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TruthFinder Opt Out & Data Removal Guide

TruthFinder is one of the most popular people search sites on the web. If you’re concerned about strangers gaining access to your personal information, it’s definitely a good idea to opt out.  

The opt-out process is handled by PeopleConnect and should be short and easy (if a little particular). Once you opt out from there, you’ll be automatically opted out from all of the people search sites owned by them. 

PeopleConnect lets you either delete your personal information or add your data to a suppression list. They push the latter, claiming it’s the only way to keep your data from showing up again. On the other hand, allowing so many data brokers to hold your data puts it at an increased risk of data breaches. Ultimately, it’s up to you. We’ll show you how to do both below.

Opt-out process: 10 – 15 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email, Phone number

Updated: March 21, 2024

How to opt out of TruthFinder and remove your info for free

In short:

  1. Go to https://suppression.peopleconnect.us/login and enter your email.
  2. Verify your email by clicking on the link that should now be in your inbox.
  3. Scroll down and click on the “do not sell my personal information” link.
  4. Enter your email in the “right to delete” section and click “delete my user data.”
  5. Check your inbox for another verification email, follow the link to confirm your request.
  6. Follow Steps 6 – 9 in the guide below if you’d like to add your data to the PeopleConnect suppression list.

Keep reading for screenshots and more in-depth instructions.

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Step-by-step TruthFinder opt-out guide

Total Time: 10 minutes

  1. Go to https://suppression.peopleconnect.us/login and enter your email

    Go to https://suppression.peopleconnect.us/login to start your opt-out process. Enter an email address that will likely yield the most search results and click “continue.”

    If there is more than one email address you’d like to remove, restart the process for each one.

    TIP: You might receive an error message while using a VPN. If you do, turn off the VPN and try again. It may take several tries for the system to accept your email address. 

  2. Verify your email

    Check your inbox for a verification email. Open it and click the “verify email” button. 

  3. To delete your data, click “do not sell my personal information”

    TruthFinder Opt Out TBE 1

    If you want to delete your personal information, scroll down and follow the “do not sell my personal information” link. 

    If you prefer to suppress your information (PeopleConnect will keep your information but save your preference to not sell it), skip to Step 6.

  4. Enter your email address and request deletion

    TruthFinder Opt Out TBE 2

    Find the “right to delete” section below, enter your email address again, and click “delete my user data.” 

  5. Verify your request

    TruthFinder Opt Out TBE 3

    Check your inbox for another verification email. Follow the link inside to confirm your request and delete your data.

  6. To suppress your data, enter your date of birth and continue

    step 5 of AnyWho opr out process

    If you would like to add your data to the PeopleConnect suppression list, enter your date of birth, tick the checkbox, and click “continue”. 

  7. Enter your name

    step 6 of AnyWho opr out process

    Enter your full name and click “continue.” You can also add additional names at this stage.

  8. Choose the record you want to suppress

    step 7 of AnyWho opr out process

    Select the record you want to suppress and click “continue.” If you want to suppress more than one record, start a new opt-out process from Step 1 for each one (taking note of the ones you’ve already suppressed).

  9. Select a verification method

    TruthFinder Opt Out TBE 4

    Select an email address or phone number from the drop-down menu, enter the verification code they send you, and click “continue.” 

    Make sure to keep an eye on your inbox as PeopleConnect may send you additional verification emails. 

    TIP: If none of the email addresses or phone numbers on the list are active (or you simply don’t have access to them), send an opt-out request to privacy@peopleconnect.us.

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FAQ

What is TruthFinder?

TruthFinder is a people search site that allows users to access background reports, criminal records, contact details, and more. It’s currently owned and powered by another site called PeopleConnect. 

Despite the level of detail TruthFinder provides, it’s not a Consumer Reporting Agency. Users are warned not to make decisions about consumer credit, employment, insurance, or tenant screening based on the data provided on TruthFinder, as this requires Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance.

Can I remove myself from TruthFinder?

Yes, you can remove yourself from TruthFinder. “All” you need to do is verify your email address with PeopleConnect (another data broker), provide personal details like your date of birth and full name, identify and select your record, request a verification code, and finally opt out.
How long does it take TruthFinder to process my opt-out request?

TruthFinder should process your opt-out request within 48 hours. Clear your cache and check back after this time. If they still haven’t taken down your record, contact their support team via the contact form or by calling (855) 921-3711. 

How long is the TruthFinder opt-out process?

It should take around 10 minutes to complete and submit a TruthFinder data removal request. 

Will TruthFinder sell my data again after I opt out?

If you decide to add your personal information to a suppression list, TruthFinder should no longer sell any data included in the record you suppressed. However, new profiles that can’t be matched to the suppressed record may be added. If you delete your data, new records will likely pop up over time. 

How does TruthFinder get your information?

TruthFinder scrapes data from all over the web, including court records, FBI or local criminal records, social media sites, and other data brokers. The website also completes dark web scans to compile the most in-depth and accurate reports. 

Does TruthFinder have the right to use my data?

TruthFinder and similar websites are completely legal and permitted to collect and sell data. However, they are bound by data privacy laws such as the CCPA. This means that you have the right to make them remove your personal information at any time. 

Though they can collect and sell your personal data, TruthFinder is not FCRA compliant and therefore cannot provide consumer reports. 

Is TruthFinder legit?

TruthFinder is a legitimate background check service that has been accredited by the BBB since 2018. This doesn’t mean that your personal information is safe on this website, however. While the site prohibits the use of personal data for unethical purposes such as stalking, harassment, or other criminal activity, this doesn’t provide any actual protection. 

What does a full report from TruthFinder provide?

A full report on TruthFinder includes information such as:

– Names
– Phone numbers
– Address history
– Social media profiles
– Photos
– Police records
– Arrest records
– Civil judgments 
– Court records
– Mugshots
– Weapons permits 
– Assets
– Relatives
– Birth and death records.

Did TruthFinder have a data breach?

Yes, both TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate (people search sites owned by PeopleConnect) suffered data breaches in 2023. A backup database containing the personal information of 20+ million users, including emails, password hashes, full names, and phone numbers, was compromised and the data leaked.

Does TruthFinder show photos?

Yes, TruthFinder shows photos. If TruthFinder manages to scrape your photo or mugshot from somewhere, it can certainly include it in its profile of you. TruthFinder doesn’t offer reverse image search but does share instructions on how people can find your profile with just a photo of you.

Can you use TruthFinder for free?

Yes, anyone can use TruthFinder for free to look up your basic personal information. For only $28.05 a month, subscribed users can access more detailed personal records containing even more of your data.

Why is TruthFinder free?

TruthFinder isn’t free, but it does offer some personal information on each of the people in its databases without charge as a kind of “teaser.” Access to full reports can cost between $4.99 and $29.73, depending on the services the user wishes to purchase.

Does TruthFinder use your information?

Yes, TruthFinder uses your information. The whole business model of data brokers like TruthFinder revolves around collecting data on often unsuspecting people and then selling access to that data to anyone willing and able to pay. Use our guide to opt out of TruthFinder and put a stop to this.

How do I block TruthFinder?

You can block emails from TruthFinder by marking them as spam in your inbox. Click on “unsubscribe” at the bottom of these emails only if you currently have or previously had a TruthFinder account, otherwise you’re just letting TruthFinder know that your email is active, inviting more spam.

Does TruthFinder notify the person that you looked for them?

TruthFinder claims not to notify people when someone performs a search on them. There’s no way to know if TruthFinder sticks to this policy without exception, but it does make sense that its loyalty is going to be to its paying customers and not those people caught in its data-harvesting operations.

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