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Our complete background check includes records for most adults in the U.S. from local, state & national sources.

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Get all the information you need day or night from any cell phone, tablet or desktop computer.

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Deep Search

The background information we have on people gives you details that will make you confident to make decisions.

Our database is one of the most complete you can find online. With us, you'll have peace of mind knowing you can see the full picture of someone's past. It's fast, it's easy, and it's ideal for many uses. Get started today with your online background check. Just enter someone's full name, city and state to get a comprehensive list of people's phone, property and criminal records…and more.

Our Background Check Database

We have information on more than 250 million adults in the U.S., with access to over 120 billion available public records.

There are many ways you can use a background check from PeopleFinders. You can check on people you know, like neighbors, friends, and significant others. You can also use it to vet online sellers or matches from dating sites. Even use it on yourself to see what info is out there about you!

A criminal background check in particular gives you a fast, easy, and private way to learn more about anyone's criminal past. All you need is a first name, last name, and a city and state. Our database is filled with detailed information about more than 250 million people in the U.S. Getting started is simple; just enter the info you have in the field at the top of this page, and click "Search."

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Why Use PeopleFinders for an Online Background Check?

There are many sites claiming to offer the best web-based background checks. At PeopleFinders, we offer one of the industry's most complete databases, filled with public records for almost every U.S. adult. We also have decades of experience to back it up. It couldn't be easier to start your online background check with us today. Keep reading below to see more about what our background database includes:

Contact Info

Get in Touch – find detailed contact info for almost any adult in the U.S.

When you start an online background check, you have fast and easy access to someone's address records, phone numbers, email addresses, and more. See where people have lived, when they moved, and how many times they've changed phone numbers. Find people's latest contact info to get in touch right away.

Criminal History

Can they be trusted? – a criminal background check reveals the truth.

Find out if someone has criminal records, and what’s in them. A criminal background check includes things as small as parking tickets and misdemeanors, up to first degree murder and other felonies. It also includes sex offender data. With all local, state, and federal info reported, you'll rest easy knowing exactly who is in your life.


Keep your money safe – with bankruptcy data, you'll see who you can trust.

Want to make sure that someone you’re dating is on the up-and-up? Beyond criminal records, there are other kinds of public records that can help you determine if someone is trustworthy. At PeopleFinders, you can find out if a person has had any bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions, liens or judgments, as well as any civil filings.

Property Records

Who lives there? – see who lives at or owns almost any address in the U.S.

Our property records database is filled with up-to-date information on virtually every address nationwide. You can use such data to find out who lives at an address and who owns that home or business. Other details include deed records, property values, information about your neighbors and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I do a background check on
At PeopleFinders, you can start a background check by searching a person's name, address or phone number. Once you're sure you have the right person, you have the option of purchasing their available background report.
Can I find background checks for free on
Due to the costs we incur in the business of collecting and organizing public records and other information, we do charge for the access to the in-depth data offered with our background checks.
How long does a background check take?
Depending on the amount of public information available, a background check should only take a few seconds to complete.
What is a background check?
At PeopleFinders, a background check aggregates all of the public records and other public information available about a person. It cannot be used for employment, tenant or credit screening purposes.
How do I do a background check?
To do a background check, start with a search by name, address or phone number. Once you're sure you've found the right person, you will have the option to obtain that person's background report.
What does a background check show?
As long as the information is publicly available, a background check may reveal a person's current and past addresses and phone numbers, known relatives and associates, criminal records, property records, professional licenses, email addresses, social media profiles, any aliases, bankruptcies, liens and foreclosures.
Can I run a background check on myself?
Definitely! In fact, we recommend checking your own background information regularly to monitor your identity and keep an eye out for any unexpected changes or irregularities.

How to Find People Online

There are many reasons to search for people online—and many ways you can do so. There are many reasons to search for people online—and many ways you can do so. Continue below to get started, or take a look at this short video.

Find Person by Name

If you have the person's name and not much else to go on, the name lookup is the first place to start. Be sure to include any additional information you have, such as their location and age range to help narrow down the search results.

Search by Name

Phone Number Lookup

If you have the person's phone number, you can use the reverse phone lookup feature to find details about the number’s owner, such as their name, address, public and criminal records.

Search by Phone Number

Address Lookup

An address lookup can be helpful if you do happen to have the location. You can find the current and past homeowner of the address, along with property information, neighborhood details and more.

Search by Address Lookup