If you’ve heard of TruthFinder, you’ll know that it’s one of the biggest players in the data broker marketplace. Data brokers like TruthFinder run their business by crawling the web for personal data and sharing the information with whoever interested to pay for access. This often includes personal contact info, photos, home address, family members and relatives, social media profiles, assets, etc.
While you may not necessarily have dirty laundry on those listings, it still feels like a violation of personal privacy (and reputation if portrayed poorly). But don’t worry. Here in this post, we’re showing you how to remove yourself from TruthFinder.
Opt out of TruthFinder automatically
DeleteMe is my favorite tool to remove personal data from TruthFinder and its ilk. Just enter your name and location, then DeleteMe will sift through hundreds of data brokers and search engines, find records of your online exposure, and allow you to clear them up at the click of a button.
Manually remove yourself from TruthFinder
If you prefer to take the opt-out into your own hands, there are actually 3 ways you can do it.
Option 1: Submit an opt-out request
TruthFinder has an opt-out page where you can fill in a form and submit your request directly.
- Navigate to TruthFinder Opt-Out Page.
- Enter your name and the state, then click SEARCH.
- Scroll through the results to locate the record you wish to remove, then click Remove This Record.
- Enter your email address, complete the CAPTCHA and hit SEND CONFIRMATION EMAIL.
- Check your inbox for the verification email.
Option 2: Opt yourself out by phone
You can also call in to have your personal listings removed. Here is how:
- Call the TruthFinder Member Care Team at (800) 699-8081.
- Provide your name, address, age, and any other necessary information to locate your records.
- Follow the customer care representative’s instructions.
Option 3: Mail in your opt-out request
If snail mails sound more like your thing, you can send one to TruthFinder team to have your data wiped off.
- Address an envelope to TruthFinder, 2534 State Street, Suite 473, San Diego, CA, 92101.
- Provide your full name, full address, email address, birth date, and any other information needed to locate your records.
- Apply postage to your envelope and drop it in the mail.
If you ever searched for yourself on TruthFinder, you must be staggered at the amount of your personal information being exposed on the site. In fact, your online privacy and reputation are at stake since the records are accessible to whoever curious enough to look you up. To remove yourself from TruthFinder, you can do it automatically with DeleteMe, the hands-free data deletion tool. Alternatively, you can request data removal online, by phone, or by snail mail.