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How to remove personal information from the Internet

Privacy is becoming scarce on the internet these days. The majority of applications and websites have been collecting your personal information and even location once you log in.

Your personal information is exposed to the Internet.

Consider how many times you post on social networks. Think about all the online accounts you have created and never used.

All sorts of sensitive information are available about you on the internet. This includes, but isn't limited to:

  • Full name, phone number, education history, physical address
  • Security questions
  • Login details and bank account number
  • Information about your health
  • Social security number
  • Health insurance data
  • Identification details

Fraudsters can create strong data profiles by gathering information through public sources (like your social networks profiles), from the largest and most recent data brokers, and even from data breaches!

An online database with more than 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers, and names was exposed and used to send spam or phishing messages.

You’re making yourself a target for hackers who will always somehow find a way to make use of that your personal information for their own benefits.

Even when you’ve made your transactions a long time ago, it doesn’t mean that details you’ve about your credit card or bank account are necessarily gone. There will be traces and this is the part that most of us have been taking for granted.

Identity thieves lurk everywhere trying to steal your personal information. One company after another is being forced to admit customer data has been lost or stolen.

How are you at keeping your personal information under wraps?

Some of these high-profile incidents were the result of trivial mistakes that could have happened to anyone, including you.

This is the right time to erase your personal information from the Internet.

How to remove personal information from the internet & public data sources for free?

Your information can be removed directly from websites

First, make sure to check with your cell phone provider or phone company to ensure you aren’t listed online. If you are, they will remove your name.

You will need to contact the webmaster for each site individually if you wish to delete a forum post or embarrassing blog post you made back in the day. To find the correct person, you can look in the About us and Contacts sections of the site. Or go to whois.com to search for the domain name that interests you. You will find contact information for the person you need to reach.

whois search

Private website operators have no obligation to remove your posts. When contacting these websites, be polite and explain why you would like the post to be removed. They will likely follow up and take it down.

Find all accounts linked to your email

The number of steps required will depend on which email account you have.

Sign in to your account to find the option to delete or close it. If you wish to reactivate an account, some accounts will remain open for a limited time.

To find all accounts linked to your email, start with a Google name search.

Websites with personal information can be removed

You can request a legal deletion from Google to have any sensitive information, such as your Social Security number or bank account number, removed by the webmaster of the website where it was posted.

Google may require you to use its legal power to remove your personal data from a site that is not cooperating.

Although the removal process can take time and is not always successful, it's your best option if you're in an extremely vulnerable position.

Google removal tool

Removing outdated search results

Google's URL removal tool is handy for erasing websites that have been removed from the source.

Let's suppose you have a website that contains information about you. This could be your former employer's personnel page. It may have been there for months after you changed jobs. You contact them to request that they DeIndex the page. Although they do update the page, you still see it in search results when you Google your name. This is despite the fact that your name is not listed anywhere when you click on the link. This means that Google has cached the old page.

remove outdated search results

This is where the tool comes in. Send the URL to Google. It will update its servers and delete the cached search result. This will remove you from the page. Although it is unlikely that Google will delete the cached information, for reasons there are still ways to get rid of as much of your online presence.

Where could an identity theft access your personal information?

Identity theft is when a criminal impersonates you and used your name, credit card numbers, driver’s license number, bank accounts, or any other piece of personal information for their fraudulent purposes.

We have listed removal guides on some of the most popular data brokers. Removing your information for free takes a lot of time and effort. If you value your time you should hire NewReputation to remove content online.

By gaining your identity, they’re able to access your personal details and use the information to obtain credit, shop online, or make fake accounts using your name. 

Read More: 11 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy

Why is it important to keep personal information private:

  • Anyone can use your name
  • Take out loans
  • Cyber Stalking
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Spam your email account
  • Visit your home

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We will conduct a reputation analysis consisting of your current online profiles, web reach, and sentiment toward your brand. 

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    • Online reviews
  • Court documents
  • Revenge porn
  • Personal information

This information can cause havoc on your reputation. You may be stalked at home or harassed at work in the worse can scenarios. Why leave this up to chance? You should take back control and delete yourself from the Internet with NewReputation. This reduces your digital footprint and keeps the information you want private offline. 

NewReputation can remove your personal information from the internet. We will provide an expert evaluation, timeline, and cost estimate. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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