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Does Optery Support Unlimited Different Name Variations and Aliases?

Yes - Optery supports unlimited name variations and name aliases for the same person. To be clear, this does not mean a customer can submit multiple additional names for family members, friends, or anyone else other than for the paying customer. Per the Optery Terms of Service, each individual person must have their own Optery account. Name variations and aliases are intended for people who have had different names during their life, and they are not intended to support multiple different people.

The most common name variations we see are for women who have a different maiden name and married name. We also commonly see shortened names, e.g. William and Bill, Christine and Chris, Johnathan and John, Jennifer and Jen, etc. Or when someone changes their name through a court order. We just require that the name variations must be for the same person.

To add name variations, log into your account, and update your profile here:

Optery will perform scans and opt outs for each name variation and aliase you provide, but will not deliver multiple individual Exposure Reports for each name variation and alias
Customers entering more than 5 name variations will be flagged for investigation and potential cancellation of the additional names

Updated on: 10/10/2022

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