How To Delete Your InstantCheckmate Listing
October 9, 2020
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InstantCheckmate is San Diego based public records and people search engine that gives you the ability to perform online background checks by searching for names and various other bits of personally identifiable data. They give you access to all kinds of personal records and data files such as criminal records, arrest records, addresses, real age, and known aliases along with other personally identifying information. It is often advertised as a way to find potential sex offenders when online dating, which is always a concern when you go up to a bar to meet a total stranger. These types of firms are always a mixed bag as they do provide some tools to protect people such as giving you a way to find out if somebody in your life has a criminal record or has other potential concerns. But they of course also can potentially give stalkers, cybercriminals and identity thieves, personal enemies, and others the information needed to rob you, attack your house and family, and more. It is no wonder that an increasing number of Americans are using reputable VIP privacy services to keep them and their families safe.
If you wish to remove your data account from InstantCheckmate and cancel the unwanted service for free, follow this handy set of steps.
1. Go to their opt-out forms at instantcheckmate.com/opt-out and search for your listing.
2. Click on the record removal button.
3. Enter your email and perform the CAPTCHA.
4. Wait for the verification email (usually within 72 hours) and follow any extra instructions there.
5. Check that the data has been removed and run the search again to make sure that there are no other copies of your data on other areas of their website.
6. Monitor the site and periodically do the same steps over again as their public records sources could end up with duplicates of your data elsewhere on the site.
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, and reduce your Internet footprint, and 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 InstantCheckmate 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.