Background check services used to take a lot of time to generate a report, from days in the best scenario to even weeks in some cases. Nowadays though, information is way easier to obtain, especially thanks to the internet.
Online background check services offer various types of searches, from people searches to criminal records, reverse phone lookup and more. These services are usually subscription-based, and you can choose between monthly memberships, quarterly ones and so on. There is even the possibility to buy single reports, if you only need to use the service for a one-time search.
Most of these web-based services are not Consumer Reporting Agencies, which means they don’t comply with the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) rules. That also means you can’t really use them for purposes other than informative ones. You cannot determine someone’s eligibility to obtain credit, a scholarship, you can’t use the information in the reports for employment or tenant screening and so on.
However, that doesn’t mean that they are not very useful and can’t be used for a variety of other things: to track down former childhood friends, to check out your neighbors to make sure they are not sex offenders and so on, to do a background check on a potential date and much more.
US Search is an online background check service that has been around for more than 25 years. It is owned by PeopleConnect. US Search operates in the United States and it is renowned for its user-friendliness, its accurate and thorough reports and for the fact that they are delivered in a very timely manner (either instantly or within max. 24 hours).
US Search gets its information in the reports from billions of records. Some come from public sources, others from commercial ones. US Search uses sources such as court documents, government records, phone books, marketing data, social media data, professional licensing organizations and more.
The search results are only based on records of people from the United States.
Searches are 100% confidential, so the person you are searching for won’t know that you’ve looked them up.
US Search offers memberships which are called OmniSearch and you can opt for 2 billing options: monthly and quarterly. There is also the option to pay for a single search, if you just need a single report and you know you’re not going to use the service regularly.
The monthly membership gives you access to unlimited people and phone searches for one month. The price is $19.95.
The quarterly membership gives you access to unlimited people and phone searches for 3 months. The price of the membership is $49.85 and you are billed every 3 months. With this type of subscription, you save $10.
The price of a single report is $2.45.
What is the information included in a US Search report?
When you run a search, you can either settle for the standard information included in the report, or buy additional information, for an extra charge, depending on what you need to purchase.
The standard information includes the full name of the person, their age, aliases, potential relatives, address history (past and current address), social media information, associates, contact information.
Some additional information you can purchase: national criminal records (for an extra $19.95), marriage and divorce records ($2.95), property records ($4.95) and more.
The information in the reports is usually accurate and up to date.
US Search offers several types of searches: people search, email search, social network search, property records, criminal records search, background check.