Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, US Search gathers personal information in no time and focuses mostly on property details. Customer reviews suggest that this thorough search service might lack accuracy, but it comes at an affordable price.
Users do not identify US Search as the market’s very best site for running a background check, but the company’s simple, stodgy interface is undeniably easy to use, and you’ll get swift, detailed responses to your data requests.
The US Search website doesn’t appear to be built with cutting-edge technology, but it offers a wide range of information. You can find out a person’s date of birth, phone numbers, address history, government license information, properties, related persons, public arrest records, social media profiles, email addresses, and even nearby sex offenders.
You’ll be prompted to choose from six somewhat unclear submission options. Differences are almost non-existent, as the search button leads you to results pages that appear to be the same. The information is spotty and not reliable.
The only thing you really need to type into this relatively affordable background check website is the name, city, and state of the person you’re looking for. You’ll get results in the blink of an eye. But you’ll have to submit your email address and agree not to harass or stalk the individual you’re searchign for.
US Search attests that all the information it collects from you is kept absolutely confidential.
After you have signed up, you can view your report online or download and print it.
After US Search has combed through publicly available databases, what you’ll get is a free report with two basic pieces of information: age and possible relatives. If you want more data, you’ll have to pay.
US Search charges $1.99 for a five-day trial. That’s a good price, and if you’re looking for data on just one person, that could be all you ever pay. But if you want full membership, you’ll be charged $19.86. US Search charges more as searches become more detailed. At the top of the menu is a $39.95 option.
You can pay with your credit card or PayPal, and you can cancel your subscription at any time without much hassle.
We were a bit disappointed with the bare-bones results we got from US Search. This service may not be the best background check for employers checking their employees’ background, business searches, or landlords. But if you want to know who is behind the phone number that keeps calling you, or if you need a basic level of peace of mind regarding a new tenant, you might opt for this public data check company.
US Search may seem a bit shady, but rest assured that it’s legit and legal, though not approved by FSCA.