We all have someone we'd like to find. A long-lost friend or family member, or maybe someone who owes money. A quick Web search reveals hundreds of online "people finder" services. But how does one know which service to use? Our intrepid editors tested dozens of services to find the Best People Searches Online.
To test each service, we searched for people whose current address and phone number we already knew. This allowed us to easily verify the accuracy of all results. We searched for people of different ages with diverse backgrounds, residing throughout the U.S. and overseas. We were surprised at what we found.
It seems that the vast majority of online "people search" services simply don't deliver the information they promise. In almost all cases, the results sold to us were outdated, incorrect, or freely available in the local white pages! All of this despite widely advertised claims of current addresses and phone numbers.