Why you should opt out of Radaris

TMI stands for too much information. Indeed. We post, share and volunteer far too many personal details, making it easy to find information about literally anyone on planet Earth with just a few clicks. Hence why OneRep believes it’s important educate you about a major player in data broker industry and its opting out process. Please meet – Radaris.

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Mary Shishkova

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What, exactly, is Radaris?

Radaris.com is a data broker, better known to laypeople, as a people-search site. Radaris not only finds and collects information, but also compiles in-depth reports that make private information available to anyone who requests it.

People-finder companies like Radaris share a few common goals, like:
  • Purchasing information from commercial or marketing indexes, compiling that information into databases, then packaging it into a product that can be sold          
  • Crawling the Internet for free content indexed by search engines and creating a searchable database based on this information                                                                        
  • Combining Internet searches with “Deep Web” searches of commercial and government databases, then selling access to this sensitive information

                                                                                                                      How does Radaris gather your private information?                             

Most people-search sites rely on public records gathered from social media, official public records, user publications, comments, and reviews. But Radaris takes things one step further, accessing professionally compiled data records that offer accurate and comprehensive background information, and then selling this sensitive information to paying customers.

 

Some of the sources used by Radaris include:

People search siteVisits per month
Intelius.com5.87 Million
LexisNexis.com3.54 Million
MyLife.com12.16 Мillion
PeekYou.com5.05 Million
PeopleFinders.com5.62 Million
PeopleSmart.com2.67 Million
Spokeo.com17.26 Million

Radaris also sends representatives to government institutions and courthouses in order to haunt down information that’s not accessible online. To top it off, Radaris offers a paid service that sends customers alerts when new information about them is found, however, these notifications are more of a marketing scheme and don’t actually help remove such information from the website.

Radaris’ website finds information like:

  • Profile photos                                                                                                                                           
  • Social media account profiles                                                                                                            
  • Address history                                                                                                                                        
  • Phone numbers                                                                                                                                         
  • Property records                                                                                                                                      
  • Employment history

How can you opt-out from Radaris.com?

Interestingly, Radaris isn’t in danger of any legal consequences for sharing people’s private information, because the data they collect is lawfully accessed. However, for those of us who care about their privacy and good reputation, sites like Radaris pose a serious threat. Each month, thousands of people Google for instructions on how to opt-out of Radaris, and unfortunately, the process is not always straightforward. Technically, the company does offer a removal option, but it takes time and persistence to actually get any results.
 
Keeping your digital information in check is not just about information that you put online. A need to protect your privacy may be far more serious. Abuse, stalking, and bullying may also factor as reasons to erase digital footprints.

Luckily, there are options for you to consider. OneRep offers a free Radaris opt out guide. We hope you’ll find it useful.

You can also find over 90 removal instructions here.

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