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What is People Lookup?

In today’s world, people have more online interactions than ever. Sometimes it’s hard to know who you’re really dealing with.

People Search is a powerful tool that may let you see a more complete picture of a person. If you have a person's name, you may be able to uncover useful information to help you make important decisions about who you interact with online and in real life.

BeenVerified’s People Search tool combs through billions of data points across dozens of public databases and prepares a detailed report that may include current and past addresses, contact information, employment history, social media accounts and potentially more.

Try our people search tool (above) or our people directory (below).

You can use our powerful people search tool to find friends, relatives or even yourself. Or, if you want to sample what a report looks like, you can browse our people directory. The directory includes free background data on selected individuals.

How can I use People Search?

People Search may help you feel more secure when dealing with many of life's different situations:

  • Search for information about someone you met online. Before you meet for coffee, use People Lookup to look for details about the person and to try and learn potential red flags.
  • Connect with someone you’ve lost touch with. Find current contact information for a high school friend, a former neighbor or even an ex.
  • Check and manage your reputation. Do a background check on yourself before a potential big meeting or joining an online dating site to eyeball your digital profile.
  • Take steps to try and avoid potential scams. Look up an online seller or buyer.
  • Look up someone before you travel. Review the reputation of the owner of a vacation property and any potential travel buddies before you commit to that trip.

Whether you’re looking up the whereabouts of your old college roommate or searching for information to protect yourself against a possible scam, BeenVerified’s People Search may help you find what you need.

What’s included in a People Search report?

BeenVerified People reports are typically (but not always) broken down into eight sections:

Overview
You may find basic information to help you identify a possible correct match, including the person's full name, age, current and past addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and possible photos, when available.
Possible Associates
This section includes available information about possible family members and roommates.
Criminal & Civil
BeenVerified searches digitized court records from thousands of jurisdictions for information about civil and criminal records, court proceedings and litigation history.
Bankruptcies
If the person has filed Chapter 11, you may be able to find key financial information on bankruptcy proceedings.
Professional
BeenVerified provides available information about education, employers and business associations.
Social Media & Website
We'll sift through social media platforms, blogs and websites to provide a better picture of someone’s online persona.
Overview
You may find basic information to help you identify a possible correct match, including the person's full name, age, current and past addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and possible photos, when available.
Possible Associates
This section includes available information about possible family members and roommates.
Criminal & Civil
BeenVerified searches digitized court records from thousands of jurisdictions for information about civil and criminal records, court proceedings and litigation history.
Bankruptcies
If the person has filed Chapter, you may be able to find financial information on bankruptcy proceedings.
Professional
BeenVerified provides available information about education, employers and business associations.
Social Media & Website
We'll sift through social media platforms, blogs and websites to provide a better picture of someone’s online persona.
Overview
You may find basic information to help you identify a possible correct match, including the person's full name, age, current and past addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and possible photos, when available.
Possible Associates
This section includes available information about possible family members and roommates.
Criminal & Civil
BeenVerified searches digitized court records from thousands of jurisdictions for information about civil and criminal records, court proceedings and litigation history.
Bankruptcies
If the person has filed Chapter, you may be able to find financial information on bankruptcy proceedings.
Professional
BeenVerified provides available information about education, employers and business associations.
Social Media & Website
We'll sift through social media platforms, blogs and websites to provide a better picture of someone’s online persona.

How to use BeenVerified People Search

It’s easy to search anyone with BeenVerified. Simply enter the person’s first and last name into the search bar. You can filter the results by state or search all states (by default) if you don't know where the person lives.

You may be asked to enter additional information during the search, such as the person’s age or city of residence to narrow down the possible matches.

Within moments, you’ll get a list of potential matches to help you try and find the person you’re looking for along with additional information. Simply select the best match and click “build report.”

BeenVerified vs. a Yahoo! or Google people search

Running a people search using Google or Yahoo! may not provide detailed or useful information. You might get a social media profile or image, but not necessarily the details you may want to connect with someone or to search an online identity.

When looking up someone online, you’re almost always searching for something specific to help you make a more informed decision or to better protect yourself. Search engines like Google don’t necessarily have access to the public records databases available to BeenVerified. When you need information quickly, a People Search report is your source for our best data.

Better arm yourself with People Search

In 2018, more than 1.4 million people filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission over online fraud, among them imposter scams and identity theft, with losses totaling nearly $1.5 billion.

Social media has made it easier than ever for people to commit online fraud. Criminals routinely hijack profiles and commit identity theft against vulnerable individuals.

Number of Fraud, Identity Theft and Other Reports by Year

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Source: FTC

People lookup may give you fast, accurate information about the people you meet online or in person so you can potentially ward off damaging or dangerous encounters.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act and People Search

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates when and how you can use information from public and private records. For example, if an employer runs a credit report before making a hiring decision, they must disclose that information and get permission from the applicant. (This, however, would be a use that is never permitted on BeenVerified-see our Do's and Dont's for more such prohibited uses.)

BeenVerified accesses information from public records, but it is not a consumer reporting agency. This means you can’t use information you uncover from a search to make hiring decisions, screen tenants, determine creditworthiness or initiate processes requiring legal disclosure about the use of information. While you don't need permission to use BeenVerified’s People Lookup, you do need to utilize the information you uncover in a lawful way.

  • These are among the lawful uses:

  • Searching yourself to see what public information is available about you.

  • Obtaining information about people you meet online or in person.

  • Looking up possible online sellers and others with whom you may interact.

  • Connecting with long-lost family or friends.

  • Below are unlawful uses of information:

  • Using it to make hiring decisions.

  • Making credit decisions.

  • Screening tenants for residential or commercial property.

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