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.
Do use CheckPeople.com to research a potential roommate.
Scope Out Online Date
Do use CheckPeople.com to check out an online date.
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!
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!
Do use CheckPeople.com to learn more about your neighbors.
Don't use CheckPeople.com for tenant screening if you lease or rent residential or commercial property.
Don't use CheckPeople.com for educational screening or to verify qualifications for scholarships or 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.
Don't use CheckPeople.com to stalk, spy on people, or contact them against their wishes.
Don't use CheckPeople.com for identity theft of any kind.
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.