How do I remove my info from Mylife
“How do I remove my info from Mylife” is a question we get asked more and more. So we decided to share the steps to take to get Mylife to remove your personal information. We also covered the steps to get Google to remove Google reviews.
MyLife states they gather personal data from several Internet sites to “help people find and connect with others by managing the information they choose to share with the world.” The founder said his goal is to “create and protect a public image that helps Americans get ahead and enrich their lives.” This mission sounds like a noble cause, but ethical issues may arise when it comes to gathering information and then charge the person to remove the personal data.
Thankfully, Mylife is often cooperative in removing data upon request. In some cases, it may take repeated removal requests, but success is likely.
Unfortunately, to get MyLife to erase your personal information typically takes a little more than releasing a couple of removal requests. If they can, they will attempt to get either money off you or reproduce your profile and release a new one.
MyLife Removal Request Pitfalls to Watch for:
Upsells: They will try to sell you a subscription to one of their items in the course of the opt-out process. Read all the fine print carefully. It should not cost you a thing to get off of a people-finder site.
Name versions: These sites typically make multiple profiles for the same individual under various name variations. You’ll need to do a complete search on each website to locate all of your profile pages.
Recreated profile pages: If a new piece of information about you turns up on the web, or if someone with a comparable name moves to a new address, a new account may be put together for you automatically. That’s because most of these people-finder sites expect all variations are a brand-new person. You’ll will have to go through the opt-out process once again.
How to remove info from MyLife
Before you begin: get a disposable email address.
To eliminate personal data from a people-finder site, you usually are obligated to join for an account or claim your profile. Often you need to register up with an email address.
You are trying to get off these sites, not to sign up for their marketing email lists. So we advise avoiding using your regular email address.
Instead, set up a brand-new email address that you only use for the removal process — for instance, [email protected] You can utilize any email provider you want, just make sure don’t work with an email address you may need for something else.
Steps to remove your info from MyLife
- Search for your name on Mylife and click the “Search for Score” button. (There may be more than one profile.)
- Select “See My Background & Reputation Score.
- Copy the URL of your public profile.
- Open an email to Mylife by clicking “Contact Mylife via email” and request removal. Or open an email to [email protected].
- Make sure to use a disposable email account
- Keep your email brief and simple
- Copy the URL to your profile ( if you have more profiles, copy all URL’s in the email)
5. You will receive a general email acknowledging receipt of your removal request.
6. Within hours to days, you will receive the first email from Mylife, where they inform you that they removed your data from the site. Note: that does not mean it actually is removed. Proceed to step 7.
7. Search for yourself again on the site to make sure your info is removed.
- If you find your info is removed, congratulations!
- If you find your information is still on the site, proceed to step 8.
8. Prompt removal from MyLife is often flawed. That’s is why you may need to reach out to them on multiple occasions. Follow up by counting them through two separate email addresses:
Or call them for assistance at:
(888) 704-1900 on Mon-Fri: 6am – 7pm PST and Sat-Sun: 6am – 5pm.
If you have no success the first time, be assured that multiple attempts and persistence will result in success!
If Mylife refuses to remove your personal info
As a response to your removal request, you may receive a refusal to remove your personal info because they gathered the data from public sources. When that happens, go back to step 1 because sometimes Mylife does remove your personal info ins spite of telling you they won’t. If you find your data to still exist on the site, start the removal request process over. Repeat this process again and again until you have success.
How does MyLife com get personal information
People-finder sites crawl the internet, scanning for info they can work with to create personal profile pages of individuals. They obtain their initial data from public records issued by the government. Then, they flesh the profiles out with data from social media posts, news articles, marketing databases, and more.
Because all of the data on these ewbsites is freely obtainable, the sites aren’t technically going against any privacy laws by reposting it.
But even if it is allowed by the law, it is understandably an unnerving experience to find your personal info on these sites. Many of them share:
- Your name and names of family members
- Addresses and aerial satellite home images
- Phone numbers and prior addresses
- Financial data and work record
- Age and date of birth
Many of these sites assemble enough information about you to let somebody else guess the answers to basic password-reset questions, creating a significant security risk.
For professionals, RateMDS is a popular site to be featured on. However, for some people their profile is listed without their permission. You can find the RateMDS contact information for removal here.