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If I use Optery, will that increase my phone or email spam?

We have no evidence or reason to believe using Optery will lead to more phone or email spam. And we want to clarify the lengths we go to to prevent this from happening.

On the contrary, most Optery customers report their phone and email spam is reduced dramatically after using an Optery paid subscription as their phone and email are taken out of circulation at data brokers. However, Optery will not completely eliminate phone or email spam as the data brokers Optery removes from are just one source of unwanted phone and email spam. Spammers and hackers also obtain contact information from the dark web where it is impossible to be removed from. If you are receiving spam and scam attempts, it is possible your contact info is originating from data brokers, but also possible it is originating from the dark web.

In rare cases, Optery customers have reported an increase in spam after using Optery. However, tens of thousands of people use Optery, so if this was common, we, and our competitors, would almost certainly be out of business for worsening the problem rather than solving it. Instead, this is most likely an unfortunate coincidence, and the information was probably obtained at about the same time through a data broker or the dark web.

Part of the reason this is so unlikely is because Optery does not share the email address or phone number you provide with data brokers when opting you out. Instead, we generate custom private email addresses and phone numbers that we manage behind the scenes to conceal our customers' actual email address from the data brokers when submitting opt outs, e.g. You can learn more how this works on our Help Desk articles titled:

Does Optery share the email address or phone number I provide with the data brokers when opting me out?

Do Not share your personal email or pay any money to data brokers linked to from Optery

At any moment contact information can be breached or exposed, and in some rare cases that might happen at around the same time as signing up for Optery.

If this has already happened to you, we recommend aggressively unsubscribing from these emails, flagging them as spam with your email provider, and creating filters to automatically delete them.

Updated on: 12/12/2022

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