People Search Engines
People search engines are a fantastic choice if you’re looking to locate a person. It’s a website with a niche focus on publically available information. They are known as a “people search website” or “People Search Engines”. They are a quick, convenient, cheap and painless way of finding people online.
There are many companies that provide this service and quickpeopletrace.com has a great history. We have been providing this service for many years and have a history in the investigation business. The information you might find could include a whole manner of personal information. As examples, this may include: employment, criminal records, tax, property, records etc and much more. You can find a complete list of this information here.
Charges for People Search Engines
In the professional people searches used by lawyers and private investigators, there is usually a charge per record. In fact, there are charges for searches even if there aren’t any results! Through our partner, we are able to provide free preview results before you spend anything. Background reports can be purchased as a one-off or unlimited reports can be generated with a subscription. If you need to run more than one report (if you aren’t sure if you’ve found the right person and want to check a couple of similar results, for example) it’s significantly cheaper to use a subscription even if it’s just for short time. Whether you’re looking for background checks, marriage checks, divorce checks, phone number searches, or reverse phone searches, there are cheap options available with free preliminary results.
Here’s an example of preliminary results using the search term “John Smith” in the state of New York.
Example of Preliminary Results from Quick People Trace.
The key point is that the quality of the information from a people finder site is “king”. Quality varies dramatically depending on which company you choose to use. This is because they all use slightly different data sources and may not be up to date.
Very often reports contain so much information they run to 50+ pages. This, of course, is the beauty of the internet. So much information is available to you. As a people finder site, our partners have perfected the packaging of this information so that it comes to you in an easy, readable, understandable format.
Of course, consumer reports, credit reports, background checks etc were not always this easy to find with the convenience of a people search engine. In the “Old Days” you may have had to visit the County Clerk’s Office to check a court case or make formal public records request or search court records. You certainly would not have had such easy access to a consumer reporting agency or people finder sites or people search engines. Often you might find yourself buried in the white pages or sifting through library or high school records!
In addition to this, we now have Facebook and Twitter (and many more) social media channels where people have far more access than they think. This survey from the University of South Florida highlights that many people are not aware of their privacy settings on popular social networks, and in fact any user of, for example, Facebook can pretty quickly see that users are – at best – lackluster in their personal security. This information, when combined, can produce an excellent picture of someone and can verify (or not) other information from other sources.
As an arbiter of people search / people finder services we take great pride in the quality of the information we provide. Our customers have rated our services constantly as good or excellent. We also provide Marriage and Divorce checks and Reverse Phone Lookup searches. You can read more about these here.