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What these sites offer is essentially every woman's nightmare, on tap.

In preparation for this article, I combined doing my own opt-outs with purchasing Abine's Delete Me product. In my research and estimation, Abine seems to be the primary independent clean-up service.

There are other options but I have not had personal experience with them, and before trying them out I'd recommend research and peer reviews, as I've noticed that some "reputation" and data privacy services are not what they seem.

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Some sites will also reveal your marital status, your hobbies, your online profiles, and maps or a photo of your house. No, this isn't a fluff post, and I'm not being paranoid.

Many peoplefinder sites will give up enough to make you choke on your latte without a registration or a fee, so anyone with an internet connection can stalk you from their couch (or office) with about twenty keystrokes. I just spent weeks investigating the process of having one's personal data wiped from these sites and interviewing Sarah A. Abine is a privacy startup in Cambridge that is in the business of deleting individuals from these sites.

The complicated opt-out procedures are daunting, and now I'm pretty convinced that they're intentionally intimidating for the average Jane.

I discovered Abine through Downey's popular Reddit post about how to opt-out from people search site Been Verified.

I emailed Downey for an interview after using Abine's Delete Me product and trying opt-out tips from Redditors.

In case you're wondering, this is a pretty scary thing to research and test on yourself.

In one instance, I found my home address and a map with a simple search on one of the bigger websites, available without a purchase.

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