How to Remove Former Addresses From the Internet
You may be in your twenties, thirties, forties or fifties, it doesn’t matter what your age group, and the chances are good that you have lived in more than one address in your lifetime. Maybe you moved many years ago, yet addresses from after college, or before college or just addresses you lived in when you were much younger are still being associated with your name as if you still lived there! This is a major annoyance for many people. You could have had a roommate twenty years ago and yet when you do a search of yourself you find multiple companies online claiming to be “background check” websites who are listing addresses that you might not even ever lived at. Almost everyone wonders the same thing when they this information online.
Where are they getting this data!?
They could be getting it from many unreliable sources, yet they persist in added the address as if you’re living there is proof and fact, even though they have no “proof.” A good thing to do is make sure that your credit report is not showing false and inaccurate addresses. All three reporting agencies should be checked for accuracy. Often, these agencies will show one address with many variations and list them as all separate addresses, which not only make you look like you moved every week, but is also not good for your credit report. For instance, you might have lived at 35 Sycamore Lane, in Stylebrook, Westminster, but the agencies have the following: 38 Syc Amore Place, 35 Sycamoria Lane, and 335 S Ycamore Road, etc. These are real, actual incidents that people have encountered with their prior addresses. Each separate misspelling is tacked onto your report and added as a place you lived! Even though it’s obvious that many are misspelled versions of the actual address, they will not change it unless you specifically request the change. The agencies get this information from any company who had your address and reported to the agencies. So, if you had a department store card and they had your address wrong, it doesn’t matter, they agency will list it as fact and add it on with the others, including the one correct address. The only thing you can do is dispute these wrong addresses. They have to investigate them and when they do they find out that no such address exists or that you didn’t live there. Once that is done, they have to remove it from your history. But that doesn’t stop “background check” websites from persisting to list these wrong addresses. Trying to get them to stop is not the easiest task. Often when you even go onto these sites, they automatically begin scanning your computer to get even more data on you.
The easiest, most efficient way to have this information removed is to consult an internet data removal company. Often, companies like this can get this information taken offline completely. They have access to people who can get this done and since they usually have done hundreds, sometimes thousands of data removals, they know how to get the job done fairly quickly. If you have the time and persistence, you can also work with some of the websites to get your data removed, however, many times it is removed only to be re added a month or so later. Either way, it is something that should be dealt with so there isn’t false information out there that could negatively effect your reputation. If you can, find a data removal company and ask for their assistance, they should be able to guide you on the best way to handle this issue.
If you have questions about data removal, contact the team at Wiperts.