Do’s & Don’ts

CheckPeople makes it easy to do your own background checks for personal safety reasons, or if you’re trying to locate lost relatives or friends. However, under the Fair Credit and Reporting Act (FCRA), you are restricted from using CheckPeople for certain activities, and it is illegal to use third-party background services such as CheckPeople for reasons such as spying on people, identity theft, or contacting people against their wishes.

Read through our Do's and Don’ts below for a handy guide on how you can legally use our easy, intuitive background check service.

  • Lookup Lost Love

    Do use CheckPeople.com to look up a lost love.

  • Find Family Members

    Do use CheckPeople.com to find family members or friends.

  • Research Roomate

    Do use CheckPeople.com to research a potential roommate.

  • Scope Out Online Date

    Do use CheckPeople.com to check out an online date.

  • Locate Addresses

    Do use CheckPeople.com to locate addresses for invitations or cards.

  • Verify Online Sales

    Do use CheckPeople.com to verify buyers for personal online sales and transactions.

  • Public Record Searches

    Do use CheckPeople.com to look up public record court documents. It will save you time from going directly to the courts to look up records!

  • Research Yourself

    Do use CheckPeople.com to research your own public records. It's good to know what's out there for your own peace-of-mind!

  • Search Neighbors

    Do use CheckPeople.com to learn more about your neighbors.

  • Tenant Screening

    Don't use CheckPeople.com for tenant screening if you lease or rent residential or commercial property.

  • Educational Screening

    Don't use CheckPeople.com for educational screening or to verify qualifications for scholarships or programs.

  • Insurance Programs

    Don't use CheckPeople.com to look up eligibility for insurance programs.

  • Determine Credit Eligibility

    Don't use CheckPeople.com to determine credit eligibility, for issuing mortgages, or for business transactions.

  • Stalking People

    Don't use CheckPeople.com to stalk, spy on people, or contact them against their wishes.

  • Identity Theft

    Don't use CheckPeople.com for identity theft of any kind.

  • Employment Screening

    Don't use CheckPeople.com for employment screening, of any kind. You must follow Fair Credit and Reporting Act guidelines for employment screening, including hiring, promotions, or for employee reviews.

  • Lookup Domestic Help

    Don't use CheckPeople.com for screening domestic help, including caretakers, nannies, or gardeners. You must follow Fair Credit and Reporting Act guidelines for domestic help employment.

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