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Why do I need to renew DeleteMe?

Your information is always re-populating and reappearing on Spokeo, White Pages, Been Verified, Intelius. Renew DeleteMe.   Back in 2012, we published an article about why our DeleteMe service is a recurring subscription, why it’s recommended that you always renew DeleteMe, and it’s not simply a 1-time thing. Now it’s 2018, there’s more data brokers and people […]

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Why DeleteMe is a subscription service and not a 1-time thing

We get a lot of questions from customers about why DeleteMe is a subscription and not a 1-time sweep of deletions.  The reason is quite simple: your personal information often repopulates once we remove it.  A simple way of thinking about it is that your DeleteMe operator removes your record, but new information is generated […]

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When delete means delete: the inside story of our FTC complaint against BeenVerified.com

You’ll need some background on our DeleteMe service for the following post to make sense:  our service deletes your personal information from many of the largest people search websites that list it.  These are sites like Intelius.com, Spokeo.com, and WhitePages.com.   We monitor your personal information online to ensure that it doesn’t return, and we […]

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Sticking it to the people search sites

Tell us if this situation sounds fair to you:  dozens of websites you’ve never heard of are publicly displaying and selling your personal information–your address, phone number, email address, family members, etc.–and profiting off it. The companies selling your personal info don’t ask you first if it’s okay, and you don’t make any money from […]

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How people search sites (a.k.a. data brokers) get your information

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