Privacy Alerts - Online Opt-Out

Seek and destroy: 13 more databases

You can't get out of ALL the major databases with email requests. In fact, some of the most important databases won't even read your email. Lucky for you, we'll take the time to walk you through every website that allows you to opt out online.

With any of these websites, if you search your name or phone number and nothing returns, then you are not in their database (that's a good thing). If this is the case, you can go to the next one on the list.

Company Name Website Information Required of Customer
555-1212.com Link Full name, telephone number, address, email address
Address.com Link Removal reason, first name, last name, e-mail address, country, phone
AnyWho by AT&T Link

First, you need to find out online if the number is in the database. ; then you can call to remove the number (you need to call from the phone number, and the call cannot be blocked - *82)

If your number was on the Anywho by AT&T database, you will need to call them from the phone number you want removed.  You need to call from the same number that you want removed and you need to have your call blocking off (you can do this by pressing *82).

Acxiom Link Select "US Consumer Opt Out" at this link.   Fill out the form on the site and they will mail you an opt out statement. 
ChoicePoint Direct Marketing Link Name, address, email address, phone. Allows opt out of email, phone, and mail solicitation [check the box(es) of what you want]
DA Plus aka Directory Assistance Plus Link First name, middle initial, last name, address, phone number    
FoneCart / InfoUSA Link Full name, address, phone number.
Google PhoneBook Link Name, city, state, check box for removal reason
Switchboard / Dogpile White Pages Link Removal reason, first name, last name, email address, address, and phone number
MetaCrawler / WebCrawlers / InfoSpace White Pages Link Perform the search first.  If you have a listing, click on the name then click the Update / Remove link to the right of the listing.  IMPORTANT: After you fill out your information, click the "REMOVE" icon to right NOT the "UPDATE" icon at the bottom (tricky devils!).  To verify your request, InfoSpace will send an email message to the address you provided. Once you verify your submission, the listing will be deleted from their White Pages Directory, generally within 48 hours.
Phone Number / White Pages Link Removal reason, first name, last name, email address, address, and phone number
Super Pages
Aka Verizon
Link Removal reason, first name, last name, email address, address, and phone number
Yellowbook.com / WorldPages.com Link Select "Delete your residential Internet listing"
Removal reason, first name, last name, email address, address, and phone number.
Zoominfo Link Visit website.  Search your name under people search, then click on the "Forward" link at the top of your profile, your given email address needs to match their email address for you (if the site has it available), fill out the required opt out information and mail the forward to remove@zoominfo.com.

Ahhh, that was 13 databases you just removed yourself from. Great work!

You're more than halfway done. Now let's get to the databases that make it harder to get out...

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Comments

martin

December 19, 2007 at 3:03 PM

wow, that's so many companies. incredible.


Cheryl

January 15, 2008 at 6:35 PM

I found an opt-out page for US Search records. They are huge and have everyone. I use them myself at times for work and personal business. They have never failed me. This has all your information and I mean ALL of your information. Current, past, good, bad, vital statistic information, property, jobs, you name it. It's almost like a lexis nexis. Here is the link and the address you have to write to:

http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/commerce/about/faq.jsp#q31

How do I remove myself from these records?

US Search does not maintain or control the records. However, we can block your records from being shown in many, but not all, of our search results. To do so, you should contact us by writing a letter giving us your:
First Name
Last Name
Middle Initial
Aliases and A.K.A.'s
Complete current address
Complete former addresses going back 15 years and
Date of Birth - including month, day and year


Send this letter to:
Opt-Out/US SEARCH.com Inc.
600 Corporate Pointe, Suite 220
Culver City, CA 90230

This information will be kept confidential


Tom

February 26, 2008 at 11:12 AM

The first link is broken: 555-1212.com


ciarrai walsh

March 16, 2008 at 2:16 PM

address.com claims to not have my information, however; when I do the search for it says it has 2 addresses. I did try to put in both (and only addresses)and still get the notification that they do not have a record of it. BS


Dewey

March 18, 2008 at 6:46 AM

Very crafty they are!

If you read the privacy policy, they want your SSN (check paragraph 7) in order to process your opt-out. However, in their FAQ, they don't require it.


555-1212.com

March 19, 2008 at 6:37 AM

555-1212.com has changed their policy. They now no longer offer the option of opting-out...push it off onto the phone companies now: http://p1.555-1212.com/support/faq/faq-viewer.555?a=001&h=Privacy%20Questions%20and%20Answers

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