What do you do when you need someone found? It could be an old friend, flame, acquaintance, colleague, or relative. But you’ve lost touch and don’t know where they are at currently. Also, Google searches don’t help.
At times like these, you could recruit a people-search business. These businesses specialize in finding and retrieving information about someone like contact details. They also provide other useful services like background checks.
FastPeopleSearch is the new kid on the block in the information-retrieval industry. At first glance, the company offers a promising array of services for cheap. Are they worth checking out, though? Should you trust them with your money?
We do a full-fledged review of FastPeopleSearch to help you decide if they’re worth your time.
FastPeopleSearch – An Introduction
The FastPeopleSearch Company, as we mentioned, is very new. They were registered less than 2 years ago – August of 2017, to be precise. They have an alternate business name listed: Mississippi Tornado Alley LLC.
The company doesn’t have much of an online presence. An official social media handle and brief mentions on review sites, but that’s about it. It does have a BBB listing with an “A” rating, though, which we believe makes them legit.
The FastPeopleSearch Company, according to them, was founded to bring you Telephony and Big-Data access. Like other similar businesses, they provide you with public records information online in an easy-to-peruse format.
Their USP appears to be their 100% free people search reports, which we admit is almost unheard of. They do offer paid searches, which we’ll get into later. Also, they have a “Safe Share” technology which is supposed to let you keep family safe.
FastPeopleSearch – Services Offered
What sort of services does FastPeopleSearch offer? And how effective are these services when compared to the services offered by the competition? Before we answer the second question, here’s an overview of their services:
1. People Search
People most often turn to a data-as-a-service provider when they want someone found. It could be an acquaintance they met recently or an old flame they’re desperately trying to track down. That’s where People Search comes in.
The People Search service offered by FastPeopleSearch allows you to look up a person by their name and street address. The service will potentially retrieve the targets contact numbers, current address, business address, and more.
The People Search service is offered free of cost, no registration required. You won’t find many other background-check businesses willing to provide information for free.
2. Reverse Phone Lookup
A reverse phone lookup is similar to a name lookup. Instead of trying to find a person by his or her name, you input the phone number. Any contact information linked to the phone number is then retrieved for you.
This service is most often used when someone is targeted by scammers or pranksters from an unknown number. You can find the identity of the person on the other end of the line.
Occasionally, spouses will use this service to find out who their partner keeps calling. Sometimes a concerned parent may reverse lookup a number to ensure their child isn’t in contact with a sexual offender or scam artist.
3. Address Lookup
Just like name and phone lookup, you can look up someone via their current address. The FastPeopleSearch server will then compare the address with the records in its database and retrieve linked information.
To use the service, you need the full address of a particular location. This includes a street address, the city, the state, and the ZIP code. If you know the general area, you can use Google to find the exact address.
The Address Lookup service will return the names of the person living in the property. You’ll also get a look at the person’s other publically-available information, like previous residence history, financial info, and more.
4. Safe Share
The “Safe Share” service is more of an add-on feature than a standalone service. If you find out troubling information about someone you know, you can spread the word quickly via “Safe Share”. It’s designed to make life easy for you.
What do we mean by troubling information? An acquaintance may have a heinous criminal record. And while you know now, your friends and family still don’t. With “Safe Share”, you can notify them quickly.
So how does FastPeopleSearch hold up in the services department when compared with competitors? They offer a very limited selection of services. The competition usually offers twice as many.
Having said that, FastPeopleSearch offers the most critical services, which is what most people are after anyway. You don’t get any bells-and-whistles, apart from Safe Share, but you probably won’t notice.
FastPeopleSearch – The Pricing
How much does FastPeopleSearch cost? What do you get for the money? Do they charge more than the competition or less? How do their pricing plans work? We’ll answer all the questions for you.
First up, here’s an overview of their various payment plans
1. Pay for Individual Reports
You can choose to pay every time you generate and download a report on FastPeopleSearch. The People Search basic report is free as we mentioned. But if you want a Background Check report, you need to pay for it.
How much does the Background Check report cost? It’s $29.95 per report. The report provides a pretty comprehensive amount of information, including public records, contact information, birth details, criminal offenses, and more.
