Convenient Ways to Remove Your Information Off the Dark Web

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Help! Who Can Remove My Information Off the Dark Web

The dark web may sound like it's straight out of a science fiction movie, but when your personal information shows up on the dark web, the threat becomes very real.

In 2019, a Facebook data breach resulted in 533 million users' personal information getting leaked and sold on the dark web. Three billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2013. These large data breaches, as well as weak passwords, help feed the dark web beast.

When your email, phone number, credit card, or even your social security number ends up on the dark web, the first question you'll ask is "" DoNotPay is dedicated to helping you solve this complicated and frustrating problem.

Is It Possible to Get Personal Information Taken off the Dark Web?

Unfortunately, once information starts circulating on the dark web, it's nearly impossible to remove it. The dark web has layers of encryption, anonymous users, and no customer service phone number.

When you try to remove your phone number from Facebook, it's tricky, but it's possible because Facebook has standards it must uphold. When you try to remove your phone number from the dark web, you 'll find that there are no real channels to go through to report and remove it.

However, some things can be done to prevent information from ending up on the dark web and remedy the situation if it does happen to you.

How Does Personal Information Get On the Dark Web

Information ends up on the dark web when it's stolen. This includes large- scale cybercrime aimed at high-profile companies, but it also can involve something as simple as someone taking an unshredded document from your trash can.

What Happens When Information Is on the Dark Web

When your information is sold on the dark web, people may use that information to steal your identity, access your accounts, or use your credit card number to make purchases.

What You Can Do if Your Personal Information Is on the Dark Web

Although there's no Head of the Dark Web to whom you can report this crime, you can take steps to mitigate the risks of identity theft or someone accessing your accounts.

  1. Monitor your credit and bank accounts for irregular, fraudulent activity. To prevent fraudulent credit activity after a data breach, call all three major credit bureaus, including Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, to request a credit freeze.
  2. Change your password on the account that was breached and on any other accounts with that password. Use strong, unique passwords instead.
  3. If your social security number is on the dark web, create a my Social Security account to monitor your social security number for fraudulent activity. Report fraud to the Social Security Administration by calling 1-800-269-0271.
  4. If your credit card information is on the dark web, call your credit card issuer to close your account, set up a new one, and set up fraud alerts.
  5. If your email address is on the dark web, immediately change your password to a strong, unique password and set up two-factor authentication.

How to Keep Your Data off the Dark Web

Keeping your information off the dark web is a complicated, multi-faceted problem. It 's a problem that requires you to take steps before the real problem even occurs. To help reduce the chance of personal information theft, you can:

  1. Avoid using public Wi-Fi
  2. Implement two-factor authentication
  3. Use a password manager to keep your strong passwords secure
  4. Stay alert by monitoring your credit and bank accounts
  5. Shred sensitive documents before throwing them out
  6. Remove your personal information from Google, Facebook, and other sites. However, this is a tedious process to do by yourself, so consider hiring someone to remove your information instead.

Can Companies Remove Personal Information From the Dark Web?

Although identity or dark web monitoring services can notify you that there's a problem, they cannot solve it for you. If you do enroll in a monitoring service, keep in mind that you'll still have to go through all the time- consuming steps to keep your data safe, before and after it ends up on the dark web.

Even though these companies can't , some companies, like DoNotPay, make it unbelievably easy to remove your personal information from the internet. When your information is not on the internet, it's less likely to end up on the dark web.

Protect Your Personal Information From the Dark Web With DoNotPay

DoNotPay is like a suit of armor for your personal information. We want to keep your data off the dark web for good.

If you want to get your personal information taken down but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered. Create your own cancellation letter in 5 easy steps:

Step 1Search "Remove My Information" on DoNotPay.
Step 2Choose whether you want to remove your information from Google searches, YouTube videos, or data brokers in general.
Step 3If it's for a Google search or YouTube video, tell us more about the specific content you want removed, including the URLs of where it's currently being displayed.
Step 4If it's for a data broker, choose which data broker you want your information removed from, or choose the "All-in" option to remove your information from all of them.
Step 5If it's for a data broker, choose which data broker you want your information removed from, or choose the "All-in" option to remove your information from all of them.

Why DoNotPay Is a Comprehensive Solution to Privacy Problems?

DoNotPay is committed to giving you back the power over your personal information. By keeping your information off the internet with services like burner phones and virtual credit cards, and by removing your existing data from the internet, DoNotPay helps you keep your personal information off the dark web.

Don't like sitting for hours on hold with customer service to remove your name from Spokeo? Frustrated with filling out forms to get your photo off Google? DoNotPay can help with all of that. With the "Remove My Information" feature, you can effortlessly:

It's fast, easy, and--most importantly--successful. Have peace of mind by choosing a company that cares deeply about your privacy online.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do to Help Solve Your Problems?

With your personal information now protected online, you may wonder what other problems DoNotPay can quickly solve. Here are just a few other things this AI Consumer Champion is capable of:

  1. File a complaint
  2. Fight text spam
  3. Get compensation for victims of crime
  4. Appeal banned accounts
  5. Sue anyone in small claims court

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