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

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

What is Searchbug? provides a comprehensive suite of online tools and resources designed for finding people. The site has IP address, reverse phone number, and email address verification as well as easy to use search features. Enter a home address, phone number or a name to find people. Businesses can utilize the Searchbug skip-tracing services – using the information you have about a person to find their current location.

If you are concerned about your online privacy, take action and opt out.

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

  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 SearchBug 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 to Opt Out of SearchBug Manually?

1) Navigate to the website here: Scroll down towards the bottom of the the homepage and find the Do Not Sell My Info link and click it.

How to Opt Out of SearchBug

2) A new webpage will open, scroll down to section in the image below and click the SUBMIT REQUEST button to begin your opt out from the Searchbug website.

3) In the Contact form that opens, enter your first and last name, email address, select opt Opt-Out Request from the Reason drop-down. Use Removal Request or Opt Out in the Subject area, and include any relevant information regarding your opt out in the Description. Enter the security code and click SUBMIT.

4) An on screen notification will appear confirming the successful submission of your opt out request.

5) Check you email inbox for an email from The email will contain verification of your opt out and your information will not appear on 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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