Do’s & Don’ts
Federal law, namely the Fair Credit and Reporting Act (FCRA), controls what information you can and cannot search for on Information.com.
While Information.com will seamlessly allow you to run background checks on others, you will be unable to use Information.com in violation of the FCRA. This means you are not allowed to use Information.com to obtain information to harass someone, steal someone's identity, or any other malicious end. For more information on how Information.com adheres to the requirements of the FCRA, read our Terms of Service.
Here are some helpful Do's and Don'ts to help you avoid violating federal law or Information.com's policies:
Find Old Family and Friends
Track down all of your old friends and family. We’ll help you find any past connections that live within the United States.
Run a Background Check on People Around Your Children
Find peace of mind and verify that the individuals who spend time with your children are safe to have around.
Search for Sex Offenders
Learn if someone you know or lives around you is a registered sex offender.
Find Information About Your Neighbors
Discover information about your neighbors and those in your community or potential new home.
Rekindle Old Love
Search for your long-lost lovers and connect with them through your preferred form of communication.
Research a New Lover
Before even going on a date, discover information about your future love interest.
Discover Who Called You
Run a phone search to see who's behind that unknown number.
Find Information on Yourself
If you're curious about what others can see about you, you can check your own public records.
Do not use any information obtained on Information.com to impersonate someone.
Employee Background Checks
Do not use Information.com to screen potential employees. You must adhere to the guidelines of the FCRA.
You can’t use information.com to assign/terminate rent, sell, or lease residential or commercial property.
Not only is this punishable by law, but it is also against Information.com's policies to stalk someone.
Do not use the information you obtain to harass someone or contact them against their will.
Check Financial Qualifications
Any data obtained from information.com should not be used to verify someone's eligibility for a financial program.
Do not research information on your domestic help; including nannies, caretakers, or any other type of domestic helper.
Contact Someone Against Their Will
If a person has been clear about their boundaries, you are prohibited from contacting them against their will.