on the banner to check it out…

The subsequent Web page asked for a street number, street name, ZIP code, and word caption (as home equity seeking bot-prevention, no doubt). I filled in the information and clicked the submit button.

Lo and behold, it returned my complete street address, along with the lot size, number of stories, last sale price, and last sale date.

That I kinda sorta expected.

But what was the most amazing part of the response?

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