Opt-Out Guide For PeopleLooker Search Engine
November 16, 2020
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PeopleLooker is a data broker, people search engine, reverse phone number lookup, and address public records search tool that collects personal information and posts it online. They claim that they can give you many types of personal data that's unavailable on Google, not just personally identifying information but also court records, criminal reports, and much more. To be fair, these kinds of sites can sometimes provide some advantages when it comes to finding out information before your Bumble date as one example. But these kinds of sites also raise some significant privacy problems that are well documented. For example, do you ever want identity thieves to have a way to find out your personally identifying data from the comfort of their home? Of course not: these kinds of things are major concerns for most people. There's many more problems with having your personal information online than just this.
If like most American citizens you'd rather not give a potential burglar easy access to your personal schedule and other data, you can follow the clearly written out steps of the removal guide below. And good news, we give this for free.
1. Go to their opt-out form at https://www.peoplelooker.com/f/optout/search and search for your profile. Note that you'll be redirected to a 3rd party data broker provider from there.
2. Search and locate your listing and click the arrow to the right of it to highlight it and proceed.
3. Enter an email address and solve the CAPTCHA to prove you're not a robot.
4. Wait for the verification email and click the confirmation link to remove your phone number.
5. Wait 24-72 hours and verify compliance and do the search again to see that there's no copies of your information on the PeopleLooker.com website.
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 PeopleLooker.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.