Background check companies are limited in the types of data they can reveal about a person, but Intelius offers a good look at a person’s civil past.
If someone you’re investigating has filed for bankruptcy in the past seven years, it should appear on the background report, as long as the public data is up to date.
For our test subject, not every offense was listed in the report, but that could be a limitation of public records rather than the background check service.
Keep in mind that sometimes the latest data is not available because it has yet to be entered in a database or digitized.
In our testing, we were able to sift through records dating back nearly 20 years for one of our test subjects who had an extensive criminal history – including charges that were dismissed.
Felonies and misdemeanors are clearly labeled, and if available, disposition dates and pleas are listed in each offense description.
If that isn’t enough to find the right person, you can narrow results by an exact address.
After you’ve found the person you are looking for and order a report, you will receive it within seconds.
The report is clearly laid out and each category is labeled – personal public records data, address history, property history summary, single state criminal check, etc.
Intelius makes it easy to find out if the people in your life are who they say they are.
The background check reports are packed full of information, and the service returned the most complete and accurate data compared to any other background check service we tested.
In addition to full names, birth dates and current addresses, we were able to view the criminal records, civil reports and even some bankruptcy information.