How to Remove Your Cell Phone Number from the Internet
Finding your cell phone number posted online can make you feel very exposed and uncomfortable. But there are ways to remove you cell phone and home phone numbers from the Internet. It’s a time consuming process and takes a certain amount of persistence and relentlessness, however, if you are feeling angry and upset to find that your mobile number is available to anyone with internet service who may or may not even be searching for you, then you will want to get this information taken off as soon as possible. Some people intentionally provide their cell phone number online because it is also their business number. It’s really not a great idea to use your personal number as your work line if you are a business owner. If at all possible have a separate phone number for personal use. This will avoid having these numbers crossing.
Once you have gotten a separate phone number for personal or business use, you’ll have to manually go into whatever internet accounts or social media website and applications and change the number. For websites who are posting your number without your knowledge or consent, you will have to contact them individually. Each one will need to be called or emailed. You will need to ask them to remove or change the number they have on their website, that is your call, if you want them to list any number and if so, which one. They may ask for verification of your identity to prove it’s you doing the asking. In this case you will have to email or regular mail your information such as a driver’s license, or other information to prove you are who you say you are. Be careful when submitting this information and be sure who you are sending it to isn’t just using it to have more data about you to post online.
It can be trick to remove your personal cell phone number off the internet. It does take time and effort. There are multiple data removal companies now who provide this service for a fee. Many fees are high for this service, and others are very reasonably priced. If you decide to use a data removal company, you should make sure to get to know the service and their process, and ask questions that concern you. A good company will be happy to answer your questions and will have satisfying and honest answers. Make sure the company has the services you may need going forward, like extended monitoring services. With the right service or your own persistence, you can get your personal phone number offline.
If you have questions about removing private data from the Internet, contact the team at Wiperts.