Help/FAQ


Here are some of the most common questions, comments and concerns we receive.

What is True People Search?


True People Search is one of the most popular people finder services in the US. If you need to look someone up this is the place to do it. We're totally free, which is very unusual as most of these types of services charge pretty hefty fees. Not us!

What can I find with this service?


We have detailed information on nearly every adult in the US born in the past 80+ years. You can get addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, even relatives and possible friends/associates.

Is it really free? What's the catch?


Yes, we are really 100% free. What's the catch? Well, the only "catch" is we show ads on this site to provide revenue to keep this service running. Basically every free site on the internet shows ads so this should not be much of a surprise. We don't have obnoxious ads like a lot of other sites though, no pop ups or other garbage.

Since it's free the information must be lower quality, right?


The data we provide on this site for free is the same data the pay sites use. Seriously. You can check for yourself. Our data is current and extremely comprehensive. We could charge for this service quite easily, but our founders have this thing for free services so here we are.

Where does this data come from?


Our people database is comprised of literally thousands of public records sources. It has been built over many years at great expense. We don't "create" the data, we just compile it, aggregate it and make it super easy to search for.

No need to Google someone


Search engines like Google have a lot of great info, but unless you're a famous celebrity there's not going to be much useful information on the average person. Google doesn't have a people database like ours and isn't able to crawl it either. If you want serious information on a person don't Google them, True People Search them!

Who can I search for?

Old Friends
If you want to look up old friends you can try sites like Facebook, but that can be pretty difficult sometimes. Search for them here and you should be able to find out where they're living these days and better yet you can get their phone number and reunite.

Family Members
If you need to track down long lost family members this is a great place to do it. Many genealogists use True People Search to help fill out their family trees.

Neighbors
You can run an address search to lookup your neighbors. Good fences may make good neighbors, but sometimes you need to know who's living next to you. If you have kids you want to know they are safe playing outside right?

Potential Dates
Online dating gets more popular every year, it's almost the standard way to meet people these days. If you want to stay safe it's a good idea to lookup someone up before you meet them for the first time. Sure it's not "romantic" but who cares, people lie, that's just reality. Make sure they are who they say they are!

Unknown Numbers
Spammers get more clever every day. You can't go a single day without getting a call from some unknown caller right? You can do free reverse phone lookups here to see who the owner of the number is.

You CANNOT use this site for:

DON'T: Screen Domestic Workers
Including, but not limited to, nannies and domestic workers.

DON'T: Screen Tenants
Including, but not limited to, leasing a residential or commercial space.

DON'T: Screen Employees
You may not use this site when evaluating a person for employment, reassignment, promotion, or retention.

DON'T: Determine Educational Qualifications
Including, but not limited to, a person’s qualifications for an educational program or scholarship.

DON'T: Credit or Insurance
Assesssing the risk of existing credit obligations of an individual or determining eligibility for issuing credit or insurance.

DON'T: Business Transactions
Reviewing a personal customer account to determine whether the person continues to meet the terms of the account.

Review Our Terms and Conditions
Using this site for the above reasons violates our terms and conditions and the law. The above exclusions are just some of the ways you can NOT use this site, please review our terms and conditions to understand the full scope of allowed and disallowed use cases.

How do I fix incorrect information?


If you see information that is incorrect on a subject, we don't currently offer a way to change it. We don't actually create any of the data, we just compile and aggregate data from many sources and make it easy to search for. When the data was created it was probably entered incorrectly (typos), or whoever entered it originally could have just entered incorrect information. This happens sometimes so you sort of just have to deal with it.

Is this site safe to use?


Yes, one of the best features of this site is the LACK of features, namely we don't have any user accounts. That means you never give us your personal information so you don't have to worry about us being hacked some day and losing all your personal info like all these other sites you see on the news all the time. We don't log your searches. We never ask for your email address or other personal information (unless you contact customer service of course!), so search safely and confidently.

How do I remove myself from this site?


Removing your record from this site is actually extremely easy to do. We don't make you jump through hoops. To remove your record, please click here and follow the instructions to the letter. If for some reason you can't get it to work using our automated system, you can always contact us and we can take care of it. But that takes a bit longer, so really try to use the automated system if you can.

I removed my record but can still see it in Google!


Even though you removed your record from this site, Google takes some time to refresh its index. To use fix this problem please use Google's outdated cache removal tool. More information about this tool can be found here.

How do I contact you?


We have many options to contact us, please click here to see them.