How To Protect Your Data And Remove Personal Information From The Internet For Free

Below are step by step instructions on how to remove your online public records from the leading data sites. Doing this yourself won't cost you anything. However, it can take hours to remove this info for one person.

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Difficulty Rating: EASY

Send an email to support@beenverified.com with a subject of "Opt Out Request."

Try using this template:

You'll receive 2 confirmation emails: the first to confirm they received your request, and the second several days later to confirm that they removed your listing.



Difficulty Rating: MEDIUM

Please note that Intelius is affiliated with many other people search websites, including Zabasearch, Spock, iSearch, PublicRecords, PeopleLookUp, PhonesBook, DateCheck, and LookupAnyone. When you request removal of your records, you should also request removal from all of Intelius's network of sites.

You can opt-out of Intelius either online or through a fax. Their online opt-out page is here. You can also fax your ID and a letter containing the information you want removed to 425-974-6194.

Feel free to use the following cover sheet:





Difficulty Rating: EASY

Search for your listing on LookUp.com. You can identify a listing by the blue and black circle icon to the left of the listing. Note that other search sites' information is aggregated below, but it doesn't count as a LookUp profile.

Next, open their opt-out page. Fill in first name, last name, the URL of the LookUp profile you found for yourself, email, phone, and address to complete the opt-out request. We recommend using a masked email to protect your personal email but still receive confirmation emails.



Difficulty Rating: MEDIUM

Please note that LookUpAnyone is owned by Intelius, which owns or is affiliated with the following other people search websites: Zabasearch, Spock, iSearch, PublicRecords, PeopleLookUp, PhonesBook, and DateCheck. When you request removal of your records, you should also request removal from all of Intelius's network of sites.

You can opt-out of Intelius either online or through a fax. Their online opt-out page is here. You can also fax your ID and a letter containing the information you want removed to 425-974-6194.

Feel free to use the following cover sheet:



Difficulty Rating: HARD

Call MyLife at (888) 704-1900 and press 2 to speak to an operator. Have the following information on hand: name, age, date of birth, email, current address, and one previous address. Tell them that you want your listing removed and provide the information that they ask for. Once they confirm removal, the listing will be off the site in 7-10 days.

While you're on the phone, you should also ask them to remove any Wink.com profile that may exist for you. MyLife.com and Wink.com share their databases.



Difficulty Rating: MEDIUM

Search for yourself on PeekYou. If you find a listing, go to their opt-out page here.

Fill in the required fields, and under "Actions" select "Remove my entire listing."

Under "Reason for removal," select whichever applies to you (we prefer 'Identity theft').

Paste the numbers at the end of your profile's URL in the "Unique ID" field, fill in the CAPTCHA, and you're all set.

You'll get an immediate email confirming that you've sent in your opt-out and a second email up to a few days or weeks later to tell you it's been deleted.



Difficulty Rating: EASY

Search for yourself on PeopleFinder. If you find a listing, go to their opt out page. Enter your first name, last name, city, state, zip code, and address or phone number (pick only one of the two). Choose your removal reason from the drop-down menu (we like 'general privacy concerns' ourselves) and enter the code number. Note that you do NOT need to provide your email to remove yourself.



Difficulty Rating: HARD

Note that PublicRecordsNow, PrivateEye, Veromi, and PeopleFinders are all affiliated with the same parent company, Confi-Chek.com. Sending 1 opt-out and including a letter referencing all 4 companies should remove you from all of them.

First, search for yourself on PeopleFinders.

Then download their opt-out form, fill it out, and mail it to:

  • Opt-Out/PeopleFinders.com
  • 1821 Q Street
  • Sacramento, CA
  • 95811


Difficulty Rating: MEDIUM

Please note that PeopleLookUp is owned by Intelius, which owns or is affiliated with the following other people search websites: Zabasearch, Spock, iSearch, PublicRecords, PhonesBook, DateCheck, and LookupAnyone. When you request removal of your records, you should also request removal from all of Intelius's network of sites.

You can opt-out of Intelius either online or through a fax. Their online opt-out page is here. You can also fax your ID and a letter containing the information you want removed to 425-974-6194.

Feel free to use the following cover sheet:



Difficulty Rating: EASY

You can do a special opt-out search on PeopleSmart here.

If you find your information, click 'That's the one!' In step 1, fill in both email fields. Skip all the other fields. In step 2, select the radio button next to "Hide everything." All of the fields below will fill in automatically. Fill in the case-sensitive CAPTCHA, click 'Yes,' and submit.



Difficulty Rating: MEDIUM

Please note that PhonesBook is owned by Intelius, which owns or is affiliated with the following other people search websites: Zabasearch, Spock, iSearch, PublicRecords, PeopleLookUp, DateCheck, and LookupAnyone.

When you request removal of your records, you should also request removal from all of Intelius's network of sites.

You can opt-out of Intelius either online or through a fax. Their online opt-out page is here. You can also fax your ID and a letter containing the information you want removed to 425-974-6194.

Feel free to use the following cover sheet:



Difficulty Rating: HARD

Note that PrivateEye, USA-People-Search, Veromi, PeopleFinders, and PublicRecordsNow are all owned by the same parent company, Confi-Chek.com. Sending 1 opt-out and referencing all 4 companies should remove you from all of them.

