Spokeo: How to Opt Out and Remove Yourself from Spokeo | Step-by-Step Instructions

What is Spokeo?

Spokeo is a data broker that uses a third party to collect public information. Each profile is presented and organized for searching. Their paid users can access complete personal details, while free users have limited viewing access to the people search results. Spokeo’s profile results includes: names, past & present addresses, personal phone & email, social media profiles, court records, family members, and health and wealth records. Follow the steps below to Opt Out of Spokeo.

In today's hyper-connected world where information can be used for both good and bad, more and more people are prioritizing their privacy and choosing to opt-out of people search data brokers like Spokeo to prevent private personal information from being displayed openly and bought and sold to anyone on the Internet.

How do I Opt-Out and Remove Myself from Spokeo?

There are three primary ways to remove your personal information from Spokeo depending on whether you would like to sign up for an automated service or would like to do it yourself manually, or whether you live in California or not. California has the most progressive consumer data privacy laws in the United States, providing residents of California with special privacy protections.

  1. Sign up for Optery's automated opt out and data deletion service. You're busy and your time is extremely valuable - it's worth the few bucks per month to have us do the work for you. Our platform also continues monitoring and removing your profile from dozens of other data brokers on an ongoing basis (on average, your information can be found on 30+ data broker websites). Click here to sign up and get started with a free account.
  2. Submit your opt out manually to remove your name and report from public display on Spokeo using Spokeo's Public Records Opt Out Process. You can do this yourself and it's available to all residents of the United States. Scroll down further to How do I Opt Out of Spokeo Manually?
  3. Submit your California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Data Deletion Request manually. The CCPA Data Deletion Request is only available to residents of California and is a more robust opt out that purges your data as opposed to simply having it removed from public display (as described above). Click here to review Instructions for submitting a CCPA Data Deletion Request to Spokeo (only applicable to California residents).

How do I Opt Out of Spokeo Manually?

1) Go to https://www.spokeo.com/. Choose your search option from Name, Email, Phone, and Address. Enter the details and click ‘Search Now’.

2) Locate your listing and open your profile.

3) Copy the URL link.

4) Go to the Opt-out page https://www.spokeo.com/optout. Paste your profile URL, provide your email address (NOTE: For added protection, we recommend using a disposable email address when interacting with People Search Sites – see our Help article for more info), perform CAPTCHA, and hit the ‘REMOVE THIS LISTING’ button.

5) Check your inbox for the notification email. Open or copy the confirmation URL to complete your opt-out process.

6) The removal of your personal information takes at least 2-3 days. Check their page to confirm the removal of your profile.

Congratulations on completing your opt-out.  However, there are hundreds more people searching sites out there displaying personal information, and they are changing and being updated periodically.  It’s virtually impossible for any individual to stay on top of these data brokers on an ongoing basis which is why we offer our premium service that monitors and removes your profile from dozens of data brokers on an ongoing basis.  We do all the work, you get your time back and more peace of mind.

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