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US Search is one of the original online background check and people search providers. USSearch service is for personal use and provides the public with many reports that provide contact informaiton or detailed background check. Most reports are well designed and in-depth covering different categories of public record information. USSearch also provides information about social networking, it includes information regarding relatives or even neighbors. USSearch compiles data from different sources to include more and also to conflate and make more relevant data available to the public. To do a search you simply need to provide name and last name and possible location such as the state. You are provided with a list where you can then narrow down to the right person. They provide reports that provide a different level of information. USSearch also allows you to do searches to find contact information or reverse phone lookups to find the owner of a telephone number.

The Site:


$39.95 per background check report or $29.95 with OmniSearch unllimited membership for $19.95 per month after a 2-day trial. You can cancel the membership anytime. If you prefer you can subscribe quarterly at $49.95 and that is a saving over the monthly rate. Keep in mind you can subscribe to Omni Search and run your searches without having to pay for a report upfront. And that gives you savings and the opportunity to run many searches whether it is to make sure you have the right person or run it for many different people before investing in the costlier background check report.

FCRA Compliant:

No. USSearch provides public records data reports and background checks for personal use and not for employment purposes.

Types of Reports

There are a lot of reports you can run on USSearch, including a Background Checks, Criminal Records, Social Network Searches, Email Search, Reverse Phone Lookup, and People Search with contact information. You start the search on the homepage and once you find the right person you are given a choice of reports you can chose from.

US Search reports include the following types of information:

  • Full name
  • Aliases
  • Maiden name when available
  • Age
  • Current or recent address
  • Address history (previous locations lived at)
  • Phone numbers
  • Aliases
  • Relatives
  • Associates
  • Properties
  • Property Information, including value of the property.
  • Email Address
  • Social network information
  • Judgements, Liens
  • Criminal Records
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies

Obviously the background check reports offer more detail in the report. The OmniSearch membership reports have less detail, it is mostly for the reason of getting basic information and/or narrowing down the person. This information includes:

  • Name
  • Aliases
  • Contact information such as, address and phone number
  • Address history
  • Social network information

US Search social networking report includes information available from LinkedIn, Facebook, Yahoo, IMDB, Flickr, and YouTube. These data helps you to learn more about a person's personality.

Criminal reports usually include detail about any cases if there is a criminal record or other civil cases such as bankruptcy:

  • Charge and case number
  • Offense
  • Arrest details
  • Sentence and date
  • Disposition
  • Filing date


USSearch provides a valuable service to the public. With any public records report there are drawbacks as well advantages. USSearch definitely provides a good number of reports providing choices to the customer. The membership could be useful if you are searching for people, or pinpointing the right records if you are conducting a background check.

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