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When you purchase a background check report, it’s important that it’s both affordable and accurate. Unfortunately, Veromi wasn’t exceptional in either area, so we find it hard to re


Spokeo can help you find a person’s social media accounts, but its background checks are otherwise lacking. The information it gave us tended to be less current than the info on other services&r


TruthFinder gave us accurate information on our background checks, but it was more inconsistent than some of the other services we reviewed. Like with Instant Checkmate, you need to sign up for a subs


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 The data we received from its report was incorrect and often out-of-date by at least ten years.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 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 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


When you purchase a background check, it’s important that the results are accurate. Versipy not only didn’t deliver accurate results, but the little information it provided was out of date

Instant Checkmate

Editor's Note: Instant Checkmate's subscription now gives access to premium data at no extra charge. A people search service is only as good as the information it provides and Instant Checkmate had t


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

Instant Checkmate

Editor's Note: Instant Checkmate's subscription now gives access to premium data at no extra charge. When choosing a background check service, the accuracy of the information and the amount of data i


Running a background check is a good way to find information about someone’s work history, and BeenVerified is the best service to use to find that information. It provides quality information i

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 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


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.


Editor's Note: LifeLock has reported a potential threat involving customer emails. We'll update when more information is available. To learn more details about this see Tom's Guide. LifeLock’s

ID Watchdog

ID Watchdog has two identity theft protection plans you can choose from to help you protect yourself from fraud. Under both plans, the service monitors your address, Social Security number a

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