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Blockshopper.com is a website that provides information about a neighborhood to prospective homeowners, home buyers, and home sellers. It describes itself as “one part community newspaper, one part ultimate hyper-local real estate research tool.” Users can search for information around a specific property or a specific homeowner.
Information associated with a homeowner includes property records, property value, property transactions, location history, etc. It also includes any local news story the homeowner was mentioned in. This ranges from a local crime blotter to larger headlines. For privacy protection, most people do not wish to have their information on sites like Blockshopper.com
How to opt out of Blockshopper.com
Blockshopper only removes information from their search results under specific circumstances. Circumstances include if you are a government official, law enforcement officer or public safety workers, individuals under court protection orders, or individuals with officially documented stalkers or other threats.
1. Go to: Blockshopper.com.
2. Search for your full name in the “Homeowners” tab.
3. Go through the search results until you locate the info with your listing. Click on the listing.
Depending on how common your name is, there may be a lot of search results to sift through.
4. Copy the listing URL to your clipboard.
5. Send an opt out email to [email protected]
In the email, include the URL to your listing and an explanation for why you wish to have your information removed. Either fax the letter to: 314-786-0519 or mail it to: 27 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 428 Chicago, IL 60606. They may require additional proof of identity or further information about the situation.
This process only applies to Blockshopper.com. Your info is located in a number of other databases online, each with their own removal processes. Go to each site individually and follow the dedicated manual opt out process. Or, you can use an automated tool that handles the removals for you.