You’ll Need Help to Remove Personal Info Online
There are many websites that list personal information. Each one has a different procedure to remove content. Trying to take these websites on by yourself is not recommended. First you have to find out if the website has your private information or not. Then you have to figure out how to submit a takedown request. Some websites, similar to telephone book companies of the past, charge you money to have your personal information removed. Furthermore, some websites require you to mail in your request to remove your personal information – this is strange for an online business, but these companies want to make it especially hard for you to succeed.
Wiperts deals with a wide range of websites and can help you remove yourself from various data broker websites. Since this data is continually being scraped, collected, and packaged, your information will continually reappear online. Wiperts acts like an immune system for your privacy. When your private info shows up on these websites, Wiperts reacts and deletes it like it is bacteria. This is an ongoing battle between you, your personal information, and data brokers. With Wiperts on your side, you will be far better off.
Wiperts offers two subscription lengths. You can purchase privacy protection from 6-months to 1-year for very reasonable prices. If you want to protect someone else in your family, you can also purchase a two-person subscription. Everyone is vulnerable to identity fraud, even children and elderly people. The safeguards against fraud and crime when it comes to personal information is ridiculously low. A Social Security Number can be used at almost any age to open up lines of credit. The stories you’ve heard about kids and their credit being ruined by criminals or family members is not entirely fiction.
Have you ever tried getting customer service for a free service such as Facebook or Google? You’re going to get what you paid for. Don’t be too surprised when data brokers don’t answer your emails or give you the runaround when you try calling. The United States is behind Europe when it comes to privacy laws. In the European Union, companies are required to respond within a reasonable amount of time and answer your question/request. Wiperts does the heavy lifting for you, so you can spend your free time enjoying yourself – not arguing with shady data brokers.
What are data brokers even selling?
Some data brokers sell snake oil. MyLife.com, a website that Wiperts deals with, was sued a few years ago. The plaintiffs claimed that the website sold false information, erroneously charged credit cards, and tried to access address books.
ABC News reported that the lawsuit claimed, “Victims of the ruse… find that MyLife hacks into their address books to target their friends, family and other contacts with spam solicitations stating that ‘someone’ is looking for them.”
Have you ever allowed an app to access your address book? Like most of us, you’ve probably said yes at least once. Unfortunately, like most of us, you’ve also given away a lot of valuable personal information to data brokers. Google, Facebook, MyLife, etc. all want permission to access your address book. The moment you say yes, they copy every single letter and number in your address book – and you should know by now that they’re going to sell it.
Most of these data broker websites have a fake search bar on their front page. When you try to use it, it’ll redirect you to enter your personal information (name, email address, phone number, etc.). After you do that, surprise, surprise, you have to pay money before you can go anywhere else. This is a standard switch and bait procedure for them. At every step they’re collecting information about you.
Is it real or fake information?
Data brokers have no obligation to sell genuine information. Their information comes from a variety of different sources and then is sometimes, but not always, verified. This is why criminal background checks often go awry – same name and date of birth, but wrong criminal record. This is a big problem when trying to get hired for a new job or applying for a car/home loan.
Don’t let this happen to you. Keep the facts straight by removing your personal information online. The less that shows up on you, the less people will judge you. It’s far better when someone knows you face-to-face, rather than fragmented pieces of your online identity. Personal information is used by legitimate companies and financial institutions. Let them see a clear picture of you without any distortions. Ask yourself how Wiperts can help you.