Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CheckPeople.com?

    CheckPeople.com is an easy-to-use website that allows you to find people by their first and last names, or with a reverse phone number lookup. It is designed for individuals to use for both personal and safety reasons. For example, if you are trying to locate a lost friend, relative, or classmate, CheckPeople.com can help you locate them quickly and accurately. For peace of mind, you can also rely on CheckPeople.com's Criminal Record Search to help you verify potential roommates, someone you're dating, or for verifying online buyers or sellers. (For the complete list of legal ways you can use CheckPeople.com see our complete list of Dos and Don'ts).

    When you use CheckPeople.com, you'll save time and effort every time you need to locate someone or need personal background-check information. Our program instantly combs through millions of public records. We make it easy!

  • How do I use CheckPeople.com?

    CheckPeople.com is intuitive to use and will help you find who you're looking for as soon as you click "Search." Simply enter in the person's first and last name, and for more accurate results, a city and state, if you know where the person is currently living or has resided (this will narrow your search results). You can also enter in the person's cell phone or landline number if you want to do a reverse phone number lookup. Simply go to our home page and get started with your search, right away!

  • How does CheckPeople.com find an individual's information?

    CheckPeople.com combs through literally millions of public records, including phone book listings, marriage and divorce records, arrest reports, misdemeanors, and even traffic reports.

  • Am I charged per search?

    No! Unlike other people-search websites, CheckPeople.com offers you unlimited searches - with one low- monthly fee, so you can look up whomever, whenever.

  • Can I use CheckPeople.com for employment background searches?

    If you run a business of any kind, you must follow Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) rules on background screening. Even if you are hiring domestic help, you are held to the same regulations, and you cannot use CheckPepole.com to verify employment eligibility.

  • I run a small business and want to look up someone's credit or insurance history. Can I use CheckPeople.com for this information?

    For credit and insurance history, you must comply with Federal and State laws; you may not use CheckPeople.com to look up someone's credit or insurance information.

  • Say the person I'm looking for doesn't have a criminal record - can I get a refund on my plan?

    If you do a search and don't find a criminal record on a person, CheckPeople.com cannot provide a refund. Our service combs through public records - we can't predict whether people will have criminal records or not; we simply provide the public information to you.

  • I need to change my email address login or password. How do I do that?

    Changing your email address login or password is simple. Simply log in to your CheckPeople.com account and click on the tab that says "My Home" and follow the links located in the left menu. From here, you'll be walked through simple instructions for changing your email address login, password, or both. If you forget your password when you go to log in to your account, simply click the "Forgot Password" button, and we'll email it to the email address you registered your account with.

  • How does CheckPeople.com monthly billing work?

    At CheckPeople.com, we make people searches affordable and easily accessible for everyone. We believe that all of us deserve to have quick access to public records, both for personal searches and for personal safety. We offer three low-cost billing plans that are billed in full at the beginning of the term selected. Your plan will renew automatically at the end of your term, unless you cancel with us. Cancellation is simple -- just call our customer service team at at 1-866-414-6799 between 9am - 6pm, EST, and we'll cancel your plan so you don't get billed past your desired date. For whatever length of plan you choose, you'll receive unlimited searches.

  • I have a question about a search or your service - who do I contact for support?

    If you haven't found the answer you're looking for in our FAQ section, our CheckPeople.com customer support team is standing by to help answer your people search questions, whether it's regarding how our service works, questions over what our background search service can be used for (see our helpful Dos and Don'ts first), or if you need assistance with your account. We can be reached via our Contact Us page. We look forward to assisting you!