Understandably, people may want to remove their information from background check websites. After all, privacy is important – that’s especially true as people can use the data found on these services maliciously. Fortunately, every background check service offers a way for people to remove their information.
How you remove your personal information varies depending on the service you’re using, but generally they all have similar methods. Often the service will provide its own online form for you to fill out and then you’ll have to wait a short period of time (usually 24 hours) for your data to be deleted. Sometimes you have to contact the service’s customer support team directly, and they may even ask for proof (like a copy of your ID) before acting. There are services that can do this work for you – often they also remove your information from marketing lists – but they are less effective as background check services aren’t obliged to remove any data unless it comes from the person directly.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to remove your data from each service individually. However, there are many services owned by the same company meaning that if you remove your information from one service then it will be taken off all of them. The best thing to do is search online for thorough guides that will help you remove your details from every service as efficiently as possible.