AnyWho Opt Out & Data Removal Guide
While useful in some ways, data broker sites like AnyWho can be a huge threat to your online privacy and security. These websites form intricate networks that spread your personal information far and wide on the internet.
AnyWho.com is a people search site that allows users to find people, places, and businesses, using the Yellow Pages, people search, and reverse phone lookup services. While it provides only basic information such as your address and phone number, it also displays links to Intelius, which owns and operates AnyWho. On Intelius, users can find far more detailed personal profiles.
Your online activity, relatives and relationships, court records, financial information, and more can fall into the hands of perfect strangers for only a small price. Not only does this lead to nuisance robocalls and spam mail, but also serious risks such as phishing, scams, identity theft, and online harassment.
Thankfully, you can remove your data from both AnyWho and Intelius by completing the online removal request form on PeopleConnect, another data broker. The process requires you to enter some personal information, which the data broker might then keep and use. The privacy benefits of removing your record from these sites probably outweigh this drawback, however.
Follow our instructions below and check out our opt-out guides for some of the other major data brokers to get your personal information off the market. You can also subscribe to Incogni and let us remove your listing from AnyWho automatically.
How to opt out of AnyWho and remove your info?
- Click the ‘do not sell my info’ link at the bottom of AnyWho.com
- Access the user data tools
- Provide an email address
- Verify your email
- Enter your date of birth
- Give your name
- Select your record
- Verify your identity
Keep reading for the full opt out procedure with screenshots.
How to opt out from AnyWho with Incogni?
We’ll opt you out of from AnyWho and 170 other data brokers.
- Click “Get Started” and Create an account.
- Confirm your email address.
- Provide your personal details: We need this information to locate your profiles on data brokers’ sites.
- Sign the authorization form. This will empower us to opt out on your behalf.
- Complete the checkout process. The monthly cost for the annual subscription is $6.49. You can apply the coupon code REMOVE-YOUR-INFO-SEP for a 10% discount, which is only applicable to the annual subscription.
- You’re done!
Why does Incogni use a subscription model? Data brokers re-scrape and re-add your information after we remove it. The best way to keep your info off their sites is to automate recurring removal requests.
Step-by-step AnyWho opt-out guide
Total Time: 5 minutes
Go to AnyWho.com, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the “do not sell my info” link.
Access the user data tools
You’ll be redirected to Intelius’ data privacy center. Click on “view public data tools,” scroll down and click “manage my suppression rules.”
Provide an email address
In order to identify your record, provide the email address most likely to be associated with your name. Usually, this would be the email account you use to register online accounts. Then agree to the terms and conditions and click “continue.”
Verify your email
Check your email inbox for an email from PeopleConnect. Open it and click “verify email.”
Enter your date of birth
Enter the month, day, and year of your birth, agree to the terms and conditions, and click “continue.”
Give your name
Provide your first, middle, and last names. Tick the box to confirm that this is your legal name and click “continue.”
Select your record
You may see several records matching the information you’ve provided. Choose the one that belongs to you and click “continue.” In case there are multiple records under your name, complete the process again for each one.
Verify your identity
Choose your preferred method of verification from the drop-down menu. Depending on your choice, you’ll receive a verification code either via email or SMS. Enter this code on the next page to finalize the process.
9. Continue your data removal journey
With that, you have successfully opted out of AnyWho and Intelius. If your online privacy is important to you, however, this won’t be enough.
Just like AnyWho and Intelius, many other data broker sites are interconnected and share data with each other. If one site has your personal information, many others probably do as well. And there are hundreds of data brokers in the US alone.
To find which of these companies deal with your data, you’ll have to do a little research. Look yourself up online for starters. Most people search sites that have your information should show up. Then research data brokers active in your area to find those that won’t show up by searching your name alone.
Follow our other opt-out guides to help you on this journey. Or you can start from these 10 guides:
- NJ parcels Opt Out
- Radaris Opt Out
- Innovis Opt Out
- Public Records Now Opt Out
- BlockShopper Opt Out
- Background Alert Opt Out
- Addresses.com Opt Out
- WhitePages Premium Opt Out
- GoLookUp Opt Out
- Delete Ancestry account data
- People Search Now Opt Out
- InfoTracer Opt Out
- Zoominfo Opt Out
- Intelius Opt Out
- MyLife.com Opt Out
- Instant Checkmate Opt Out
- Peoplefinders Opt Out
- Spokeo Opt Out
- PeopleLooker Opt Out
- Search People Free Opt Out
- PeekYou Opt Out
- FamilyTreeNow Opt Out
It might be a bit time-consuming, but your privacy and security are well worth the effort! If you don’t have enough time to dedicate to this yourself, try Incogni. Our fully automated data removal service handles the entire process on your behalf. We will keep your personal information off AnyWho and other data broker sites without you having to lift a finger!