Why is closing my online accounts important?
When you create an online account, your personal data is added to a company's database and can remain there even after you delete the account. An internet user can have hundreds of online accounts, many of which they might not know are still active.
The more companies that have your personal info, the higher the chance one of them will get breached, putting you at risk of identity theft. We'll help you delete these accounts for good so you can take back control of your privacy and even cut down on annoying spam emails.
How can McAfee help me clean up my online accounts?
We’ll show you which companies or websites have access to your personal information and provide steps on how to reach out to them to have it deleted. If you prefer to save time and have McAfee send the requests with a single click, the request will be transmitted directly from your email inbox. We help you send these requests, but we do not act as an agent on your behalf.
How will you see who has my personal data?
With your approval, we’ll scan the subject lines in your inbox to see which companies are emailing you and how much of your info they might have. We will only look at the email sender, subject line, timestamp, and the first few words of the email—we will not scan the full body of the email or any attachments.
We’ll then help you decide which accounts you want to keep and which you might want to delete to lower the risk of a data breach.
What’s the difference between “Scans” and “Full-service”?
Online Account Cleanup: Scans helps you find any accounts tied to your email and gives you clear instructions to reclaim your data. Online Account Cleanup: Scans is included in all McAfee+ plans.
Online Account Cleanup: Full-service not only finds your accounts, but lets the experts send the data deletion requests for you with a single click, saving you up to 10 hours or more* of manual work. Online Account Cleanup: Full-service is only included with McAfee+ Ultimate plans.