Delete your information from the internet & reduce your digital footprint

How to delete most of your information from the internet & reduce your digital footprint.

You and only you are responsible for your safety & security and if you believe the government will protect you, then I have some ocean front property to sell you in Utah. Don’t make easy for the government to spy on you, the criminal element, hackers and others wanting information about you. You can use the below listed links and websites to reduce most of the information available about you and loved ones such as full name, date of birth, age, address, telephone number and a host of other private information. If you’re interested in finding out what’s out there about you, then place a comprehensive background check  order at:



Intelius –

Intelius requires you to scan valid gov’t identification to prove your identity. Intelius claims, they won’t publish your driver’s license but they’ll remove your listing if you submit an ID. Don’t forget to cross out your photo and driver’s license number.

Spokeo –
All you have to do is copy your Spokeo URL and they’ll send you an email to confirm the deletion. Note: Spokeo is only an aggregator, so deleting your Spokeo listing won’t delete your information from the sites Spokeo is pulling from.

Instacheckmate –
If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with any third parties, please email them at or select the “opt out” box on our online forms. (see the video, below)

Archives –
Simply fill out the form and you’re all set.

Simply fill out the form and you’re all set.

Peoplesmart –
Simply fill out the form and you’re all set.

Zabasearch –
Another site from the same people who run Intelius that requires you to fax a copy of your driver’s license to 425-974-6194. Again, remember to cross out your photo and your license number.

Peoplefinders –
Simply fill out the form and you’re all set.

Pipl – Pipl is different since it’s a ‘meta’ site aggregator. From the fine folks at
Unfortunately, since aggregates information from all sorts of places on the web, there are no clear opt-out instructions. They claim that, since the information they gather is public, they reserve the right to display it in their listings without giving users the option of opting out.
This attitude towards privacy just doesn’t seem right. We suggest sending them an email asking to be removed from their search results:
If you wish to delete your BeenVerified Opt-Out account, please send them an email at

Send Been Verified the following information:
1. First & last name with middle initial
2. Aliases & AKAs
3. Current address
4. Age & DOB
Or try out this optout form Then you have to confirm via email. Check out this reddit link for more info.

MyLife – from their privacy policy:
“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 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.”
Yasni is simply a meta aggregator. You must find your other public record listings to get deleted from Yasni. Click here to read Yasni’s privacy page.

Zoominfo –
Zoominfo’s records are organized by email address, so enter your email address in the form and it will pull up any related records. Remember to search ALL of your old email addresses just to be sure.

There is also an option to contact zoominfo to have your information removed:

Spoke –
Another secondary aggregator, Spoke lets you submit data you’d like suppressed through their contact form. They also recommend you directly contact public records sources and get your information protected at the source.

LexisNexis –
LexisNexis allows you to opt out only if you’re a public facing official, an identity theft victim, or facing serious threat of harm or injury. They require proper legal documentation of any of those criteria in order to remove your information. If you meet the criteria, submit your removal request here.

Exphonebook – Watch the video below to see how you can delete your personal info:

Whitepages –

Search for your individual listings, claim them as yourself, and then submit them for removal. The good news is that Whitepages is incredibly quick at removing info – sometimes in under an hour.

To stop collection of information in connection with the use of our products and services, you will need to stop using them. To opt-out of Whitepages mobile app marketing program tracking, click here. To stop collection of browsing information via supporting web browsers, click here. To stop information collection for purposes of relevant online advertising, click here.

USsearch –
Fill out the form and they’ll remove your listing. Of course, they want you to confirm with a photo of your ID. Same rules apply with Intelius/Zabasearch- cross out your photo and ID number.

Radaris –
Simply follow the steps on the removal page above. It can take a while, but they’ve laid everything out you need to remove listings for you or your family.

PrivateEye –
Fill out and mail in this form identical to the Peoplefinders form (the companies are affiliated)

Another site that needs a scanned ID for proof of identity. Fax proof of ID to 516-717-3017 and allow 4-6 weeks for removal.

Acxiom – Opt out of various advertising lists.

PeekYou –
Another secondary aggregator, but PeekYou lets you submit data you’d like suppressed through their contact form. They also recommend you directly contact public records sources and get your information protected at the source.

PeopleLookup – In order for 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 license. If you are faxing a copy of your driver’s license, we require that you cross out the photo and the driver’s license 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.

USA-People-Search –

Plus Address: Go to the Contact page and delete profile

Lookup Anyone:
Fax proof of identity. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver’s license 425-974-6194

Social Networking Many people databases collect personal information about you through Social Networking websites. Changing your settings will help block these search engines from accessing your personal information.

Facebook: Go to Settings > Privacy > and under Who can look me up, Do you want other search engines to link to your timeline?, select Off. If you have family listed, remove them also, under

Linked In:

Go to Settings > Search Privacy > Set “Keep search engines (ex: Google) from showing your Pinterest profile in search results” to off

Google Plus:

Google Plus Privacy Settings:
Go to Google Dashboard:
> Account > Websites autorized to access the account, and see if any are unauthorized
> Profile > Manage sharing of contact info > uncheck In your circles/Have you in circles

If you used to use myspace, no longer do, and never deleted your account, chances are people databases are still crawing your profile page for data. Delete your information or cancel your account (go to! If you no longer have access to your account, fill out this declaration form to get control of your data:

By: Steven David, a retired Federal Agent and a licensed Private Investigator. Nationwide background checks & invetigations.

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