InstantCheckMate.com is an internet-based people search program used to discover detailed information on anyone. It provides criminal history, phone numbers, addresses and much more.
The data is compiled from a number of different public record sources. They use national state and local criminal databases as well as a sex offender database to provide you the criminal background of anyone as well as the area in which you have designated to search.
There are three different memberships available through InstantCheckMate.com; all of them come with an unlimited number of people search/background checks. It costs $89.00 for a 6-month membership, $59.00 for a 3-month membership and $24.00 for a one-month membership. Each membership is billed upfront and will automatically y renew at the end of the plan unless you cancel it. They also offer a 5-day trial for $1.00 to try the service. The only way to become a member is to sign up online.
If anyone wishes to opt-out of the database, which essentially removes your personal information from their website, there are two options to do so. For an expedited opt-out it costs $4.95 and this method removes your information from the system within 48 hours. If you decide to use the standard opt-out, it is free; it takes approximately 2-4 weeks to process this request.
As with any people search databases available on the web comes inaccuracies, misspellings, and out of date information. Although they all claim to have current records, many of them do not. The public records in which they use to gather data are not always accurate, so they couldn’t possibly have accurate information if that is where they obtain data
There have been numerous complaints on the web about this business and its unethical practices.
Some of the people who have used Instant Checkmate requested reports which were returned with very little information included within the report details. Some of the reports came back empty and others had details on the wrong person altogether.
Most of the complaints, however, addressed unauthorized credit card charges; members have tried to cancel their membership and could not get a hold anyone to process the cancellation.
Some individuals attempted to cancel prior to the end of the 5 day trial and others tried to cancel at the start of the membership. In the end, these members were charged the full membership amount and then were charged again when the auto-renewal system kicked in.
The worse cases are individuals who have searched for their own report and were returned with completely incorrect information which included false criminal charges and arrests. This could potentially have a negative impact on someone’s future if they are unaware of such information within these reports.
InstantCheckMate.com has many red flags and should be approached with caution.
I checked on my self had to pay 2.99 for a trial I got fake info like that I hAve a DEA licince I do not have one and that I sold drugs I did not
It's a scam and needs to be avoided - do not use your credit card!
Wrong information. If you sign up for 1 month they will bill you every month. Addition charges once you get inside. Pitiful.
Don't even sign up for the free trial. At the very least you will waste your time because they don't have ANY valuable info- tried searching several people/ friends/family to test it out and nothing useful comes up. Worst case scenerio you end up scammed out of a lot of money like I did. I tried calling and somehow there are no records- convenient for them. They also wont refund your money. You're better off googling someone- youll get a LOT more info that way and its free.
Do not give this company your credit card number. You will be sorry!! They do not provide any information (even the 'PREMIUM' package) that is not available FREE on many other sights.
I want my $35 back!!!
Billed card and used deny and delay tactics to string along the
Did attempt to sound professional and Matt
seemed like his was trying but all in all
If they got their act together might turn into a reputable source
It's a scam and needs to be avoided - do not use your credit card!
Watch out for these criminals! They are scam artists who will rob you for as much money as they can.
I signed up for a 5 day trial period for $1.00 + $2.99 additional for pdf files. They started charging my card every month for 29.63 even after receiving a confirmation e-mail stating my account has been cancelled and no further charges will be made.
I had to dispute the charges with my bank who advised me to cancel my card and have a new one issued because they said they thought it was a scam.
If you give them your credit card number I would advise you to do the same thing otherwise they will continue billing as long as they can. Everything they tell you will be a lie; don't listen to what they say. They are only out to bill you as long as can get away with it.
CALL YOUR BANK AND CANCEL YOUR CARD BEFORE THEY CAN ROB YOU TOO.
They billed my credit card after offering to give a 5 day trail for one dollar then claim that you have to call cancel the service, as it was on their website, but you have to pay again to see it. It's a scam avoid it at all costs.
Scam, all data is empty or wrong, i called to canel 15 minutes after my membership, what a scam
I was just looking up info about myself on the web to see if there was anything misleading. I saw my name on their site, and it said I was a criminal. That is so untrue, I have NEVER done anything wrong, my FBI report that was run a few months back will prove it.
This is most upsetting and scary, I have no way to get them to remove it. It is good, at least, that they are a scam for the most part and are known for their inaccuracies. Still, it is very upsetting.
Avoid them at all costs. They are dangerous.
The information is inaccurate and not that valuable. Worse, they make it very difficult for you to cancel the monthly charge. This company is not recommended.
Please do not use this service. I agreed to a ONE MONTH use....they kept billing my credit card every month...stating I agreed to that where in no way I did. VERY deceiving and misleading...ALSO...no info found on a person I wanted to do a background check on where we found the info we needed on a free government site. I had to change my credit card to stop this....DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE! Pass it on to everyone..
Her is my opinion. Instant CheckMate has a real scam going on here..their initial report showed nothing that was not on their screen prior to purchasing service. An additiona $1.99 for a PDF that will not open...then they have the audacity to attempt to suck you in for yet another ten bucks for. So called priemum report. A little diligent Internet search work on your own will yield far more information than this scam site. I want my money back!
These mfs are a total scam further they will mislead u before they take ur money and after you pay you find out its the same info you get on white pages u get from these people .. Ten when you call these mfs they only want to refund you 50% ... It seems like all these black bitches hSitting there are well trained to fool people and be nests and rude ... They have no class of any kind ... This is why these assholes get treated Ike shit
I could never get their system to return any credible information whatsoever. After several attempts with no luck I input my own name. The information showed me as having 13 'criminal arrests' which turned out to be the same speeding ticket over and over again. It also had me married to 7 different women none of whom I've heard of and I'd never been divorced. It couldn't find any of my relatives even though they have lived at the same addresses in excess of 10 years. Oh yeah, I have a pilots license too! Not. Customer service is nonexistent, although they did say my money would be refunded in a few days. The agent kept telling me she couldn't hear me very well, but I think that was because of the party they were having in the office.
I visited the website checkmate.com to look up information on an individuals criminal background & was deceived by the website. The website lead me to believe I was going to find information but once I paid my money it was suggested that I should get the premium data package because that have the information I'm looking for. It also placed old information & never showed me information on what I was searching for. This website is a fraud & should be shut down because of all the misrepresentation. I called my credit card company to dispute the charge. Very unhappy customer!!!
I checked myself and my brother. Both of our birthdays are wrong. The marriage and divorce information are way mixed up. When you click one person the next screen pop out a different person. What an experience. Never use this website again, everyone.
Complete waste of time and money! I searched myself and it didn't even bring up that i have been married for 8 years. Do not use this site!!
I signed up for this service prior to ck'g reviews on it, bad idea. It provided no new information, but plenty of incorrect information.
Wrong current address - person has lived at current addr for 10+ yrs
No marriage or divorce info, when there have been several
Missing bankruptcy info
Only thing they had right was the name, which I gave them, and the DoB! Everything else was wrong, missing or incomplete.