Instant Checkmate is a background check service provider that has a little different setup than the rest. It is still easy to use for the general public but it has two different levels of searching. It has
Customer Service: Available 7 days a week from 5am-10pm PST by phone
What we like about it:
- Deeper searches than the competition
- Easy to use website for anyone
- App available for searching away from your computer
- Blog which is helpful to gain knowledge
- Charitable contributions made to Together We Bake
- Affordable pricing
Instant Checkmate has similar search options as other background check service providers such as the people lookup, reverse email, phone and address lookup, and criminal and public records.
It also has a unique option of a location search. This is meant to be used by renters or homebuyers looking to move into a location and want to know more about it. It will give you the crime reports around the area, local hot spots, census information, and possible neighbors.
Instant Checkmate offers a variety of services including two different types of membership searches, standard reports, and premium reports.Back to top ↑
Standard background check service reports will include the personal information of the individual including their full legal name, address, phone number, and more.
This report will also include a list of known relatives. This can be helpful to know if maybe you don’t know that person but can get in contact with a relative.
The location history can be helpful to let you know not just where they are now but where they’ve been. It might just jog your memory about how you knew that person back in 1999.
Of course, it will give you the criminal records and traffic violations but it will also tell you about their vehicle information registered to their name.
Social media profiles are an invaluable source of information about a person. Instant Checkmate background service reports give you direct links to all the person’s social media accounts.Back to top ↑
The premium reports from Instant Checkmate include civil judgments and corporate affiliations. It also includes property ownership, tax liens, and UCC filings.
It includes a person’s hunting and fishing licenses, but more importantly, it includes their weapon permits. This can help in knowing whether the person you will be spending your time with has access to a gun.
This premium search will also let you know if a person has had any foreclosures and who their business associates and neighbors are.Back to top ↑
Ease of Use
Instant Checkmate’s searching is an easy process but it took a little longer than most since it has a much deeper search query, such as licenses individuals hold whether it be an FAA license or permit to carry a concealed weapon and known vehicles.
The only thing that is frustrating is that you can’t get a membership without first conducting a search and then the last step to getting your information is to sign up and pay.
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Instant Checkmate is a little pricier than some of the others at $37 per month. You can get it cheaper per month with a three-month membership. This price includes unlimited in-depth searches for the period of your membership.Back to top ↑
Online information can be a hard thing to protect and finding out information about others is helpful. There are many different aspects of the online information market and tips and tricks.
Instant Checkmate knows about this and provided a blog that shares a lot of useful articles that deals with that very topic. Examples of blog articles are “Warning Signs to Watch Out for When Dealing with a Sex Offender”, and “What Is Tax Identity Theft?”
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