US Search Quick Overview

By: Matt | Last updated February 6, 2020
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US Search is one of the best background check services on the market today. It supplies users with comprehensive and accurate information for flexible and affordable prices. Established back in 1998, it holds its ground as an industry-standard because of its numerous features and tools. 

Pros

Searching features

US Search has a lot of features which makes it easier to search for a particular person. In fact, they have seven forms of searches which include:

  • People Search
  • Reverse Phone Lookup
  • Email Search
  • Social Network Search
  • Property Records
  • Criminal Records
  • Background Checks

This makes it easier to search for a particular person no matter the type of information you have about them.

Interface

Even if the actual design of the website is not updated in terms of graphic design, it is still very easy to use. All the search buttons mentioned earlier are displayed at first glance on the website at the top bar. From here, you can start your search and get a report in about five minutes.

The actual report of the person you are searching for is also easy to understand as the information is displayed cleanly (although not chronologically, which is not good for contact details and addresses). You can also ask for a PDF copy without paying any additional fees.

Customer Support

Even if it is your first time to use a background check service, you will still find it easy to navigate through the website. If you have further questions about their service, you can go to their FAQ website where you can receive pre-searching information, billing and customer service information, credits and memberships information, reports information, and website features information. These categories are arranged neatly and are answered properly on the website.

Cons

Compared to its competitors, US Search did not innovate much in the design department. Their website is still reminiscent of 2000s designs and has yet to catch the minimalist trend that every website is doing nowadays.

Along with this is the fact that US Search doesn’t have a mobile application yet. It is a wasted opportunity as having one raises convenience for their users and lets them search for a person no matter where they are.

Lastly, US Search imposes additional fees for additional information to be included in the report even if these are usually included already in the reports priced at base pricing of other background check services. These includes National Criminal Records (for $19.95), Marriage and Divorce Records ($2.95), Property Records ($4.95), Email addresses ($2.95), Enhanced Relatives Search ($4.95), and Enhanced Associates Search ($2.95).

Recommendation

US Search is a recommendable background check service for those who want to search for basic information that are accurate and are of high-quality. They prove themselves to be worthy of having one of the longest times in business compared to its competitors given its ease of use, good pricing, and clean user interface.

Those who want to look for specific information such as legal records, marriage records, property records, and more, will have to pay additional fees. This may be a deal breaker for some as such information are already included in the base pricing of other services. If you are okay with this, US Search is the background check service for you.

By: Matt | Last updated February 6, 2020