To opt out of PrivateEye, you'll have to mail them a letter containing 4 printed documents:



Difficulty Rating: MEDIUM

Please note that PublicRecords is owned by Intelius, which owns or is affiliated with the following other people search websites: Zabasearch, Spock, iSearch, PeopleLookUp, PhonesBook, DateCheck, and LookupAnyone. When you request removal of your records, you should also request removal from all of Intelius's network of sites.

You can opt-out of Intelius either online or through a fax. Their online opt-out page is here. You can also fax your ID and a letter containing the information you want removed to 425-974-6194. PublicRecords.com states that they need 4-6 weeks to process your removal request.

Feel free to use the following cover sheet:



Difficulty Rating: HARD

Note that PublicRecordsNow, USA-People-Search, PrivateEye, Veromi, and PeopleFinders are all owned by the same parent company, Confi-Chek.com. Sending 1 opt-out and referencing all 4 companies should remove you from all of them.

To opt out of PublicRecordsNow, you'll have to mail them a letter containing 4 printed documents:



Difficulty Rating: EASY

Search for yourself on Spoke and click the 'This is me' button. On the next page, look for the 'To suppress your profile, click here' link on the right side of the page and follow the directions. Be sure to click the removal link in the email you provide to complete the process.



Difficulty Rating: EASY

First, see if you're listed by searching for yourself on Spokeo. If you find yourself (and you probably have more than one listing), open up Spokeo's opt-out page here. Repeat the removal process for each listing, and be sure to click the link in each confirmation email you receive to finish the opt-out.



Difficulty Rating: HARD

Note that USA-People-Search, Veromi, PrivateEye, PeopleFinders, and PublicRecordsNow are all owned by the same parent company, Confi-Chek.com. Sending 1 opt-out and referencing all 4 companies should remove you from all of them.

First, search for yourself on USA-People-Search. Then download their opt-out form, fill it out, and mail it to:

  • USA People Search
  • P.O. Box 188860
  • Sacramento, CA 95818


Difficulty Rating: HARD

First, see if you're listed by searching for yourself on USIdentify. If you are, send the following info with a printout of what you want suppressed to:



Difficulty Rating: MEDIUM

Enter first name, middle initial, last name, city, state, age, and click 'GO' to search for yourself on USSearch's special PrivacyLock page. Select the correct result and click 'This is the record I would like to block.' Save the record page(s) as a PDF. Fax the record page(s) & your ID to (425) 974-6242 using the following template:



Difficulty Rating: HARD

Note that Veromi, USA-People-Search, PrivateEye, PeopleFinders, and PublicRecordsNow are all owned by the same parent company, Confi-Chek.com. Sending 1 opt-out and referencing all 4 companies should remove you from all of them.

To opt out of Veromi.com, you'll have to mail them a letter containing 4 printed documents:



Difficulty Rating: HARD

Wink is owned and operated by MyLife, so the same opt-out instructions apply. Call MyLife at (888) 704-1900 and press 2 to speak to an operator. Have the following information on hand: name, age, date of birth, email, current address, and one previous address. Tell them that you want your listing removed and provide the information that they ask for. Be sure to specifically mention that you want to be removed from Wink.com as well as from MyLife.com. Once they confirm removal, the listing will be off the site in 7-10 days.



Difficulty Rating: HARD

Search for your information on WhitePages.com by entering your first name, last name, city, and state. Note that WhitePages no longer lets you delete your information without registering for a WhitePages account.

Whitepages will also require you to confirm over the phone, which makes it impossible for us to remove these listings for you. If you speak with them, be sure to express your frustration.

Click your listing, and you'll be taken to a profile page with more of your personal info. Click the "Claim & Edit" button on this page.A window will pop up saying "You need to log in or create an account;" click the orange "Log In" button. You'll have to log in with Facebook (which we don't recommend), or create a new account with WhitePages. Click on the "Not interested in using Facebook" link to do this, then click the "create an account" link on the following page. You'll have to enter a first name, last name, email, and password. We recommend using a masked email to protect your personal email but still receive confirmation emails.

Fill out the information and click the "Create Account" button. You'll then see a screen asking you if you want to edit your listing (occasionally it will ask if you want to delete it--if you get that option, click it). Your strategy here is to edit all your information so it's either inaccurate (like "John Anonymous") or completely deleted. Go through each section editing your data and hitting the orange "update" button to save. You can also check the box under "HIDE" to hide your data, but we suggest anonymizing it in addition to hiding it. Once you've changed or deleted your data, you can refresh the page to see that your listing is gone.



Difficulty Rating: MEDIUM

Please note that ZabaSearch is owned by Intelius, which owns or is affiliated with the following other people search websites: PublicRecords, Spock, iSearch, PeopleLookUp, PhonesBook, DateCheck, and LookupAnyone. When you request removal of your records, you should also request removal from all of Intelius's network of sites.

You can opt-out of Intelius either online or through a fax. Their online opt-out page is here. You can also fax your ID and a letter containing the information you want removed to 425-974-6194.

Feel free to use the following cover sheet:

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