Sometimes we need to find an old friend, an old lover, even people we’ve met on a trip. But how would you find a person you know literary nothing about, remember very vaguely, or only know certain things from the past? The answer lies in People Search Websites.
Often referred to as people search engines, these websites and platforms offer users the ability to find any person no matter where. Although some services specialize in a specific geographical location, such as a country, others offer their services worldwide.
Ranking who’s the best is a far stretch since there are dozens who provide an excellent service, but what we can do is mention the best ones and hopefully do a job for you.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Truth Finder
When it comes to providing people more than one service, Truth Finder is the website to visit. Apart from offering dark web scans, public records, and background checks, this website prides itself on providing the best possible people search service out there.
When you navigate towards the people’s search section, you would have to enter the person’s full name, city, and state. Naturally, this makes Truth Finder exclusive for the US, and it won’t find results from other countries.
You can also perform a search on yourself and see what comes up, which is always a fun thing to do.
Truth Finder performs the task at hand very fast and provides excellent results.
The reasons why we’ve decided to include Intelius is down to the fact that it shows your results in excellent graphical visuals.
Truthfully, this is probably the only reason why this website stands out. When using Intelius, you’d have to enter the same information as you would while using Truth Finder. A full name and city and state of residence are mandatory, meaning this service is also exclusive for the US.
Another great thing about Intelius is that it promises 100% anonymity while searching for any person online.
3. US Search
Many of you are somewhat familiar with US Search as it is one of the first services that specialize in finding people. US Search is free, but there is a subscription service that allows you access to some pretty cool features.
One of the most prominent features that come with the subscription is the ability to download a full report of the person you’re looking for. The reports are also pretty easy to read, but there is a clear downside to using this website.
Namely, most of the complaints come in the form of inaccuracy while using it. This means that US Search will sometimes show you wrong pieces of information due to a mix up in names. Another complaint is that the website is very hard to navigate through and it might not be user-friendly.
4. People Finder
Unlike US Search, People Finder is a very affordable service that a single-page report costs nothing but $2. You can also subscribe monthly and get access to awesome features.
The accuracy of this service is deemed greater than US Search, but a clear downside is that it doesn’t support marriage records and social media profiles. These might be the two most important factors when looking for a person, and this puts a negative mark on the service.
5. Instant Checkmate
Instant Checkmate has an easy to navigate the website and provides each user with an accurate report whenever looking for someone.
As a matter of fact, this service was deemed one of the most accurate ones, but it does lack a feature or two.
First off, the website requires you to pay additional, hefty, fees if you want to download a report on the person searching. Additionally, these fees don’t include a single-page report, which is what people mostly look for.
It’s accuracy also makes this website the most expensive one on our list, and that does put a negative mark on it. But, the level of detail makes up for the price, and it could very well be the service you’re looking for if you have the money to pay for it.
6. Been Verified
Yet another highly expensive service on our list, Been Verified specializes in another type of history.
If the previous websites looked for people based on their history, specifically living history, Been Verified finds people based on work history. While this might put some people off using it, it is actually a pretty smart way to find a person.
What better way to track a person than through his work history? You can easily see the places he’s worked and discover the places he’s lived.
Been Verified pulls information by following certain social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
How to Find a Good Service
While these are some of the best ones on the free market, there are others which we didn’t mention. As a matter of fact, there are hundreds if not thousands of services such as these, but most of them will scam you for your money.
So how would you know that a service is good and promises to find a person?
Well, for starters, it needs to be working for at least ten years. This makes sure that the platform in question isn’t a scam. Secondly, you can always read reviews on Google and see what people think regarding the service. If the reviews are mostly positive, then you’re mostly going to be offered a good service.
If the reviews are negative, and most point out towards a scam, then you need to keep your money away from that particular platform.
Some people are desperate to find a lost friend, an old neighbor, and even a previous lover. Sometimes they are so desperate that they will pay any amount to find these people. But it’s safe to mention that you shouldn’t give your money to the first person that promises a successful search. You should always do your research and determine whether the service is good enough for you to trust them.