Welcome to People Search Free Source. Here you will find information
to help you conduct a free people search. Are you looking for information
about public figures, celebrities, politicians, criminals in your
area, ancestors, old classmates and friends, old girlfriends/boyfriends,
or just your next-door neighbor? Finding people or information on
people can be harder than you think. Here at People Search Free
Source you will find information to help you conduct a free online
people search. Be sure to check out or Free
People Search Example for some great tips and tricks to help
you find someone.
The business of finding or locating people whether they want to be
found or not is called "skip tracing". Professional skip
tracers are, more times than not, able to locate someone quicker than
you think. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call or a couple pecks
on the computer keyboard.
So how do they do it? How can they find someone so quickly? More
importantly how can you find someone?
The big secret is the social security number and a credit report.
A "social security trace" is simply running the subject's
social security number through the credit bureaus and getting back
so-called "header files" from their credit report. These
header files provide you with the subject's full name, address,
and other vital information such as date of birth and sometimes
even current employment. Until recently these header files were
considered public information 0under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
but that has changed. The Graham, Leach Act has restricted their
use to "permissable purposes" meaning that of business/investment
transactions, insurance, employment, and litigation. Still given
a good reason skip tracers can run social security traces by phone
or computer and locate people very quickly.
Now what if you (or the skip tracer) don't have the subject's social
security number? Well in that case you can do what is known as a
national identifier search. A national identifier search uses the
last-known name and address (NO social security number) to try to
locate the person. This type of search doesn't always work especially
if the person you are trying to locate doesn't want to be found
and is using an alias.
So can you, as an individual, skip trace someone by their social
security number? Well unfortunately the answer is no. You can't
run a credit report on someone else unless you have an account with
a major credit bureau. The credit bureaus will only open accounts
for specific types of businesses and unless you are in a business
that relies on credit reports you more than likely won't be able
to open an account.
Not all is lost though. There are ways to find people without spending
money to do so. Our belief is simple: With the amount of information
that's available today who or what you are searching for is there
somewhere you just have to know where to look to find it.
Social security numbers are often included in public records,
such as lawsuit filings and bankruptcy records. This can be very
helpful if you are trying to find someone that is using an alias.
Even if you have used a professional skip tracer and had no luck
without the persons social security number try again once you
have their SS #.
Try the phone book. You'd be surprised how many
people forget to try locating someone with their local telephone
Try locating them online. For some helpful hints
and tricks for searching for someone using the internet check
out our Free People Search
Run a Department of Motor Vehicles search. For
more information on searching for someone using the DMV go to
Search Vehicle Records.
Try asking friends, relatives, neighbors, employers
and even business associates. For some helpful hints go to people
search tool asking around.
For example many people incorrectly believe that
some information, such as social security numbers or mothers'
maiden names, are always non-public. This is just not true. While
individuals may believe generally that their mother's maiden name
is a "private" fact (and credit grantors may treat it
as private or secure), birth records are public record in every
state. Since birth records typically contain the maiden name of
the maternal parent, the information is not only not private,
it's public record. For more click on searching
for mother's maiden name.
Associations, Licensing Boards, Hobbyist Groups.
Just because someone moves doesn't mean they change what they
do for a living or what they like doing as a hobby so be sure
to check these groups.
Check to see if the person you are searching for
has a fishing or hunting license.
If it's an old friend from school that you are
looking for then you might want to try classmates.com.
If you suspect the person you are looking for is
in college then try greekpages.com.
Search for military service at GIsearch.com.