You have many choices when selecting a service to secure your online privacy. To help you make an informed decision, we continue our in-depth analysis of competing services to see how they measure up against OneRep.com. So without further ado, let’s begin our OneRep vs. DeleteMe comparison.
As with all reviews in this series, the criteria for our comparisons include:
- How many name variations, addresses, aliases, telephone numbers, and emails are included in each search?
- Are easy to follow self-removal instructions provided?
- Which people-search sites are included for each service?
- Which service offers customer service and dedicated support?
- Does the service include in-depth removal from an extended list of websites?
- Does the service offer competitive pricing and a variety of membership options?
Your satisfaction is important to us. Our goal is to help you make the best possible decision when selecting the right service to protect your online privacy. To be able to make an informed decision, please also see the other reviews in the series:
Onerep vs. Privacy Duck
OneRep vs. ReputationDefender
OneRep vs. Safe Shepherd
OneRep vs. Brandyourself
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Who is DeleteMe and what do they do?
DeleteMe is owned by Abine, an online privacy company that removes your private information from the most common data collection sites. What data does DeleteMe remove? Personal contact info, phone numbers, email addresses, and other miscellaneous data.
Which service removes more addresses, phone numbers, names and AKAs?
At OneRep, we believe in going the extra mile. Your online privacy is of the utmost importance to us, and there’s no such thing as insignificant personal records. Some of our competitors only remove your most recent personal records, but we believe even old, out-of-date records can have a negative impact on your future job prospects and personal relationships.
OneRep doesn’t cut corners or leave the job unfinished. Everything is important, everything matters, and exposed information has the potential to make you and your family vulnerable. That is why OneRep removes ALL your addresses, telephone numbers, emails, and private information – period. We believe your privacy is your own. DeleteMe understands this too, and removes an unlimited number of personal addresses, phone numbers and emails from the 18 people-search websites included in their service.
Does DeleteMe remove my personal info from all people-search websites?
Unfortunately, the answer is “No”. DeleteMe only removes your data from the 18 most common people search websites. By contrast, OneRep digs deeper, routinely finding upwards of 35-45 data records for any given person – and we remove them all, completely restoring your online privacy. That’s far more efficient than just focusing on the 18 most common sites covered by DeleteMe!
OneRep websites searched: (updated July, 2018)
DeleteMe websites searched: (updated July 18, 2018)
*Information quoted from DeleteMe F.A.Q., July 2018.
The table above lists the most common websites covered by OneRep, but we also expand our search to a host of secondary websites that aren’t listed here. As you see, our resources are far more comprehensive than DeleteMe. But we don’t stop there. Everyday, our developers find new people-search websites and add them to our list for automatic removal, as a result, the number of OneRep covered websites is growing all the time.
Believe it or not, 90% of the entire world’s data has been generated just in the last two years! Just imagine how things will evolve in the next 5-10 years. Hence why the mere 18 websites covered by DeleteMe’s service pales in comparison to OneRep’s comprehensive dedication to protecting your online privacy.
OneRep or DeleteMe - Which service is more affordable?
The online privacy industry is relatively new and there are only a handful of companies that work with people-search websites to remove publicly available records. However, some online privacy companies overcharge for their services, making them less affordable, and creating monopoly due to the lack of competition.
Unlike OneRep, DeleteMe doesn’t offer monthly subscriptions, which means you’ll pay $129 annually, per person, to have your records removed from just 18 websites. OneRep believes this scenario doesn’t offer the customer the best bang for their buck. What if your records aren’t even listed on half of websites DeleteMe covers? In that case, you’ll have just thrown away your money for nothing, and your private information will still be exposed elsewhere online.
Let’s take a look at the membership options provided by OneRep and Delete.me
|Subscription Options||OneRep|| DeleteMe
|Annual Plan (per person)||$99.95||$129|
|2 Year Pan (per person)||$199.90||$209|
|Annual Plan (two people)||$199.90||$229|
|2 Year Plan (two people)||$399.80||$349|
The advantage OneRep has over DeleteMe, is you can subscribe to a monthly plan just to test things out and see if it works for you. Rest assured, you can always cancel your membership at any time so there’s little to no risk. And if you decide our service is worthwhile, you can always upgrade to an annual subscription and save money in the long run.
DeleteMe provides support through live chat and email. OneRep provides free phone, email and chat consultations – we’re here for you whenever you need us. Just leave us a message and telephone number, and we guarantee you’ll receive a callback within a few hours, often immediately. We’re here for you and ready to offer expert assistance for all your privacy-related issues.
Can I remove my personal records myself?
In short, Yes. You always have the right to contact the various people search sites directly and request the removal of your data, even if you don’t subscribe to any of our services. Your private records are your own and don’t belong in the public domain. It’s just flat wrong. Some online privacy companies offer limited opt-out instructions, others offer no instructions at all. But what about OneRep and DeleteMe?
OneRep offers FREE opt-out instructions for more than a hundred websites. Our instructions are quite detailed and include screenshots to help you navigate the opt-out process for the most popular people search websites.
By contrast, DeleteMe provides very limited number of opt-out instructions. They do have a blog, and occasionally post articles about people-search websites and data brokers which includes limited information on how to remove your personal records. However, the information offered lacks structure and you’ll still have to do plenty of digging to find all the info you’ll need.
This is how a DeleteMe instruction looks like:
OneRep values your privacy, that’s why we offer free do-it-yourself instructions that are easy to follow, gathered all in one place, and in alphabetical order. But fair warning, contacting each of the individual people-search sites yourself can be very time consuming, especially if you’ve never done it before.
Sample of OneRep’s Free Opt-Out Instructions
As you may imagine, there’s a lot of removal instructions already on the web, all one need to do is Google them, however, most of the instructions are out-of-date and incomplete. In the article 10 Life Hacks That Help Remove Private Data From the Internet we provide examples of such removal instructions. Most of them were created in 2010-2013, meanwhile, most of them have updated their privacy policies several times, while the online instructions have not been updated to reflect these policy changes.
On top of that, new people-search websites are popping up all the time, creating more confusion for unsuspecting internet users. Luckily, OneRep’s team of professionals are here to help. We do our best identify new websites and add their specific removal instructions to our growing list.
Let’s sum things up!
|Annual Plan (per person)||$99.95||$129|
|2 Year Pan (per person)||$199||$209|
|Annual Plan (two people)||$199||$229|
|2 Year Plan (two people)||$399||$349|
|Number of covered websites||77 (July 19, 2018)||18|
|Covered names||1||1- if it's an annual plan designed for one person;
2 - if it's an annual plan designed for 2 people
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