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Reviews of the Top 10 Background Check Websites of 2020

Welcome to our reviews of the Best Background Check Websites of 2020 (also known as Background Check Services). Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each background check website, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.

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Are you looking to reunite with an old friend? Perhaps you’re in charge of Human Resources and need to perform background checks? Do you want to find out who has been calling you during the night? Whatever reason you might have for wanting to perform checks on an individual, US Search is a possible solution for anyone living in the US.  The website provides...

» Read the Full Review of USSearch.com

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Spokeo warns that you might be shocked by the detail of information you’ll receive, as though it were a public health warning. That seems a bit hyperbolic, but we don’t doubt that the service offers low-cost, high-quality information about people.  It is a people search engine which offers public records, social networking information, white page listings and more, to help you find out a...

» Read the Full Review of Spokeo.com

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If you’re hoping to reconnect with someone, or wish to check on a person’s background (legal, civil or otherwise) then Intelius offers a fairly comprehensive online service. You can search for a person using their name, phone number, address and more, providing a range of documents regarding their history. Intelius.com is a US-based service so won’t be of much use to anyone outside of...

» Read the Full Review of Intelius.com

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With well over 20 years’ experience in helping people to locate others, PeopleFinders is a reliable source for any people-hunter. Whether you’re looking for family members, old friends, colleagues or something else altogether, it has the basics in place to help you do so.  One of the stand-out qualities of this website is its free information. Without even signing up, you can perform a...

» Read the Full Review of PeopleFinders.com

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More people go to university than ever before. Subsequently, keeping up with who is who, recalling their information accurately and providing a simple way of updating it, is becoming all the more important. Certified Profile has joined together with Certified People to offer its users a comprehensive data storage and background check service. Unlike many of the background check websites in this category, Certified...

» Read the Full Review of CertifiedBackground.com

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Are you in need of employment screening, tenant screening or background checks for one or more industry sectors in the UK? If so, Experian Background Checking is a one-stop shop for all legal documents and information around residents in the UK. This is one of very few sites where you can access background checks on people in the UK. It is trusted and used...

» Read the Full Review of Experian.co.uk Background Checking

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If you’re interested in finding out a bit of information about someone, it is no doubt a concern that you might be challenging certain moral boundaries. Like it or not, each of us has a paper record as we travel through our lives, from birth, to marriage, any legal affairs that crop up, to our deaths. To many, this is necessary for authorities to...

» Read the Full Review of BeenVerified.com

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Instant Checkmate might sound like a chess guidebook, but it’s actually a website which allows you to track down the details of people in the United States. Its main focus is on criminal records, although you can also use it to find contact information. When you first load up the site you’re given a ‘warning’ of sorts, letting you know that the details provided...

» Read the Full Review of InstantCheckmate.com

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PeopleSmart offers its members a simple interface to perform public records searches. These records provide you with information on individuals in the US, regarding their address, contact details, background and criminal activities. The site presents itself as a useful tool for reconnecting with lost friends, loved ones and classmates, and it’s true that this is a great site for the features it provides. You...

» Read the Full Review of PeopleSmart.com

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Businesses, big or small, can be vulnerable. Whether it’s from your competition, false claims, or even your employees overcharging for health care, corporations are at risk from being sucked economically dry. Step forward, Lexis Nexis. LexisNexis.com is a website which combines a range of services, primarily for businesses, which help to acquire and utilize information to help them to save money and make sure...

» Read the Full Review of LexisNexis.com

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Latest User Reviews

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Not so bad
User Review of Hire Right by Incognito on 18 August 2020

Admittedly I was upset with them for not being able to verify my education but it was ultimately my fault for putting a wrong number on the education verification form. I sent them my transcripts and with some help from... (Read the full review)

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Azure consultant
User Review of Hire Right by Anonymous on 29 April 2020

I just wanted to give -ve review for this. Be aware of this. The worst company doing background check. They cannot perform a simple thing also. They will ask you everything and at the end they will waste your time... (Read the full review)

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Rip off
User Review of Court Records by Doubting Thomas on 06 February 2020

I attempted to sign up for a single report for $1.00. Then they asked for my cell phone number in order to deliver a link to the report that I searched for. I "x" out the web browser, never got... (Read the full review)

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Bad company
User Review of Hire Right by Un Real on 05 January 2020

Hire right has me down for a company I never work for and another company I never driven for I never seen any good reviews about them I'm just adding to the list. The good ones you see are usually... (Read the full review)

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HireRight? More like HireShite
User Review of Hire Right by Tron on 05 April 2019

HireShite seem to be completely incompetent at their soul function. I am basically doing the job for them to the point of rubbing their nose in it. I repeatedly receive automated emails informing me that they can't do their job... (Read the full review)

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