White Pages actually started as a "hobby" for its founder, back in 1997. Alex Algard is the current CEO (and founder). Since its inception in 1997, White Pages has grown to offer a lot of different search features and even has made an app that lets mobile phone users tell who is calling. One of the things we really liked about White Pages was the robustness of their user interface. The sleek web design makes it easy for a user to enter the search criteria that they have and find the person that they are looking for. We also found that White Pages has been featured extensively in the media and has won some awards, including:
ThatsThem.com is a website dedicated to helping people find friends relatives or other contacts, even when they have but little information to go on. With ThatsThem, you can find people simply by typing in a name, phone number, address or other information. It’s a simple process, and it’s one that won’t cost you a dime to use.
Open Public Records was specifically created to assist people in searching for and obtaining information from the billions of public records and documents in existence nationwide. The company provides a uniquely powerful resource that gives users instant access to records and documents from agencies at all levels of government.
Spokeo was founded in 2006 as a people search engine. They now have over 100 employees in their Pasadena, CA offices. People can use Spokeo to do the following:
SearchBug makes it easy to clean, verify, or append customer contact data. Offering users access to search tools with clear pricing, estimates for batch process, and developers API's. There are no setup fees, no contracts, and no monthly minimums. SearchBug offers pay as you go pricing or prepaid accounts for uninterrupted use. Simply visit the order page, enter quantities, get an estimate, upload files, and get notified when results are ready.
Intelius is an information commerce founded in January 2003. While Intelius is not without controversy, they have won several business awards over the last decade. These include recognition from Inc., Washington CEO, C-Net, and Puget Sound Business Journal. The company has been recognized for product innovation, community service, business growth and expansion, and industry leadership. Intelius was one of the first companies to allow consumers to remove their information if they didn’t want to be included in a search and has some of the best apps in the industry. Intelius has helped a lot of customers during its time in business. Services offered include people search, reverse phone lookup, background checks, and identity theft protection services. Since 2003, Intelius has sold over 50 million reports, reports that are drawn from over 20 billion public records from a large network of publicly-and commercially-available sources.
People Smart is owned and operated by Inflection and has been providing people search services since 2007. Inflection is based in California, but People Smart offices are located in Nebraska. People Smart performs detailed searches of public databases designed to gather identifying information about people in one place. It is easy to manage one’s own privacy via People Smart with an intuitive interface, but important to remember that opting out of their search results does not delete or protect privacy from the original source or from People Smart’s databases.
A variety of resources may be found on individuals when using Beenverified’s one-stop background check and people search service. They are an online database company providing information on anyone who has not removed personal data from their site, by simply searching with a name and known state of residence.