OneRep vs Removaly – Finding The Better Opt Out Service

At Removaly, we are always working to ensure our users have the most information possible when considering data removal services to remove their personal information from the web. Because of this, we have built comparison guides to provide users with as much data as possible, comparing Removaly to competing data removal services.

The comparison we will be making here today is OneRep vs Removaly, a data removal service that has been around for a while, headquartered in Belarus but serving US customers. Below, we are going to dig into several comparisons between OneRep and Removaly, in the hopes of helping you to make the best decision for your unique set of needs.

In this comparison guide, we are going to discuss and contrast OneRep company information, number of sites removed, public image, pricing, frequency of scanning, and some pros and cons of OneRep vs Removaly.

What We Know About OneRep

OneRep is a European-based data removal service, serving customers of the US, started in 2015. They state that their mission is to make privacy affordable for everyone. Dmitri Shelest is noted as OneRep’s CEO and Founder. Mikalai Shershan is CTO. Oksana Serhiyenia is the head of product. Kristina Goncharova is the head of marketing. They are all from either Belarus or Poland. Mark Kapczynski, from California, is the SVP of Strategic Partnerships.

In the past year or so, OneRep has updated its services consistently and has begun branching out heavily into the B2B space with employee benefits. They have also started advertising API integration for their strategic partners. OneRep partners with data brokers in an attempt to advertise their services directly on people search websites. Overall, they are one of the largest data removal services on the Internet today.

Fast Facts on OneRep vs Removaly

Websites Covered74 Sites (as of 02/25/2022)51 Sites
Frequency of ScanningOnce per monthFull Daily Scans
Annual Cost (1 Person)$99.99$119.40
Annual Cost (2 People)$180.00$179.40
Annual Cost (4 People)$180.00$239.40
Multiple Name/Address CombosCoveredCovered
HeadquartersBelarus, Eastern EuropeUnited States
Outside InvestorsUnsureNo

Sites Removed: OneRep vs Removaly

Currently, as of the time of this writing, OneRep covers the removal of users’ personally identifiable information from 74 websites, down from 99 sites in January 2022. They list the sites they remove from on their site. It includes a mix of standard people search sites such as BeenVerified, sites that scrape social network details like MyLife, and phone number databases like PrivateNumberChecker, OneRep offers a strong mix of sites they remove from.

74 websites covered, down from 99 in January 2022.

In comparison, Removaly currently removes users’ personally identifiable information (or PII) from 51 people search websites and data brokers. Included in our list are such sites as Nuwber, Intelius, CheckPeople, MyLife, CheckThem, Radaris, and many more. We offer a comprehensive list of what sites we remove from here, as well as explanations as to what they are and what they do.

While OneRep covers more sites than Removaly (currently), Removaly’s number of sites covered is growing rapidly, while the number of sites OneRep covers fluctuates and appears to have decreased since the last time we checked the site. Also, we are confident that our current list of sites we remove from the most common searchable people search websites.

Pricing: OneRep vs Removaly

OneRep offers two levels of service. For a single person, they are charged $14.95 per month on a month-to-month basis. If you choose to pay annually, you are charged $99.99 for the full year. For a family between two and six people, they are charged $27.95 per month on a month-to-month basis. If you choose to pay annually, you are charged $180.00 for the full year. They also offer business plans, and a limited five-day trial on all accounts.

In comparison, Removaly offers three levels of pricing, not to upsell you services, but to accommodate the size of your family. Our individual plan is $9.95 per month (billed annually at $119.40). The couple plan covers two people and is $14.95 (billed annually at $179.40). This gives more flexibility to those who only need a two-person plan, or want to go in with a friend to get a Removaly membership. Our family plan covers three or more people in the same family and is $19.95 per month (billed annually at $239.40).

For those paying month to month, the cost of OneRep is higher overall than comparative services from Removaly. For those who pay for the full year, the cost for an individual subscription is slightly lower for OneRep than Removaly, and the price for a family plan is slightly higher. There is no couple plan for OneRep users, so Removaly for Couples is slightly more affordable than the comparative OneRep subscription.

Concerned about how much information about you is freely available online? Get your data automatically removed from dozens of people search websites and data brokers, and avoid hate raids, for less than the cost of a Netflix subscription with Removaly.

