There are various scenarios in our lives in which we’d like to know more about the person we’re dealing with. Whether you are an employer looking to hire someone, you want to know more about your new neighbor or a co-worker, or you simply want to track down an old friend, you can now dig relevant data on almost anyone in this world. Internet is your friend.
But not all of us have the skills, time or patience to play detective and scour the internet for information on people. That is where background services come in, to do all the work for you.
What can a background check service offer?
Depending on the company, most background check services usually deliver reports that contain criminal and sex offender information, data about citizenship, the legal working status of a person, their education records, driving records, military ones, professional background and more.
Background check services are very popular among employers, because, as we all know (and some of us are even guilty of it), a lot of people lie or ‘embellish’ their resume in order to land jobs.
PeopleLooker Review – Is it any good?
PeopleLooker is a very easy to use background check service, accurate and complex. It allows you to perform several types of searches: people, phone, property or e-mail searches. The company is based in New York and offers reports on anyone who lives in the United States. PeopleLooker is valued at more than $20 million.
PeopleLooker’s reports include a lot of information such as personal data (name, date of birth, addresses, phone numbers), criminal records, court records, e-mail addresses, relatives and more.
PeopleLooker has a clean, uncluttered website and it is very user-friendly. However, the company is not exactly transparent about its pricing. There’s no ‘Pricing’ section on the homepage and even though you can find a ‘Billing’ section under FAQ, it won’t lead anywhere. In order to get specific quotes, you have to call them.
There are 2 types of memberships to choose from: a 1-month membership that will cost you $18.28/month and a 3-month one that includes unlimited searches and costs $14.62/month.
How it works
This service gathers its information from various sources such as public records, federal ones, social media platforms and more. PeopleLooker only works for people within the US borders. If, over time, there are any changes about that person, PeopleLooker will send you updates in your reports.
There are four types of searches you can perform via PeopleLooker, using the desktop version of the service: you can look for someone by their name (first name, last name, city, state), you can search a phone number, an e-mail address or perform a property search.
Once you hit the Search button, your report will be generated within approximately 2 minutes, which is a good turnaround. In addition to the standard information included in the report (see above) you can also get additional info, such as court judgments, tax liens, divorce/marriage records and others. But in order to get access to them, you have to pay an extra fee.
Property reports include satellite maps of the property, co-owner info, info on the buyer and seller, the value of the property and more.
A great feature about PeopleLooker is the fact that it has a mobile app. The app is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and allows you to perform searches that are not available on the desktop version, such as reverse phone lookup, reverse e-mail.
When it comes to customer support, PeopleLooker boasts on being ‘friendly’ and ‘helpful’. You can contact them daily from 6 am to 11:30 pm (EST) via phone (1-800-218-3309) or via e-mail ([email protected]).
Despite its simple interface, PeopleLooker is a comprehensive background check service. What makes it stand out is the fact that it offers thorough reports, it is a fast service and has a useful mobile app.