If you ‘ve ever stumbled upon your personal information on True People Search, you know how frustating it can be knowing that anyone can access your contact details. What’s worse, this can go beyond mere annoyance and put you in real danger such as identity theft and stalking.
In this post, we’ll guide you through the process of opting out of True People Search and other data broker sites. Let’s dive in to see how to take more control of your personal data.
Method 1 – Make a Removal Request Manually
For California residents, you can request that True People Search deletes information they collect about you and identify who is gathering your data under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) law.
However, if you’re not a resident of California, to remove your data from True People Search, follow the steps:
Step 1: Go to the True People Search opt-out page.
Step 2: Fill in your email address, agree to the terms and check the “I’m not a robot button”.
Step 3: Click the Begin Removal button.
Step 4: Search for your record and click the View Details button to open your record.
Step 5: Click the Remove This Record button at the bottom.
Step 6: You will receive an email with a link, click on the link to confirm your removal request and your record should be removed within 72 hours.
That’s all you need to do to get your information removed from True People Search. You might still wonder, “will True People Serarch collect my information again after I opt out?”. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Depending on how True People Search manages their database, they may add your data in the future. So you should continue to monitor to make sure your information doesn’t reappear.
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Method 2 – Delete All Your Data from People Searches
There are dozens if not hundreds of data broker sites that gather information about people, such as Whitepages, Spokeo, and Fast People Search. And the collection process is legitimate and legal.
Unfortunately, opting out of each individual site manually can be time-consuming and there is no guarantee that your data will be completely erased. To protect your privacy and take control of your data online efficiently, the best way is to use a data removal service like DeleteMe.
With a subscription to DeleteMe, the burden is lifted off your shoulders. DeleteMe will take care of the entire opt-out process for you. It identifies major data broker sites that hold your information, and submits all the opt-out requests on your behave.
DeleteMe goes a step further by regularly monitoring people search sites every three months to check for any resurgence of your data. If needed, the service ensures repeated opt-outs, providing you with peace of mind and a higher level of protection.
To protect your privacy, removing your data from True People Search is just one piece of the puzzle. You should also check other data broker sites, like Whitepages, Spokeo, and Fast People Search, and remove your information. To better safeguard your privacy and other sensitive data, you can also use a data removal tool like DeleteMe.
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