US Search Opt Out & Data Removal Guide

US Search is a people search site that collects and sells personal information online. It provides reverse phone lookup and complete background check services to paid users. Records include full names, contact details, property records, criminal records, social network accounts, and other details.

Information like your name, past and current addresses, and family members are available for anyone to see, for free. Just as worrying is that the US Search database feeds your data to several other data broker websites.

This is why it’s so important to remove yourself from US Search. You’ll not only be taking your personal data off this website but many others as well. 

Thankfully, the opt-out process is fairly easy. Just follow our step-by-step instructions below to complete the public records opt-out process for US Search.

You can also send automatic opt out requests to US Search and dozens of other data brokers at a time with Incogni. We’ll conduct regular, repeated removals to make sure your data stays off these databases.

Opt-out process:  5 – 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email

Updated: October 25, 2022

Removing your data from US Search 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 $5.79 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!

Step-by-step US Search opt-out guide

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Step-by-step US Search opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

1) Access the opt-out page on US Search

Opt out of US Search step 1

Go to the US Search opt-out page, enter your first and last name, and select your state from the drop-down menu. Then enter a valid email address and click “continue.”

TIP: Use a throwaway or masked email address to protect your privacy.

2) Select your record for opt out

Opt out of US Search step 2

Find your listing among the search results and click “remove record” to remove the record. Complete the CAPTCHA challenge, if prompted, and click “remove record” again.

3) Check your email

Opt out of US Search step 3

US Search will send you a verification email to the provided email address. Navigate over to your inbox and open the email.

4) Confirm the removal request

Opt out of US Search step 4

Click “confirm email” to submit your opt-out request.

5) Continue your data removal journey

Congratulations on opting out from the US Search website! It may take them a few weeks to remove your listing. During this time, they may contact you to collect further information about your opt-out request.

However, this site isn’t the only one with a personal record on you. There are tons of other sites, including people search sites and other data brokers, that sell or publish your private data online. Thankfully, data privacy laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) protect your right to make these sites stop selling your data.

Not all data brokers have your personal information, however, and there are around 4,000 operating around the globe. To find out which data brokers collect your data, you can do a quick web search for your name and see which sites come up. But many don’t allow their records to appear in search results. So you’ll have to send out blind removal requests to those that operate in your area.

heck 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 send out dozens of opt-out requests at a time and regularly monitor these sites to ensure your data doesn’t respawn over time.

Take your data off US Search 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 $5.79 per month and get: 

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