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Why might you want to conduct a background check on someone? There are lots of reasons, actually. You want to be prepared. You want to have all the information you need to make the right decision. You want to have your suspicions confirmed. You want to be the smartest person in the room. That’s where we come in. At Smart Background Checks, our goal is to provide you with the most thorough and accurate people search and background information, as quickly as possible. And our interface is designed to make your search easy. Simply enter a name, an address or a phone number, and we gather all the information related to it.

What is Smart Background Checks?

Smart Background Checks is your premier source for public records information on most adults in the U.S. Our database pulls nearly a billion public records from more than 2000 verified data sources.

How do I perform a reverse phone search?

Smart Background Checks gives you instant access to do reverse phone search on nearly any adult living in the US. Start a reverse phone lookup.

What information can I find on Smart Background Checks?

When you search on Smart Background Checks, you can expect to find up-to-date U.S. public records information, including current and historical contact information (addresses, phone numbers, email addresses), criminal records (arrest records, court records, jail records, etc.), property records, bankruptcies, liens, sex offender status, known relatives and other associates, and more.

How do I search on Smart Background Checks?

At Smart Background Checks, you start a search three ways:

Are all background checks the same?

In short, no. Smart Background Checks provides background info as made available by officially reported public records. The information we provide can help you to make smarter day-to-day decisions. We are not a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), so the information we provide cannot be used for employment, tenant or credit screening, or any other purposes defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). For those purposes, you need to obtain a background check from a CRA.

What is the difference between a people search and a background check?

A people search is primarily used to find a person’s location or other contact information. It is typically begun with a name search (looking up a first name and last name). So, you can use it to find people, including old friends, estranged family members, and former colleagues. A background check gives you further, in-depth access to a person’s public records information.

Whose information can I find on Smart Background Checks?

You can find public records information for most adults (18 years and older) in the U.S.

How do I know I am allowed to get information from Smart Background Checks?

As long as you are yourself 18 years old or over, and live in the U.S. or one of our other sanctioned service areas, you are legally able to perform searches at Smart Background Checks. Get more information on our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Can I look up phone numbers on Smart Background Checks?

Definitely. When you get calls or text messages from a number you don’t know, a reverse phone lookup at Smart Background Checks can give you the information you need. By looking up a 10-digit phone number, you can discover the owner of that number, phone service provider information, location, and more.

How do I opt-out or remove my private data?

Smart Background Checks respects your desire to keep your information private. We collect information through public data sources but if you follow the opt-out process we will remove your data.

How do I use the Smart Background Checks name directory?

When you aren’t sure about how a person’s specific name is spelled, or you just feel like browsing, the Names Directory at Smart Background Checks will help you get to the right person quickly. Just start with the first letter of the last name, and you’re on your way.

Who do I talk to if I have a problem searching on Smart Background Checks?

We want to make your experience on Smart Background Checks as easy and satisfying as possible. If you run into any issues with a people search, reverse phone lookup or reverse address lookup, please feel free to contact us. A member of our Customer Service Team will respond quickly to help.

2,200 Data sources for smart background checks


With thousands of sources of data, we can provide the most accurate and up to date information available.

800 million people available for background check


With hundreds of millions of records available spanning nearly 30 years of public records

Millions of searches every day


Every day we process millions of reverse name, address and phone searches

Where Do Our People Search Results Come From?

We pull results and compile our individual background check reports from literally billions of public records. Our data comes from official agencies reporting at the local, state and national level. We keep all that information safe, secure and up-to-date in our database. Then, based on the search terms you enter, we pull together all the relevant data into a comprehensive, easy-to-read report.

When you do a people search by name, we are able to locate current and past contact info for just about any adult in the U.S., including present and past addresses, phone numbers (cell phone and landline) and email addresses. We can provide lists of relatives and known associates. And we can even go more in-depth with data on a person’s home ownership history, criminal records, bankruptcy/lien filings and more.

Better Information = Better Decisions

We have information on nearly every adult in the United States. With that kind of data at your fingertips, you can:

  • Find old childhood friends
  • Reconnect with extended family members
  • See if your neighbor has a criminal history
  • Find out the real value of a property
  • Determine if a potential business partner has ever filed for bankruptcy
  • Get owner info behind unknown phone numbers
  • And so much more…
Start your people search today by entering a name in the search fields above. To narrow down your results faster, and make sure you find the exact person you’re looking for, also enter the city and state where they live currently, or where they used to live. Then, Smart Background Checks will get to work gathering all the information you need. Easy as that!

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