PeopleLooker is an online background check service founded by a company based in New York. The service boasts on having run more than 1 million background reports so far. PeopleLooker has several useful tools, so you can use the service for: people lookup, phone number searches, property search and email search.
Just like most internet-based background check services available today, PeopleLooker is not a Consumer Reporting Agency either. That means that, while you can use the service for various purposes, its uses are limited. There are some general “don’ts” with these services, such as:
- You can’t use PeopleLooker for tenant screening
- You can’t use PeopleLooker for employment screening
- You can’t use PeopleLooker for assessing creditworthiness
- You can’t use PeopleLooker when you want to hire household workers (babysitter, gardener, etc.)
- You can’t use PeopleLooker for educational qualification
However, there are a lot of useful applications for this online background check service:
- You can look for lost relatives
- You can track down former classmates or childhood friends you’ve lost contact with
- You can run a background check on an online date
- You can run a background check on a neighbor who just moved in
- You can lookup phone numbers and much more
If you want to use a background check service for the purposes not permitted by PeopleLooker, you have to use a Consumer Reporting Agency. There are four major ones in the United States: Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, which are useful for financial and credit information and GoodHire, which is mostly used for employment screening.
Background check services can also be useful if you are trying to find out how exposed your own identity is online. Services such as PeopleLooker take their data from billions of public records and internet sources such as federal and national records, county records, state records, financial records, education and employment records, social media profiles and more. You can run a background check on yourself and see what comes up.
How much do you have to pay for PeopleLooker?
PeopleLooker has a subscription-based pricing model. They explain on their website why they opt for it: ‘is oftentimes less than the price of a single background check through many other services. Subscriptions start at less than $20 per month’.
There are two types of subscriptions available with the PeopleLooker service: a one-month membership which is priced at $18.28 per month and a three-month membership that is priced at $14.62 per month.
Both subscriptions include unlimited searches for that period of time.
As for payment methods, you can pay via PayPal or credit cards. PeopleLooker accepts all the major credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. You can also use their app to pay for your subscription. The app is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
Your membership will renew itself automatically, unless you cancel it.
The great thing about PeopleLooker is that even if you cancel your account, you can log back any time you want in the future, to view all the reports you ran.
There are some Premium features as well with PeopleLooker. For instance, you can buy a Court Runner upgrade and opt for whatever information you need.
What does PeopleLooker include with its service?
As a PeopleLooker customer, you will have access to unlimited background check reports and your reports will include information such as:
- Possible relatives
- Address history (including current and past addresses)
- Phone number/s
- Email address/es
- Criminal records and convictions
- Property reports and more
You can always come back and view your reports as many times as you want, from your ‘My Reports’ section, in your account.
PeopleLooker offers refunds as well, on a case to case basis. You have to contact their customer support team and inform them on your specific case and take it from there. The refund process may take up to 10 days.
PeopleLooker offers customer support via phone or email. You can either call them at 1-855-904-5565 or email them at [email protected]