Comparing TruthFinder and BeenVerified is like pitting two lions together in a duel for supremacy. In this sense, these services represent the best you can expect from background check sites: both of them offer top-notch service quality, comprehensive reports, full smartphone support, and various ways to search for your subject’s public data. At this point, choosing one depends on your personal preference, but there are small differences between the two that will help better distinguish them from one another.
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The site is the brainchild of Kristian Kibak and Joey Rocco whose previous endeavors include Instant Checkmate, although TruthFinder is undoubtedly more polished. This is most noticeable in its presentation. From general data you would find on someone’s ID card to arrest records, satellite maps of the places of habitation, bankruptcies and even social media accounts, the service digs up every available morsel of information about the subject and presents the findings in a comprehensive manner. Despite the lack of a demo report to witness this structure for yourself, the site at least offers a video that showcases the available categories.
Running a search takes at least five minutes – which is quite a lot if you have more than a handful of people to check – but TruthFinder at least offers the ability to scan the dark web to make up for this lengthy time. Doing so might reveal that your personal information has been leaked on hidden forums and sites. The service also has a handy app for iOS and Android phones and comes with a high level of privacy thanks to the 128-bit data encryption and the company’s zero log policy. However, reports cannot be purchased individually, as such your only option to access this content is by subscribing for $23.02 per month or making the most of the five-day trial that only costs $1.
It’s easy to say that BeenVerified has contributed a lot in the past to spreading the popularity of online background report services, in large part due to the site’s appearance in TV ads during the early 2010s. Initiating a search on someone’s public data is very easy and there are multiple routes towards finding what you need. Launching a people search is the most straightforward but doing a reverse phone lookup or entering in the subject’s email or postal address yields equally valuable results. The content within the report is extensive, returning data on the target’s genealogy, liens, possible sex offenses, and even investigating whether there are any fake accounts associated with them. There is even an interesting option to track the status of a report and receive instant notifications whenever a detail about that subject is changed.
BeenVerified has a few tweaks and features in store to make the browsing smoother. The report doesn’t just dump all the information on you, for example, but provides a brief explanation about the selected category while the app version is capable of cross-checking incoming calls to identify the person on the other end before answering. When it comes to the cost of the service, you have no other choice but to accept either the monthly or quarterly subscription, starting from $17.48 per month.
Comparing TruthFinder and BeenVerified is extremely difficult considering that the two services are almost identical, both offering the same kind of content within their reports. On one hand it’s convenient for the customer since this means picking either of them will be a winner. On the other hand, there are a few features that could help you make an informed purchase decision. TruthFinder exclusively provides deep web scanning and offers a five-day trial. BeenVerified has lower prices in the long run, which is important for those tracking subjects long term as the system notifies you whenever data is changed in a report.