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    How to Opt Out of YellowBook.com

    The YellowBook people search is powered by BeenVerified, another major data broker and uses the same opt out process. We’ve included all of the steps to remove your information from BeenVerified below which should also result in your information being removed from YellowBook, it just might take a bit longer to reflect there.

    1. Head over to the BeenVerified.com opt out page on their website at https://www.beenverified.com/optout.

    2. In the opt-out section search for your information by inputting your first name, last name and location then hit ‘Search

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    3. Find the profile that matches your information and select ‘Proceed to Opt Out

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    4. In order to complete the request you must provide an email addres and complete a captcha code, then press the button to ‘Send Verification Email

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    5. After sending the verification email request you will be taken to a confirmation screen showing that your request has been received.

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    6. Head over to your email and look for an email that should have the subject line ‘Action required to process your opt-out request.’ 

    7. Open the email and hit ‘Verify Opt-Out

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    8. After clicking the email link, you’ll be directed to a confirmation page. Await a final email confirming the successful deletion of your data.

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    9. You should receive an email with the subject line ‘Your opt-out request is verified’ for your records confirming the removal as well.

    10. Even with the email verification of the successful opt-out, we recommend checking BeenVerified and YellowBook’s records again to ensure the profile has been removed.

    Navigate through the search page on BeenVerified.com and YellowBooks.com and make sure your information has been removed from the site.

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    If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, you can reach out to BeenVerified support through the contact form on their website, reach out them by email at [email protected], call them toll free at 1-844-823-2869 or use the live chat available on their website.

    What is YellowBook.com?

    YellowBook is a data broker website that provides local business directories and people search services. YellowBook is owned by Hibu, a digital marketing company that offers things like paid advertizing services. The YellowBook people search is powered by BeenVerified, another major data broker.

    It offers the ability to access public records and a variety of contact information for both individuals and businesses.

    Because it is also a platform for businesses it provides information more targeted towards sales, marketing, recruitment and lead generation. It also provides users with more detailed information about businesses. The data is maintains and sells might not be as harmful as some other data brokers, but it can be significantly more annoying if people are buying your contact information to try to sell you on their services, or if someone is trying to harass you at work.

    Due to privacy concerns, some users choose to remove their information from data broker sites like YellowBook.

    For businesses, they might want to remove or secure some of their information like a former employee that they no longer want to be associated with, or control which phone numbers are public. Individuals might want to remove an employer from their profile if they don’t want to be associated with the business.

    YellowBook gathers its data from a wide range of sources, including public records, other data brokers, cellular operators, government entities, the internet, and other sources.

    Why you should remove your information from YellowBook.com

    Data brokers like YellowBook gather and sell personal data, often without explicit consent, leading to unwanted marketing and potential inaccuracies in the information available about you online.

    Having your personal details publicly accessible can increase risks such as identity theft, doxxing, stalking, and other forms of harassment, both online and physically.

    These platforms often sell ads to companies who purposely use language that can imply legal troubles, such as court or arrest records, even if you don’t have any.

    For YellowBook specifically, one of the major concern is with people attacking your livelihood by sending fake or unwanted personal information about you to your employer.

    Ultimately, it’s about having control over your own information. It’s your right to decide who has access to your details and for what purpose.

    Removing your info from data brokers is a way to regain some of that control over your digital footprint and online privacy.

    What kind of information is available on YellowBook.com?

    YellowBook primarily functions as a data broker providing detailed people search and reverse phone lookup services, along with extensive information on addresses and email addresses. The data they compile and make available includes, but is not limited to:

    • First Name
    • Middle Name
    • Last Name
    • Nicknames
    • Aliases
    • Age
    • Date of Birth
    • Current Address
    • Previous Addresses
    • Current Phone Number
    • Previous Phone Numbers
    • Current Email Address
    • Previous Email Addresses
    • Employment Status
    • Employment History
    • Relatives
    • Associates
    • Public Records
    • Property Ownership
    • Lifestyle Data
    • Social Media Profiles
    • Charitable Donations

    How did YellowBook get my information?

    Sites like YellowBook acquire data from various sources, combining public records with purchased private data.

    • Public records: These include voter registrations, property deeds, court records, and marriage licenses.
    • Business records: Information from business operations is also accessible and aggregated by these platforms.
    • Credit Bureaus and Financial Institutions: They provide basic personal details under certain circumstances, though not direct credit histories.
    • Telecom Companies: Subscriber lists are used to develop databases of phone numbers and addresses.
    • Social Media and Online Sources: Public data from social networks and platforms like LinkedIn is harvested.
    • Third-party Data Brokers: YellowBook may purchase additional personal data from specialized brokers.
     

    A lot of this information is what you might not realize you’re giving away when you sign up for things online. That information, depending on how it is collected, can be bought and sold in bulk. This is kind of like a less malicious version of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

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    Frequently asked questions

    What is a data broker?

    Data broker sites gather and sell your personal information. They aggregate the data to create public profiles with your contact details, job history, legal records, addresses, shopping, and financial history.

    What is YellowBook.com?

    YellowBook is a data broker website that offers services like people search, phone lookup, address lookup, and email lookup. It is owned by Hibu, a digital marketing company, and the PeopleSearch is powered BeenVerified, another major data broker.

    It is more marketing focused than other databrokers. Rather than provide background information about the people in its database, it is more oriented towards selling your information so that companies can market their products to you.

    It provides access to public records and contact details for individuals and businesses. The site sources its information from public records, data brokers, cellular operators, government resources, third-party data banks, the internet, and other sources.

    Why is my information on YellowBook.com?

    Your information can end up on YellowBook because they collect data from various sources. This includes public records like voter lists and property deeds, business records, and even basic details from credit bureaus and telecom companies.

    How did YellowBook.com get my information?

    Information that you share casually online or that becomes public record through everyday activities can be easily obtained and used by data brokers like YellowBook.

    How can I remove my information from YellowBook.com?

    You can opt-out of having your personal information on YellowBook. You can follow our step-by-step guide here.

    YellowBook.com Opt Out Guide

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    How can I remove YellowBook.com from my Google search results?

    In order to remove information from YellowBook from Google search results, you’ll first need to opt out of their site and remove your information there. Check our YellowBook opt out guide for that.

    Once your information has been removed from YellowBook you can use Google’s Remove Outdated Content tool. Select the option “To refresh Google’s outdated result for a webpage that has changed.” Submit the link where your information appeared. Google will recrawl the page to ensure the information has been removed. This can take anywhere from an hour or up to a few days depending on the site being crawled and Google’s crawlers. You can check back on the tool to see the status. Once it has finished crawling the page it should be approved and the link will no longer be included in Google search results.

    How long does it take to remove my info from YellowBook.com?

    Opting out of YellowBook should only take a few minutes. However it could take several weeks to complete the process if there are any issues processing the request or a lag in its connection to BeenVerified.

    If you run into any trouble, our team of experts is here to help.

    How much does it cost to remove my info from YellowBook.com?

    Opting out of YellowBook is completely free.

    If you’re short on time or need help, Guaranteed Removals can remove your information for a small fee. We also offer a service to remove your details from all major data brokers.

    What can I do if my info comes back on YellowBook.com?

    If your info shows up again on YellowBook, you might have to opt out again. Data brokers often refresh their databases, causing removed info to reappear.

    Guaranteed Removals personal information removal service includes continuous monitoring of major data brokers to remove new listings that appear.