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PeopleWhiz has a consumer rating of 3.96 stars from 18,907 reviews indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases. Consumers satisfied with PeopleWhiz most frequently mention good experience, long time and much info.PeopleWhiz ranks 2nd among Background Check sites.

This company responds to reviews on average within 13 hours

Positive reviews (last 12 months): 63.9%
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11,999
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3,031
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3,747
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  • I saw the $1 for 5 days and deliberately used a credit card that i had ALMOST maxed out.
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Business's Favorite Review

“Customer Service”

Mary I.
10/1/21

Your customer Service staff is great and do their job very well!

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Top Positive Review

“I am getting this report for myself, as a test to see...”

Jessica T.
2/20/22

I am getting this report for myself, as a test to see how good your service is. You have made a lot of assertions about what you look for and what you have found. Many other places also do that and fail to meet the standards of what they advertise, or there's a upgrade gimmick. So forgive me me however your lacking to provide the customer security in their purchase... I don't know exactly what I'm getting however you make it sound... So let's see how good you did.

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jasonz343
1 review
0 helpful votes
November 30th, 2021
Verified purchase

I noticed that it has many names under the name that is looked up, but I don't like that part because I was hoping to use this report for my own personal job needs and to provide proof to a old friend I've lost contact with due to her believing that I had charges of child molestation on my record from a social worker only showing her a report that was made not the actual court records of myself being charged for anything of that type.

Reason I chose this business:

I want answers to personal issues

anthonyd1589
1 review
0 helpful votes
March 8th, 2022
Verified site experience

It acted like there was a bunch of bad things on me but actually all that I found out was where I used to live and that I had nothing on myself which I already knew would come up that way but I really just wanted to see how this works! And actually it's almost better than the other satellite images that I've seen,,;,, it was really nice looking back on the old home front!

Reason I chose this business:

Just to more or less see what it's like

ericl1038
1 review
0 helpful votes
December 2nd, 2021
Verified site experience
• Updated review

I think you people go through pretty harrowing times inputting the droves of data for every known individual on this planet and I certainly have alot of respect for you. I think you're doing a bang up job. I've already gotten some of my friends to utilize your app. They love it, too. Thank you very much for all you do.

I've found what I'm looking for and then some
November 10th, 2021
Verified site experience
• Previous review

I've found what I'm looking for and then some. These people are really quite good. Thank you so very much.

I need to find my loved one
September 25th, 2021
Verified purchase
• Previous review

I need to find my loved one. We lost touch almost 8 years ago. I might be able to do this, now?

kimberlyc920
2 reviews
0 helpful votes
March 11th, 2022
Verified purchase

I searched myself to assess accuracy.
The person I searched had my vitals correct, as well as a few relatives.
The social media and several other limited features were wildly inaccurate, as were my aliases and relatives data.
I tried to get the premium report, again to assess accuracy but there was an "error processing my payment" - so if I get charged 3 times for nothing, that will be a whole other review.
This site is nothing special.

There are limited ways to get any inaccurate data corrected, or to get your erroneous data removed.

Reason I chose this business:

I wanted to sample another identity search site and this was suggested for volume of data and a lower price than the much more accurate competition.
It was a waste of my time, though it showed me all the inaccuracies attached to my name.

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brendaz490
1 review
0 helpful votes
February 22nd, 2022
Verified site experience

When I used Paypal It didn't give me adoption of paying monthly or all at once so very bad communication. Lord knows how much I much I've
Sent. Other wise great website easy to do! TU!

jessicat1248
1 review
0 helpful votes
February 20th, 2022
Verified site experience
• Updated review

I am getting this report for myself, as a test to see how good your service is. You have made a lot of assertions about what you look for and what you have found. Many other places also do that and fail to meet the standards of what they advertise, or there's a upgrade gimmick. So forgive me me however your lacking to provide the customer security in their purchase... I don't know exactly what I'm getting however you make it sound... So let's see how good you did.

So a lot of the information is old or lacking and I...
March 1st, 2022
Verified site experience
• Previous review

So a lot of the information is old or lacking and I know for a fact that some of these emails are connected to websites and apps yet they don't appear

Reason I chose this business:

I'm really in need of information to determine if this woman I'm dating is being honest.

alanx16
1 review
0 helpful votes
December 19th, 2021
Verified site experience

Thanks again I appreciate the help! I'm able to sleep knowing what others see when they look me up. Lol nothing to embarrassing

Reason I chose this business:

Message popped up in email

maureens385
1 review
1 helpful vote
June 9th, 2021

Terrible research of information on the site! Not only was almost all the information incorrect, but in order to go deeper and get criminal, bankruptcy, lien information, you have to purchase a premium subscription which is more money. But they don't tell you that upfront. I did it on myself and it had me married to the wrong person, related to the wrong people and living in the wrong place. Don't waste your money!

