Delete Your CheckThem Personal Information From the Internet
December 14, 2020
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CheckThem is a data broker, people search engine, and public records search tool that collects personal information and posts it online. They claim that they can give you background checks, marriage records, court dispute records, and other information in less than 60 seconds. While this can provide anybody with some confidence and safety while online dating as one advantage, they also raise some significant privacy problems that are well documented. For example, do you want identity thieves to have a way to find out your personally identifying data from the comfort of their home? Of course not.
If like most Americans, you'd rather not give an intruder easy access to your personal information, you can follow the clearly written out steps of the opt-out guide below for free.
1. Visit the removal form at checkthem.com/optout and locate your profile.
2. Find your result and select it.
3. Copy and Paste your URL from your web browser and add your email to verify your identity. Solve the CAPTCHA and send the verification email.
4. From the email you receive, click on the verification link to confirm your ID.
5. Your listing should be removed within about 24-72 hours, give or take a bit.
6. Verify compliance and do the search again to see that there's no copies of your information on the site.
7. Periodicaly do the search over again to make sure your profile doesn't emerge once again from new data they come across via public records or search spiders or other sources.
Managing your personal internet appearances and reputation like this is a time-consuming, but valuable task that can help you get better jobs, avoid identity theft, reduce your Internet footprint, and reduce your real world risk level. You can always do this yourself of course, but if you don't want to spend the time needed to navigate the CheckThem.com and the many other data brokers' confusing forms, monitor them for compliance, and continuously do searches to ensure that your data is off of these sites, you can instead use a reputable privacy service to ensure that your phone number is removed from the Internet permanently. It is always your choice whether or not to do this, but taking care of your Internet safety can help you out immensely in the long run.
We hope you enjoyed reading this guide and learned something new! Check out our Learning Center to learn more about online privacy and security or consider subscribing to our Online Privacy Service to remove your phone number, name, and address from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo search results and hundreds of data broker sites.