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Our BeenVerified Review: #2 Background Check Site 2017
Easy * Affordable * Fast
Review by: Fatimah de Lange
Building a solid reputation is a tough business these days – anything from a sharp comment to a late delivery can garner a bad review which snowballs into a shoddy reputation. Featured in many major Media publications amongst others, BeenVerified has built a solid reputation as a background fact finder based on quick delivery and quality service, here’s why you need BeenVerified!
With over 40 million reports to date, BeenVerified assists with more than just your average address and telephone number search – in this day and age everyone from your neighbour to the mailman could have an unsavory record you need to be aware of.
With information available at the touch of a few buttons, technology has made public records a necessity especially if you have young ones. What’s more BeenVerified now has a handy app available for your tablet or mobile phone making background checks easy as pie. Gone are the days when you struck gold if you found a recent address and telephone number, with BeenVerified you get everything from a DUI to criminal history for a small monthly fee.
Please note that these searches are not to be used for FCRA compliance e.g when screening tenants, for insurance purposes, prospective employees and so on. For more information regarding legal ramifications and privacy issues please refer to the FAQ and their Do’s / Dont’s: https://www.beenverified.com/faq/ and https://www.beenverified.com/about/dos-donts/
Let’s move on to my personal report.
Our Full BeenVerified Review:
I recently started dating again and had been on a few dates – I’d met them online so this isn’t the usual “dating pool” I’m familiar with. Let me just say that while we may never fully know someone, online dating is a “different animal” altogether. We have all heard stories about people not matching up to their online profiles and while my most recent date had been pleasant, I was still unsure. I wanted to know more but not the information you can necessarily get except with outside help…this is one of the reasons I love BeenVerified – you can ensure the person you just went out with isn’t a psycho waiting to make a necklace from your ears *Jack Sparrow’s dad.*
Since most companies check out prospective employees via the Internet, who was I to argue when it came to my personal life? It was time to check him out!
The above is my intro to the site, it helps to have as much basic info as possible in order to eliminate unwanted results. I had the person’s name, area and age which made the search pretty simple.
I had a few details hence the super accurate results, however had I just entered the name and state, I would have had a few more results to go through. The service does provide accurate / up to date details so you should be able to narrow your results down after weeding out unwanted results..
The overview on the left side of the screenshot provides information at a quick glance. I could see nothing alarming which was a HUGE relief.
BeenVerified provides you with everything you could ask for when it comes to personal safety and security regarding background checks. They even offer a Court Runner service that physically go to the court house/s in case records are not digitized!
All in all I was provided with last known address and telephone number, email, social media info (images, facebook account etc), career, relatives and so on. The site also provided a section that cross references any known imposters. Think Law and Order crossed with CSI and you have BeenVerified !
Arrest / DUI / Criminal Checks
For the purpose of my review, I searched for a “known” offender in order to utilise the criminal check above. I’ve used a few recommended websites in the past and this is one of the most thorough reports I’ve seen barring a private investigator. Everything from arrest records to DUI reports are listed along with the case number, agency and statute.
Fees / Pricing
Since I have an account with the site, I had access to unlimited and in depth reports. For those of you interested in joining up, these are your options:
Note BeenVerified is a subscription service that requires you to purchase a package whereupon monthly billing is activated. The monthly fees drop by 35 – 50% depending on which package you choose, personally I preferred the 6 month package as it offered greater savings in the longer run. The site clearly states its cancellation policy to avoid confusion – one is not able to sign up if the box below has not been checked.
Note the cancellation information above.
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|Trial Membership||$1.00/5-Day Trial|
BeenVerified hosts a large database of public records and, at its most basic combines the information into easy-to-read reports available to members.
Billions of data points organized into concise reports
Accurate first person search with special focus on criminal checks including arrests, driving records, DUI, judgments etc
A user-friendly platform with a mobile app for those needing information on the go. The mobile app works well with minimal graphics which is great for those individuals with older phones or limited data.
Extremely accurate / up to date results.
Affordable pricing and reasonable terms
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|Reverse Phone Search||✔||A-|
|Reverse E-mail Search||✔||A-|
Note that official information presented from court documents, police records and the likes are replicated here. BeenVerified offers a “court runner” option that returns with details of court cases held within the last 7 years or to receive an update on a current case. You don’t get better than this folks!
Client / Customer Support Service
The site has a comprehensive customer service department with both a physical and online presence that operates 7 days a week. That’s great value for money and peace of mind.
BeenVerified – the name itself inspires an almost 80s/90s like confidence in the private eye service where you know you’re covered no matter what.
Bad guy slipping away? NO CHANCE!
This is awesome service with a brilliant app that edges out most of the competition making it our Number 2 choice overall!
Note: This Background Check service is not FCRA compliant. You may not use this background check service, or the information it provides, to make decisions about consumer credit, employment, insurance, tenant screening, or any other purpose that would require FCRA compliance. This is applicable, but not limited to, a Background Search, Credit Background Check, Criminal Background Check, and/or Driving Record. Instant Checkmate is not a consumer reporting agency and does not, and cannot, provide consumer reports. These terms have special meanings under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq., ("FCRA"), which are incorporated herein by reference.
Here Are Just Some of Our Customer's Reviews:
I recently used BeenVerified and was very pleased with it's ease and usefulness. It helped me research some information that I needed. Thank you! I would definitely recommend to anyone needed to find out more about a person.Reviewer : Stephanie S.
I reviewed features of BeenVerified and received top notch assistance from staff at BeenVerified.Reviewer : Ken H.
Through my initial inquiry on BeenVerified, I was able to find out the location of a friend from many years ago.Reviewer : Lina B.
I really enjoyed the thoroughness of Been Verified. I feel like I got my money's worth and I would recommend this website to anyone.Reviewer : Veronica S.
Your staff is awesome!Reviewer : Barbara K.
Excellent Servive and Helpful Information with Identifying Fraud/Misinformation of Individuals.Reviewer : Rita S.
I wanna thank Been Verified, because I was able to find my mom who I haven't seen in 30 plus years.Reviewer : Indio N.
Best experience I have ever had with an online company, ever...Reviewer : Robin P.
I was able to find a contractor who had disappeared with a large deposit for work not even started.Reviewer : Jean H.
Information obtained is fast and accurate.Reviewer : Phyllis H.