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Public Information Services: How to Opt Out of Public Information Services | Step-by-Step Instructions

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

What is Public Information Services?

Public Information Services is a website that accesses millions of public databases and consumer records with a simple search using a person’s first and last name. The site provides detailed reports containing up to date information that can include an individual’s personal address and residential history, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, criminal records, financial history, licenses and permits, career information, and more.

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

  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 Public Information Services 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 Public Information Services Manually?

1) On the homepage, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Remove My Public Record” link.

How to Opt Out of Public Information Services

2) Scroll down the Help Center page and locate the form within the Remove My Public Record box. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Age, Current Address, Previous Address (if applicable) and Email Address. Complete the CAPTCHA and click the Verify Information button.

IMPORTANT: Whenever contacting a data broker, we highly recommend using a disposable email address, and NOT using your own primary email address. Data brokers are known to add you to their marketing lists and databases whenever you contact them, even if the purpose is to opt out! For more info on Disposable Emails click here

3) An on screen message will appear to confirm your successful opt-out submission.

4) You will receive an identity verification email from Public Information Services. Reply to the email to verify your removal request.

5) You will receive another email indicating that Public Information Services has removed your profile.

Congratulations on completing your opt-out!

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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