How to Make My Address Unlisted in the Phonebook & Online

If you are worried about your phone number and address being accessible to anyone, then you can take steps to remove the information from public view. Removing the contact information from public view helps to keep your data safe and you can control who knows where your home is or what your phone number is. Having a less visible phone number helps to keep all the members of your family safe and can give you piece of mind.

Instructions

  1. Remove Phone Number in the Phone Book

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      Contact the phone company that provides your telephone service. This can be done in person at their offices or by phone.

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      Notify the phone company representative that you do not want your phone number listed in their phone book. Request that all personal information gets removed; the customer service representative from the phone company will comply with your wishes. There is sometimes a fee associated with having an unpublished number; it varies with phone companies.

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      Review the newest copy of your phone book when you receive it. Check the phone book by looking up your name and number to see if the phone number was removed. Contact the phone company and make a second request to remove your information from the phone book if it was not removed.

    Remove Phone Number Online

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      Remove your phone number from social networks by connecting to the social network with your user name and password and clicking on "Edit Profile." Locate your phone number information and delete the information from the social network.

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      Connect to the Anywho website (www.anywho.com.) Type in your name and see if your personal information shows up after the search. Click "Remove Listing" and fill out all the information that the Anywho web form requests. The listing will get removed within 24 hours.

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      Connect to the Superpages website (www.superpages.com.) Type in your name and address and press the search key. Press on your name and then press "Remove Listing." Fill in the information that the website requests, which will be a mixed-up word to verify you are not a computer. Press "Remove Me."

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      Connect to the Yellow Pages website (www.yellowpages.com.) Type in your name and address and press the search key. Press on your name and then press "Remove Listing." Fill in the information that the website requests, which will be a mixed-up word to verify you are not a computer. Press "Remove Me."

Tips & Warnings

  • Go to the National Do Not Call website (www.donotcall.gov) and type in the information of the phone number that you want removed from phone listings. This will prevent telemarketers and solicitors from calling your number due to federal rules and regulations.
  • Each time you come across a new people search website you should type your name in to find out if you are in their database. Request each site to remove your data so that you have no information on your whereabouts available online.
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