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BackgroundCheck.Run Opt Out & Removal Your Info

BackgroundCheck.run is a data broker that specializes in people search and background check services.

The background checks offered on this website are not compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), so they shouldn’t be used for employment, credit or housing decisions, but there’s nothing physically stopping that from happening.

A free search on BackgroundCheck.run reveals a ton of your personal data. Your name and aliases, current and past addresses and phone numbers, relatives, work history, licenses, and social media profiles are just the beginning of what’s available.

A paid account will reveal even more personal information, including your property records, civil records, and criminal records. Anything that’s ever been a part of the public record is fair game.

It shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to opt out of this data broker, the following steps will help do so as quickly and safely as possible.

Check out our other guides to get your information removed from some of the largest data brokers in the industry. You can also opt out automatically from BackgroundCheck.run and other data brokers with a subscription to Incogni.

Opt-out process:  5-10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email

Updated: October 21, 2022

How to opt out of BackgroundCheck.Run for free

In short:

  1. Search for your listing on backgroundcheck.run
  2. Find and open your listing
  3. Click “Control this profile” to start the opt-out process
  4. Fill in your data, solve the CAPTCHA, and submit your opt-out request
  5. Copy your tracking ID for future reference
  6. Verify your opt-out request

How to opt out from BackgroundCheck.Run with Incogni?

We’ll opt you out of from BackgroundCheck.Run and 170 other data brokers.

  1. Click “Get Started” and Create an account.
  2. Confirm your email address.
  3. Provide your personal details: We need this information to locate your profiles on data brokers’ sites.
  4. Sign the authorization form. This will empower us to opt out on your behalf.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Keep reading for the full opt out procedure with screenshots.

Feature image: Background Check Run

Step-by-step BackgroundCheck.Run opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

  1. Search for your listing on backgroundcheck.run

    Opt out of Background Check Run step 1

    Go to https://backgroundcheck.run. Enter your first and last name, city, and state. Click “search.”

  2. Find and open your listing

    Opt out of Background Check Run step 2

    Find your listing in the search results and click on it to open it.

  3. Click “Control this profile” to start the opt-out process

    Opt out of Background Check Run step 3

    Click on “control this profile” to the right of your personal details.

  4. Fill in your data, solve the CAPTCHA, and submit your opt-out request

    Opt out of Background Check Run step 4-1

    Make sure your profile URL has been auto-filled. Copy and paste the URL from the address bar if it hasn’t.

    Type in your full name exactly as it appears in your profile. Enter your email address, complete the “I’m not a robot” CAPTCHA, and click on “submit opt out request.”

    TIP: Use a throwaway email account or masked email address to protect your personal information.

  5. Copy your tracking ID for future reference

    Opt out of Background Check Run step 4-2

    While Backgroundcheck.run generates the verification email, copy your tracking ID for future reference.

  6. Verify your opt-out request

    Opt out of Background Check Run step 5

    Check your inbox for an email from BackgroundCheck.run. Open it and click on the verification link it contains to confirm your information control request.

7. Continue your data removal journey

That’s all there is to it! Your data should be removed from BackgroundCheck.run within 48 hours of when you clicked that verification link.

The public records that allowed this data broker to create an online profile on you will still be out there, though. There’s no shortage of other companies that collect and sell this kind of data—there are an estimated 4,000 of these data brokers worldwide.

There are hundreds of them in the States alone, and the ones that show up when you type your name into search engines are just the tip of the iceberg. Most prefer to stay in the shadows and even just finding them is a real challenge.

Check out our other free opt out guides or start from these:

If this sounds like too much work, Incogni can handle all the legwork for you. We use a unique algorithm to narrow down the list of likely suspects and then sends out dozens of data removal requests at a time. The process is fully automated and set up to periodically restart each opt-out procedure, so your data stays off these websites for as long as you like.

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Take your data off BackgroundCheck.Run 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.

Subscribe to Incogni for just $6.49 per month and get: 

  • A fully automated data removal service
  • Recurring removal from 170 data brokers (including BackgroundCheck.Run)
  • Regular progress reports

Use REMOVE-YOUR-INFO-SEP at checkout to get an additional 10% discount.

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

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