Our promise. We provide a buying advantage with verified reviews and unbiased editorial research.
About US Search
US Search is an online tool that provides background checks and person searches. It pulls information from public records, including criminal records, social media profiles, property records and more. You can search by name, address or phone number. The site offers free basic searches, but you'll have to pay for a membership to get more in-depth information.
Pros & Cons
- Free basic search
- Hassle-free cancellation
- Sources updated daily
- Trial membership available
- Extra fees for premium report
- Subscribers don’t get all add-ons
US Search provides basic free person searches and paid premium reports with information gleaned from billions of public records. Members get access to unlimited background reports and extended data searches.
What is US Search?
US Search offers background checks and person searches by name, address or phone number. The site also lets users search criminal records, social networks, public records, property records and more. The site features an email search function that finds a person’s name, social media data, address history and more. It also offers reverse phone lookup. US Search activity is confidential.
US Seach’s premium reports contain information on address history, phone numbers, aliases, maiden names, associates, properties, home value, lawsuits, misdemeanors and felonies. Users must agree not to stalk the person they search, use the information for blackmail, harass the person or confront the person if they’re dangerous.
How does US Search work?
US Search offers some free services and paid premium services. The company uses a proprietary search engine to comb through billions of public records, websites and other sources. You can search by a person’s name to find their current and past addresses, phone number, household members and home value; search by phone to find name, address, utility verification and more. You can also find names associated with specific addresses.
When you enter a name, US Search generates a free report that includes basic information like relatives, age and location history. The paid subscription includes extended data searches for further details, including social media accounts, sex offender data, criminal records, images, friends, financial assets, court records and contact information. You can choose from instant search reports, advanced person searches or background checks.
US Search provides additional information for extra fees. When you sign up, your report is available for instant online viewing with the option to download and print.
US Search costs
A paid US Search subscription includes unlimited person and phone searches for $19.95 per month or $49.85 per quarter. Additional services require other fees; for instance, access to national criminal records costs $19.95, marriage and divorce records cost $2.95 and email address information costs $2.95. A trial membership is $1.99.
US Search FAQ
Can you remove your information from US Search?
US Search uses public records and info to conduct person searches — a person cannot opt out of inclusion in these databases.
Does US Search provide criminal background information?
Yes, US Search accesses arrest records, though these records don’t necessarily confirm a conviction.
How does US Search get its information?
US Search accesses public records like court records and weapons permits. The company has developed a proprietary search engine to query billions of records and websites. Its criminal background information comes from state and local databases nationwide.
Is US Search a safe site?
US Search is confidential. The site provides a private and safe 256-bit encrypted connection.
Is US Search legit?
While US Search is not a substitute for a background check when hiring or screening potential tenants, the service is legit and provides free basic background info. For those who want further details, a paid subscription includes reports that show date of birth, address history, arrest records, phone numbers, court records, government license info and social media profiles. The company’s proprietary search engine accesses public records from state and local databases and cross-references multiple data sources to ensure accuracy.
US Search Reviews
A link has directed you to this review. Its location on this page may change next time you visit.
- 4,246,788 reviews on ConsumerAffairs are verified.
- We require contact information to ensure our reviewers are real.
- We use intelligent software that helps us maintain the integrity of reviews.
- Our moderators read all reviews to verify quality and helpfulness.
I use USSearch in my genealogical research to find living relatives. This is an invaluable asset in identifying DNA relatives. For me, it's an essential tool for fleshing out my family trees and in finding living relatives who can help with historical insights in other parts of the family. It's also handy in learning when friends are celebrating significant birthdays.
Having all of the top background search applications and subscriptions and this is the first to have any information regarding the individual I have been investigating. The information obtained has been very helpful with providing our client with substantial information on this individual history and locations.
This site has in the past and is currently helping me out. I have received a lot of weird calls and emails and even though I know the information may not be up to date so far everything has been right. Plus I had an issue accessing my account and customer service was very helpful and accommodating.
A friend recommended this site for our high school class reunion. It has been a blast finding friends that I have not talked to in years. This is our 50th and it's big. I just talked to Adrian and he was delightful and very helpful. There was a girl I talked to when I first signed up and she was delightful also. Great staff! Great site! Great fun!!! I will be referring your site when I can. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING WHAT YOU DO!
Thank you, you have successfully subscribed to our newsletter! Enjoy reading our tips and recommendations.
I was able to have a short term subscription with USSEARCH and had success in finding some folks who had left our area. When I decided to close the account, it went smoothly just by making contact by phone. The agent even suggested to let me run the account out for the remainder of the month as there were many remaining days left on my account. I would recommend their services.
When I called to cancel my subscription the service member was very polite and helpful. He did offer products to help me stay but I only needed the service for one thing and was finished with my search. My only disappointment was the search on myself was inaccurate.
I have had some success in finding a person but the information was not up to date. Your receptionists have all been very professional and nice. I still use the app when I need to look someone up. It serves the purpose but phone numbers and addresses are almost all outdated.
I have used US Search quite a lot over the years, have found a lot of my old Military friends and have had great reunions. I subscribed recently to find an old friend in Florida, no luck with phone number or an address, take into consideration the hurricane had recently hit Florida and completely wiped out the area I was searching for, I subscribed for that search. Called customer service and did a cancelation of my subscription. The customer service was great, friendly and answered all my question. Thanks again, Happy customer.
The rep was very helpful. She help me located the account and she explained to me everything I asked and was very patient and understanding. Even when she answered the phone she was very pleasant and listened to everything I had to say.
Amazing! Quickly helped me with my issue and was very knowledgeable in the service. Raven was very personally and professional. Keep up the great work Raven!!! The experience of a pleasant voice and attitude towards helping goes a long way! Thank you!
I misplaced my folder for this account. Consequently, I lost access to my password and username. The folks in customer service were most helpful and I was able to get everything back. I was also able to confirm the site does not sell email addresses.
I subscribed US Search but after one person search I couldn't log in to my account. I tried reset password but the links they keep sending me were not working either. I emailed support to help me with login no response for days so I emailed again to cancel my subscription because I can't login. Otherwise they will keep charging my card unless I cancel my subscription which I couldn't do because I am blocked from my account. I think they do this on purpose so the subscriber will be forced to call their support toll number which charge a ridiculous fee and keep you on call waiting. I am in UK and this is costing me a lot of money. I will just call my bank to have the payments blocked. So no, I don't recommend this company. Stay away. Avoid the hassle.
Thank you for contacting us. We’re sorry to hear that you have been unable to use our services due to password issues. We’re always working hard to improve our services, and we’re committed to fixing this problem for you. One of our senior team members will be in touch soon to resolve this issue.Sincerely,
US Search Support
I had checked save password-auto. For some reason it suddenly doesn't. I just tried NINE times to do a new one, and each time it would not take. You are NOT THE CIA! What is the point? All you can do is LOOK AT INFO, not change anything. Your site is such a pain!!!
Thank you for reaching out. We are sorry to hear that you were frustrated with our site, but we want to let you know that we’re committed to making things right. A senior member of our member care team will contact you privately to help resolve this issue as soon as possible.Sincerely,
US Search Support
US Search Company Information
- Company Name:
- US Search
- Year Founded:
- US Search PO BOX 4145
- Postal Code: