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. 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 It should only take around 10 minutes to complete, then your data will be removed within 1 business day

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.

Opt-out process:  5 – 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email

Updated: October 4, 2022

Removing your data from AnyWho doesn’t have to be complicated

It’s easy for data brokers to get a hold of your most sensitive information. We believe taking your data off the market should be just as easy! For just $6.49 per month, Incogni automatically sends out dozens to even hundreds of opt-out requests at once*.

Don’t waste any more time opting out one by one. Let us deal with data brokers, so you don’t have to! The first 100 blog readers to use OPTOUT-MARCH23 get an additional 10% discount.

*See the full list of data brokers Incogni covers here.

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Step-by-step AnyWho opt-out guide

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Step-by-step AnyWho opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

1) Access the opt-out page via Intelius

Go to the Intelius opt-out page.

2) Choose what you want to do

Opt out of AnyWho step 1

Under “what do you want to do,” check the “public records opt out” box. If you are a resident of California, also check the “CCPA deletion” box. 

3) Start the opt-out process 

Below, enter your first name, last name, state, and email address. Then click “continue.”

4) Find your listing

Opt out of AnyWho step 2

Find your record, click “select this record,” and complete the CAPTCHA challenge.

5) Confirm your request

Opt out of AnyWho step 4

Intelius will send a confirmation email to the email address you provided. Open the email and click “confirm email” to complete the opt-out process. 

6) 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:

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!

Take your data off AnyWho and hundreds of other data brokers with Incogni

Your data is worth more than oil in the digital age and data brokers are making bank at your expense. Remove and keep your personal information off hundreds of data brokers* with Incogni! Subscribe to Incogni for just $6.49 per month and get: 

  • A fully automated service
  • Removal from the biggest data brokers in the industry 
  • Regular progress reports

The first 100 blog readers to use OPTOUT-MARCH23 get an additional 10% discount.

*See the full list of data brokers Incogni covers here.

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