TruthFinder Review

Dave Platt

In a Nutshell

TruthFinder is perfect for comprehensive social media searches and deep web searches. This is one of the most affordable background check websites around. All membership options come with unlimited searches which means you can run as many searches as you like without having to worry about using up your quota. TruthFinder also does not limit your searches.

pros

  • Unlimited searches
  • Instructional videos

cons

  • Subscription-only service
  • Slow search process

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Highlights

  • Best for deep searches
  • Simple mobile app
  • Instructional videos

Why Go With TruthFinder

TruthFinder is one of the very few background check websites on the market that has the technology to scour the deep web for hard-to-find information about the subject of your search. It’s also really easy to use.

Search the Hidden Parts of the Web

While many people search engines only scratch the surface of what’s out there on the internet, TruthFinder is much more thorough. TruthFinder’s developers have designed the search engine in such a way that it can analyze the deep web - that part of the internet that isn’t readily accessible by normal search engines. The result? You’ll get the most comprehensive picture possible of your subject’s online activity, including the stuff they don’t want you to know.

Ease of Use

Despite its range of powerful features, TruthFinder is easy to use. Simply type your subject’s name and surname and click search, and the website will take care of the rest.

Pricing

TruthFinder doesn’t offer a free trial unlike some other background check websites. However, its pricing model means TruthFinder gets progressively cheaper as you pay for a service period up front. A three month membership is the cheapest option.

Membership
Price
2 Month
$23.02/month
1 Month
$27.78/month

*Last updated: November, 2020

Reports Offered

  • People search
  • Background search
  • Criminal records
  • Social network search
  • Reverse phone lookup

Customize Search

TruthFinder allows you to run five types of search, and your results may vary depending on the one you go for. What’s more, the company offers two types of reports: standard reports and premium reports. Unfortunately, premium reports come at an additional cost. However, they are also the most comprehensive reports you can possibly get from TruthFinder.

When you run a search TruthFinder will typically compile a standard report for you by default. This will include the following information:

  • Name
  • Age and date of birth
  • Known aliases
  • Known relatives
  • Phone number
  • Address history
  • Relationship status

Reverse phone lookups work on both listed and unlisted phone numbers. The report will include details of the network carrier and even the current latitude and longitude of the phone, which means you can pinpoint the exact location of the phone.

A premium report will also contain the following information:

  • Arrest records
  • Sex offender data
  • Civil and criminal judgements 
  • Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcies
  • Traffic violations
  • Tax liens
  • Professional information
  • Summary of known assets, including real estate, aircraft, and associated companies or other business organizations

What’s more, TruthFinder has a number of directories you can use to search for information manually. These include a reverse phone search sorted by area code, and a phone book sorted by state.

Is TruthFinder Legit?

In order to access the TruthFinder site you need to click on an "I understand" button below a "Notice," which informs you that TruthFinder is not a consumer reporting agency and is meant to be used for personal purposes. The company states right from the get-go that the services may not be used for purposes that would require FCRA compliance, to make decisions regarding consumer credit, insurance, tenant screening, and the like. This notice is important as it shows transparency. 

It's also important to keep in mind that background check sites do not claim to offer more information than you can technically find on your own. You could make the same comparison to a pizza. We could all make our own pizza, but we usually choose to pay  someone else to do it for us. People search services work with the idea.. You pay for TruthFinder to search the web and public records to save you time . The company returns organized  reports that would be difficult to produce on your own. 

How it Works

TruthFinder has access to hundreds of millions of records. According to the website these records are sourced primarily from publicly available sources including federal, state, county, and local databases, criminal and civil court data, professional association databases, licensing databases, telephone directories, and other public sources of information.

Unfortunately, the website’s search engine doesn’t seem to have access to commercial records such as magazine subscriptions and other marketing data. We also could not find any information about how often TruthFinder’s database is updated. Because of this customers can’t always be certain they have timely and accurate information.

With that being said, TruthFinder’s search algorithm is optimized to scour the deep web for information that wouldn’t normally turn up in a background search.Deep web searches allow users to gather information that their targets may have gone to great lengths to conceal. The search engine goes through social media networks and other online accounts, including online shopping profiles and blogging platforms. This ensures that you’ll uncover everything there is to know about the online activities of your subject.

When we tested for accuracy we found most of our results to be bang on the money. However, we did notice that your mileage may vary when searching for subjects with a limited online history.

Conducting a Deep Web Search

While the internet as we know it contains an incredible amount of information, in reality this is only the tip of the iceberg. Typically, the information which many background check websites turn up (as well as your average search engine - even Google), makes up a mere 1% of what you could potentially learn about a person on the world wide web. Unsurprisingly, those in the know call the search results uncovered by your average search engine “the surface web.”

The truth is that there’s another part of the internet, called the deep web, which is not readily accessible to most people. This means people can use it more anonymously, which is why it contains a lot more information than the surface web. Websites like Wikileaks, for instance, operate on the deep web. What’s more, a part of the deep web, called the dark web, even requires special software such as a Tor browser for accessi.

TruthFinder’s search engine will search the deep web whenever you run a search. For this reason, it can uncover a lot more about your subject’s online activity than many other people search engines.

Of course there’s also a downside. TruthFinder takes a bit longer to return search results than other background check websites we’ve looked at. While this might be  frustrating, you’ll uncover information you simply won’t find anywhere else which makes it well worth the wait.

