Now everything is online. Let’s suppose, you have lost contact details of your old friends or relatives and you want to reconnect with them. You can find those friends or relatives online. You can easily find people online with right tools like people search engines. People search engines help you find the social profile as well as other records. With people search engines you can find someone’s contact number, address, email address, their relatives, past track records (criminal activity or arrest records) etc. If you want to verify the information about a person (may be your new friend, neighbor, life partner, employee or you are going to deal with the person professionally).
People search engines are very helpful tools to find people related information. These are designed with a hyper-focus to verify or find the information about people online.
Following are some of the top people search engines:
(It must be noted that the following search engines may work well in some countries and may not work well in some. It is better to find out which search engine works best for the preferred country before browsing on it.)
Whitepages is a potent tool if you want to find out detailed information about anyone. Be it age, business, criminal record, phone number, address, relatives, etc. Whitepages is surely an authority to search people if you want to get more than social or professional records of a person. Its SmartCheck enables comprehensive background check and Whitepages TenantCheck verifies rental applications. With over 2 million searches every day (as Whitepages claims), it clouts the top domains: Whitepages, 411 and Switchboard. If you want complete background report of a person you need to take the premium subscription of Whitepages. Premium subscription service is available only in US.
What can you search on Whitepages?
- Cell phone numbers
- Background checks
- Criminal records
- Landline numbers
- Traffic records
- Scam/fraud ratings
- Financial records
- Business details
- Lien records
- Email addresses
- Professional licenses
- Maiden names
- Property details
- Search statistics
- Carrier information
Undeniably, Facebook is one of the, if not the, most commonly used people search engine due to its accessibility and cost free nature. Even before I knew there was something known as ‘People Search Engine’ Facebook has always been my way of finding people. With millions of users globally, there are high chances that you may find the person (you want to reconnect or verify about) on Facebook. But you can only go through the details that they want to display which means you will not be able to authenticate whether what the person claims is true or not. Moreover, by changing the privacy settings the person may also hide his information from public view.
It works in almost all countries. It provides very accurate results. Pipl claims to be the one stop shop to discover data of millions of people. The platform is marketed as the most comprehensive and powerful tool for searching people. It provides social, professional, demographic, education and contact data of the person. It allows find the publicly available image of the person. But not all things great come cheap is a belief that stands true in their case as the data that they provide is not displayed for free. Membership fees must be paid in order to have access to the data.
What you can find on Pipl.
Name, work email, mobile phone, social handle, job title & more.
Spokeo is one of the best people search engines to find people. Be it locating sellers who have duped customers or finding friends, Spokeo does it all. Similar to other people search engines, just type the name, location or phone number and you will receive the data. Spokeo claims that it uses proprietary deep web technology that most of the search engines miss out, thus making it unique. However, it must be noted that Spokeo provides data of people who are based in US only. You can use it outside the US but the results will be US based only.
Do you want to know the professional achievements of a person (globally) with whom you want to partner with? Well, undoubtedly LinkedIn is one of the most convenient ways to surf a person’s professional details including position, recommendations, endorsements, company they currently work, work history, etc. You can also filter your searches to receive more accurate results. So next time if you want to know why that person is given all the fame in the business conference, browse LinkedIn. LinkedIn is Microsoft owned service that offers great search capabilities.
PeekYou is one of the few platforms that accesses data from social media, blog platforms and other public records and gives you basic information for free. All you need to do is to type the person’s name, phone number or username and the results are displayed. It works well for global search but it works best when you are searching for people in US.
This people search engine is very similar to above mentioned people search engines. You have to fill in whatever information you have about the person (name, phone number, email address or location). Been Verified digs up a treasure of details by accessing a dozen sources. However, to retrieve data from this platform you have to pay membership. With BeenVerified you can find the information about of people all around the globe but some features are limited to US only.
The above mentioned people search engines are just a few from the long list available in general. Few of the other people search engines also include TruePeopleSearch, TruthFinder, Zabasearch, PeopleFinders, Intelius, Instant Checkmate, Mylife, Google search and reverse image search, Twitter, Indian People Directory, etc.
Limited number of the ones listed above can be used to find the details about people living globally. So proper research must be made to find which search engine is best for the country you’re searching for. It must also be noted that most of them require membership fees to be paid in order to get the detailed information about the person you are searching for.
Thus, next time if you want to find out about anyone, be it your prospective tenant, business partner, life partner, long lost friend or acquaintance head towards the best people search engine.