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Verispy

Verispy has the dubious distinction of being the least accurate people search we reviewed. The data we received from its report was incorrect and often out-of-date by at least ten years. Although the

Best Identity Theft Protection Services

Identity theft goes beyond credit card fraud. It can impact your financial well-being and your reputation. We've reviewed some of the best services dedicated to helping you protect your identity.

Best Background Check Services

A background check is useful for learning about potential roommates or blind dates. We tested each of these services for accuracy, search quality and ease of use.

Best People Search Services

People search services help you find old friends or learn more about acquaintances. Take a look at our list of the top-ranked people search services.

BeenVerified

BeenVerified is one of the better people search options we reviewed. It gives you accurate results, and has multiple ways to search for your targets. Like Instant Checkmate and TruthFinder it doesn&rs

TruthFinder

TruthFinder is one of the more accurate people search services we looked at, faring better in our tests than BeenVerified and US Search. It’s about average in terms of the price, as it doesn&rsq

IDFreeze by myFICO

 IDFreeze is the identity theft protection service from myFICO. myFICO's primary service is monitoring and fixing credit scores, so it doesn't have as many features and services as other ID theft

eVerify

An online background check can either soothe or confirm your fears, so it’s important that the information in a report be accurate and complete. Like most background check companies, eVerify off

Verispy

The best background check companies give you the most comprehensive and accurate results possible on reports. Verispy offers one of the most comprehensive background searches available, but they lack

Instant Checkmate

A people search service is only as good as the information it provides and Instant Checkmate had the most accurate information of all the services we reviewed. To test these services, we purchased rep

PrivacyGuard

PrivacyGuard is similar to most of the other identity theft protection services on our lineup. This service monitors your personal and financial information, sends you and the credit reporting bureaus

Inteligator

When you need to run a background search on a person, you want the most information possible on that person. So, on the surface, it seems as though Inteligator would be just the right service for an o

Instant Checkmate

Instant Checkmate excels at design. Its website, graphics and background reports are all clean and attractive, which makes site navigation and understanding a report very easy. The best background che

BeenVerified

Editor's Note: BeenVerified can search for marriage and divorce records, and for location and phone numbers. It has a single search option that costs $29.95. When it’s necessary to run a backgr

Identity Fraud

Identity Fraud identity theft protection service provides comprehensive monitoring of financial and personal information in a wide variety of venues in order to make sure your identity is safe from th

Spokeo

Spokeo is a people search service that focuses on finding social media profiles. We found sparse information that wasn’t particularly enlightening. It’s one of the more affordable services

IdentityForce

Editor's note: IdentityForce has notified us of new services available. These include social media monitoring and Family Plan pricing for 2 adults and unlimited kids. (UltraSecure Family Plan for $24.

PeopleSmart

Editor's Note: PeopleSmart has recently merged with BeenVerified. We'll be removing this review in the near future. To learn more about BeenVerified, please read our review here. Most background chec

LifeLock

LifeLock Ultimate Plus identity theft protection service provides a comprehensive list of monitoring and alert features to protect your identity. Its five-point plan helps keep you safe by m

ID Patrol by Equifax

Editor's Note: In July of 2017, a data breach at Equifax exposed the personal data of 143 million U.S consumers. The personal information includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and s

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