Fast people search

Do a fast people search now

When some people say “fast people search”, they mean simply that they want the results of their search today. They don’t want to wait for their account to be approved or for the results to be emailed tomorrow or later in the week. Nor do they want to have to hire a private investigator or skip trace company to track down the person they’re looking for.

But to some people, “fast people search” means right now — within seconds. They want a people search site that functions fast. One that doesn’t make you sit through countless, unnecessary ‘Searching databases’ animations to make it seem like it’s working harder than the competition or has access to more data. (Sadly this is a real thing. In fact, most people search sites do it.)

When we say “fast people search”, we mean the latter. It’s not enough that the site returns results today or within an hour. It has to return them immediately.

The fastest free people search site

Thanks to its name, the site that pops up most often when you Google “fast people search” is FastPeopleSearch.com. But does it really deserve the name?

No. It will quickly give you some very basic information about the person, but if you click to see the detailed report, you get redirected to a completely different site, where you have to pay for a report or subscription. And this step takes a LONG time! You have to sit through an almost never-ending series of ‘Checking database’ animations, answer a bunch of questions, and then supply your name and email address, before finally entering your credit card details to access the report. All of this takes a very long time — sometimes up to 10 minutes (or longer if you’re a slow reader)!

Other so-called ‘free people search sites’ work in exactly the same way as FastPeopleSearch.com, so we recommend avoiding them all.

The fastest paid people search site

Searching for someone using any paid people search site is fast if you have a paid account, and slow if you don’t.

The fastest site if you DON’T have a paid subscription

You don’t have to have a paid subscription to search for someone using any of the paid sites. Searching is free. It’s the results of the search you have to pay for. (i.e. You only have to pay to see a detailed report on someone who appears in the results of your search.)

Without a paid subscription, the speed of your search will vary greatly. In our tests, Whitepages.com is the fastest people search site in this situation, closely followed by Spokeo.com. See our speed comparison below:

SiteTime the site takes to prompt you to buy the person’s detailed report or a subscription *
Whitepages.com20 seconds
Spokeo.com35 seconds
Spytox.com1 minute 45 seconds
SpyFly.com2 minutes 50 seconds
NumberGuru.com2 minutes 55 seconds **
InfoTracer.com3 minutes 10 seconds
StateRecords.org3 minutes 35 seconds
USSearch.com3 minutes 40 seconds
SocialCatfish.com4 minutes
NeighborWho.com4 minutes 40 seconds
BeenVerified.com6 minutes
InstantCheckmate.com7 minutes
Radaris.com7 minutes 10 seconds
PeopleLooker.com7 minutes 30 seconds
Intelius.com7 minutes 35 seconds
CheckPeople.com8 minutes 15 seconds
TruthFinder.com10 minutes
FastPeopleSearch.com and other ‘free’ people search sitesUp to 10 minutes

* Includes time taken to read on-screen messages and prompts, and to answer questions, but excludes the time taken to read privacy policy pages, terms of use pages, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), etc., that the site links to while ‘generating’ its results. Assumes all services find the right person.

** NumberGuru.com offers reverse phone lookup only. You can’t search by a person’s name, email address or address.

The fastest site if you DO have a paid subscription

If you have a paid subscription, all the paid people search sites are about as fast as each other. They all present the results of your search in just a few seconds.

The differentiator between these sites isn’t speed, it’s how accurate and detailed the information is.

And on that front, there’s a clear winner, in our experience. We’ve reviewed a lot of people search sites, and in all our tests, the most accurate and detailed on the market is definitely BeenVerified.

Search BeenVerified now

BeenVerified is a 100% anonymous people search tool that can find the following information about a person:

  • First & last names
  • Aliases
  • Other phone numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Hidden social media profiles (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube & Pinterest)
  • eBay profile
  • Current & past addresses
  • Family members, neighbors, friends & co-workers
  • Household demographics
  • Birth & marriage record information
  • Education, hobbies & interests
  • Assets
  • Bankruptcies
  • Traffic tickets, sex offenses, criminal record
  • And more…

By Glenn Murray

Glenn is Super Easy’s General Manager, Communications. He plans and executes training programs, designs user experiences, conducts conversion rate experiments, sets our style and tone of voice, contributes to SEO implementation & strategy, and oversees important internal & external communications. He also manages our technical support team.Glenn lives on the Central Coast of Australia, just north of Sydney, and enjoys walking, reading, music, wine and craft beer.

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