What is TruthFinder?
Truthfinder claims to be one of the most popular people search sites among US residents. They collect millions of data points from different public record sources, government sources including census records, court dockets, county arrest records, and social media profiles. Truthfinder was founded in 2015.
Truthfinder sells your information on a monthly subscription basis. Data buyers can check back regularly to monitor the status of your profile.
Key Features of Truthfinder:
- Background checks – including your first name, last name, age, date of birth and contact information.
- Education and employment records – including your educational background and full employment history
- Social status – including marriage and divorce records, business partners, possible photographs, dating status, social media account
- Location History – possible neighbors, Census data, past and present addresses, local demographic data.
- Assets and Liability – including bankruptcies, mortgages, acquired properties, liens and property taxes.
- Criminal records search – including the location of both the crime and the arrest, description of the offense and date of the offense, sex offenders, prison and parole details, felonies, mugshhots, traffic offenses, court name and case number.
- Dark web scan – they provide more detailed information such as bank account numbers, drivers license, debit and credit cards, social security numbers, debit and credit cards, passport numbers and medical identification numbers.
- Family tree – relatives and acquaintances.
- Blogs, website and news histories
- Phone book – phone records history
- Weapons permits
- Reverse phone lookup – Truthfinder has the ability to search and sell consumer phone numbers
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 TruthFinder 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 TruthFinder?
There are three primary ways to remove your personal information from TruthFinder 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.
- 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.
- Submit your opt out manually to remove your name and report from public display on TruthFinder using TruthFinder'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 TruthFinder Manually?
- 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 TruthFinder (only applicable to California residents).
How do I Opt Out of TruthFinder Manually?
- Navigate to the TruthFinder opt out page,https://www.truthfinder.com/opt-out/ enter your first name, last name, and state. Then, enter your email. Note: When filling out the form, for privacy purposes, we recommend using a backup, temporary, or one-time use email address, and NOT using your primary email address. See our Help article for more info.
2. Scroll through the results, locate your profile listing, then click “Remove This Record” Solve the captcha then click done.
3. You will see a confirmation email instructing you to check your email for the confirmation message. Be sure to check the email inbox for the email address you used to submit the opt-out request.
4. Locate the email in your inbox, and you must click “Confirm Email” for your opt-out request to be valid.
5. After clicking the email confirmation, you will receive a confirmation success message.
Congratulations on completing your opt-out. However, there are dozens 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.