Smart Background Checks - Reverse Phone Search

We’ve all gotten phone calls from numbers we don’t know. Is it a telemarketer? A wrong number? Or is it that call you’ve been waiting for from a potential significant other? Those nameless digits don’t have to be a mystery anymore. The one quick way to find out who is on the other end of the line is with a reverse phone lookup at Smart Background Checks.

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.


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


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

Where Do Our Phone Search Results Come From?

There are billions of public records for hundreds of millions of adults in the United States, including phone numbers and other contact information. Smart Background Checks has access to all of this data. Search for a phone number, and we can pull up all the information associated with it, including past and present owners, the type of phone it is, the name and location of the carrier and much more.

Curious about what “much more” means? Our reverse phone lookup database gives you access to any available background information about the owner. Starting with a phone number, you can find the owner’s name, then their other contact info. Then, if you need it, you can locate deeper background info about them, including property ownership, any bankruptcy filings, if they’ve been arrested, plus a list of people they’re related to and other known associates.

What You Can Do with a Reverse Phone Lookup

It might not seem like much to start with, but you can get a lot of information from a phone number search:

  • Find the name of the person or business who owns the number
  • Locate anyone who’s owned that number in the past
  • If it’s a cell phone or landline
  • Get the street address, email address and other contact information for the owner
  • Use that info to reconnect with old friends or distant relatives
  • Discover other background info about the owner, including criminal records, known relatives and associates, and more
  • Block/stop telemarketer or collection calls
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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