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USA People Search: How to Opt Out of USA People Search | Step-by-Step Instructions

Last Modified Date: Dec 26, 2023

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

What is USA People Search?

USA People Search is a people search data broker that provides information about people like their full names and aliases, ages, names of relatives, current and past addresses, and unlisted phone numbers. The site accesses public records databases and uses advanced search algorithms to obtain personal information. Searches can be performed using a persons location or name.

There are many legitimate reasons why someone would look up information on an individual, but others might take advantage of the information they retrieve from sites like USA People Search and individuals privacy and security may be compromised. Identity theft and phishing scams can result.

How do I Opt Out and Remove Myself from USA People Search?

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

  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 USA People Search 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 USA People Search Manually?

1) Navigate to the USA People Search website here: Scroll down to the bottom of the home page and click the Do Not Sell My Personal Information link.

How to Opt Out of USA People Search

2) You will be redirected to the USA People Search opt out page. Enter your email address, agree to the terms and conditions, and complete the security CAPTCHA. Then click Begin Removal Process.  

How to Opt Out of USA People Search

3) You will need to search for your personal record in order to remove it from the USA People Search site. Enter your first and last name and the city and state where you live in the fields under Name, and click Search.

4) Find your record from the search results that appear. Click the VIEW DETAILS button on your record.

5) On the next page that appears, click the Remove Record button located at the top of your record under your name and age.

6) An on-screen notification will appear asking you to check your email inbox to confirm your opt out request.

7) Check your email inbox and open the email from USA People Search. Click the confirmation link in the email to remove your record.

8) Your opt out request will be confirmed and your personal record will be removed from the USA People Search website within 72 hours.

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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