BeenVerified Review

August 2019 BeenVerified Review & Deals

Compatible With

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iOS

Recommended For

  • Background Reports
  • Phone Look-Ups
  • Criminal Records

BeenVerified uses data from dozens of public record providers and millions of websites to create an easy-to-read report that gives comprehensive information on people, phone numbers, email addresses, or even property.

Sign up with BeenVerified here.

Things We Like

Utilizes dozens of public record providers

Offers Android & iOS apps

Sends automated alerts if information changes

Things We Didn't Like

Few subscription options

No 24/7 phone support

9.5
Reports Offered

What is great about BeenVerified is how it uses a several pronged approach to conducting its searches. This means it utilizes both online and offline sources to compile its reports so that it can offer many different packages of results. It also means that the company are able to update results as when new data becomes available. Or, indeed, if any results change.

Customers can ascertain the following information by running a search through BeenVerified.

  • Phone Numbers
  • Arrest Records
  • Current Address
  • Email Addresses
  • Social Media behavior
  • Court Records
  • Professions had
  • Distant Relatives
  • Neighbor information

Finally, the company runs a feature called KnowThyCustomer. This is a very useful report and feature to have, particularly for those that are trying to improve customer relations or for those trying not to inadvertently partaking in fraud. KnowThyCustomer is great because it runs background checks but churns out the information in such a way that subscribers can sort and filter data for their own purposes. The information can also be designed so that CRM or any potential leads are flagged up and improved.

In terms of stopping any potential fraud, KnowThyCustomer highlights any dangers through past criminal convictions and records. Subscribers can then make the appropriate decision as to whether they want to continue working with the corresponding person.

8.6
Search Capabilities

BeenVerified’s search capabilities are easy to use, which is an essential trait for a background search company that gains repeat custom. All subscribers need to do is enter a first name, last name, city and state of the person they are conducting a background check on. This is all done using an online interface. From there, the user can then alter the search fields so that the results that returned are what is needed. I.e. people, phone numbers, email addresses or even results on properties.

What makes BeenVerified even more useful is the fact that it has an additional capacity to search criminal records across any American state and within many major cities. Along the same vein, if necessary, BeenVerified gives subscribers the ability to search public records at courthouses for verification if needed. It denotes this service as its offline Court Runner capability and it can come in very handy at times.

8.0
Data Sources

BeenVerified may not be pushing the boundaries of what they search for during a Background check, but they are certainly thorough. This is perhaps the most essential characteristic for any background check company to have. It is thorough by ensuring that it conducts searches across as many different public record sources as possible, as well as using the internet to finalize their findings. This means that they search through the following data sources to compile their reports.

  • Criminal records
  • Property records
  • Cell phone rebates
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Speeding tickets
  • Mortgage deeds
  • Social network profiles
  • Blog postings

The result is an accurate set of findings that subscribers can use for their own purposes safe in the knowledge that the information found is correct.

7.0
Limitations

Background checks are run by so many different people and companies for so many different reasons. The services that offer these checks do best to provide a range of pricing to suit those differing needs. The main problem with BeenVerified is that it simply does not offer enough subscription plans and the ones they do offer may not answer the needs of all its potential customers.

In fact, BeenVerified only offers two types of membership or subscription. They are either for a month at a time, or for three months at a time. For those that want a robust service for only a short period of time, that is great.

However, there will be some companies that do not need the in depth level of investigation that BeenVerified offers as standard, but yet they would require it for longer than a month. BeenVerified’s pricing options do not provide a solution to such a need.

9.5
Pricing

BeenVerified offers a couple of membership plans:

  • 1-Month Membership: $22.86/mo
  • 3-Month Membership: $14.86/mo

While we usually like to see a few more subscription offers, both these plans do offer the following reports, searches and services which are comprehensive:

  • Background Reports
  • Phone and Email Lookups
  • Address Lookups
  • Criminal Record Lookups
  • Sex Offender Lookups
  • Contact Information

Additionally, this is a very transparent pricing structure, albeit limited. There are no hidden fees or contractual obligations, which is not always the case with BeenVerified’ competitors.

7.0
Support

Customer Support is a little lacking with BeenVerified. It unfortunately does not have a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week phone line for subscribers to use when suffering any issues. This is a shame as often time is critical when conducting background checks. Speaking to a person on the phone is often a comfort for people in such a position. Failing that, we like to see 24/7 live chat support via a website.

However, what BeenVerified do offer is at least efficient in supplying solutions to issues. Customers can leave a message with the BeenVerified support team with an email address and query. The company aim to respond to queries within a day at most. Customers can also email from their own accounts directly.

While support is not round the clock, it is at least available from 8:00am – 10:00pm Eastern on weekdays, and 10:00am – 8:00pm Eastern on weekends.

Bottom Line

While the flexibility within pricing structures may preclude some potential subscribers from using BeenVerified, what it does offer for its price is hard to beat. This is down to dedicating its energy to a number of key areas that are fundamental to a background check service running effectively.

For example, it offers a whole host of features, yet it remains incredibly easy to use. This is down to its sleek and simple design. Being so pared back means that customers can be confident during usage and not flustered by the multitude of options on offer. The result is that the customer is happy with the information as the data found is known to be reliable, accurate and correct.

In addition to BeenVerified’s ability to give customers assurance that their results are reliable, is that it has some innovative features. In particular, its in person court records option is fantastic and rare amongst the market competition. It is another way that the company is able to provide assurance to customers that all facts have been checked and verified.

Plus, how BeenVerified presents its findings is helpful and reassuring to customers too. It is easy to read and straightforward so that subscribers do not become confused or inundated with difficult data.

All in all, if you are happy with the limited pricing structures that the company offers, BeenVerified’s background checks are hard to beat.

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