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PeopleFinders Review

By: Tamara | Last updated October 29, 2018

  • Prices below average
  • You can buy single reports
  • Inexpensive 4 day trial
  • Several types of search available
  • Accurate reports
  • No mobile apps available
  • Social media and employment history data not included in the reports
  • Has a cancelation fee

PeopleFinders is a complex DaaS (data as a service) provider. It allows you to perform several types of searches, it provides accurate reports and it is really affordable. Its only major drawbacks are the lack of a mobile app and the fact that you won’t find social media and employment history info in your reports.


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PeopleFinders was founded in 1998 and it is based in Sacramento, California. They describe themselves as being a DaaS (data as a service) provider that is meant to be used by people and businesses alike. It can perform various types of searches, at affordable prices. However, PeopleFinders is not a Consumer Reporting Agency and can’t be used for employment, tenant screening purposes and the like.

PeopleFinders has several pricing options: you can opt for a single background check or you can choose a membership that fits your needs: people search membership or background report membership.

The people search membership helps you find out info on the person’s name, addresses (past and present), date of birth, known aliases, property records, relatives and more.

The background report membership helps you access all of the above plus marriage and divorce records, bankruptcies, judgments and liens, sex offender and criminal records and more.

Unfortunately, PeopleFinders doesn’t have any mobile apps. And another shortcoming of this service is that its reports don’t include any social media info or employment history.

Features and how it works

PeopleFinders is very user-friendly. For a background check you have to type in the person’s first, middle and last name, the city and state. If you also include the middle name of the person, you will narrow down the search. PeopleFinders lets you perform several types of search: reverse phone search, address, zip code and area code.

The reverse phone search reveals info about the owner of the phone number, his address, what kind of phone it is (landline or cell phone), the name of the carrier and whether the number is active or not.

The information in the reports is a bit disorganized and not displayed in a chronological order, as it is the case with other such providers. Overall though, the background reports are pretty accurate, although there are some discrepancies. For instance, sometimes certain info is missing or is incomplete (such as e-mails and phone numbers), while other data is too abundant (such as data about the relatives of the person).

One of the things we liked best about PeopleFinders was the fact that you can also buy single reports if you don’t need a subscription. A lot of competitors don’t offer this choice. Another thing we appreciated is the pricing of the service, which is below the average and the inexpensive 3-day trial included. The fact that you can perform several types of searches is another benefit. On the downside, we have to mention the social media and work history info, which are not included in the reports. Also, the fact that PeopleFinders doesn’t offer a mobile app in 2018, could be a major drawback for some.

The standard monthly membership is approx. $25/month.

A single background check report will cost you $39.95.

A people search report with no legal data included is $1.95.

You also have to pay 50 cents to download the report.

There is also a 3-day trial that costs around $4.

If you plan to cancel your subscription, PeopleFinders charges you a $3 fee.

Phone: (800) 718-8997; Hours: Monday – Friday, from 7 am to 6 pm PST; Saturday – Sunday, from 7 am to 3:30 pm PST

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