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Reverse Phone Lookup

Reverse Phone Lookup

The long awaited redesign of the SearchBug Reverse Phone Lookup tool is complete. Over a Dozen data sources combined into one tool – over 4 months in development. The search includes free access to published listings, something SearchBug Calls White Pages +, since they search more than just the regular white pages for free.

If your search results are found in the white pages or free resources it’s shown on the screen for free, no B.S. Why pay for something if it can be found free?

If nothing is found in published directories, the reverse phone lookup tool will automatically search through hundreds of millions of public records as well as third party commercially available private databases. If the reverse phone lookup locates records you’ll actually see a portion of what is available prior to committing to order (don’t let the small fee fool you, this is one great value).

SearchBug does not try and sell you a membership to a database that tells you it found information when it really didn’t. Go ahead, try and fool it, enter bogus numbers – you’ll see no information found or invalid entry. If a number is valid and not found, the system will suggest alternate ways of locating the information.

What will the reverse phone lookup find. Well it will scour:

  • White Pages
  • Yellow Pages
  • Public Records
  • Cell Phone Databases
  • Other specialized sources

* Verified Current Owner Search and Professional Investigator searches are also available.

I just want to find an old friend, can you help?

I just want to find an old friend, can you help?

One of the most common questions we are asked involves finding old friends, or old boy friends or girl friends, old neighbors, previous spouses, high school friends, and the list goes on and on.

Many people want to know if we can search for people for free. I wish we could, but we are in a business that has to earn a profit to stay in business. Yeah, it’s a vicious cycle. There is really no such thing a thorough free people search.

The business of finding people is really a three tier industry.

  • The 1st Tier in the “people search” business are the Free People Search web sites like Superpages or Switchboard or Zabasearch. These sites really only give you the free stuff they find for free. Heck they are all in business also.

Most of what they provide for free people can search by using the white pages, yellow pages, or many other search engine or web directories.

And, if you try a free people search on these web sites and they can’t find your information they send you to the 2nd Tier in the industry “most likely a sponsored link”.

  • The 2nd Tier of the people search business (also known as information brokers) are the sponsored links or web site that requires a fee to purchase the information they find from a private database.Some of these web sites may own or house their own databases. Most of the data is purchased from various companies that compile public records from magazine subscriptions to county records (and many others).Most of the companies selling public data get it from similar sources. There is not much difference other than the way the information is presented.We can recommend access to this online public database that offers a free preliminary search. There is a nominal charge for the address information but discounts up to 50% for various subscription levels.
  • The 3rd Tier in the people search business are the private investigators. That is where bestpeoplesearch.comshines. Basically if you can’t find who you are looking for in free public records like the white pages or similar site and you’ve tried the pay for public databases access and still can’t find who you’re looking for, then it’s time to hire a professional.A private investigator typically has access to specialized databases and resources that would cost you thousands of dollars per month. They are specifically trained to navigate these specialized systems.Many investigators only charge a minimal fee or nothing at all if they can’t locate your subject, while others charge an hourly rate like an attorney and you pay for their time regardless of the outcome.

When you use bestpeoplesearch.com to help you with the search you don’t have to worry about hourly rates or surprising fees. All the fees are clearly listed on each order page.

The investigators are industry professionals and contracted by our firm on your behalf. We simply handle the web order, payment and customer service and your investigator will work for you to find the information you requested.

Whether you want to reconnect with an old friend, checkout the background of a new one, or even find someone to collect a debt bestpeoplesearch.com can help.

Here are a few recommendations if you are trying to find someone and have their correct full name:

A basic search by name lets you search just by the person’s name. If it’s a common name you should have some additional information to help your investigator such as a DOB, or a previous address (even if the old address is 10 or 15 years old it may still help).

An Active Utility Search will help you find the address where someone has active utilities in their name. This is useful if the person is not trying to “skip” out on a debt. If you’re looking for a friend or old acquaintance, this is a good search. If they are living some place where utilities are included this might not be the best search.

A Guaranteed Current Address Search is our most popular professional search. This search is requested the most by law offices, collection agencies and process servers. This is an in-depth 4 week long investigation.

We get asked dozens of questions every day from our contact us page. We often hear the same questions several times a week.

Many of the answers to basic questions about trying to find someone can be found in our FAQ help pages. If you have a question that is not listed or need help, please use our contact us form or call us during customer service phone hours M – F, 9am – 3pm PT.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is President and CEO of Intelligent eCommerce, Inc. and the founder of www.bestpeoplesearch.com. Bestpeoplesearch is a private investigator portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.

Categories: people, search, BPS