Tip for consumers:
I ended up with a full refund because I called right away. I canceled my three month subscription also. Info received was just terrible terrible terrible. I didn’t end up using any other product.

Products used:
I ended up with a full refund because I called right away. I canceled my three month subscription also. Info received was just terrible terrible terrible. I didn’t end up using any other product.

* PeopleWhiz attempted to help this customer through the Sitejabber Resolution Center, but the customer did not respond

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sophiao53
1 review
0 helpful votes
March 13th, 2022
Verified site experience

None of the pics are of me, I don't use a shortened version of my first name, spelling is wrong or non existing. Not worth the almost $30. My father was an identical twin and got his brothers birthday right, dads wrong. Said I lived in places I've never lived. If someone was running a background check and didn't know me, who knows what they would think lol!

Reason I chose this business:

To see what they said about me.

pame157
1 review
0 helpful votes
January 9th, 2022
Verified site experience

I hope this report includes all it promised this will solve a lot of unanswered questions that need to be answered. Thank you

jamesc4234
2 reviews
0 helpful votes
December 15th, 2021
Verified purchase
• Updated review

So far the site is functioning perfectly. It is well worth the money. I searched for the relatives of my deceased friend, no sign of a sister. Nothing. Strike one. Got her name from another source. Ball one. Used your website to get her complete name and address. A realtor friend whom I asked about her address said: Oh, that is Gerri, everyone knows and likes her. I can tell you where she works. Two calls later was on the phone with the sister. Home run.

Reason I chose this business:

It came up the quickest and supplied the most information.

So far the site is functioning perfectly
December 15th, 2021
Verified site experience
• Previous review

So far the site is functioning perfectly. It is well worth the money.

Reason I chose this business:

It came up the quickest and supplied the most information.

billyp275
1 review
0 helpful votes
January 20th, 2022
Verified site experience

Very Quick and easy to use. We have 258 employees and adding 140 this year. Useful & Practical software on any mobile device.

Reason I chose this business:

Need quick accurate information on the fly.

jamesm6251
1 review
0 helpful votes
March 14th, 2022

I went through their entire process and there was nothing about requiring payment until the very end. What a waste of time. I would not have bothered if there was some indication of the cost. This is a typical bait and switch tactic. I am sure that no reputable business uses SCAM tactics like bait and switch. I would not even invest one cent for fear of the abuse of any method of payment that can be transacted over the internet.

Tip for consumers:
Advertised for free, yet you must pay, which is typical of all bait and switch scams. This deception loses Peoplewhiz all credibility.

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paulat201
1 review
9 helpful votes
December 26th, 2020

I ran a search on myself. They don't tell you any of the costs up front.
To get a one month membership it is $27.99. That report does not contain any of the juicy information. You need to upgrade to a Premium account for $19.95 for that information. I'm not sure if that covers just the report or the whole month. I'm not throwing good money after bad.
Some of their info was suspect-a phone number I don't recognize and a relative I've never heard of.
I need to make sure they aren't going to continue my subscription without my permission.

* PeopleWhiz attempted to help this customer through the Sitejabber Resolution Center, but the customer did not respond

evelynf191
1 review
0 helpful votes
February 12th, 2022
Verified site experience

WOW! Looks to me as though this may be the only people search that actually has information about whom ever you search for.

Reason I chose this business:

I was interested to see what information that People Whiz could find. And if oit was different than all the other people searches I have tried. We will see...

charlotteg423
1 review
0 helpful votes
January 27th, 2022
Verified purchase
• Updated review

Very fast considering all the data that was accessed. Lots of information in the report. I really like the info about related people. I know some (minor) criminal background that wasn't in report. Maybe 911 calls & arrests aren't shown, just convictions? I'm definitely not happy that initial email from Peoplewhiz doesn't contain what plan I chose or how much I paid today!

Reason I chose this business:

Curious. Good reviews.

Fast fast possibly helpful but haven't seen report...
December 28th, 2021
Verified site experience
• Previous review

Fast fast possibly helpful but haven't seen report yet

joant251
1 review
0 helpful votes
November 11th, 2021
Verified purchase

I got reports on several people to see the quality of the info. In some cases, it was excellent, but in others it was spotty or just plain not correct. But then my name is Taylor, so I got lots of Maybe info, but my daughter and I are in your data bases, but lots of excess criminal info on other Taylor. Also my marriage in Marin County in 2010 doesn't show up and my husband is missing entirely.

