People Search

Your Guide to the

The Best People Search Services of 2018*

Product Comparison

Full & Basic Background Search


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Time from entering name to get results

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Contact Information




Background report

** Prices are subject to change and were last sampled in September, 2018.

We examined the most popular people search sites to determine which one provides the best results and experience.

At this day and age, it's easier than ever to search for an individual's background check online. While there are many companies that provide this background information, there are a select few that provide better data with customer satisfaction in mind.

When comparing online people search services, we assessed the competitors on several different criteria: quality of the data, price and affordability, customer satisfaction, delivery time of generating a report, and breadth of the data. The five companies' services we compare on this site are Whitepages, Intelius, Truthfinder, Instant Checkmate and BeenVerified.

These metrics provide us a way to measure and quantify the people information services that may best suit the user needs, provide the greatest value, and supply accurate data.

If you're looking for basic contact information, but do not need a full background report there are two services to pick from: Whitepages and Intelius. These companies will provide you with basic contact information without requiring a purchase of a full background report. If you are looking for a full background report, the comparison chart provided gives insight into specific differences between each product.

For more detailed information, check out our direct comparison charts of each service.

Compare the People Search Services

Whitepages vs. Intelius BeenVerified vs. Instant Checkmate TruthFinder vs. Whitepages Instant Checkmate vs. Truthfinder Whitepages vs. BeenVerified