What Does People Search Now Do?

People Search Now is a composite reports solution; consumers enter basic details about another and obtain a long list of associated information about their target. A name and location are enough to garner access to a lot of information about a person; histories of bankruptcies, liens, judgments, criminal records, and more are available within People Search Now's reports.

The information displayed within a People Search Now report comes from public sources; the data is sharable between entities and corporations, and a significant amount of the data may also need to be corrected. The accuracy of people search websites is never guaranteed. Some consumers may desire their information to be changed for accuracy, but in most cases, it's better to opt out.

How Can I Remove My Name From People Search Now?

People Search Now has no requirements to opt out of their public searches; the methods below cost nothing and do not require account creation. Additionally, the procedures can be completed with an accessible substitute email. Alternative phone numbers and emails are the best way to preserve personal and professional cybersecurity.

Notably, the procedures below have respective requirements. "Emailing" and writing to the offices require a "profile URL" for a successful opt out request. A "profile URL" is the link associated with the record you want to be suppressed. The steps for obtaining a profile URL are outlined below in the People Search Now Opt Out Form passage.

People Search Now Opt-Out Preliminaries

Opting out of People Search Now's public searches is simple, although there are manufactured pitfalls. Unlike other people search websites, calling People Search Now results in an automated redirection to the online form; "emailing" consists of using their in-browser messenger because they do not have a public privacy email; mailed requests are commonly rejected without a URL link. The only public way to reach their customer service team is by messaging them through the in-browser form (2023).

Calling Results in a Redirection

Consumers cannot remove information from People Search Now by calling. On the People Search Now contact page, and at the bottom of many of their web pages, is the phone number 1-(313)-484-4789; no other public numbers are associated with their customer support team. There is no option for a live agent. If the consumer presses 1, they are read an automated message redirecting them to the bottom of the main page. This is where consumers can access the "Do Not Sell My Information" form, described below.

How We're Opting-Out of People Search Now: Step-by-Step

Use the People Search Now Opt-Out Form Online

People Search Now's opt out form picks up a profile URL from its internal process. Consumers wanting to "email" or physically write to the offices must pick up this URL by navigating the search system. It may be easier for consumers to opt out through the online form, regardless, written request options are demonstrated below.

Step One

To start, open the People Search Now Remove Your Record form in a new browser tab. The main page has important information about the process, but what interests us is farther down the page.

Step Two

Scroll to the permissions section, then check the two "Terms" agreements. Next, enter an accessible (preferably alternative) email address into the space provided. Solve the CAPTCHA, and click "Opt Out My Info".

Step Three

The page will refresh immediately, sporting a people search bar. Note the italicized words below the bar, indicating to perform a search. In the shot below, this section is highlighted in yellow. When ready, enter the basic information starting with name and state.

Step Four

The results page will list all possible results for the databases People Search Now has access. Locate the record associated with your information or data you want to be suppressed. Note the orange names to the left are static and contain no links. When the correct profile is found, click the "View All Info" button on the left. This does not cause the user to create a new account.

Step Five

The next web page will show a large red button that reads "Remove Record". Click the button. This will prompt the user to look at their email and wait for a verification email from People Search Now. They say it can take a few hours for their emails to arrive.

Step Six

In our case, the response was immediate. An email from (not a public email address and likely unwatched) gives an automated response to the inquiry. This email contains a blue button that must be pressed to complete the process.

After it is pressed, a new tab will spawn and show a large "Request Confirmed" text. There's nothing left for the consumer to do for this process. People Search Now suggests waiting at least 72 hours before searching the profile information. If the request is successful, searching a name will return similar names and results, but not the suppressed record. If the request is unsuccessful, the record will remain visible to public searches; then, follow the section below to contact People Search Now's customer service.

"Email" People Search Now Through Their Contact Form (Requires URL)

As mentioned above, consumers can also "email" their requests to People Search Now. The only way to do this is by using their online "Contact" page. This process requires a profile URL, and an optional redirect is meant to curb the desire to message them. Their privacy policy implies contacting them through this form is the only way to "email" them (section six). The contact form is also the only way to contact their support team (2023).

The contact form requires a profile URL; these URLs are linked to the profile page directly. People Search Now may reject the request without a URL based on "verifiability". Rejections like this are common for those without a direct URL. The argument is that they "don't know which record" should be suppressed, so they choose none. They also apply this reasoning to mailed-in requests. Written suppression requests must include these URLs, although their privacy policy does not state this.

Step One

To start, we'll need a profile URL. Open the People Search Now main landing page, and enter a first and last name and a state. Click the magnifying glass to proceed.

Step Two

Locate the record you want to be suppressed. On the right side of the profile is a teal button that reads "View All Info". Right-click this button and copy the link address from the element. The link should look like the following:

Step Three

Open the People Search Now Contact Us page after obtaining the profile URL. Select the drop-down bar, and click the option most closely associated with the inquiry: "How do I remove my information from your site?"

The in-browser window changes immediately to a "Contact Us" form, but a button is above that. The button comes with a message that reads, "To remove your information", you must click on the button. The button redirects the user to the online form, the process for which is above. To continue the messaging process, ignore this button.

Step Four

Scroll beyond the horrid blue redirect and fill in the "Contact Us" form. Enter a full name, accessible email address, the profile URL, and a message. Check the CAPTCHA box, then click the less-horrid blue "Send Message" button at the bottom. Our message is a simple "Please remove my listing from your public search results".

The page does an automated refresh and returns the user to the beginning. This time, a small message reads a confirmation, although we entered an opt out, not feedback. Nothing is left to do for this process; the customer service team should respond with an inquiry or acceptance.

Note: This avenue may result in a redirect to the online form, based on the characteristics of the policy hitherto. The response time for this procedure was not immediate, although human interaction is unlikely (2023).

Write to the People Search Now Offices (Include URL)

Consumers wanting a paper trail should write their requests to the physical offices. It's highly recommended to include the specific profile URL in the request. When ready to send your suppression request, send it to Michigan:

People Search Now
PO Box 441130
PMB 29296
Detroit, Michigan 48244

After Opting-Out, There's More to Do

Opting out of People Search Now stops them from "selling" and "sharing" personal data with affiliates, partners, and third parties. It also stops records from appearing in public searches. Opt outs act like suppression requests for applicable data; subsequently, whenever there is new information, an opt out request must be filed to suppress that data. To check the status of a current record, search the name on People Search Now's main landing page. Active suppressions will yield no results. This guide is up to date with the processes of solutions provided by People Search Now's privacy policy (2023).

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