This is why I think https://www.advancedbackgroundchecks.com/ should be illegal. This is a free of charge service in which anyone can look you up by name, last name, address or phone number. No, you do not need to be a business or have a criminal record to fit the part.
You are able to look up full names, addresses, phone numbers at no charge. This doesn’t apply to criminal records or just businesses but every regular person out there.
There are multiple complains about users that did not opt in to have their information publicly available. I did not opt in to have my information and my family’s information scattered about for the whole world to see.
It is very easy for scammers and other frauds to use this information liberally (free) for malicious purposes.
Opting out is not reliable as your information stays cached for awhile. On top of that, it is not a simple process. You need to go here https://www.advancedbackgroundchecks.com/removal/search and search yourself to remove yourself. It asks you personally identifying information so you can opt out of its database. Never mind the fact that you just confirmed all the public information they had available about you!
We are at a time of era when our privacy is not only in risk of being breached but constantly violated and we have to opt out of services we never even signed for! The fact that Google and other search engine giants allow these pages to continue to exist and rank shows a great lack of disrespect toward its users.
I can not even begin to explain to you the dangers of having yourself and your family exposed in this manner. What’s the point of paying for services that mask your identity if anyone is free to simply plaster your information all over?