Opt Out & Data Removal Guide is a website that allows anyone to perform a background check. The website publishes criminal records, contact information, social media accounts, police records, vehicle information, and more. They also offer a deep background check service for a fee. 

This compromises your privacy, exposes you to scams and robocalls, and puts you at risk of identity theft.

Luckily, you can opt-out of easily and quickly by following our step-by-step opt-out guide below. 

It would be smart to check other online data brokers for your records as well. Since data brokers often share data, your personal information is likely on other websites too.

Opt-out process:  5 – 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email

Updated: November 10, 2022

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Step-by-step opt-out guide

Feature image: Public Records

Step-by-step opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

1) Access the opt-out page on Intelius

Opt out of Public Records step 0

The opt-out process is handled entirely by another data broker called Intelius. Go to

You’ll see a page asking if you are an Intelius customer. Select “no.”

2) Search for your record

Opt out of Public Records step 1

If you are from California, select “CCPA deletion” under “what do you want to do.” Otherwise select “public records opt out.”  Enter your first and last name, select your state, and provide a valid email address. Then click “continue.” 

TIP: Use a masked or throw-away email address to prevent the data broker from getting any more of your personal information than they already have.

3) Select your record to remove it

Opt out of Public Records step 2

Locate the correct record and click on “select this record.”

You will see the following message on your screen:

4) Check your email to finish the opt-out process

Opt out of Public Records step 4

Check your inbox for a confirmation email. Open it and click “confirm email” to submit your opt-out request. 

5) Continue your data removal journey

Congratulations! Your record should be removed from within 72 hours. But, if your data was on this website, it could be on hundreds of other data broker websites that operate in the US.

You can find these websites by searching your name online. You might find dozens of records ranging from social media profiles to court records. Once you find these data brokers, you should send individual opt-out requests to each one. 

We also recommend you check back periodically as such records have a tendency to re-spawn over time. Sadly, this means that you may have to repeat the opt-out process on many data broker sites every few months.

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

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