I see a lot of people requesting a free people search. Unfortunately, there’s really no such thing as a free people search with a social security number.
But don’t despair. I will reveal the truth about free people searches. No tricks. No schemes. And no sales pitch. Just information and explanations.
Are There any Free People Searches?
First, let me explain. There’s no way that someone can enter a social security number into a website and get the name or address of a person for free. Social security numbers serve as national ID numbers. And there are security issues surrounding the data:
- Almost everyone you do business with (companies, medical, dental, credit, financial, businesses, and even private firms) request your social security number (tax identification number) when you do business with them. Even your employer needs your SSN for their records.
- You are constantly giving out your SSN on all sorts of forms, employment applications, and much more. In some states, your SSN is or was used as a drivers license number and on a health insurance card as an identification number.
- There are also many companies that collect, store, and warehouse all types of data. So, there’s a cost associated with data entry, security, data storage, encryption, administration, overhead, insurance, and many other business expenses. That’s the main reason you can’t get an effective free people search.
There’s also a lot of concern about identity theft. So, many states and businesses are changing the way they use and share SSN information.
If you could visit a website, enter in an SSN, and get back personal information about the social security number without any form of payment, then that website would have no idea who requests or obtains information. That would be bad.
SearchBug.com has a “know your customer” policy. We verbally verify every new customer registration. This means someone from our customer service team personally speaks to every new customer that registers an account with us. This is a time-consuming and expensive process. But, it’s the best way to ensure information and search requests are held to the strictest confidentiality and privacy.
Free Social Security Number Verification
Ok, back to free people search with social security number information. The only thing you can do for free with a social security is a free social security verification.
You simply enter the SSN into our free SSN verification tool. Then, we’ll tell you if the SSN is valid (the number has been issued according to the SSN high group chart from SSA.GOV). We’ll also tell you if the number is active (using SSN death records – SSDI). And, we’ll tell you which state issued the SSN (if the number is valid).
We’re proud to say that we’ve verified over 1,000,000 social security numbers for free, helping employers discover if an SSN has truly been issued. Validate social security numbers here: No charge SSN verification