LexisNexis Opt Out & Data Removal Guide

The LexisNexis opt-out procedure is one of the most difficult to get through. In most cases, you’ll have to meet at least one of these three criteria to be eligible for “information suppression”:

  1. You are a victim of identity theft.
  2. You are a law enforcement officer or public official who is at risk of serious bodily harm or death.
  3. You are a civilian at risk of serious bodily harm or death. 

Simply claiming one of these reasons isn’t enough. You will need to provide supporting documentation such as police reports, a letter from your supervisor, or court protective orders. 

You can also request your data to be removed simply because you do not want it shared. However, removal isn’t guaranteed in this case. 

It can be difficult to deal with complicated data removal processes like this one. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you along the way. You can also skip the hassle altogether and let Incogni remove your data from other websites like LexisNexis automatically. 

Opt-out process: 15 – 20 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email, Phone number, Mailing address

Updated: August 03, 2022

LexisNexis opt-out video guide

How to opt out of LexisNexis and remove your info?

In short:

  1. Access the LexisNexis opt-out page at https://optout.lexisnexis.com/
  2. Read the instructions and click “next.”
  3. Select a reason for opting out and click “next.”
  4. Enter your personal information and click “next”.
  5. Enter your address and click “next.”
  6. Enter your contact information and click “confirm request.”
  7. Save your confirmation number

Keep reading for the full opt out procedure with screenshots.

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Step-by-step LexisNexis opt-out guide

Total Time: 15 minutes

  1. Access the LexisNexis opt-out page at https://optout.lexisnexis.com/

    Opt out of LexisNexis step 1

    Go to the opt-out page and click “next.”

  2. Read the instructions and click “next.”

    Opt out of LexisNexis step 2

    Check through the instructions provided on this page. It includes details such as how to submit supporting documents. Then click “next.”

  3. Select a reason for opting out and click “next.”

    Opt out of LexisNexis step 3

    You need to provide a reason for opting out of LexisNexis. You can select “I do not want my information shared.” For any other reason, you will have to provide supporting documents. 

    If you are a victim of identity theft, you have to submit a copy of a police report that verifies your claim. 
    If you are a law enforcement officer or public official, you have to submit a letter from your supervisor stating that having your data exposed places you at risk of severe bodily harm or death.
    If you do not work in law enforcement but are at risk of harm or death, you must submit a copy of a court protective order, a police report, or any other official document to verify the threat.

    Once you make a selection and submit the necessary documents, click “next.”

  4. Enter your personal information and click “next”.

    Opt out of LexisNexis step 4

    Enter your full name. You can also add your social security number, but as it is very sensitive information, we recommend that you don’t include this information. If you want to remove the data of any other person living at your address, click “add person.” Otherwise, click “next.”

  5. Enter your address and click “next.”

    Opt out of LexisNexis step 5

    Fill out each section of the address form and click “add address” if you wish to or click “next.”

  6. Enter your contact information and click “confirm request.”

    Opt out of LexisNexis step 6

    Enter your preferred method of contact. You can choose phone number, email, or mail. Then click “confirm request.”

  7. Save your confirmation number

    Opt out of LexisNexis step 7

    You will receive a confirmation number. Note it down in case LexisNexis contacts you to follow up or gather more information about your removal request. 

8. Continue your data removal journey

LexisNexis is just one of the thousands of data brokers around the world. These companies often trade and sell data amongst themselves, as well as with individuals and other businesses. 

If you want to take your data off the market to protect your privacy and online security, we recommend removing your personal data from all data brokers. You can do this by looking up your name in a web search engine or finding data brokers operating in your area. 

You can find additional opt out guides for some of the biggest data brokers below:

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Alternative LexisNexis opt-out methods

If you can’t submit your opt-out request using the online form, you may also: 

  • Submit the completed Opt-Out Form by mail to: LexisNexis Risk Solutions Consumer Center, P.O. Box 105108, Atlanta, Georgia 30348-5108 
  • Call their toll-free number at: 888-395-0277. 

For both of these methods, you will need to provide your first name, middle name, last name (include Jr., Sr., III, etc.) as well as your current address including the ZIP code.

FAQ

What is LexisNexis?

LexisNexis is a people search site that was first founded in the 1970s. It is a pioneer in publishing legal documents online. LexisNexis is known for the thorough research they do, providing over 84 billion public records.

These records include personal information such as:
– Names
– Home addresses
– Cell phone numbers
– Landline numbers
– Bankruptcy records
– Lien judgments
– Professional licenses
– Business contacts
– Salary
– Information about family members
– Vehicle registrations
– Property records

LexisNexis offers a premium paid service that uses more than 10,000 sources ranging from public to private, regulated, emerging, and derived data. It is one of the most in-depth and reliable data brokers online, making it a popular tool used by government workers, law enforcement, healthcare, and risk management professionals. 

What does LexisNexis do?

LexisNexis collects, compiles, analyses, and sells personal data records.

They operate in 175 countries around the world and provide data products to government workers, law enforcement, and risk management professionals. 

– They provide products such as:
– Crime analysis
– Contact and locate
– Private investigations
– Identity risk navigator
– Attract commercial
– And more, based on the professional field of the user. 

How long is the LexisNexis opt-out process?

It should take you between 15 – 20 minutes to opt out from LexisNexis. This depends on how many persons you are requesting removal for, how many addresses you want to include, and which opt-out reason you select. 

When will LexisNexis delete my information?

It may take LexisNexis up to 30 days to process your opt-out request. If your data isn’t removed after 30 days, you can reach out to them at 1-800-831-2578 or privacy.information.mgr@lexisnexis.com.

Where does LexisNexis get your data?

LexisNexis collects data from more than 10,000 sources ranging from public to private, regulated, emerging, and derived data. These include local tax and property records, insurance policies, and federal court records.

What happens when you opt out of LexisNexis?

Once you opt out of LexisNexis, your personal information will no longer be available for users to buy. However, it will remain in products regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, restricted public records for law enforcement, and third-party data available through real-time gateways.

Can LexisNexis add my information again, even after they suppress my data?

Yes, although it is not guaranteed either way, your data may show up on their website again after a while. This happens when the new data they collect cannot be matched to previous records they removed. 

It’s the same with most data brokers. This is why we recommend you regularly check back on sites that have already deleted your personal information. You can also avoid the hassle of re-sending opt-out requests by using an automated data removal service like Incogni

Does LexisNexis have the right to sell my data?

LexisNexis does have the legal right to collect and sell your data. However, they are regulated by data privacy laws such as the CCPA, meaning you have the right to make them delete your personal information. 

Should I opt out of LexisNexis?

Yes. With the level of detail LexisNexis provides its users, there are a lot of potential risks to the record owners. This can range from law enforcement bypassing warrants and subpoenas to obtain information for investigations to regular scammers using your data against you

To protect and keep your data private, we recommend removing your personal information from any websites like LexisNexis that publish or sell it online. 

What are the benefits of opting out of LexisNexis?

Opting out of LexisNexis is easy and has many benefits. LexisNexis is a global data broker that collects and sells your data. Opting out helps protect your personal information from unwarranted access by law enforcement, enhance your privacy and reduce the risk of spam, scam and identity theft.

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