TruthFinder Review: Legit or Scam? {2021 Update}

This is a January 2021 update of our TruthFinder review. Here, we clarify things that people are asking about this background check service.

Note: If you're in a hurry and don't have much time for reviews and would like to try it out already…

{Do not use this service for INVASION OF PRIVACY. Doing so is ILLEGAL. Your best option to know its legality is to consult a lawyer.}

What Is TruthFinder?

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TruthFinder is a data broker or people search website that allows you to search and gather information about any individual residing in the US. The site claims to compile information such as contact information, background information, and criminal records from several public databases into one easy-to-download report for maximum convenience.

There are two ways the service can be used:

1. Background Search (also called The Beacon by TruthFinder)

Using the this feature on TruthFinder is relatively straightforward. Simply input the name of your desired search target, and the site claims to do the rest. The information is derived from several sources, including federal databases which, in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act, is required to be made publicly available.

2. TruthFinder Reverse Phone Lookup

Their reverse phone lookup feature allows you to obtain information based on a phone number alone. As usual, the results include all public records and social media information.

Is TruthFinder Anonymous?

Does TruthFinder notify the person you are searching?

One of the service’s key selling points is that it guarantees 100% confidentiality to the person conducting the search. As you will see later in the review, this might very well be the epicenter of its controversy.

How To Use website

To use the service, begin by entering the person’s first and last names, then home state in the search box located on their home page.

For a few minutes, the website will perform the search while displaying loading bars before opening a search results page. If successful, you will be able to see the person’s current and previous locations, age and even possible relatives and family members. If there is more than one (1) individual using the name you used in the search, the website will sort different results by best match, age, location and first and last name.

After this, you should click on the “Access Report” button. From here, you’ll have to wait a few more minutes as everything loads. You can also select the person’ possible relatives and order their reports from the website as well.

In some cases, you may be greeted by a bold image that states that “The individual’s report may contain graphic information that can only be revealed in a secure session.” While this statement may be true from time to time, it does not necessarily reflect what the report actually contains.

How Much Does TruthFinder Cost?

Membership costs just under $20 a month, and for that, users can obtain a detailed report about their search target.

TruthFinder won’t allow you to access the search reports till you fill in your credit card information. In this regard, you will be able to choose from any of the subscription plans so that you can have access to unlimited reports.

  • 1 month: $26.7 per month
  • 3 months: $15.70 per month
  • 6 months: $13.70 per month
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While these subscriptions give you access to an unlimited number of people search reports during this period, the reports are “Standard”. And you will have to pay an additional $14.95 per report in order to access the more detailed, premium version. The premium reports contain:

  • Corporate affiliations
  • Civil judgments
  • UCC Filings
  • Watercraft owned
  • Voter registration information
  • Properties owned
  • Weapons permits
  • Professional licenses
  • Old phone numbers
  • Tax Liens
  • Email addresses
  • Foreclosures
  • Neighbors
  • Aircraft owned
  • Criminal records

Do They Have A Refund Policy?

They say that you can contact their customer service by phone to explain the situation if you if the service doesn’t live up to your expectations. The customer service team evaluates each request on an individual basis and any customers who make refund request should expect to wait for a few days before the refund can be processed.

Note: Please read their refund policy for the fine details.

How To Remove Myself From TruthFinder's Database?

The service claims to respect everyone’s privacy and you can fill out a form if you would like your data to be removed from the listings so that no one can find it. However, while the service may remove your background report, people may still access this data on government databases or other people search websites. The website does not also remove sex-offender location data.

Is Truthfinder Legit & Safe? Does It Work? Or Is It Fake & Just A Scam?

TruthFinder is the name that stands above it all when it comes to finding credible, accurate and detailed public records information in the United States such as criminal records, background checks, and more from a reporting agency. When a search query is entered into the system, the system pores over millions of available social network data, public records etc from multiple sources, including state, county and federal databases. From here, you can access the results from your tablet, mobile device, or computer, all the while remaining 100 percent anonymous.

There is no doubt that this is the handiest service for anyone looking to locate an old friend, find the details of a new flame on even investigate your new nice – but creepy neighbor. According to them, their service goes beyond Google and performs searches in the “deep web” uncovering lots of information that other search engines cannot access. So yes, they're more accurate than what you can find in most search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing as well as social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

And it's worth mentioning that, for the most part, it's not illegal – as long as you use it within the bounds of the law (privacy laws, particularly).

For a variety of reasons, some people go to great lengths to hide their past but using this search service, you can easily find out precisely what they do not want you to know. Among the information that it can be used to uncover includes online activity, social media posts that include videos and photos, s*x offender information, arrest records, misdemeanors, felonies and more. Moreover, your search activity is kept 100 percent private and your friend will never know that you looked them up.


TruthFinder boasts a slick interface and it is easy to use. Moreover, the website gathers information from a host of credible sources before making it accessible in a detailed report that you can view on your screen. It certainly does have the potential to fulfill various needs, but it can be a bit expensive for those seeking premium reports.