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Old 06-01-2016, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Wasting time online, I did a search for my name and it's scary, it's actually giving ALL my info. (age, address, photo of home, etc.) - is there anyway to get rid of this?
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Wasting time online, I did a search for my name and it's scary, it's actually giving ALL my info. (age, address, photo of home, etc.) - is there anyway to get rid of this?
Depends on the site you're seeing the information. A lot of info is public because some local governments choose to publish that information. Some is public for other reasons.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Move to France.

In general, no. You can't get rid of enough of it to matter. Public records are used to populate a lot of that info.

If it got to be a problem for me, I would probably change my name to Joe Smith or John Jones, get a P.O. Box and have every utility account made out with a cat as the primary account holder and me as secondary.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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LOL @ changing name - it's frightening though that so much is out there.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:00 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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OP: if you google this very question, you will find several links to websites that will show you step for step how to do it...
https://goo.gl/Om6rfF

The amount of info is not really frightening. One should understand that once something is posted, it stays there forever, and is easy to search. For everyone.
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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The property information will always be there because it is considered public info. You may get individual web sites to delete your info, but the next time they get property records, yours will likely be there. You can close your account with probably any site where you have one, or never join in the first place. If you have a land line, having an unlisted telephone number helps get rid of a lot of those issues.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:34 PM
 
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Since you are American (presumably), your public info will always be somewhere online. You can get your name removed from some people search engine sites, but your name will eventually pop up elsewhere. There is some of it you can change or modify, but not all of it by any means.

If you show up on social media indexed people search sites, then you can modify your social media accounts by removing pictures, full name, etc.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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We'll all be dead someday...at least we can live on digitally?
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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I've looked into this. As others said, it's fairly easy to get your info removed from some sites (just contact them) BUT it is likely to come back on. You have to check it every few months. On other sites it is almost impossible to get your info removed. I haven't found ways to contact them or if I do, they don't reply. I am furious that my home address is on multiple websites for anyone to see, I understand property records are public but I also thought we had a right to privacy, that someone can't post my personal information without my consent. A government website and spokeo are 2 completely different entities. One has the right to my info, the other does not.

You could pay reputation.com $1000 to remove it from everywhere.
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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After you got rid of all the info about you you'll need to find all the phone books and destroy them.
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