Prevent Identity Theft and Boost Your Online Security

Because the dark web is tough for average users to access, it’s a haven for all sorts of activity  –including illegal activity. Actuallyillegally obtained personal information is often traded on the dark web.

If you suspect you might have been hacked or that your information has been otherwise stolen, TruthFinder can be your best ally. Just run a search on yourself, and you can find out whether there’s information about you online which shouldn’t be publicly available.

Help & Support

TruthFinder putsa lot of effort into providing the best customer support possible. You can get in touch with live customer representatives 24 hours a day. In addition, TruthFinder is very active on social media, regularly interacting with users and posting informative articles multiple times a day. You can typically expect a reply on social media within a few hours.

The website also goes out of its way to educate, entertain, and help you make the most of its service.

The company’s blog (called Infomania) is full of tips and tricks on how to stay safe online. If you’d rather have someone show you how to use TruthFinder than read the FAQs, you’ll love the easy-to-follow instructional videos on TruthFinder’s YouTube channel.

In keeping with its goal to be the best background check website around,,  TruthFinder makes help and support a major priority. The company is one of the few on the market that have live support 24 hours a day via a toll free number. You can also get in touch via email, which is similarly attended to round the clock by friendly and helpful customer representatives.

One area where TruthFinder really shines, is the breadth and scope of its knowledge base. Besides  maintaining a FAQ,(a feature that is expected of any self-respecting background check website nowadays)TruthFinder has a blog called Infomania.

Infomania is regularly updated and chock full of information. You’ll learn about what TruthFinder can do, and how to make the most of it, as well as information about staying safe both online and offline. The information ranges from the mundane to more advanced topics, such as how to completely wipe an email from your computer as opposed to just deleting it.

Bottom Line

TruthFinder is powerful and easy to use. The interface is intuitive. And while search results can take some time to turn up, they’re well worth the wait considering the wealth of information you’ll obtain. 

TruthFinder is also very reasonably priced. You can run as many searches as you like, and gather all the information you need for under $30 a month—a small price to pay for peace of mind.

About TruthFinder

TruthFinder was founded in 2015, making it a relative newcomer to the people search engine market. Despite being the new kid on the block, it has quickly made a name for itself. What the company lacks in experience, it more than makes up for in its use of cutting-edge technology and commitment to a top notch user experience. Having observed the background check market for many years and taken note of other background check services’ strengths and shortcomings, TruthFinder set out with one overarching objective in mind: making background check reports simpler ,more comprehensive, and more affordable. In little over a year, the company has garnered tons of positive attention and thousands of satisfied customers.

Contact Details

Phone: 1-800-699-8081

Note: This Background Check service is not FCRA compliant. You may not use TruthFinder 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. TruthFinder 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.

David Platt developed an extensive working knowledge of background check and data management services in his time providing support for military access credentials with respected biometric security service provider SureID. He has further developed his internet security skills in completing a Bachelors of Science degree at Portland State University.

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Amk, PA
a year ago

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Very good because they are quick and accurate and not too expensive and easy to navigate website

Ilana, CA
a year ago

I got a response regarding my background check in a timely manner ....everything was correct

Marion, MS
a year ago

Because it was easy to use and it did not cost much to use. My information I need was available fast

Sadie, WA
a year ago

It was the website I was required to use when applying for my program for school. The process was quick and easy.

Mikey, OH
a year ago

Its very thorough. And legitimate. The only drawback it is a subscription service or option of paying for each background check

Tracey, SC
a year ago

I think Truth Finder was pretty easy and well informative on the info I needed. It wasn't difficult and didn't give me the wrong information

Renata, GA
9 months ago

I received the information I was looking for and they offered a free trial that allowed me to get all information I needed for free.

Beth, NH
a year ago

I liked all the information it gave me. Easy to read and print. The cost for the program wasn't that bad.

Val, CA
a year ago

It had a lot of descriptive details about people and listed things you generally wouldn't find. However I didn't like that you have to pay money for extra info

Becca, TN
a year ago

I liked that you could find people easily but getting more information was difficult and time consuming,

Armando, CA
a year ago

It was easy to use and I didn't feel like I was wasting my time which makes me want to use it again

Ciara, WI
a year ago

Everything is found and simplified that is possible. Its quick a d affordable a d easy to use

Jennifer, OH
a year ago

It gave me lots of information and was easy to navigate. I liked the fact it was so cheap and easy to join and cancel my account.

Jeff, AZ
a year ago

Everything about the service worked as expected. I had no problems or issues. For the time that I had them

SJ, OH
a year ago

I think it should be free. Other than that it's amazing. I think you should be able to see if someone is safe for free.

Rocko, KY
a year ago

A good site. It found almost all I expected it to, without the service costing so very much.

Steve, TN
a year ago

Been very helpful maintaining background checks on current hires and any new hires

Aubriella, PA
10 months ago

It tells you everything you need to know about anyone and even if you dont want to pay for it the free part give you enuff info

Aaron C, FL
10 months ago

I liked how user friendly it is and had no problems at all excellent site. I found the information I was looking for.

AK, MO
a year ago

It was good experience but needs improvement didn't like the way you get info and the very way they send and charge the outrages prices and more to get the info.

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