Still, you have a good service well done.

Thanks for the experience. Please cancel my account at the end of the one month trial.

ashleyr846
1 review
0 helpful votes
February 12th, 2022

I was curious what it said about me. I can tell you I have traffic tickets on my record. The first thing that pops up to try and get me to purchase their monthly subscription is "Multiple Criminal Records Found". This site is NOT accurate until you pay for it. It entices and lies until you pay. I, like most people, will pay if there's something that looks slightly interesting. Don't believe everything you read on these sites. It also has that I lived in Montana. Wrong! Like so many other companies, they want your money. This site isn't worth it.

Tip for consumers:
Don't believe what you read

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billg738
1 review
0 helpful votes
February 12th, 2022
Verified purchase
• Updated review

Report was a bit disappointing. No education or work experience reported. Would have liked more detail about family, i. E., relationship to the person.

Reason I chose this business:

I’ve been looking for a childhood for years with no luck. This would be wonderful to find him at last

Anxious to see the report!
January 12th, 2022
Verified site experience
• Previous review
annav669
1 review
0 helpful votes
November 8th, 2021
Verified purchase

My experience has been great. The background check went through ok so that's a great thing hoping I can moveon

Reason I chose this business:

I never been on it thought I'd try it.

karenc2451
1 review
0 helpful votes
November 11th, 2021
Verified purchase

This is my first time to review my report and I was disappointed in that it is presented in a way to generate more $$$$ for your company rather than the subscriber. Therefor, your charges are too high based on my experience it wasn't very satisfying. Also, every step you choose is another charge, which is not good and a lot of the info is incorrect.

Reason I chose this business:

To examine it's contents

theresam792
1 review
0 helpful votes
November 21st, 2021
Verified purchase

Information is valuable but wish they provided instructions on how to correct errors. I did have problems making payment to get my report. It logged me out after entering my payment info a couple times. So hopefully you don't charge me twice. I also had some problems logging in to site once my account was made. Kept asking me for log info and then at one point said no account existed when my log in and password and email we're all correct.

Reason I chose this business:

Saw advertisement on social media and the reviews were pretty good.

tammyr476
1 review
0 helpful votes
February 9th, 2022
Verified purchase

Got the information I needed to locate and do a background check on my new boyfriend and his family! Thanks!

Reason I chose this business:

Price! $1.00 for 5 days!

donalda358
1 review
0 helpful votes
February 8th, 2022
Verified site experience

Pages are hard to maneuver where is the dam main menu look I believe this guy murdered my daughter he claims he's married to my daughter she died on oct 28 and took all rights from family Natalie Nicole Padilla court is set for custody of my grandchildren any help i or direction would be nice she 32 yrs old with one and 3 year old. I'm her mother I want her ashes and ortopsy report so I can cut him down. Before her kills someone else

tamis216
1 review
0 helpful votes
December 1st, 2021
Verified purchase

I was a little disappointed. Initial statements made me think there was more info than actually included. Pricey. You can get the same info for cheaper price.

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Answer:

Searching took a very long time, and information provided was incomplete. I know that the person I was searching has been arrested for prostitutuion numerous times, yet those did not show on the arrest record. Most arrest records gave no reason for the arrest and no date of arrest. I cancelled membership immediately and have requested a refund, but doubt I will receive one. DON'T USE

By Jean S.
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Answer:

If you need customer service, please contact us at support@peoplewhiz.com or call us at 833-276-9449. Our CS team will be able to process and address all concerns.

By Isabella K.,
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I was stupid. I should have checked out as many reviews as possible before buying a subscription. Sometimes reviews are fake, but I should have checked on Site Jabber first. It would have saved me 3 months of headaches.

By Rebecca B.
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Answer:

Please use this link to reset your password: https://www.peoplewhiz.com/reset Thank you!

By Isabella K.,
Answer:

Hi Anthony. We still over the $1 5 day free trial offer.

By Isabella K.,
Answer:

HI Rebecca, I did respond to you. Your refunds were processed over 2 months ago, your account has been cancelled and has been blocked from further use in our system.

By Isabella K.,
Answer:

Hi Rebecca. I am the customer service manager at Peoplewhiz. We would never cancel your account without your permission. If you want to provide your email, I am happy to look into this for you.

By Isabella K.,

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PeopleWhiz.com is a robust data architecture and proprietary platform with over 67 billion searchable public records. You'll have access to the most comprehensive background check reports using public records on the web.

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