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Telephone Directories: How to Opt Out of Telephone Directories | Step-by-Step Instructions

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

What is Telephone Directories?

Telephone Directories is a people search engine. Users can anonymously search over 500 million public records for the phone numbers, location history, birthday, names of family members, email addresses and home addresses of individuals on the Telephone Directories website.

If you are concerned about your personal information being exposed on sites like Telephone Directories, learn how to opt out and remove your data by following the step-by-step opt out instructions provided below.

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

  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 Telephone Directories 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 Telephone Directories Manually?

1) Go to the Telephone Directories website here: Opting out of Telephone Directories requires you to search for your personal profile URL. Begin your search by entering your first and last name or phone number, and the city and state where you live, or your zip code into the search fields and click Search.

2) Find your profile from the search results and click the SEE RESULT button.

3)Ā Your detailed personal profile will be displayed. Copy your profile URL from the web address area (your profile URL is in the red rectangle in the image below).

4) After you have copied your profile URL, stay on the page and scroll all the way down to the bottom. Find the trash can icon with the Removal link located on the bottom right of the page and click it.

5) The Telephone Directories record removal page will appear. Paste your copied profile URL from Step 3 into the removal box and click Removal.

6) After the Removal button is clicked, confirmation of the successful removal of your profile from the Telephone Directories website will be displayed.

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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