Is TruthFinder a scam?

By: Kelly | Last updated August 5, 2019
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You might be skeptical about using an online background check service and wonder if it’s worth paying for one? What could such a service find for you that you can’t ‘Google’ yourself? After all, almost anyone in this world is traceable through the internet.

Background check services are valuable because they collect their data from various public records and gather them all for you in a single, complex, accurate report. That is why most of these online services call themselves “public records search services”. These services compile hundreds of millions of records from various sources (social media data, deep web data, federal, state and county records and more) so you don’t have to do all the detective work yourself.

Is TruthFinder a scam?

TruthFinder is such a web-based service and one of the most reputable ones in the country.

The reason why this service is safe and not a scam is that it has an A+ rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and tens of thousands of positive reviews on GooglePlay.

TruthFinder is very serious about protecting its customers’ privacy and sensitive data and uses 128-bit encryption and SSL certificates in order to keep your data safe from hackers and cyber-attacks.

How does TruthFinder work?

In order to be able to access a TruthFinder report, you have to choose one of their subscriptions, meaning you have to pay for the service.

The first thing you have to do is log in and perform a search, depending on your needs. You can look for someone by providing their name, phone number, address or e-mail address. TruthFinder offers two types of reports and two types of subscriptions: a standard report and a premium report, a 1-month subscription or a 3-month subscription. Regardless of which one of the memberships you opt for, you get access to unlimited reports (but only standard ones though!) for that period of time. The 1-month report is priced at $27.78/month and the 3-month one at $26/month. The premium upgrade will cost you an extra $17.47.

What can you find in a standard report?

In a standard TruthFinder report, you get information such as:

  • Contact information including phone numbers, current and past addresses
  • Social media profiles
  • Potential relatives
  • Aliases
  • Sex offender data
  • Criminal records
  • Educational histroy
  • Employment history
  • Date of birth

What additional information are included in a premium report?

  • Business affiliations
  • Bankruptcies
  • Assets (properties, lands, etc.)
  • Weapon permits
  • Drug tests
  • Driving tests

Who can you search for using TruthFinder?

As long as you are not using TruthFinder for professional purposes such as screening employees, domestic workers, professional services (teachers, nurses, coaches, personal trainers, etc.) or for determining eligibility for credit, scholarships and the like, you can do pretty much anything you want with this service.

You can use TruthFinder to search yourself (too see what public information about you is available online), to look up sex offenders in your neighborhood, to look up family members, potential dates, old friends, former classmates, new friends, the parents of your kid’s friends, celebrities and more.

By: Kelly | Last updated August 5, 2019