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InstantCheckMate.com
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About InstantCheckMate.com

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As with any people search databases available on the web comes inaccuracies, misspellings, and out of date information.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.

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BobT
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Scam



September16, 2013

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.

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Don't do it



August19, 2013

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.

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January 31, 2014

This is to the IDIOTIC FOOL that wrote that WE are all idiots. This person obviously works for the company ( Instant Checkmate ) or has some type of association with them. She is trying to save face for a MASSIVE SCAMMING MACHINE. I signed up for the 1 month unlimited search. it was something like 22 bucks. I intentionally searched for a person that was with me who had been arrested in multiple states, married and divorced twice and some other things. What we got back was his name which we gave them in the actual search, his birthday and his Zodiac sign. OH, I almost forgot, it showed a bunch of child molester's around his address. I called them within 15 minutes of signing up and told them I wanted my money back. The rep says ok I'll cancel your account so you won't get charged next month, I said hold on buddy, does that mean I'm getting charged for the 15 minutes I used it. After trying to dance around the question I had to rephrase the question as if I was speaking with a toddler. Still he could not understand I wanted a full refund. Finally I demanded someone with a brain and got a supervisor. I got 11 of the 22 bucks I spent back. What a SCAM, you can find out 20 times more on Google or Bing for free. I'm going to contact the Better Business Bureau as I'm sure many others have already. If you don't like my friend because he has a record, tough sh*t. As for Melissa who made the comment I spoke of at the beginning, grow a brain young lady, seems yours is lacking. I hope you respond so I can give you my info. OOP"S I forgot again, you can put my name into Instant Checkmate and get my address and find out I'm a Scorpio.. AH HA,YOU IDIOT

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Blanche
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SCAMMMM!!!!!



July27, 2013

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!!!

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Cuchifrito
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Scam, scum, fibbers :(



July27, 2013

Incorrect information.
Billed card and used deny and delay tactics to string along the
process.
Did attempt to sound professional and Matt
seemed like his was trying but all in all
useless.
If they got their act together might turn into a reputable source
of information.

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dj
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It's a scam



July10, 2013

It's a scam and needs to be avoided - do not use your credit card!

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sam
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Scam artists



July5, 2013

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.

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Chevy
July 06, 2013

Sounds like you didn't read anything on the site BEFORE handing them sensitive information. I swear you people are dumb. First of all if they have a disclaimer stating the info may not be accurate, that would be red flag number one. Don't complain because you're stupid and just decided you were too lazy to thoroughly read through anything. I'm not siding with instant checkmate, but again I'm not dumb enough to allow myself to be screwed like that. So congratulations and good for you!! You're a fool with a lack of education.

wow?
July 11, 2013

And that makes it alright for them to perpetrate financial fraud against you? Bad information is one thing. Outright theft is another.

bruce houston, tx
July 23, 2013

Thanks for the advice Sam. I had not been keeping track of that account. Never any phone answered when you call, and I've had 3 payments come out of 29.63. My wife caught it since I travel a lot. I've tried to call but it never gets through. I'm calling my bank tomorrow and having my card cancelled. Thieves

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Sandy Jellison
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Scammers



July1, 2013

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.

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Grace
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Scam, never try it



June27, 2013

Scam, all data is empty or wrong, i called to canel 15 minutes after my membership, what a scam

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