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Reviews of the Top 10 Background Check Websites of 2017

Welcome to our reviews of the Best Background Check Websites of 2017 (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.

Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide
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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 a range of background check...

» 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 bit more about whomever you’re...

» 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 the US. Unfortunately, the site...

» 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 search in a range of...

» 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 Background is focused solely on...

» 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 by numerous businesses, offering accurate...

» 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 be able to keep a...

» 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 are genuine and you should...

» 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 can easily locate old friends...

» 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 they’re functioning within the boundaries...

» Read the Full Review of LexisNexis.com

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Latest User Reviews

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Excellent product
User Review of Find Out The Truth by Enut on 19 January 2017

I've used this background check service many, many times with very good results. I've only used it for a basic background check (criminal and sex offender), so I haven't evaluated their more advanced features. But for the basic background check,... (Read the full review)

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HireRight Should Reassess Their Entire Background Process
User Review of Hire Right by Caviar Dreams on 09 June 2016

As you can see by ALL of the other reviews dealing with this company is a nightmare. I received an offer for a great position that I had been waiting for, for months! HireRight is the company that they used... (Read the full review)

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Warning Please Beware of this Company
User Review of Find Out The Truth by Sharon A. on 14 May 2016

This company contacted the subject of my 'confidential' search and told them that I searched for them. This company ruined my life. If you promise secrecy, you should deliver it, not break your word because you got a bad review.... (Read the full review)

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User Review of Intelius by Kari Glenn on 28 April 2016

Please do not use this website. They will trick you into paying for a membership that you never want. You think you are paying one price and then you see the actual charge to you credit card. Major rip-off. Isn't... (Read the full review)

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Second time a charm with HireRight? I'm guessing not
User Review of Hire Right by Mad At Hireright on 16 February 2016

I had an interview with a company 3 years ago that used HireRight, Everything was completed between myself and the hiring company and I was to start on a Monday. The Friday before the starting date I was called by... (Read the full review)

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