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How to delete your information on whitepages?

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This tutorial will guide you through removal of your information from Whitepages and from Whitepages Premium. This is important because opting out of (free) Whitepages does not simultaneously remove you from Whitepages Premium, a service that provides vast amounts of personal data for a minimal fee. Please know that Whitepages constantly makes changes to its site and opt outs as seen by the fact that this is my 5th tutorial for Whitepages opt outs since 2013. NOTE: This article was updated on 2/28/18 to reflect another change to the whitepages opt out procedure.

If you notice any inaccurate information as you follow the tutorial directions, please let me know so I can update these directions, yet again.

When using this tutorial please note:

  • The links will open up in a new window to allow toggling back and forth to this page.
  • Using an Incognito Window or a browser that does not track is advised. (This is sometimes necessary to see the blue boxes for Whitepages Premium opt outs.)
  • If you find you have more than one record on free Whitepages or on Whitepages Premium, you should repeat this tutorial for each record.

How to remove yourself from free Whitepages:

  1. Go to whitepages.com and enter your name and optionally, your location, to narrow the results if you have a common name. Click the search icon or return.
  2. Once you find your information, right click on “VIEW DETAILS” and select “Copy Link Address” from the drop down menu.
  3. To get to the whitepages Opt Out page, click here!
  4. Right click in the box that appears and select “Paste” from the drop down menu.
  5. Click “OPT OUT” and follow the directions which will include clicking “REMOVE ME” after you verify the information belongs to you. Select a reason for your removal, (“I just want to keep my information private”) then click “SUBMIT.” (If you cannot see the entire “OPT OUT” button, click on the part you can see.)
  6. Answer the telephone number associated with your listing and provide the verification code on your screen. You will get an online and a robot (voice) confirmation.
    • If there is no number associated with your listing, provide any phone number you have current access to.
  7. Go to whitepages and search for yourself again.
    • If you don’t see the information you just aimed to remove, congratulations on a successful removal!
    • If your information is still there, try again or contact whitepages for assistance.

Don’t forget to repeat the process for additional listings. If you have no additional listings, you are ready to tackle Whitepages Premium.

How to have your information removed from Whitepages Premium:

  1. Go to whitepages.com and enter your name and optionally, your location, to narrow the results if you have a common name. Click the search icon or return.
  2. Premium listings are in light blue squares. If it’s an option, click on “SHOW MORE PREMIUM RESULTS” because you will need to repeat this process for each listing that belongs to you.
  3. If you see your information in a light blue rectangle, then right click your mouse on the “VIEW FULL REPORT” button to get a drop down menu.
  4. Click on “Copy Link Address.” ** For mobile devices: press and hold or right click on ‘view details’. Pressing and holding brings up the ‘copy URL’ needed for removal when you don’t have a mouse or keyboard to click.

Locate your Premium Whitepages results and then remove them. All of them.

If you’re lucky, this will work seamlessly the first time. But if it does not, please don’t give up. Like many of the other online broker directory sites, they will eventually remove your information but the burden of making sure it’s done correctly and completely is yours. Wishing you quick and easy success on your mission!

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