What information does a people search provide?

You’ll get different information from different people search tools. 

The easiest way to see what information a people search provides is to actually do one.

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Information about a person

If you know someone’s name (and preferably city and state), you can enter that information, and the people search tool will list everyone it finds with that name in that city and state. Some people search tools also allow you to search for the owner of a phone number, email address or social media username. Here’s what a typical people search tool is capable of providing for all of these types of searches:

Free people search toolsPaid people search tool*
Name
Current address
Previous addresses
Sometimes & usually limited addresses
Email addresses
Sometimes
Landline telephone numbers
Cell phone numbers
Sometimes
Social media profiles
Person’s photo
Map showing person’s addresses
Current & previous vehicles
Names of family members
Often limited names
Names of associates
Sometimes
Names of neighbors
Sometimes
Person’s profile page shows details about relatives, associates & neighbors
Sometimes
Marriage record information
Sometimes
Divorce records
Ancestry information
Criminal, traffic & other public police records
Bankruptcies
Jobs
Education
Assets
Judgements & liens
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Monitor person’s records for changes
Create lists of people searched
Add notes to reports
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* Information in this column is based on BeenVerified.

Information about an address

Most people search tools also allow you to search by address. Below is a summary of the type of information you may get from a typical free tool versus a typical paid tool.

Free people search toolsPaid people search tool*
Construction date
Lot & zoning details
Property type
Bedrooms,  bathrooms, size & dimensions
Estimated value & value history
Property tax
Deeds & liens
Possible owners
Ownership timeline
Possible residents
County Assessor & Homeowner Association (HOA) records
Related properties
Nearby homes for sale + prices
Nearby pre-foreclosures
Neighborhood demographics (property values, renters vs owners, age, income, occupation, education, marital status)
Natural hazards
Neighborhood safety (e.g. names, photos & proximity of nearby sex offenders)
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Monitor property’s records for changes
Create lists of properties searched
Add notes to reports
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* Information in this column is based on BeenVerified. NeighborWho also provides the same information and is slightly cheaper, but it doesn’t provide as much information about owners / residents.

Information about a vehicle

Below is a summary of the type of information you may get from a typical free VIN search tool versus BeenVerified (with a paid account).

Free people search toolsBeenVerified
Vehicle photos
Sometimes
Owner details
Sale listings
Accident history
Sometimes
Salvage records
Theft records
Title records
Recalls
Sometimes
Market value
Sometimes
Ownership cost
Sometimes
Vehicle specs
Sometimes
Warranties
Sometimes
Vehicle safety
Sometimes
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Monitor vehicle’s records for changes
Create lists of vehicles searched
Add notes to reports
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