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Established in 2015, TruthFinder is one of the best people search websites that can identify anyone’s name, phone number, arrest records, social media profiles, license, and more.
However, as a data broker site, TruthFinder is prone to data breaches and cyberattacks. In fact, 20 million TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate users were exposed in a hacking forum. Email addresses, phone numbers, and passwords were revealed.
Opting out of background check sites is one of the best ways to protect yourself online. This article will discuss how to remove your personal information from TruthFinder.
🔑 Key Takeaways
TruthFinder is part of PeopleConnect, which also holds many background check sites. US Search, InstantCheckmate, and Intelius are all under PeopleConnect.
💡 Did You Know?
All these sites usually use the same opt-out process. To scrub yourself from TruthFinder, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to suppression.peopleconnect.us/login.
Step 3: TruthFinder will send a confirmation email. Check your inbox and Verify Email button.
Step 4: Enter your email address and name. Scroll down and hit Save.
Step 5: Select the Suppression Setting tab at the top of the page. Wait for your listing to appear.
Step 6: Verify if the listing matches your personal data.
Step 7: Choose the Visibility Setting dropdown and select Suppressed.
If you can’t find your listing, select the Identity tab at the top to return to the previous page. Hit the Edit Identity button and enter more information.
Adding more personal information will help locate the listing that matches your profile.
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Besides the website’s opt-out form, there are different ways to remove your info. You can use third-party services or contact the support team to opt out of TruthFinder.
Incogni is a data removal service from the famous VPN service, SurfShark. It serves as a proxy that submits removal requests to data brokers and lets you check on the progress of each opt-out request.
Here’s how to use Incogni:
1. Open your browser and go to Incogni.
2. Click Get Started to create an account.
3. Enter your email address and password.
4. Provide the personal information that’s being asked in the boxes.
5. Choose a plan and enter your payment details.
6. Once done, the site will contact data brokers for you and request the removal of your data from their databases.
7. They will handle all opt-out requests and update you on progress.
Incogni is a subscription-based service that costs $6.49/month for an annual subscription and $12.99 monthly.
💡 Did You Know?
Incogni doesn't just delete your information from specific types of data brokers. It covers many areas, including:
It ensures that your details are removed from all of these sources.
If you’re looking for a free method, you can also send an opt-out request to TruthFinder through email.
You can send a removal request email to [email protected]. Make sure to include the following in the email:
TruthFinder will typically respond within 12 hours. You can use the template of the email provided below:
TruthFinder is helpful when finding people, but it can work the opposite way. It also lets other people see you.
Because of data broker sites like TruthFinder, anyone can have your information at their fingertips with just a quick search. This puts your online privacy at risk.
To remove your phone number, you can open the TruthFinder website. Proceed to the Data Privacy Center and navigate the User Data Tools.
Yes, you can contact Customer Service via phone or online through your Membership Settings.
Yes. One of the best features of TruthFinder is it keeps its users anonymous.
Your email address will not be published.
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