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How To Cancel BeenVerified on Any Device

Ashley Ferraro, Product
Apr 1, 2024
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BeenVerified is a US-based background check company that provides users with public records search services. The company was founded in 2007 and has since become a popular tool for individuals looking to learn more about someone's past, including their criminal history, financial records, and personal information.

While BeenVerified can be a useful resource, you may decide to move on from the service to try a new platform or cut costs. Whatever your reasoning may be, read this guide to learn how to cancel BeenVerified on any device. You'll discover the steps to take to cancel your subscription online, via email, or by contacting customer support directly and tips to avoid excessive charges.

The information in this guide is valid as of January 2023. Please visit the official BeenVerified website or contact customer support for the most recent information.

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How To Cancel a BeenVerified Subscription Online

You can cancel your BeenVerified subscription online in three ways:

  1. Via the official website
  2. Through live chat
  3. By filling out a contact form

To discontinue your BeenVerified membership through the official website, take the steps below:

  1. Log in to your BeenVerified account on a computer browser.
  2. Click the Contact Us button in the footer of the page.
  3. Choose the Cancel My Account option from the available options.
  4. Confirm your cancellation request when prompted.

If you prefer to cancel via live chat, look for a "Chat With Us Live" link on the BeenVerified website. You will be connected to a customer support representative who can assist you with your cancellation. Alternatively, you can use the contact form on the "My Account" page to submit your cancellation request.

How To Cancel BeenVerified via Email

To cancel your BeenVerified subscription via email, you will need to send an email to In the email, include your full name, account information, and a request to cancel your subscription. A customer support representative will respond to your email with further instructions on how to proceed.

How To Cancel BeenVerified by Phone

If you prefer to cancel your BeenVerified account over the phone, you can do so by calling 1-866-885-6480. To save time, it's recommended to have your 9-digit member ID number ready before calling. You can find this number in your New Member Welcome email or on the right-hand side of the Dashboard of your BeenVerified account. Once connected, inform the customer support representative of your cancellation request and follow the instructions provided to complete the process.

If you signed up for a BeenVerified subscription through Google Play or the Apple App Store, you will need to follow the respective platform’s cancellation instructions.

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Problems With Canceling Subscription Services

While cancellation issues can happen to any company, some service providers may go out of their way to complicate the process. They do so to keep you subscribed for as long as possible and prolong your payments. Such companies may resort to tactics such as: 

  • Requiring you to contact customer support to cancel
  • Making the cancellation button inconspicuous
  • Using manipulative designs to confuse you into clicking on the wrong button

You could go through the whole cancellation process only to realize you missed a critical step, which can result in being charged for another month of services you do not want. It's also not unheard of to incur charges even after successfully canceling your subscription due to an error on the company’s side.

An effective way to avoid overcharges is using virtual cards from Privacy to pay for subscriptions, be it LinkedIn Premium, Dropbox, or Tinder Gold. Virtual cards are connected to a real bank account or debit card but protect your financial information by substituting it with random card numbers at checkout. By opting for an independent virtual card provider like Privacy, you can also enjoy robust card settings that give you more financial control over your online transactions.  

Privacy Virtual Cards—The Preferred Choice for Subscription Services

Once you provide your financial information to Privacy, you can request and generate virtual cards for various subscriptions, including Adobe, the Wall Street Journal, and Apple services like Apple Music. There are two types of virtual cards Privacy lets you generate—discover more information about them in the following table:

Card Type Single-Use Merchant-Locked
How It Works This card closes moments after you complete your first transaction.  This card “locks” to the first vendor you transact with. You can use it repeatedly with the same merchant.
What It’s Ideal for
  • One-time purchases on websites you haven’t used before or those whose security practices you have yet to verify

  • Transactions on websites you don’t plan on buying from in the future

Privacy also gives you the ability to set spending limits and pause or close your virtual cards without impacting the linked funding source. The following section explains how these features help you manage your subscription expenses:

  • Card pausing or closing—If you wish to stop a subscription payment from going through, you can pause or close the card you used to pay for it to protect against unwelcome charges. While you still have to follow the company’s cancellation instructions to complete the process, Privacy will block all transaction attempts on the card in the meantime.
  • Spending limit—You can set a spending limit on your Privacy Card to limit overcharges such as double billing and price increases you hadn’t been notified about. Privacy will decline all transactions that exceed your preset limit.  

Privacy—Enjoy Fast and Seamless Payments Online

Privacy also offers the following additional features to enhance your online transactions:

  • Browser extension—The Privacy Browser Extension autocompletes your virtual card details at checkout, so you don't have to memorize your payment card information each time you shop. You can get the extension for Safari, Edge, Firefox, and Chrome, but iPhone and iPad users can also enjoy fast checkouts with the Safari iOS extension.
  • Mobile app—Privacy's mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices, lets you generate virtual cards on the go and get real-time notifications about your card activity after enabling push notifications.

You can use Privacy Virtual Cards at most merchants and websites that accept U.S. Visa®  and Mastercard® payments, including popular subscriptions such as Apple TV, YouTube Premium, and NordVPN.

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Get Started With Privacy Today

Signing up for Privacy is simple—you only need to take the steps below:

  1. Register
  2. Provide the information needed to verify your identity
  3. Connect a funding source—debit card or bank account
  4. Request and generate Privacy Virtual Cards

Privacy offers multiple plans to accommodate various transaction needs. The table below outlines the different plans, how much they cost, and the benefits you can to enjoy:

Plan Personal Pro Premium
Cost per Month Free for domestic transactions $10 $25
Number of Virtual Cards per Month 12 36 60
  • Card pausing or closing

  • Ability to set spending limits

  • Access to the browser extension and mobile app

  • Everything in Personal

  • Fee-free international transactions

  • Priority support

  • 1% cashback on eligible purchases (totaling up to $4,500 per month)

  • Ability to mask financial info on bank statements

  • Everything in Pro

  • Dedicated account management

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