How to Opt-Out of Spokeo

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Spokeo is a widely-used people search and background check service that aggregates personal information from diverse public records and sources. Through its platform, users can access detailed profiles containing contact details, addresses, phone numbers, and personal records. The accessibility of personal data raises substantial privacy concerns. To mitigate these concerns and regain control over your personal information, it's essential to opt-out and remove your data from Spokeo.com. Follow the instructions below to complete the opt out process manually and remove your data from this site.


There are hundreds of data brokers out there selling and displaying your personal information for the public that are constantly being updated with new information.

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How to Opt-Out of Spokeo.com Manually

  1. Go to spokeo.com and search for your record using any combination of your name, email, phone number, and address. Click “Search Now”

  1. Once you have located your record, click “See Results”

  1. Go to https://www.spokeo.com/optout. Scroll down until you see “Opt Out Your Listing from Spokeo. Paste the URL/web address into the entry field by right-clicking the field and selecting paste. Then enter in an email address for the confirmation email.

    IMPORTANT: Whenever you have to contact a data broker, we highly recommend using an aliased email address instead of your own personal email address. Even if the purpose is to opt-out, data brokers have been known to add your email to their marketing lists and databases whenever you contact them. Cloaked offers a seamless service to generate anonymous credentials that work perfectly for this occasion - check them out here!
  2. Copy the URL/web address from the address bar. The URL/web address can be found in the address bar at the top of your internet browser. After highlighting the text, you can right-click and select “Copy”. This will digitally copy the URL so that you can use it in the next step.

  1. Check your inbox for the confirmation email. Click on the confirmation link inside the email to finish the process.
  2. Your data should be removed within 2-3 days. You can check on the status of the removal by visiting your original profile URL.

Continue with data removal from other sites

If you're looking to remove your data from Spokeo.com, there are some other data brokers you'd likely want to get your information removed from. Here are some of the biggest data brokers that may also have your information if your data is available for sale on Spokeo: 

  • Radaris
  • Whitepages
  • Intelius
  • BeenVerified
  • Acxiom
  • InfoTracer
  • TruePeopleSearch

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