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Background Checks

What Info Can You Find with a Background Check?

The criminal background check available through USA People Search is the most comprehensive in the industry. It is compiled from billions of public records and dozens of databases. Trust a background check whenever you need to learn more about a person’s criminal history or other public records info. All of our online background checks come back instantly, no waiting.

A background check report includes address and phone history, birth date, aliases/maiden names, relatives, known associates, roommates, neighbors, marriages, divorces, personal assets, property ownership, court records, nationwide criminal records, if someone is a sex offender, and more.

Performing a Background Check

It’s easier than ever to conduct an online background check on someone. That helps explain why millions of people run background checks every year. But apart from ease, there are many other reasons why you might need to order a background check for someone you’ve known for years, someone you just met, or even yourself.

Reasons to Conduct a Background Check

You may want to perform a background check on someone in order to:

  • Review the background of someone you know
  • Check for bankruptcy records
  • Search for criminal records
  • Find public records for someone you’re dating
  • Make sure your own information is correct
  • And much more!

If you are searching for any of these types of information, conduct a background check right now on USA People Search to get fast results.

How to Perform a Background Check

You can search using the person's name to get a free summary listing. For the fastest results, you should also include their city and state. The search is free to start. Then, you have the option to purchase the comprehensive background check.

Example Searches

  • Mike Smith
  • Mike Smith San francisco, CA

Background Check Articles

For more information about background checks on USA People Search—what they are, how to perform them—check out the following articles:

Ways to Search

Name Search

Search using someone’s last name or full name to locate their public records.

Reverse Phone

Discover the details of who owns a home or business landline or cell phone number.


Find out a location’s value, neighborhood details and more with public property records.

Reasons to Search

Real Estate

If you’re looking to buy, the smartest thing you can do is get informed about a property and the surrounding area by performing an address lookup.

Legal Professionals

The variety of databases accessible through USA People Search lets you quickly access millions of up-to-date criminal records for adults nationwide.


Want to know more about someone before you start getting too serious? A people search or background check at USA People Search can offer you the peace of mind you need.

Something Else

Satisfy your curiosity, find out what happened to an old military buddy or friend from high school, or check the accuracy of information out there about you.

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Search people by last name in our people directory. Find public records, white page listings, contact information, and property records for most adults in the United States