BeenVerified is quick to use and easy to cancel. It has a court runner service, unlimited background checks with membership, and better-than-average customer service.
BeenVerified is the overall best option for ongoing service. The reports have a quick turnaround time, and the account is easy to cancel. It’s also well-priced and includes a special court runner service for records that aren’t digitized.
At $26.89 a month, BeenVerified’s monthly price falls in the exact middle of our top options. You can also purchase a three-month plan for a lump sum of $52.44 ($17.48 a month). If you’re looking for an ongoing service, that’s a fantastic deal.
Want to try before you buy? BeenVerified has a $1, five-day trial. It’s not well-advertised, so be sure to look for it during checkout.
In our test, BeenVerified turned up the highest number of connected people, especially family members. Since a monthly membership lets you run unlimited background reports, there’s a lot you can do.
You can investigate someone’s immediate family, extended family, and maybe even their neighbors, depending on who turns up in the initial report. If you want to reconnect with an old friend or reach a distant family member, this extra info can make you more confident that you’ve found the right person. And if there’s a report you’d like to keep an eye on, you can monitor it on an ongoing basis.
Another reason we like BeenVerified is its unique court runner service. Some public records can be accessed only at local courthouses. If you use the court runner service, BeenVerified will send someone to retrieve documents that you can’t get online. None of the other companies we researched offer this perk.
Finally, BeenVerified offers an Android app, an iOS app, and, most uniquely, an Apple Watch app. Sure, a watch screen isn’t ideal for scrolling through a detailed report. But it does make it easy to run a quick report if you meet someone new while you’re away from home.
BeenVerified responds to its online reviews graciously and without sounding too robotic. When you cancel, though, you have to call the brand. But you don’t have to speak with an erratic human. Instead, you input your account information in response to an automated branching message. Your cancellation is immediate, and you received a confirmation email shortly after.