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

Last Modified Date: Dec 26, 2023

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

Follow the steps in this video or in the article below to delete your personal information from YellowBook.

What is YellowBook?

YellowBook is a search directory for people and businesses. More and more people value their privacy in today’s technology-advanced world where personal information can be used for both good and bad. In order to prevent their private information from being bought and sold to anyone online, individuals are exercising their right opt out of data brokers like YellowBook.

How do I Opt Out and Remove Myself from YellowBook?

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

  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 YellowBook 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 YellowBook Manually?

1) Navigate to the official YellowBook website page here: https://www.yellowbook.com/. Scroll all the way down the page and click the People Search link, found under Search Tools.

How to Opt Out of YellowBook

2) You will redirected to the people search page of YellowBook. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click the Remove My Info link, found at the end of the Disclaimer.

How to Opt Out of YellowBook

3) You will be redirected to a BeenVerified webpage – that is okay. BeenVerified processes opt outs for YellowBook. Enter your first name & last name in the spaces provided, and select the state where you live from the dropdown. Then click the Search button.

4) Find your profile from the results provided and then click the Proceed to Opt Out button.

5) Enter your email address in the request form, complete the security CAPTCHA, and then click the Send Verification Email button.

6) An on-screen notification will appear to confirm your opt out request has been received. You will receive an email to verify of the removal of your personal information.

7) Check your email inbox for the verification email. Open the email message and click the Verify Opt Out button.

8) An on-screen notification will appear confirming your opt-out request from YellowBook.

9) You will receive another email indicating your personal information will be removed from YellowBook in about 24 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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