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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.


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. It's not just businesses that need to sea


TruthFinder is a people search engine that not only helps you find contact information for a person you're searching for but also his or her employment, education and a range of social media informati

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


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


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

At the very least, a people search engine gives you information that helps you identify a person and includes their contact information. Some of the best people search services – such as Instant


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


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


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


Sometimes when you're trying to track down an old friend, you only have an email address or an old social network screen name. Spokeo's people search engine gives you several options for tracking down


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 offers more free information on a person than any other paid service, but it doesn't give it all up without a fee. We consider it among the best people search services because the informat


Most background check companies give you the basics, such as contact information, criminal records and a list of potential relatives or associates of the person you’re investigating. PeopleSmart


PeopleFinders excels at giving you different ways to narrow the results of your search so you can find the right person you're looking for. While its accuracy was not as good as Intelius or US Se


When you're looking for a particular individual, you want a people search service that will find the right person and give you the most contact information possible. Intelius takes it a step further a

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