TruthFinder Review

TruthFinder at a Glance

TruthFinder’s site is clean, modern, and constantly updated based on cutting edge innovations in background check technology.

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Pros

  • Extremely easy to use
  • Available on mobile
  • Strong commitment to customer satisfaction
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Easy membership cancellation options

Cons

  • No live chat support
  • Longest membership plan offered is 3 months
  • Company name will appear on your billing statement

Price

TruthFinder offers three different membership plans:

1-Month Membership: This is the base membership. It’s $27.78 per month, charged on a recurring monthly basis. The main benefit here is the ability to get unlimited standard background reports.

3-Month Membership: If you know you are going to be running multiple background checks over the long-term, this option gives you a discount. It provides you the same benefits as the 1-month membership plan, but drops the price to less than $23.02/mo.

Phone Number Lookup Plan: Costs less than $2, and allows you to look up an unlimited number of phone reports.

How It Works

When you land on the home page, there is a section proclaiming “Public Records Search” at the top. Just beneath those words is a search module containing options for first name, last name, city, and state. If you are searching for yourself, you can check a box to let the search engine know. After entering all the information, simply click the search button to generate an overview report. General reports give you the highlights of your search subject, including a social media summary, information about relatives, a user comments statement, and a state records summary.

In addition to the general search, there are four other search options: criminal records, court records, reverse phone search, and deep web search. These options are found at the bottom of the homepage. Their functionality is the same as the general homepage search: put in the name, city, and state of whomever you are searching for to generate a focused report dedicated to the category you are looking for.

Search Capabilities

The standard reports contain the following information:

  • Known aliases
  • Date of birth
  • Possible relatives
  • Contact information
  • Social media profiles
  • Current and past addresses
  • Census data
  • Nearby sex offenders
  • Arrest records
  • Criminal records
  • Traffic records

If you’re looking for more information, you can pay an additional $17 for a premium report that contains the below:

  • Educational information
  • Current and former roommates
  • Businesses and business associates
  • Voter registration details
  • Possible neighbors
  • Traffic accidents
  • Weapons permits
  • Professional licenses
  • Bankruptcies

Data Sources

TruthFinder collects data from a wide variety of governmental and public record sources. Governmental documents include:

  • Arrest records
  • Sex offender convictions
  • Court records (federal, state, and local)
  • Mugshots
  • Birth & death records
  • Speeding tickets
  • Accidents & parking tickets

 

TruthFinder also collects data about a search subject’s online presence from a variety of sources such as:

  • Social media profiles
  • Online aliases
  • Email addresses

Extras

In addition to the standard background check services, TruthFinder also offers reverse phone lookup service and deep web search options. These are helpful tools for uncovering information that people are taking extra precaution to hide.

Limitations

TruthFinder’s comprehensive reports can be a little bit jarring the first time you see them, and many users have found that experiencing the truth about a loved one, significant other, or neighbor can be upsetting.

Not everyone relishes the idea of talking on the phone immediately after learning that a spouse is cheating on them or a sex offender lives down the block. At the same time, it’s important to be able to follow up and learn how to get more information after such a shocking discovery. For that reason, we would have preferred for there to be a 24/7 live chat option. A live chat option would accomplish both these goals by making a non-invasive resource available at any time.

Hopefully TruthFinder will be bringing this capability to members soon.

Support

Aside from the lack of a live chat option as discussed above, TruthFinder’s existing support channels are impressive. Email and phone support are available 24/7, which sets its service apart from competitors.

Conclusion

TruthFinder is an excellent choice for anyone looking to do either a basic background check or a more in-depth search of criminal and public records. It’s easy to use and offers 24/7 support (albeit without a live chat option). If you are looking for an accurate and comprehensive search, this is one of the best services available.

 

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