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How to remove your information from Spokeo.com

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What is Spokeo

 

Spokeo is a data broker known to outsource publicly available information to and from other data brokers. Spokeo compiles data from a variety of online and offline sources to create a "report" of your personal information. 

 

  • Updates
  • Contact Info
  • Location History
  • Social Profiles
  • Relatives
  • Personal Details
  • Court Records
  • Historical Records

 

When a member locates your Spokeo profile, they are given the option to "unlock" your profile for a small purchase price. Instantly giving them access to your personal information.

 

How does Spokeo get information?

 

Spokeo receives data from many sources including public records and mailing lists, surveys, social media profiles, and more. Spokeo's database includes standard contact information similar to that offered by other search companies, but we also curate unique data sets.

 

Spokeo states the search 100+ social media sites to collect your information including:

 

 

Read: 11 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Online Privacy

 

Is Spokeo credible?

 

Spokeo is a legitimate information-gathering site. Spokeo takes the hassle out of searching for public information and compiles it into a single profile. Spokeo offers a secure and private way to search for information. Spokeo, like similar services, has been criticized for listing the personal information of unwitting individuals online and making a profit from the exploitation of that data. 

 

In 2012, Spokeo was slapped with an $800,000 fine by the Federal Trade Commission for alleged deception and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Acting as a credit reporting agency triggered the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which includes a list of legal obligations, such as giving consumers a process to challenge incorrect information, for example. Spokeo did not comply with them, according to the FTC.

 

Can I get my info removed from Spokeo?

 

Spokeo addresses listings and provides a complete overview of the property including historical and public records. Spokeo states on their website that they are unable to remove the entire listing. They will, however, respect your privacy and can remove any names that are associated with an address.

 

Read: Best reverse phone number lookup services and how to opt out

 

How do I remove information from Spokeo?

 

To delete your information from Spokeo, search for your listing and then copy the URL. Next, go to Spokeo’s opt-out page. Copy the URL and paste it into the form. To receive the confirmation link and to complete the CAPTCHA challenge, you will need an email address. You must click the link in your email.

 

This is how you can opt out of the site:

 

  1. Search for your details on the platform and then copy the URL that leads directly to your information.
  2. Navigate to Spokeo opt-out page and then paste the copied URL to the text box that appears.
  3. In the second text box, you should enter an email address. The email address is asked for so that you can receive a confirmation link from the same.
  4. After all, that is done, then click on the button ‘Remove this Listing.’

 

If you find your information is still on their website after they have agreed to remove it, contact their customer service at 1 (877) 913-3088

 

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How do I stop my name from appearing on Google?

 

You can prevent your name from appearing in search results from these places by making sure that your profiles aren’t visible to search engines. Make sure all social media profiles are private. If your profile was public already, it is too late.

If your information is active on Spokeo.com it typically means it was scrapped from another people-search website across the web. To learn more about protecting your online privacy, contact NewReputation today.

 

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