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What Does PublicRecordsNow Do?
PublicRecordsNow is a data record search engine; owned by PeopleFinders, PublicRecordsNow allows interested users to search for consumer information using a name, address, or phone number. The reports listed after a PublicRecordsNow search display the "known" details of a consumer. These details include historical addresses, emails, phone numbers, and possible associates or relatives. The aggregated data first comes from elsewhere online, through third parties, or from public-access databases. As a natural byproduct, the information shown within a PublicRecordsNow report may contain inaccuracies or wrongly associated information.
PublicRecordsNow search results act as a massive redirection portal. Broker-generated reports found within the outcome list were made elsewhere online before the user completed their PublicRecordsNow search. Subsequently, when a searcher finds something interesting in their target's record, they click the "View Details" button and get automatically dropped into another website's subscription page, PeopleFinders'.
PeopleFinders is also a people search engine used as a secondary push portal for the reports on PublicRecordsNow; as a result, this guide offers methods for removing details from PublicRecordsNow and PeopleFinders. However, because PeopleFinders is another portal website, consumers should also consider placing an additional opt out with Intelius; the overseeing data broker for PublicRecordsNow and PeopleFinders (along with other minor websites like PrivateEye).
What are the Prerequisites to Remove My Name from PublicRecordsNow?
PublicRecordsNow cannot remove all a consumer's data due to PeopleFinders and Intelius more broadly. For consumers, removing data from information scavengers is simple, but three opt outs must be requested, one to each website. Multiple opt outs are necessary because each website contains and manages its data; hence the different privacy policies, despite the data being "shared or sold" to each other. Consumers should expect to return every six months to make additional opt outs when necessary, and annually with large brokers.
Prelude to Your PublicRecordsNow Opt-Out
There is only one way to request a PublicRecordsNow opt out, however; those familiar with the PrivateEye opt out will find familiar problems in the process. For this reason, the guides below are separated into three distinctions. The first section contains the process and consequences of using the PublicRecordsNow online form; the following passage describes how to submit a valid opt out request via another web page. The last and longest section presents the methods needed to opt out of PeopleFinders using their online form. As mentioned above, experts advise opting out of both websites. Consumers should refer to our PeopleFinders opt out guide if the form does not work for their circumstances.
How We'll Remove Information from PublicRecordsNow
The PublicRecordsNow Online Form to Remove Listing
This section is for those who want to know why we are deviating from the official form page; and those who have made multiple opt out requests and are now stuck in the process. All others can skip to the next section to start the opt out procedure for PublicRecordsNow, or find PeopleFinders below that.
Typically, a data privacy request is made, accepted, rejected, enacted, or not. Some websites streamline this process further by automating the request to an instant "accept" status. PublicRecordsNow is one of those websites where the opt out is automated. The problem with their opt out form is that many consumers can't utilize it. There is a broken element somewhere in the process or web page. The two shots below show the similarities between PublicRecordsNow's and PrivateEye's opt out forms. They host the same content and resolution, so they also share errors.
Some consumers can make requests through it successfully, but the majority receive one of three error responses. For this reason, users should refer to the alternative route below. It moves through PublicRecordsNow's Contact page, where the form works (2023).
The PublicRecordsNow opt out is not an enclosed system, despite only impacting the site's results. The opt out tool is shared with other people search websites, PrivateEye being one of those. Affiliates aren't typically considered for data privacy requests, outside of saying users must approach them individually for any request. Still, because PublicRecordsNow and PrivateEye share the tool in the manner they do, consumers are limited to requests. The websites share total opt outs entered into the tool from a single IP address. For this reason, consumers placing multiple opt outs, who have used this tool before, may have issues submitting further requests. If this occurs, change your IP address, refer to the method below, or attempt the requests on another device.
Use the Contact Us Page to Opt-Out Online
The PublicRecordsNow opt out form has more than one iteration on the website. Since the official page is more or less broken, users must refer to the next available avenue. The Contact Page has a working form that can complete requests (although the number it can finish is undetermined).
Click the orange "Click Here to Opt Out" button at the top of the message section once the link above is opened. The internal window will change when clicked, but the page will remain the same.
The form will appear with a content title that says, "Opt Out". Within this form, submit the consumer's first and last name and location associated with the record. Then solve the CAPTCHA and click the blue "Opt Out" button below.
And that's it. The dancing hamster congratulates and thanks the user for opting out, then clarifies that information may still appear. If the dancing hamster does little to convey the sincerity of the process, head to PeopleFinders, then Intelius after that.
The PeopleFinders Online Form to Remove Record
To opt out of PeopleFinders, use the online form provided below. Before going to the form, however, pick up an applicable profile URL. Without a proper URL, the form will not be complete. Consider using an alternative email when interacting with data scavengers and brokers. They may not monitor the contact details directly, but they record all interactions and movements on their website. Using an alternative email ensures that if the address is exposed, it happens in preference to real details. To start, open PeopleFinders.com in a new tab.
Enter your or a target person's first and last names on the main page. Then enter their city and state if known. Run a search by clicking the green "Search Now" button or by pressing Enter.
On the resulting page, locate the record needing to be removed. When found, right-click on the green "View Details" button. From the cursor menu, select your browser's version of "Copy Link Address".
Open the Opt Out Form in a new tab, the search results tab can be closed. Select the green "Next" button from the opt out main page.
The following page is the opt out submission form. Right-click the first space to paste the URL into the area, or press CTRL + V to do so automatically. Ensure the pasted URL is in the same format as the example directly below the space. When ready to continue, enter an accessible email address and solve the CAPTCHA puzzle. Then "Send [the] Request" when finished.
The internal system will respond to the request immediately and refresh the page. The user is pushed back to the form's main page, this time with a pop-up notification. Do as the pop-up suggests and turn your attention to the Inbox of the previously entered email.
Within the Inbox, there should be an email from email@example.com. There are three links in this email. One directs to the profile, the other finishes the removal request, and the last contacts the customer service team. Pick the link in the middle, and allow the page to populate. It will open in the most recently used browser.
On the new page, solve the CAPTCHA and click the green "Send Request" button.
The page refreshes one more time, then returns a confirmation. If successful, return after a few days to verify the removal. It's simple to do; just run another search. No records will be associated with the user when the request is complete.
Verify Removal Completion, then Return for More
Verifying that the removal happened isn't the end of the road. PublicRecordsNow and PeopleFinders both use deletion methods to control records. When an opt out request is successful, it completely removes the data associated with the record; however, this opens the way for new records to be created at any time. For the average consumer, this means returning every six months to request an opt out from both websites. The guide is current with the processes of opt out solutions provided by PublicRecordsNow's and PeopleFinders' privacy policies (2023).