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PeopleFinders: How to Opt Out of PeopleFinders | Step-by-Step Instructions

Last Modified Date: Jun 25, 2024

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

What is PeopleFinders?

PeopleFinders is a website with a people search engine able to access over 120 billion US public records. Detailed contact information, background information, names of relatives, age, criminal records, and more can be obtained by searching with a name, phone number, email address or physical address.

How do I Delete and Remove Myself from PeopleFinders?

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

  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 PeopleFinders 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 PeopleFinders Manually?

1) Navigate to the PeopleFinders homepage here: In order to opt out of PeopleFinders, you will need to search for your profile URL. Search for your profile URL by entering your First Name, Last Name, and the City and State where you live into the search fields on the PeopleFinders homepage. Then click Search Now.

2) Browse through the results and find your record. Click the View Details button on the right of your record.

3) You will be prompted to click the I understand – please build my report button in order to proceed to the webpage that will have your profile URL.

4) The next webpage that opens will contain information about what is included in a report. Your profile URL will be in the web address bar in the red rectangle in the image below. Copy your profile URL.

5) Then, go back to the PeopleFinders homepage here: Scroll down to the bottom of the homepage and click the Do Not Sell My Personal Information link.

6) In the Manage Your Public Records webpage that opens, click the Next button below the Opt Out Remove my public records from Peoplefinders option.

7) A Manage Your Public Records form webpage will open. Paste your profile URL that you copied in step 4 into field 1. Enter the URL, then enter your email address in field 2. Enter your email address. Complete the security CAPTCHA and click Send Request.

8) A verification notice will appear instructing you to check your email Inbox for an email from PeopleFinders.

9) Open the email from PeopleFinders and click the link to remove your profile.

10) Another Manage Your Public Records webpage will appear. Complete the security CAPTCHA and click Send Request to complete your opt out.

11) Confirmation of your opt out request from PeopleFinders will appear. Your profile 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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