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PeopleBackgroundCheck: How to Opt Out and Remove Yourself from People Background Check| Step-by-Step Instructions

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

What is PeopleBackgroundCheck?

PeopleBackgroundCheck is a public records background check service website. Phone numbers, address history, property records, names of relatives, bankruptcies, criminal history, date of birth, death records, full names and aliases, liens, divorce and marriage records, and professional history are sourced from over 800 million records on 300 million people. Anyone can search on the PeopleBackgroundCheck for an individual and see detailed personal information about them.

How do I Opt Out and Remove Myself from PeopleBackgroundCheck?

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

  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 PeopleBackgroundCheck 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 PeopleBackgroundCheck Manually?

1) Navigate to the PeopleBackgroundCheck homepage here: Opting out of PeopleBackgroundCheck requires finding your profile URL. You will need to search the PeopleBackgroundCheck site for your profile URL. In the FIND PEOPLE search area, enter your first and last name. Select your name from the list that appears. Your search will begin automatically.

2) Browse through the search results and locate your profile. Click on your name.

 3) Your personal profile page will be displayed. Copy your profile URL from the web address bar as indicated in the image below.

4) Return to the PeopleBackgroundCheck homepage here: Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the homepage and click the Do Not Sell My Info link.

5) Paste your profile URL from Step 3 into the Profile URL field on the Opt Out of form that opens. Then, enter your full name and email address and click SUBMIT OPT OUT REQUEST.

6)  Confirmation that your profile removal request has been received will appear. PeopleBackgroundCheck will email you a verification link to complete your opt out.

7) Check your inbox for an email from PeopleBackgroundCheck. Open the email and click the link provided.

8) Confirmation of your opt out request will appear. Your personal information will be removed from the PeopleBackgroundCheck 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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