users who like a simple, no nonsense interface
People search directory
Transparent pricing structure
Can’t buy one-off reports
Only has two search types
Great for checking out acquaintances quickly and easily
IDTrue is one of the fastest background check websites around. It’s also incredibly easy to use, thanks to its no nonsense interface and intuitive design.
While some background check websites can take ages to turn up information about the subject of your search, or even make you jump through a bunch of hoops, IDTrue does nothing of the sort. A preliminary search turns up results in 30 seconds flat, quickly honing in on the person you’re looking for.
What’s more, you can turn up information even quicker by using IDTrue’s manual directory. Conveniently sorted by last name, clicking on a person instantly leads you to a page with preliminary search results. It doesn’t get any faster than this.
Rather than offering a wide range of options that can be confusing to users, IDTrue focuses on doing two things and doing them well. You can generate a comprehensive report about anyone simply by keying in a name, surname and state. Alternatively, you can also run a reverse phone lookup.
Reverse phone lookup
IDTrue is especially great if the person you want to look up already has a negative reputation.
The website’s manual people directory automatically displays a list of recent people searches. If someone has been bothering a large number of people, chances are their name will be on this list. This means you can quickly find out whether your suspicions about someone are founded simply by scanning the list for your subject’s name.
In addition, each and every search on IDTrue turns up one comprehensive report with all the information there is to know about the subject of your search. By contrast, some other background check websites offer more than one report with differing levels of detail. Selecting the right report can be confusing; and you may also need to pay additional charges over and above the membership fee. On the other hand, with IDTrue you can rest assured there are no hidden or additional charges.
While some background check websites offer different types of reports, some of which are more detailed than others (and some of which may also incur an additional charge over and above your membership fee) running a search on IDTrue will produce one comprehensive report.
An IDTrue report will contain the following information about the subject of your search:
current address, address history and real estate records;
social media and online account information;
sex offender information;
tax liens; and
marriage and divorce records.
Despite the huge amount of information they can contain, reports are neatly organized and really easy to go through. They include photos of your subject as well as a map pinpointing his or her last known address for ease of reference.
Reverse phone lookup reports are slightly different, because their aim is to find out who’s behind a given phone number. Accordingly, the focus is more on the phone number’s history. A search will reveal:
the name of the person the phone is registered to;
whether the phone is a landline or a cell phone; and
the network carrier’s name.
In addition, a reverse phone lookup can also turn up social media information associated with the phone number.
IDTrue has its own database of information, which it compiles from millions of public records. The records are sourced from federal, state, county, and local sources; as well as other data points that are a matter of public record, such as property transaction records, information from the department of motor vehicles, tax, and mortgage information.
Unlike other background check websites, whose search engines trawl through records in real time, IDTrue compiles reports from the information in its own database. This has the advantage of making IDTrue much faster than other background check websites, which need to go through records in real time in order to turn up a report.
The information in the database is updated every day in order to ensure it’s always up to date. In addition, IDTrue also constantly adds more information to the database so as to make it as comprehensive as possible.
We tested IDTrue for accuracy by running a number of people searches and reverse phone lookups. Our searches included friends and acquaintances, landline phone numbers, and cell phone numbers. We also ran searches on a few well-known names, just for kicks. Our subjects included Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. We were impressed with the speed and accuracy of our results.
IDTrue has a simple, transparent pricing structure. You can choose to pay for a one-month membership, or else for three months upfront. Paying for three months upfront is the best deal, as it will bring the monthly price down by 35%.
IDTrue devotes a lot of time and energy towards making sure its users have access to top notch customer support. The company is very active on social media, particularly on Facebook and Twitter, where it regularly shares news and interesting articles and interacts with users. Unusually for a background check website, IDTrue also has a presence on Pinterest, where you’ll find infographics about online dating and online crime.
You can get in touch with live customer support via a toll-free number that’s available on weekdays between 6:00am and 6:00pm PST. Alternatively, you can get in touch via email or by opening a support ticket.
IDTrue is different from other background check websites because it turns up results much faster. It’s also one of the more affordable background check websites on the market, making it a point to offer a transparent, easy to understand pricing structure.
While many background check websites can provide accurate search results, many miss the mark somewhat when it comes to the speed of their delivery. Some background check websites will take a very long time to trawl through their data and compile a report. Others will constantly make you jump through hoops, forcing you to click and accept disclaimers and conditions at every step of the process until your report is finally ready for download. This can make for an extremely frustrating and time-consuming user experience.
Not so with IDTrue.
When you use IDTrue to run a search, the search engine doesn’t have to trawl through records in real time. On the contrary, the information is accessed via IDTrue’s own in-house database. Because the information is accessed locally, it significantly reduces your waiting time. In fact, a preliminary search turns up results in less than 30 seconds. This is in stark contrast to other background check websites, which can take up to one minute or even more simply to turn up a preliminary list of results.
The database is updated every day in order to ensure the information is as accurate as possible. And information is constantly added so that you’ll have access to the most comprehensive data possible about the subject of your search.
But that’s not all.
IDTrue’s manual people search directory includes a list of recent people searches. This is a really handy way to instantly check for known scammers, annoying telemarketers and other people you may suspect of having less than honorable intentions.
Clicking on a name instantly takes you to a list of search results without having to go through an initial search or even key in the name of your subject. You can then click to view a background check report or narrow down your search further by selecting a state.
IDTrue does not offer a free trial. It also isn’t possible to purchase a one-off report.
With that being said, the website has some of the most transparent and easy to understand pricing around. While some background check websites will charge different prices depending on what type of report you order - or even charge you an extra fee if you want more detailed reporting, despite having paid for a membership - IDTrue’s plans are simple and easy to understand.
The choice is simple. Pay for one month, or pay for three months upfront, which results in a 35% discount. Every membership comes with unrestricted access to all of IDTrue’s benefits and features, without hidden charges. All reports are as complete and comprehensive as possible. And you can run as many searches and download as many reports as you need to each month, without any quotas or caps.
IDTrue is one of the fastest, most accurate and easy to use background check websites around. You can turn up comprehensive information about a person in minutes; and our search results were consistently spot on.
More to the point, its transparent pricing, the level of customer service, and overall ease of use make for an excellent all-round user experience.
IDTrue was founded in Los Angeles in 2013 with three guiding principles in mind: accuracy, ease of use and a focus on delivering the best customer experience possible. In just a few short years, the website has risen through the ranks to become one of the leading people search engines in the US, processing millions of searches every month. Its database of records is updated daily to ensure the most timely and accurate information possible. The company also has an unflinching commitment to user privacy. Indeed, the website has been certified by both Symantec and TRUSTe, two of the most respected internet privacy companies around.
Los Angeles, US.
Note: This Background Check service is not FCRA compliant. You may not use iDTrue's service, or the information it provides, to make decisions about consumer credit, employment, insurance, tenant screening, or any other purpose that would require FCRA compliance. This is applicable, but not limited to, a Background Search, Credit Background Check, Criminal Background Check, and/or Driving Record. iDTrue is not a consumer reporting agency and does not, and cannot, provide consumer reports. These terms have special meanings under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq., ("FCRA"), which are incorporated herein by reference.