Top Background Checks 2019 Comparison & Rating


Bottom line

Editor's Choice 2019:
Search for anyone using name, number, email, or address.
Highly accurate background check service.
Hassle-free public records search service with affordable pricing.
Reliable background checks with a range of report options.
Anonymous people search engine with a single, easy-to-read report.
Accurate background checks with access to 43 billion public records.
This service is very easy to use, affordable and offers unlimited searches.
FCRA compliant employee background checks for small businesses


1. Simplifies and organizes findings in one easy to understand document

2. Reliable and often very accurate

3. Easy to opt-out of the site's database

4. Excellent customer service
1. Offers thorough people search and criminal background checks

2. Membership includes unlimited searches

3. Flexible payment plans
1. Users can run background checks on themselves as well as others

2. Relatively comprehensive background check

3. Very good customer support

1. All plans include unlimited searches

2. Offers comprehensive identity protection services

3. 7 day free trial

4. User friendly

1. Thorough background search
2. A wealth of online data
3. Unlimited monthly subscription
- Works on phone, PC, & tablet
- 43 billion public records
- Genealogy search
1. Has access to over 10 million public records

2. Offers very thorough people finding search

3. Offers a separate social media and genealogy search

4. Offers unlimited searches
- Check potential hires for criminal background
- Review credit of potential new hires
- Easy 3-step online process


1. Background checks are limited to public records

2. Membership rates aren't clearly displayed on the site
1. Does not offer reverse phone number or email searches

2. Customer support is lacking
1. Background checks take time to perform
1. No option to search via email address

1. Some restrictions on searches
2. Pricey single report
3. No live chat
- No free background checks
- No live chat
1. Average accuracy rate

2. Reports are not always comprehensive
- No reverse phone lookup
- Pricey
- Limited to 45 states

Ease of Use

Assisted Searches

Free Preview

Identity Protection

No-Hit Money Back Guarantee

Unlimited Searches

User Privacy

Choose a Plan

3 Month Membership

One Month Membership

6-Month Membership

Power Users- 3 Month Membership

Most Popular- One Month Membership

Power Users- 3 Month Membership

People Search Report- One-Time Report

People Search Plus Report- One-Time Report

Background Report- Monthly

Background Report- One-Time Report

2 Month Unlimited

One Month Unlimited

Single Search

3-Month Subscription

1-Month Subscription

Single Report

3 Month Membership

1 Month Membership

Background Check Basic

Background Check Plus

Background Check Pro


$14.86 Per Month
$22.86 Per Month
$9.94 Per Month
$23.02 Per Month
$27.78 per month
$27.82 Per Month
$22.97 per month
$27.65 per month
$12.95 per month
$14.62 Per Month
$18.28 Per Month