How To Remove Your Information


How-To Guide: Removing Your Info

If you'd like to delete your background report information from Instant Checkmate, you have two options:

Mail In Your Opt Out Request

Please mail your request to:

Instant Checkmate
Attn: Opt Out
3111 Camino Del Rio N Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108

In your request, please include the following details

First name
Last name
Zip code
Date of birth
Any other additional locations you've lived in
Possible relatives (first and last name)
Any other additional information that will help us identify you

Submit An Expedited Opt Out Request Online

To significantly speed up processing, you can simply visit Instant Checkmate's Opt Out page, and fill out a brief form to have your information removed as soon as possible.

Helpful Tips:

  • Enter your information exactly as it appears on the website in order for us to locate your listing and ensure accurate removal.
  • If you have multiple listings on Instant Checkmate (more than one result for your name), you will need to complete a separate opt out form for each entry that you want removed.
  • Please provide a current email address. If we have questions about your request, we will contact you at the email address you provide us.

Instant Checkmate Opt Out Process

Removing your background report from Instant Checkmate's database is easy. You are free to opt yourself out at anytime, which will remove your background report from the site.

Please remember that this information about you will still be visible in public records, and on other people search engines.Please also note that Instant Checkmate does not remove sex offender location data. Also, your name may still appear as a possible related person in other individuals’ reports, and your email and phone reports may remain in our public database. Removing yourself from Instant Checkmate's directory does not make your information private on other websites.

When Will My Background Report Be Removed From Instant Checkmate?

Once we receive your request, your background report will be removed within 48 hours. Please understand that while we will do everything we can to make sure that your background report is successfully removed from the site, changes to your name or address can sometimes make it difficult to find and remove all of your results.

If you still see your background report on Instant Checkmate after you've submitted an opt out request, please contact member care at 1-800-222-8985 or email us at At Instant Checkmate we have a Member Care Team that is available Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm PST. Spanish language assistance is available from Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm PST.

Why Is Personal Information Included In Instant Checkmate Background Reports?

All data in Instant Checkmate background reports is taken from public records. These public records might include your birth certificate, traffic tickets, or other information collected by federal, state, and local governments. This information is made public by laws that increase government transparency.

We compile all of this data into easy-to-read reports for Instant Checkmate members. When you opt out, your report is removed from the Instant Checkmate database. However, records that contain your information may still be publicly available from other sources.

How Do You Remove Inaccurate Information From A Report?

We continuously strive to offer the most accurate online background reports available. Despite those efforts, inaccurate information might accidently appear on individual reports. To ensure the integrity of our reports, we’ve made it easy for members to flag inaccurate information.

Individual data points on a report include a link with text that says “Edit/Remove” or just “Remove.” Members can click on the link to let Instant Checkmate know about data that should be changed or removed entirely.

When Will The People Directory Listing Be Removed?

If you opt out of Instant Checkmate, your name still might appear in our people directory in Google search results, even after we have removed your report from our database. Please allow up to five days for this listing to be removed.

Why Does Instant Checkmate Need Personal Information In Order To Opt Out?

Instant Checkmate contains millions of reports, and we want to ensure we remove the correct one when you request to opt out. Details such as your full name, date of birth, and address help us identify the exact report that you want us to remove. These details are particularly important if you happen to have a common name.

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DISCLAIMER: You may not use our service or the information it provides to make decisions about consumer credit, employment, insurance, tenant screening, or any other purpose that would require FCRA compliance. Instant Checkmate does not provide consumer reports and is not a consumer reporting agency. (These terms have special meanings under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq., ("FCRA"), which are incorporated herein by reference.) The information available on our website may not be 100% accurate, complete, or up to date, so do not use it as a substitute for your own due diligence, especially if you have concerns about a person's criminal history. Instant Checkmate does not make any representation or warranty about the accuracy of the information available through our website or about the character or integrity of the person about whom you inquire. For more information, please review Instant Checkmate Terms of Use.

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