ZabaSearch Opt Out & Remove Your Info [2022] | Incogni

You’ve made the decision to remove yourself from ZabaSearch. Following through on that decision will give you a peak behind the curtain into the interconnected world of data broker sites. You’ll need to opt out of Intelius to get your listing off ZabaSearch.

The good news is that, with the help of our guide, it shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to submit your data removal request to Intelius, and your ZabaSearch listing should be gone within a week. The bad news is that this is just the beginning of your data removal journey.

See our other guides to remove your personal information from some of the largest data brokers in the industry. Or sign up to Incogni to send out dozens of opt-out requests without lifting a finger. Our automated data removal service will deal with these companies on your behalf.

Opt-out process:  5 – 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email

Updated: September 27, 2022

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What is ZabaSearch?

ZabaSearch is a data broker site that offers free people search and reverse phone search services. ZabaSearch is “powered by” Intelius, another data broker. Someone looking you up on ZabaSearch is likely to find basic information like your name, address, age, and at least a partial phone number.

All of this is available to absolutely everyone, completely free of charge and without having to register an account. The ZabaSearch search results are packed full of links to profiles on Intelius, though. Anyone can set up a paid account with Intelius to access much more of your information.

The Intelius people search and background check services linked to on ZabaSearch can include your:

  • Phone numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Location information
  • Court records
  • Criminal records
  • Misdemeanors
  • Warrants
  • Traffic offenses
  • Concealed carry permits
  • Property records
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosures
  • Tax liens
  • Bankruptcies
  • Financial assets
  • Family members & associates
  • Online relationships
  • Social media profiles
  • Dating profiles
  • Online activity
  • Associated websites & blogs
  • Education & employment history
  • Photos

Having this much of your personal data so easily accessible puts you at greater risk of everything from nuisance calls, spam email, and junk mail to targeted scams, harassment, and identity theft.

We recommend getting your data off all other sites and search engines like Intelius and ZabaSearch to protect your privacy. If one data broker has your private information, they all might as well, given how much sharing, trading, and backroom selling goes on.

Step-by-step ZabaSearch opt-out guide

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Step-by-step ZabaSearch opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

1) Navigate to the opt-out page

Opt out of ZabaSearch step 1

To opt out of ZabaSearch, go to the Intelius opt-out form: https://www.intelius.com/opt-out/submit.

2) Choose what you want to do

Opt out of ZabaSearch step 1

Place a checkmark next to what you want to do. Select “public record opt out – remove your name and report from Intelius.” Check “CCPA deletion” as well if you’re a California resident.

3) Search for your listing

Opt out of ZabaSearch step 1

Enter your first and last name and choose your state from the dropdown menu. Type in your email address and click “continue.”

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

4) Find your listing in the search results  

Opt out of ZabaSearch step 2

Identify your listing in the search results and click on “select this record.”

5) Check your mailbox for a verification email

Opt out of ZabaSearch step 3

A verification email will be sent to the email address you provided.

6) Confirm your request

Opt out of ZabaSearch step 4

Check your inbox for an email from Intelius. Open it and click on “confirm email” to remove yourself from ZabaSearch.

Supply:

  • Email

7) Continue your data removal journey

Your personal info should be gone from ZabaSearch within seven days of clicking the “confirm email” link in your email. But don’t stop there! You’ve seen how interconnected these data brokers can be.

Intelius stands behind a few other data broker sites, including People Finder, but all these data brokers are just the tip of the iceberg. There are an estimated 4,000 data brokers operating worldwide. Hundreds of them could be buying, selling, and sharing your personal information right now.

Incogni’s researchers estimate that it’d take you 304 hours to opt out of all the data broker sites that have your personal information. That’s after you find them and not including the follow-up work it takes to keep your data out of their hands.

Alternatively, let our automated data removal service do all the work for you. Incogni will track down your personal information online, send dozens of opt-out requests at a time, and follow up with data brokers to keep your data private.

Alternative ZabaSearch opt-out methods

Zabasearch and Intelius don’t officially support alternative opt-out methods, but you could try contacting Intelius directly at [email protected] or on (888) 245-1655 if you experience any problems with the opt-out procedure above.

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FAQ

How long will it take to opt out of ZabaSearch / Intelius?

It shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to submit an opt-out request to Intelius in order to opt out of ZabaSearch.

When will Intelius delete my information from ZabaSearch?

ZabaSearch promises your information will be deleted from its search results within seven days of Intelius receiving your opt-out request. Clear your browser cache and search for yourself on ZabaSearch a week or more after opting out. If your listing is still there, contact customer support at [email protected] or call them on (888) 245-1655.

How does ZabaSearch get my data?

ZabaSearch states that all the information it shares comes from public records, including court records, county records, and state records. Intelius, the data broker that “powers” ZabaSearch’s results, also draws on unnamed, private databases that may well include information from data breaches.

Can ZabaSearch add my information again, even after they approve my opt-out request?

Yes, ZabaSearch can add your information again even after you’ve successfully opted out. This is a big issue with most data brokers, even those that use suppression lists.

Listings reappear when newly scraped or purchased private info isn’t matched to an opted-out profile. When this happens depends on how often the given data broker updates its databases. Changes to personal details like your name can increase the chances of your listing respawning.

What other companies have my private data?

It’ll take some research on your part to figure out which other companies have your private data. Search for yourself online and you’ll likely find some people search sites with your private info up for grabs.

Not all data brokers are interested in having their profiles show up in web searches, though. To find the ones that prefer to deal in your private data in the background, look into what data brokers are known to operate in your area. This will leave you with a list of likely suspects.

Subscribing to an automated data removal service like Incogni takes care of all this leg work and more.

Does ZabaSearch have the right to use my data?

ZabaSearch and Intelius have the legal right to use your data, but there are limits to what they can do. Data brokers like these are forced to honor data removal requests by laws such as California’s CCPA, Colorado’s CPA, and Virginia’s CDPA.