The reason being is that BeenVerified uses sources that are both online and offline to create a full and thorough picture of a person’s background. This means that the company is able to provide accurate data if a customer wants to run the following reports:
- A people search
- Reverse phone lookup
- Email Lookup
- Reverse address lookup
- Property owner search
- Public records search
- Criminal records search
- White pages lookup
Unique to the company is also the service they provide known as Know Thy Customer. This report provides BeenVerified users with information that can help them better their customer relations, if they are a company, or helpfully point out customers that are likely to commit fraud. By using Know Thy Customer from BeenVerified therefore vastly improves a company’s success rate by improving their dealings with customers or stopping them from being affected inadvertently by doing business with a customer up to illegal activity.
The product produced by Know Thy Customer is easy to use. The results generated can be searched, sorted and filtered to maximize their use. They can also be input to a company’s CRM system so the results have long-lasting impact.
Additionally, a criminal records search is comprehensive by the company as BeenVerified runs a search across all states and major cities. What is exemplary about the service that BeenVerified provides is that if needed, the results of a criminal records search can be verified by one of its court runners who ensure that the information found is correct by searching the physical records.
Additionally, it also looks at sources that a mere civilian would never think to look into like cell phone rebate records, magazine subscription history or any past speeding tickets. In doing all this, BeenVerified enables itself to generate reports time and time again that are full of accurate information due to the amount of cross-referencing they are able to conduct by using a range of sources. Ultimately, this leads to accurate data being given to their customers.
Drawbacks and Limitations
Breaking down subscriptions into smaller parts can be helpful to so many people who require a background check service, so it’s a great shame that BeenVerified does not provide this option.
Additionally, its customer support is a little lacking which we investigate at a later stage of this review.
Available Plans (including price)
1-Month Membership: $22.86/mo
3-Month Membership: $14.86/mo
This is certainly one of its limitations as a company, particularly if some entities would like to enter into a long term relationship with the company – perhaps with reference to running background checks within HR departments in mind. However, that being said, the following reports make either membership plan worthwhile as these all come as standard with both packages:
Unlimited Background Reports
Unlimited Email Lookups
Unlimited Address Lookups
Unlimited Criminal Record Lookups
Unlimited Contact Information
What is great about this slightly limited pricing plan offering is that it is, at least, clear. Users know what they are getting when they sign up from the start which cannot be said of all of BeenVerified’s competitors.
However, what is disappointing about the phone service is that it is not provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This level of support – either by phone or by live chat feature – can really set a background check company apart from its competitors given how some customers will want and need answers to their queries at any time of day. In the case of background checks, a speed of results can often be critical to a customer so any issues need to be answered quickly.
BeenVerified is perhaps one of the easiest background check services to use that is available. This is down to the time the company has spent ensuring that its website is straightforward and intuitive to use so that customers never have to feel like they are doing the wrong thing – which may result in generating inaccuracies in the company’s findings.
Plus the company generates those findings so quickly too. While they search a vast array of data sources for the most comprehensive picture of a subject possible, they return results in a timely manner. This means customers can start using the data found for their own purposes without having to wait too long to find out information that could help them there and then.
We also like how the company provides the data they find. Their reports are easy to analyze and digest so customers can spend time making informed decisions from that data, as opposed to simply trying to understand it in the first place.