What is a background check?

What is a background check?

A PeopleFinders background check contains public records information that can help you to:

  • Find out more about the people in your life
  • Reconnect with an old friend or estranged relative
  • Verify the honesty of an online seller
  • Make sure a date is safe
  • Check out the history of a property
  • Find out who's behind an unlisted phone number
  • Just generally be well-informed about people and places, so you can make good decisions

Public Records

A comprehensive background check at PeopleFinders is intended to reveal a subject's complete public records information, such as:

  • Names
  • Aliases (AKAs)
  • Relatives and other known associates
  • Current and historical phone numbers (phone type, carrier, etc.)
  • Addresses
  • Email addresses
  • Criminal records (arrests, trials, convictions)
  • Marriages and divorces (available only within certain date ranges, and only from certain states)
  • Birth records
  • Property records
  • Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcies, liens and judgments

More Info

For more information about what comprises a PeopleFinders background check, you can read "All About Background Checks. Also, learn more about how you can use that information with our "Do's and Don'ts."