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In this post, we’ll cover what is and Step-by-Step instructions on How to Opt Out of

What is is an online service providing background checks on just about anyone in the United States. Find court cases, personal assets and contact information using the FreeBackgroundCheck site technology that can search through billions of records to find the personal information about millions of individuals. Property addresses, vehicle license plate information, and arrest warrants are among some of the detailed information people and phone number searches retrieve.

Optery offers scan and removal services for your exposed private information. We cover more than 200 data broker sites where you can find your personal information exposed. You can sign up for a free Exposure Scan and receive tools you can use to remove your information, or you can upgrade to one of our paid subscription plans and let our Opt Out Agents help you with the removals.

If you are concerned about your personal information being exposed on, follow the Step-by-Step instructions on How to Opt Out of provided below.

How do I Opt Out and Remove Myself from

Currently, there are three ways to remove your personal information from data broker sites like

  1. Sign up for Optery's automated opt out and data deletion service. Our service will monitor and remove your profile from dozens of data brokers on an ongoing basis. Click here to sign up and get started with a free account and to learn about our automated service plans.
  2. Remove your personal information from by following the steps outlined below. Optery provides guides with step-by-step opt out instructions for many other data brokers here.
  3. If you are a resident of California, you can opt out of data broker sites that follow the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) law. Click here to review Instructions for submitting a CCPA Data Deletion Request.

How do I Opt Out of Manually?

1) Go to the FreeBackgroundCheck homepage here: and scroll down to the bottom. Find and click the PRIVACY POLICY link.

How to Opt Out of

2) The Privacy Policy will open. Click on the Opt Out tab at the top of the Privacy Policy. Once you click the Opt Out tab a Do not Sell my Personal Information form will appear. Enter your first and last name, select the state where you live from the drop down options and then enter the city where you live. Click SUBMIT.

How to Opt Out of

3) Browse through the search results and locate your record. Check the box under the Select Record column for your record and then click the Remove Data button.

NOTE: You may find more than one record containing your personal information. You may remove your records one at a time. Continue following the opt out steps through Step 5.

4) In the form that appears enter your email address and the reason for your opt out. Complete the security CAPTCHA and then click Submit.

5) A message will appear instructing you to check your email to confirm your opt out request.

NOTE: If you found more than one record containing your personal information, click Back to Result and repeat steps 3, 4, and 5.

6) Check your inbox for an email from Open the email and click on the click here link to complete your opt out.

7) Confirmation of your successful opt out request will appear. Your personal information will be removed from the website.

You have taken a simple, but important step towards reclaiming your privacy.  However, there are hundreds of People Search Sites out there displaying peoples’ personal information. They are constantly changing and being updated.  It’s nearly impossible to stay on top of these data brokers which is why we offer our premium service that monitors and removes your profile from dozens of data brokers continuously.  We do all the work. You get your time back and more peace of mind. Bonus tip: if you’re a business owner worried about the security of your employees, we also have Optery for Business.

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