How to Remove Salary Information from the Internet
Very few people want their salary information floating around online. Not even all millionaires and billionaires are comfortable having their net worth and spending habits broadcast publicly. That’s why many “secretly” or discretely wealthy men and women won’t show up on any rich lists online or in print. They intentionally have this information blocked from public release. You may hear about Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth on a regular basis, year-after-year, but there are many other American trillion and billionaires who are not in the public eye because they prefer to keep this information private, and they do, because they can. For other high net worth individuals, it’s a badge of honor to have their net worth advertised. It shows the world how much more money they have than everyone else, especially their peers. It makes them feel successful and promotes their business. For most people though, this is private information. Unless you’re on one of the Forbes’ lists of the absurdly wealthy, you do have a choice about who gets to see this type of personal information.
It isn’t always clear exactly how many of the bogus background check websites online get your salary data. It’s possible that this information is being sold by credit card companies who gather that info when you apply for a card. If you want this information to be private, make sure you read all the user agreements associated with your application, and opt out if there are stipulations that make you uncomfortable. Most people do not read user agreements; at best most folks just skim through them, get bored and then click “accept” so they can get on with their lives.
When you do a search of the internet, you should see and take note of where this information is being posted. If you can, bookmark the sites or write down the names. Do a search of the company and find out if they are legitimate or a scam website. Also, it’s important to be careful and wary of websites that lure you in and use click bait to get you to follow the breadcrumbs to pages that may be gathering data from your computer. It can be tricky to navigate these websites without compromising your privacy even further.
In response to the huge amounts of data being shared online and leaked all over the web, a number of excellent data removal companies have launched to respond to these issues. Most work with individuals to help get their private information taken offline. Many people turn to companies such as this when they discover that private data such as phone numbers, home addresses, prior addresses, family names and yes, salary information, is found on the web. They have more experience dealing with data leaks and data removal than an individual working alone. If you choose to seek the help of a data removal company, then be sure to ask questions that concern you such as “do you have a continuous monitoring service?” “Can you get all of my personal data offline?” and “Are there any extra or hidden fees.” Most of the companies in this field have many years’ experience and can act quickly to get your salary information off the internet and keep it off.
If you have questions about data removal, contact the team at Wiperts.