2. 1 Month Reports Membership – $19.95 the 1st month, $29.95 thereafter
Don’t want to pay every time you want to search and download a report on someone? You could choose to purchase the 1-month reports membership instead. For the price, you get to generate an unlimited number of reports.
1-month membership costs $19.95 the first month and $29.95 thereafter. It’s a much better deal than purchasing a single report. However, note that your membership auto-renews every month, so don’t forget to cancel.
3. 3 Months Reports Membership – $38.85 or $12.95 per month
The 3 months membership is the best deal, overall. You can sign up for an unlimited number of reports for 3 months for $38.85. Choose this if you’re looking for information on multiple people, like your old high school class.
4. $1 Trial for 5 days
Finally, FastPeopleSearch allows you to try their services for $1 for 5 days. You can generate an unlimited number of reports in that. If you don’t cancel before the 5-day period, though, you get charged $29.95/month.
Note that the $1 trial offer is a limited time offer and not easy to find. You need to generate a report and follow the prompts until you get to the checkout page. Don’t pay just yet! Wait around for a few minutes and the offer will pop up.
Canceling a FastPeopleSearch Subscription
Your purchased membership or trail will renew automatically each month. To opt out, you have to cancel it manually. FastPeopleSearch asks that you call customer care to cancel when signing up for a membership.
Surprisingly, we couldn’t find a listed contact number for the company. Instead, there’s a customer care form on the website you can fill in. We assume you can cancel that way. If not, you may have to ironically look up their number.
Check FastPeopleSearch’s alternative people search service TruePeopleSearch here >>
FastPeopleSearch – Data Accuracy
How accurate are the reports generated by FastPeopleSearch? Are they worth the money? We found the company to be a mixed bag when it comes to report accuracy.
Some customers raved about how accurate and in-depth the reports were. Others complained that FastPeopleSearch found a completely different person than the one they were after.
People search companies usually turn up 70-80% accurate info. The rest of the info tends to be outdated or misleading. That’s why fact-checking is essential even if you think you’ve received an accurate report.
Note, though, some companies have better search algorithms than others. They manage to retrieve accurate, relevant info more often than not. FastPeopleSearch is new and still working on refining its search results.
FastPeopleSearch – Customer Service
Is FastPeopleSearch customer care any good? We found them to be active enough on complaint-airing-and-redressal websites. They responded to the handful of customer complaints and sorted them out pretty quickly.
However, note that fastpeoplesearch.com doesn’t list a customer care contact number or email addresses. They have a support form for you to fill out, though. You can send your questions or complaints through it.
How to Use FastPeopleSearch
Want to try out FastPeopleSearch? The process is pretty straightforward. First, you need to initiate either a name, phone, or address search. You’ll be given some free info. You need to pay for a full report.
To search for someone by name, enter their name and location. The last name is compulsory, but the full name and location help narrow down the search area. Once you’ve entered the details, click on search.
For a reverse phone lookup, you need to click on the Phone icon in the search box and enter the unknown phone number. Then click on search.
If you’re looking up an address, click on the Address icon. In the first search box, type the street address. In the second box, type in the city, state, and zip code. Click search.
For all three cases, a free report will be generated for you. It includes all publically available information linked to your free query. You have the choice to view a full background report, for which you pay a one-time fee or sign up for a monthly plan.
If you want to view the full background report, you’ll be asked to enter your email address and be given the option to create a password for an account. You’ll also have to enter your card details.
How It Works
FastPeopleSearch uses a server and a proprietary algorithm to search through public records. These records are digitized and available online. Results are arranged in a report format for you to read.
FastPeopleSearch claims that it carries out 100 million searches per month and generates 3.3M results a day. It has access to over 16.5 billion records.
The company can’t access offline records. Some background-check businesses offer court runners, but FastPeopleSearch doesn’t.
The FastPeopleSearch Breakdown – The Good, the Bad, and the Average
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2. The Bad
3. The Average
Our Verdict – Don’t Hesitate to Try Out the Free People Search
We can recommend FastPeopleSearch. It’s transparent and cheap, though they don’t have a lot of services on offer. Their free People Search is a must try. You get $5 worth of information completely free.