How To Remove Yourself From Background Check Services And Disappear Completely

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If your privacy is important to you, there are important steps you can taketo protect it.Here’s an amazingly useful guide put together by Redditors named Pibbman and LawyerCT that tells us how to opt out of all the major background checking services.

Odds are good that your information is in most of these services. If you want to remove it, look no further.

  • Intelius.com – opt-out
  • Acxiom.com – opt-out
  • MyLife.com – “To request that a Member Profile or Public Profile be deleted, please contact Customer Care at 1-888-704-1900 or contact us by email at [email protected] Upon receipt of these requests, and confirmation that you are requesting that your own profile be removed, please allow MyLife 10 business days to complete this removal. It may be necessary to contact you to validate that you are the profile owner requesting the removal. This is to ensure the correct identity and profile ownership before completing these requests, and is for the protection of our users and their privacy.”
  • Zabasearch.com – opt-out
  • Spokeo.com – opt-out
  • BeenVerified.com – email [email protected] with the following template – Dear Been Verified Customer Support: As per your privacy policy, please remove my listing from your databases: a. First name: b. Last name: c. Middle initial: d. Aliases & AKA’s: e. Current address: f. Age: g. DOB: Thank you for your assistance.
  • Peekyou.com – opt-out
  • USSearch.com – opt-out
  • PeopleFinders.com – print out this PDF, fill it out, and mail it in
  • PeopleLookup.com – “In order for PeopleLookup to suppress or opt out your personal information from appearing on our Website, we need to verify your identity. To do this, we require faxed proof of identity. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver’s licence. If you are faxing a copy of your driver’s licence, we require that you cross out the photo and the driver’s licence number. We only need to see the name, address and date of birth. We will only use this information to process your opt out request. Please fax to 425-974-6194 and allow 4 to 6 weeks to process your request.”
  • PeopleSmart.com – opt-out
  • PrivateEye.com – opt-out
  • Whitepages.com – opt-out
  • USA-People-Search.com – print out this PDF, fill it out, and mail it in
  • Spoke.com – click here and scroll down to “Access and Correction Section” for more info
  • DOBSearch.com – “In order for us to ‘opt out’ your public information from being viewable on the public DOBsearch People Finder search results, we need to verify your identity and require faxed proof of identity. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver’s licence, or notarized letter. If you are faxing a copy of your driver’s licence, you may cross out the photo and the driver’s licence number. We only need to see the name, address and date of birth. Please fax to 516-717-3017 and allow 4 to 6 weeks to completely process your request. It is your responsibility to ensure legibility of your document.”
  • Radaris.com – opt-out

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