Scan Frequency: OneRep vs Removaly

In the home page section titled “Why fight data brokers with OneRep“, they mention scanning once per month for the sites they cover. While it’s better than comparative services that scan quarterly (such as DeleteMe), monthly scans, in our experience, still leave stones unturned compared to more frequent scanning.

In comparison, Removaly is currently the only data removal service globally that scans every single day. We know that sometimes personal info pops back up, sometimes under name variations or different addresses. We know it’s not uncommon for the same personal information to pop back up even after it was removed. This is why our daily scans are the most robust in the industry.

Overall, with daily scanning, Removaly is the closest data removal service on the market today to permanent removal. We believe that it is important to constantly monitor for intrusions of personal information for our customers. Daily scanning is one of the hallmarks of Removaly’s data removal services, and we believe it makes it a superior offering to competitors such as OneRep.

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Screenshot of the OneRep home page.

Public Image and Activity: OneRep vs Removaly

OneRep runs fairly updated social media accounts. Their public image is relatively positive, although they have had issues in the past with deception pointed out by members of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the EFF, and TechCrunch. They maintain one of the largest and most frequently updated databases of free opt out guides online. Also, many have taken notice that OneRep is an Eastern European based team, incorporated in the US, serving solely US users and US user data, which seems odd to us.

To compare, the two-man team at Removaly strives to be up to date in the data removal industry, consistently present in discussions, and always available for questions, comments, and concerns. We are 100% US based. We maintain an active blog with articles relevant to the data privacy space and also strive to maintain an active presence on social media.

Awards, Recognition, and Philanthropy: Removaly vs OneRep

In 2021, Shelest was named one of the top 25 cybersecurity CEOs of the year by blog The Software Report. Other than this, I was unable to locate any other awards OneRep has received. In addition, most service recognition has come in the form of interviews and press-related articles. We found zero instances of philanthropy from OneRep, which is disappointing to us considering their strong standing in the space.

In comparison, while Removaly is still a relatively new business, we have already blasted onto the data removal scene. As a self-funded two-man team, we achieved #1 Product of the Day on ProductHunt, beating out billion-dollar, VC-invested projects and startups. Removaly was also a finalist for the 2021 Product Hunt Golden Kitty Awards. Additionally, we won Startup of the Year for 2021 on Hackernoon in our area.

Removaly as August 6, 2021’s ProductHunt Product of the Day

We have also pledged to donate a portion of our profits to relevant entities in the digital privacy space. For example, Removaly donates a portion of profits to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Additionally, we are strong advocates for Hate Raid Response, assisting streamers in mitigating the damage caused by hate raids.

Ease Of Cancellation and Refunds: OneRep vs Removaly

As per the OneRep FAQ on ‘How do I cancel my OneRep subscription?’ they say, “Call us at 855-856-6655 (9 A.M. – 4 P.M. CST) or email us at [email protected] to cancel your subscription. Simple as that! Once we’ve processed your cancellation request, will stop charging your account.” 

Their subscription terms state similar verbiage of, “You have the right to cancel your subscription at any time, for any reason, and can do so by calling (855) 856-6655 Monday-Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM EDT. If you choose to cancel your subscription, you will be charged for the billing period during which you canceled the subscription.”

That said, there are many reviews stating that it was difficult to cancel or that OneRep did not respond to the cancellation request in a timely manner, such as from their BBB page and/or their Google reviews:

While we do not believe that OneRep is a scam, these reviews are disheartening. On our side, if you are a free member who simply signed up for a Removaly scan, we make it quick and simple to completely delete your account and all associated data with the click of a button from the online dashboard.

If you are a paid Removaly subscriber you can cancel your subscription at any time and for any reason directly from your account dashboard with a click of a button. Also, Removaly offers a money-back guarantee for all paid plans. We at Removaly consider it incredibly important that cancellation and refund options are clearly and easily accessible for all users from their online dashboard.

We refuse to make it difficult for anyone to cancel our service and consider it strong customer service to ensure that our opt out service also has an easy opt out option available.

Concerned about how much information about you is freely available online? Get your data automatically removed from dozens of people search websites and data brokers, and avoid hate raids, for less than the cost of a Netflix subscription with Removaly.

Overall, all data removal services online exist for the common good of the consumer, and getting their private information off the Internet. Despite this, there are advantages and potential disadvantages to all data removal services. As a result, it’s crucial to get a bird’s eye view of how these data removal services work and how they differ from one another.

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