“people search”

How to remove yourself from BeenVerified.com

You probably haven’t heard of people search websites, but they know a whole lot about you.  Also called “data brokers,” these websites make a business of collecting, publicly sharing, and selling your personal information on the Internet. In this post, I’ll show you how to delete personal information from one of the largest people search […]

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 […]

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

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Who is searching for you? MyLife.com sued for deception

“Who’s searching for you?” MyLife.com asks this question to every visitor of its site, and according to a lawsuit filed in California on February 3, 2011, it lies about the answer.  For example, one victim cited in the complaint allegedly registered as “sfsf sdgfsdgs,” then received an email from MyLife.com saying that seven people were […]

This pretty much sums up how we feel about people search sites

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