Privacy Alerts - Intelius Opt-Out

Opt-out of the Intelius database and affiliated brands

The Intelius database is the largest of the consumer data brokers online. If someone is looking for your personal information, this is likely where they will find it. Unfortunately, it takes a little bit of extra work to get out of the Intelius database.

But the good news is that once you've take the necessary steps, your privacy will be safe from strangers and whoever is looking for you.

Intelius supplies people search information for many other companies (sometimes affiliates and sometimes just Intelius doing business under a different name), such as:

2) People Finder
3) People Record Finder
4) Phone Book
5) The Public Records

To remove yourself from the Intelius database, you'll need a copy of a government issued ID (e.g. driver's license) or a notarized form asking for your removal.

Include either of these with your opt-out request form and then fax it to Intelius at (425) 974-6194.

This may seem like a lot of work, but if you're interested in removing your name and information from as many places as possible, this company should rank high on the priority list. Intelius doesn't need your entire driver's license, but they do want to confirm it's you. Cross out your photo and driver's license number. They just need to see your name, address, and date of birth.

Here is their complete removal policy:

"In order for Intelius to ‘opt out' your public information from being viewable on the Intelius website, we require faxed proof of identity. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver's license. If you are faxing a copy of your driver's license, cross out the photo and the driver's license number. We only need to see the name, address and date of birth. Please fax information to our customer service department at 425-974-6194.If you are not comfortable doing this, you can send us a notarized form proving your identity and we will be glad to remove this public information. Please note removing the data here does not prevent public records from sending us new information in the future. To permanently have your records sealed, you will need to contact your county's records department."

Ahhh, now breathe a sigh of relief. Your information is now much, much more secure.

Now that you've cleaned up the information that is out there, let's talk about preventing it from spreading again...

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February 10, 2008 at 10:53 AM

I went to the Intellius "complete removal policy" website link you have listed above and it doesn't state anything about faxing your driver's license to be removed from their records. It states: To opt out your publicly available information from being obtained by someone using our People Search service, fax or mail your name and address as it appears on our website or send us a copy of the page from our website that includes your information. Also, the fax number you list is different from the one on the Intellius site: The fax # they list is Fax: 425-974-6199.


February 10, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Thanks Wendy.

They just changed that opt out policy in the past week.



March 17, 2008 at 1:25 PM

I have been faxing the 425-974-6199 number all day and all I get is "no answer". Is there another fax number?

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