API: Verify SSN Owner and Skip Tracing

Verify SSN Owner Info, Find Contact Info and Background Details

Skip Tracing

The Searchbug API helps businesses determine if a SSN is valid and who it belongs to. Results include full name, associated aliases, date of birth, last reported address history, and phone numbers. Also alerts you if multiple names found for the SSN. You can search by name, address or phone number too.

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  • Verify SSN Owner Info In Real Time
  • Ease the pain of Online Fraud and
    Identity Theft
  • Validate People in Seconds
  • Avoid making Irresponsible Hiring decisions
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XML or JSON Format

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Fast & Reliable

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No Contracts
Minimum $5

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Secure and Private
Data Handling

People Search

API - People Search

The People Search API helps you verify SSN owner and find contact information and background details for people in US.

Results typically include: names, aliases, current and previous addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, date of birth, date of death if deceased, relative names and DOB, SSN, SSN issue date and state, as well as personal bankruptcies, liens and judgements. Driver license info is also available is some states.

Person ID obtained from People Search can be used to access Background Report with even more details (employment info, business associations, evictions, criminal records, personal lien, judgment and bankruptcy filings, licenses, etc.).

Supported search input options:

  • SSN
  • Last 4 of SSN + First and Last Name (all 3 are required)
  • First and Last Name (middle name is optional) + DOB
  • First and Last Name (middle name and DOB are optional) + Address, City, State (zip is optional)
  • First and Last Name (middle name and DOB are optional) + City, State (zip is optional)
  • First and Last Name (middle name and DOB are optional) + State (zip is optional)
  • Address, City, State (zip is optional)
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Driver's License Number
The API also supports search by last 4 of SSN, if both First and Last Name are provided.

This API is restricted and available only to verified businesses. Review Restricted Access application process below.

Cost is $0.77 to $0.30 per hit, depending on volume. No charge, if info not found.

The rate automatically goes down as your monthly volume increases. The price resets on the 1st of each month.

Estimate your cost

Output examples: XML | JSON

HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO APIs?

PEOPLE TRACE

API - PEOPLE TRACE

This API is a professional Skip Trace tool typically used by collection agencies to locate debtors and is now available to ALL our Verified Business Clients with Restricted Access. Results from this API typically include Names, Aliases (aka), Death Records Search, Current Address, Previous Addresses, and phone numbers associated with the SSN when available.

What makes this Skip Trace API the Skip Trace?

Online Skip Tracing from other vendors often turns up data from digital databases, but are you getting the right data? Results often depend on the data quality and the search technology. Searchbug has been online since 1998. We know data. Our Skip Trace services are used by government offices, law enforcement, private investigators, and many other analysts that require a technology that sorts, filters, matches, and looks for the high probability when delivering results.

This API is restricted and available only to verified businesses. Review Restricted Access application process below.

Cost is $1.97 per query.

Output example: XML

HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO APIs?

Match Name and SSN

API - Match Name and SSN

This API is specifically designed to verify if an SSN provided by your customers, employees, or contractors matches their name. This tool is ideally suited for identity verification, issuing 1099s during tax season, and KYC compliance.

There are two options for verifying the Social Security Number (SSN): 1) submitting the last name and full 9-digit SSN or 2) submitting the first and last name and partial SSN (last 4 digits only).

If a match is found, the API returns the name associated with the SSN, recorded dates of birth, cities lived, state and year of issuance, and SSN status (active or deceased).

This API is available only to users approved for SSN Verification Access

Cost is $0.77 to $0.30 per query (match or no match), depending on volume.

The rate automatically goes down as your monthly volume increases. The price resets on the 1st of each month.

Estimate your cost

Output examples: XML | JSON

HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO APIs?

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HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO APIs?

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To use an API you will need a Searchbug account. Sign up now.

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The cost of each API is based on either a Query or a Hit (match) and the cost is deducted from the established Prepaid account balance. Review each API for the associated cost, and, if the charge is per Hit (when information is found) or per Query.

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APIs require a Prepaid account. Prepaid accounts are automatically recharged when your account is low on funds to avoid service interruption. You can select any prepaid amount from $10 to $1,000. If you are just testing the system, we suggest starting with a $10 prepaid account. Your credit card will only be charged $10 and you can implement testing. When you finish testing, we suggest you increase your prepaid amount to match your anticipated volume to avoid multiple small charges.

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Why it Is important to have the proper prepaid account amount selected: If you keep your prepaid account at $10 and anticipate using more than $10 in service every few days, your card will be charged multiple times in a short period. Multiple small charges to the same vendor in a short period can often trigger your credit card company to decline charges as suspicious activity which will cause your service to be interrupted.

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We suggest you select a prepaid amount that will cover a least one week of search volume. Note that Prepaid amounts never expire. Should you decide to stop using the service, you can simply request the account balance of unused funds be credited back to your card.

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For qualified customers, we offer an option to test data quality of our APIs with a limited number of live queries and to start integration activities. Once you complete your testing, you will be able to upgrade to a full account by adding a valid payment method. Start using SearchBug APIs by creating Test API Account. After you submit your request, please contact us by phone (800-990-2939) or chat to finalize your test account.

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If you need access to SSN and Tracing APIs, create an account and then apply for Restricted Access.