How to install Spokeo: A Guide

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Recently, fraudsters have been increasingly using phone calls as a scam tool. If you’ve ever wondered how to avoid becoming a victim of phone scams, we recommend learning more about Spokeo.

Spokeo allows you to search records by phone, name, address, or email. This includes data from 6 billion consumer records, 130 million property records, historical records, court records, business records, and social media. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to install the Spokeo app. 

What Is Spokeo?

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Spokeo calls itself a ‘people intelligence service.’ It aims to help you find out information about a person, whether that’s someone you know or someone you don’t. It’s used by professionals to find new customers and to help people keep safe from fraud. Many people ask, is Spokeo free? And unfortunately, it’s not. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not affordable and great value for money.

The site helps you search billions of data records in an easy-to-understand report. You can see contact information, photos, social media accounts, court records, work information, and even location history.

The company began in 2006 as a social network aggregator, which in turn became a social search engine and now a people search engine. The company is successful and its founder, Harrison Tang, has been awarded the Best Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young and is featured in the Top 50 Most Influential People according to Pasadena Magazine.

How to Install Spokeo on an Android Phone?

Although Spokeo is mainly used as a directory and a look-up tool, there is a Spokeo app download that works by identifying unknown callers and telemarketers. Here’s how to download the Spokeo app for Android phones:

  1. Click the Spokeo link to be redirected to the Google Play Store.
  2. Click to download the app.
  3. Agree with the permissions required in the pop-up window and click ‘accept’ to continue. 
  4. Log in using your existing Spokeo account or create a new account.

Unfortunately, there is no Spokeo app for iPhone devices. This is because Apple is stricter about what goes into its App Store.

When this app is installed, it will help you by blocking unwanted callers like telemarketers, known fraudsters, scammers, or debt collectors. It also reveals the identity of unknown callers.

How Much Does Spokeo Cost?

The price of Spokeo depends on your intended usage and how many searches you’re likely to do a month. Although there is no free trial of Spokeo, there is a 7-day trial, which is priced at $0.95. However, you’ll need to cancel it at the end of the 7 days if you no longer want to use the app as it then automatically renews at $29.95 per month.

Otherwise, there are three main pricing plans. The prices start from $19.95 per month for a 1-month membership. This is billed monthly and allows you to do 100 searches per month. There is also a 3-month membership, which is billed quarterly at $44.85 per month. Again, you can do 100 searches per month.

Finally, Spokeo has a professional membership, which is billed monthly. This costs $69.95 per month and allows you to conduct 500 searches per month. Other than having more searches, there is no additional information you get for having a professional membership.

How to Uninstall Spokeo?

If you no longer want to use Spokeo, it is possible to delete your account. Your Spokeo subscription can be deleted at any time, but if you’d like to close your account and delete your data, here are the steps you need to take:

  1. Contact the Spokeo Customer Care team.
  2. Request your account to be closed. 
  3. Make sure you log out of your account on all devices.
  4. Uninstall and delete the app from your phone and other devices.

You can contact the customer care team by phone at 1 (888) 906-0849 or by email at [email protected]. The phone lines are open between 5 am and 8 pm PST. There is also a live chat feature on the Spokeo website.

Spokeo does have to retain purchase information for a prescribed amount of time, however, so they won’t be able to delete your data straight away. However, you can remove your information from Spokeo by filling in their ‘opt out’ form.

FAQ

What Does Spokeo Do?

So, how does Spokeo work? Well, consider it like a huge directory of compiled data on people. It’s a huge look-up tool and database that tells you all about a person and their ‘footprint’ in the world.

What Is a Spokeo Subscription?

There are different levels of subscription determined by how many searches you’d like to do a month. You can have a personal subscription or a professional subscription. The former gives you 100 searches per month while the latter gives you 500. Within the personal subscription, you can also choose to be billed monthly or quarterly. It is cheaper per month overall to get a three-month membership.

Is There a Free Version of Spokeo?

Although there is no free version of Spokeo, there is a cheap 7-day trial, which is available for a one-time fee of $0.95. However, this automatically renews at $29.95 per month afterward, so it’s important to sign up properly if you want to keep it after the trial ends. Equally, if you don’t want to keep it, you’ll need to end the subscription.

Does Spokeo Notify the Person?

No. Whoever you search for will never be notified that you’ve looked them up. Spokeo is completely confidential and gives you information that is out there in the public domain but all in one tidy report.

Conclusion

Spokeo is an innovative site that is quick, flexible, and affordable. It is a great place to look up people and find out what information is held about them. You can look at criminal backgrounds for work purposes, for example, or you can find out information about someone you’re considering dating. Whatever your reasons, you can get started with Spokeo in 5 minutes or less.

Howard Aguilar

Howard Aguilar, a tech expert with a decade in cybersecurity, advocates for digital safety. He simplifies digital experience with easy-to-follow guides. In addition to his advocacy, Howard rigorously tests applications to highlight their security features and vulnerabilities. His deep dives into app security not only keep users informed but also push developers towards creating safer digital environments.

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