When was the last time you searched for yourself on the Internet? There is probably a lot of accurate information about you floating around the Internet that you didn’t know about, such as your full name, address, phone number, family history, work information, and more.
This information can be available to anyone on people search sites, including scammers, hackers, and people you don’t want to hear about. Tap or click here for instructions on how to remove your information from these dangerous sites.
If you care about your privacy, removing yourself from these sites is a great start. This week on Tuesday, we’ll show you how to remove yourself from PeopleSmart.
Here’s the backstory
Never pay for people finding services. Most of these sites are scams. You may think you’re paying for a single report and find yourself being charged regularly.
And never pay to have your information removed from any site. This process should be provided free of charge.
But be careful what links you click when you opt out of people finder sites. The links they provide are often advertisements that take you to another site that requires payment. We will provide the exact links to remove from these sites in each disclaimer report on Tuesday.
Do you have older relatives who may not know about these sites? Even though you are giving up yourself, why not do the same for them? Just enter their information as you would your own and follow our steps until the end.
Professional data analysis
PeopleSmart allows you to search for professional information about sales, leads and customer acquisition. You can search by name, location, company, title and industry. The site has access to hundreds of millions of records.
PeopleSmart also has the ability to search for more personal data rather than professional data. If you select this option, you will be connected to the partner brand BeenVerified. By the way, BeenVerified also manages the opt-out process for PeopleSmart.
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How to opt out of PeopleSmart
- You will be redirected to the BeenVerified page. Click on Do not sell my information button
- Enter your name and select your state from the drop-down menu, then click Search.
- Select the correct match from the search results and click Go to rejection.
- Enter your email address and click Send an email for confirmation.
- Open the email and click on the link inside. You will be taken to a confirmation page.
- It may take several weeks for your information to be removed from the site.
For customer support, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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