SmartBackgroundChecks - People Search

Why might you want to conduct a people search for someone? There are lots of reasons, actually. You want to find an old friend or relative. You want to be prepared. You want to have the information you need to make the right decision. You want to have your suspicions confirmed. That’s where we come in.

At SmartBackgroundChecks, our goal is to provide you with the most thorough and accurate people search, 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 the public information related to it.

What is SmartBackgroundChecks?

SmartBackgroundChecks is your premier source for 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?

SmartBackgroundChecks gives you instant access to do a reverse phone search on nearly any phone number in the U.S. Look up an unknown number to find the person or business behind it. Start a reverse phone lookup.

What information can I find on SmartBackgroundChecks?

When you search on SmartBackgroundChecks, you can expect to find up-to-date U.S. public records information, including current and historical contact information (addresses, phone numbers, email addresses), known relatives and other associates, and more.

How do I search on SmartBackgroundChecks?

At SmartBackgroundChecks, you start a search three ways:

How can I use the information I find on SmartBackgroundChecks?

The information we provide can help you to find and possibly reconnect with people, verify identities, and 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.

Whose information can I find on SmartBackgroundChecks?

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

How do I know I am allowed to get information from SmartBackgroundChecks?

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 SmartBackgroundChecks. Get more information on our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Can I look up phone numbers on SmartBackgroundChecks?

Definitely. When you get calls or text messages from a number you don’t know, a reverse phone lookup at SmartBackgroundChecks 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?

SmartBackgroundChecks 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 SmartBackgroundChecks 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 SmartBackgroundChecks 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 SmartBackgroundChecks?

We want to make your experience on SmartBackgroundChecks 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 SmartBackgroundChecks


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 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 summary.

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 also provide lists of relatives and known associates.

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
  • 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, SmartBackgroundChecks will get to work gathering the information you need. Easy as that! is not a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
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