People search websites make your personal information available to the public, and pull up your name, address, and phone number. While this information can be toxic and dangerous in the wrong hands (think ID thieves, marketers, and creeps), some sites, like Spokeo take it to a whole new level. Spokeo pulls in a LOT more data than the average people search website. It will tell anyone with an internet connection your address, phone number, number of family members, email address, birthdate, social networks, wealth, lifestyle, ethnicity, political views, property value, education, and more. The question you have to ask yourself is whether or not you want all of this information available to the public.
Safe Shepherd can get your info out of Spokeo’s database–sign up here and we’ll automatically opt you out
How Do I Remove Myself from Spokeo?
To remove info from Spokeo:
- Locate the listing to remove (for name listings, please select the state, city, then exact profile match)
- Copy the URL (the URL can be found on the top of your browser and should look something like “http://www.spokeo.com/search?q=Smith%20Sample#Sample:1219812367″)
- Visit Spokeo.com/optout
- Paste the URL
- Provide your email address and solve the captcha Code
- Check you inbox for the confirmation email, and click on the link on the bottom to complete the removal process.
How Long Until My Information Gets Removed?
Your directory listing will become flagged and will be removed within 1 business day.