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PeopleLooker is an online data aggregator that can be used to generate comprehensive reports on anyone you wish to look up. These reports include all sorts of data, including known addresses, contact information, relatives, age, pictures, social media account information, criminal and public records, and more. In our PeopleLooker review, we’ll look at how easy it is to run a background check and generate information on people with PeopleLooker, and talk about the value, price, and plans available, along with some other information about the PeopleLooker service.
Ease Of Use
PeopleLooker is incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is choose the method you want to use for searching, and provide the basic requested information. For example, if you know the person’s first name, last name, a city they have lived in or currently live in, and a state, you can use that to search the records. You can also search based on phone number, email, or property data. Then, the PeopleLooker software goes through their databases and compiles a comprehensive report.
Along the way, you may be asked a few basic questions, or to confirm that they’ve found the individual you are looking for. When it comes to a review of PeopleLooker’s ease of use, we found it incredibly straightforward. While it takes a few minutes to compile the data, in all cases, it found the people we were looking for based on the information we provided, without additional questions or information provided by us.
As mentioned above, PeopleLooker allows you to search based on 4 key categories or criteria of data you supply. It uses this information as a starting point to correlate entries throughout its catalog of databases, from thousands of various sources, to generate the report on the person in question. These categories, which we briefly outlined above, are described in more detail below. They include:
A people search based on first name, last name, city, and state. The city and state element can include a current residence or places where you know the person once lived.
A phone search, where you simply input a phone number, and it will search and provide you with any information it can find on who owns and operates that number.
A property search, where you input the address of a particular property, and it provides all the information it can find on that property and the owners, ownership history, taxes, value, and so on.
An email search function, which compiles all information available on a particular email address and provides that to you in a handy report.
The amount of success and accurate data you’ll get from any of these options on PeopleLooker depends on the quality and availability of source data. So, in some cases, you may not find much more than you could with a simple Google search, for instance. In other cases, due to the wealth of databases – many that are not publicly available for free – they can have a ton more data than you could ever find on your own with hours of research online.
One of the key points of our PeopleLooker.com review and a key criterion for any service-based business is how the customer support functions. All things being equal, good service and great service are set apart by the quality and caliber of their customer service and support team.
If you have issues with generating a report on PeopleLooker, for example, you want to know you have someone competent to turn to in order to get the issue resolved. PeopleLooker has e-mail based support, which provides you with a response typically within 24-48 hours, and phone-based support. It’s available via a toll-free number in the US, from 8 am to 10 pm Eastern time during the week, and 10 am to 8 pm Eastern time on weekends.
Plans & Pricing
Like many similar services, PeopleLooker is not free. To generate these comprehensive reports, great expenses have been made to purchase and access data from hundreds of sources. As a result, you'll have to pay a price if you want to obtain one of these reports.
Some similar services to PeopleLooker charge on a per-report basis, which can be quite expensive if you have more than one or two people to look up. PeopleLooker takes a different approach. They use a subscription-based model that allows for unlimited reports while your subscription is active. This is much more affordable if you have multiple people to look up, and want to update the reports you have as well periodically.
Reviews of PeopleLooker advise you to choose the 3-month membership plan to save most money. They offer a 1 month and 3-month plan, which works out to $18.28 per month and $14.62 per month, respectively. Essentially, the 3-month plan saves you about 20% off the monthly cost. Both provide you with unlimited reports, so, if you intend to use the service in the future, the 3-month plan is the best option.
The bottom line of our PeopleLooker review is that this service is definitely valuable and useful if you want to do research and perform background checks on numerous people. While there are legal restrictions on how the data can be used, it’s a great resource to find family members, lost friends, and relatives, do some digging on your neighbors, or evaluate potential contractors, service providers, and others before you invite them into your home.
Yes, you have to pay money for the subscription to access the reports, and if you only want a single report, then this might be a bit much for you. On the other hand, the prices are very competitive, and for high volumes of reports, this subscription option is cheaper than the per-report pricing many of their competitors use. PeopleLooker is definitely worth giving a try just to see what they can find, even if you don’t go through with paying for the full report.
|3 Month Membership||1 Month Membership|
|Price||$14.62 Per Month||$18.28 Per Month|
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