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As with any people search databases available on the web comes inaccuracies, misspellings, and out of date information.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.
64 ‘InstantCheckMate.com’ Reviews
First off the site is really just snazzy eye candy. All the pretty graphs are doing nothing. To date, no site has access to all of this information. While you can use several free tools like Maltego to search for online information, public records require a public records request. That should be a dead give away. There are ways to obtain most of this data at a cost, but those costs are one time charges and require a bit of work. This site is taking advantage of people using flashy graphics and flawed data. As for some of the data they "Claim" to have access to, only LEO have access to that. DCI and NCIC are not something you can run. Federal law prohibits you from obtaining license information IE Plate data. This came after several famous stalking cases that ended up including murder. As for their billing practices that is really what takes the cake here. If they were just honest and said you get what you get and charged a flat rate I think it would just be buyer beware, but its not. There are too many complaints about entering into contract of repeating charges. The site will not last long as the complaints mount. The trickery with the graphics and all the check boxes saying you agree not to use the data for the wrong purpose, along with graphic warnings are Psychological marketing at its best I will give them that LOL. Don't fall for it. If you need this information do your home work and yes it will cost you money and time , and probably travel. That your can hire someone to do it who has a license. Also consider all the parameters they are claiming to give you for 22 bucks. A request , regardless of content for each of those items would be well over $100 in most states. So yes It is a scam avoid the site. Don't sign up and don't give out your email address. BTW most sites block posting of the link to their site. That tells you what you need to know.................
I knew more info then the web site about everyone I looked up it is a scam for sure
According to my personal data, I was divorced from 5 women whom I do not know, and was married to another -- also a stranger. I have many addresses, only one of which is correct, and an equal list of phone numbers, all of which were never mine.
Totally freaking useless.
You pay for nothing. You get no information. All the 5 star ratings are obviously associated with this company, because anyone that would be happy with their report are dumb as ****!! Don't give this company any of your money. You will regret it!!!!!!
My opinion of Instant Checkmate.com is that they are scamming the
Public and you should never be involved with this company.in any
I thought I was buying a months membership to get reports about individuals that I had dealings
, but They announced to me that I not only owed $ 22..95 but I also owed $19.95 for each of the four Premier Record checks I had ran on
myself and my wife just for curiosity $1.95 charge and another charge for something else I can't remember, but the whole amount
came to over $100.00 . The lady I spoke with said that the best
they could do was refund two of the $19.95 charges totaling $39.90 . They did not do anything I see where the hit my checking account for about $110.00 but no refunds were entered.
All I can say is don't respond to any Popups that you didn't
request., more than likely it's someone going fishing for a succer
One of Suckers
This site is a complete joke, I feel as I was just scammed. I accessed my report it showed a bunch of people I do not know and the information is extremely limited. I upgraded with the hope that I would find what I was looking for and they failed again, not only did I not find anything there was absolutely no further information whatsoever. The site is a complete scam do not get suckered in as I did. If you call customer service you will have to argue with your rep for 5 minutes to speak with a manager regarding a refund but they did issue me one, I haven't seen it on my bank records yet but I will give it a couple days. The manager even said "If the courts do not update their records we can't access them" and we can only get the information that is "public" meaning readily available to anyone on the freaking planet! These are things I already knew, and as far as the courts go I am quite sure they have updated their records from 2000 - at the minimum 2013 so come on lady! I will be writing a review one most of the review site I can find!
It is an invasion of everyone's right to feel safety. Everyone is entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As a registered juvenile sex offender, my records are supposed to be sealed from the public. My records have gotten out to the public because of this website. It MUST be taken down.