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How to Opt-Out, Delete, Or Make Privacy Requests From Spokeo?

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Updated: September 6th, 2022

Company Overview

Spokeo searches its billions of public records databases to find information about the person you're looking for. The results may include criminal records, addresses, phone numbers, and social media profiles. With this information, you can reconnect with old friends, learn more about your date, or investigate anyone you want.
When you search for someone on Spokeo, you'll see all the information we've been able to find about them. They show you everything from their current address and phone number to their social media profiles and background reports. 
Spokeo is more than just a people search engine. They are also powerful tools for professionals. Businesses use our data to verify customer identities, prevent fraud, and find new customers. Investigators use our reverse phone lookup to track down criminals and missing persons. And lawyers use our public records to research cases and locate expert witnesses.
Using data from tens of thousands of sources, Spokeo compiles over 12 billion records into simple-to-read reports that include pertinent contact information, location history, photographs, social media profiles, family members, court records, employment information, and much more.

Type Of Consumer Data Collected

The consumer data Spokeo collects depends on how you use the platform. Some examples are:
  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age or date of birth
  • Email address
  • Physical address
  • Phone number
  • A device identifier (a unique number that identifies a mobile device)
  • I.P. address
  • Information about your use of the website and mobile app (including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your search history, and your interactions with advertisements and other content)
  • Account information like username, password, security questions, and answers.
  • Search history including the terms you have searched for and the results you have clicked on.

How Is Consumer Data Collected?

Spokeo collects consumer data from a variety of sources, including:
  • Public records

    - Court records, property records, and voting records.
  • Private businesses

    - Phone companies, credit bureaus, and social media platforms.
  • State and federal government agencies

    - The U.S. Census Bureau and the Social Security Administration.
Spokeo then organizes this data into an easy-to-use format so that users can find the information they need quickly and easily.

How Is Consumer Data Used?

How Spokeo uses consumer data includes:
  • To verify customer identities:

    When you create an account with Spokeo, they may use your information to verify your identity. This helps them prevent fraud and keep their platform safe for everyone.
  • To prevent fraud:

    They may use your information to help businesses prevent fraud. For example, if you provide your phone number when signing up for a new service, they can compare it to their database of known scammers.
  • To find new customers:

    Businesses use their platform to find new customers. They may search for people by location, age, gender, or interests. For example, a business might use its platform to find potential customers in a certain city interested in yoga.
  • To do research in various cases:

    Lawyers use their platform to research cases and find expert witnesses. They may search for people by name, location, or contact information.
  • To track criminals:

    Investigators use their platform to track criminals and missing persons. They may search for people by name, phone number, or address.

The Rights Given Under CCPA, FCRA, GDPR, And DPA

The Spokeo platform is subject to a variety of laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Data Protection Act (DPA).
These laws give you certain rights concerning your personal information. For example, you have the right to know what personal information Spokeo has collected about you and how they use it. You also have the right to request that they delete your personal information.

How To Request Deletion Of Your Data?

If you would like to request deletion of your data, please contact Spokeo customer service at 1 (888) 558-9004 or email You will need to provide your full name, email address, and phone number so that they can verify your identity.
Once they have verified your identity, they will delete your personal information from their database within 30 days. You can also opt-out of data collection by visiting the Spokeo website and filling out the form.
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