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As with any people search databases available on the web comes inaccuracies, misspellings, and out of date information.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.
63 ‘InstantCheckMate.com’ Reviews
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.
I tried to cancel my membership 20 minutes after joining.
The info in the report was 1) not available &
I was told that I could get a full refund but a person,named Matthew,refused to do that.
He also refused to give his last name & the last name of his supervisor, Shana.
I have reported them to the BBB as well as the MD attorney general's office, department of consumer fraud.
I paid for a ONE MONTH use and then it decided to be a recurrent charge and stole an extra 22 dollars from me. The records are inaccurate and when I called customer service they were extremely rude. Disgusting waste of money
Unfortunately, I didn't read the reviews until it's late.
Signed up for the 1 month membership and the data received was absolutely inaccurate - how is it possible for a man born in 1971 to have married over 30 women starting from 1973 at the age of 2!!!???
Hopefully, I will be able to cancel my membership without too much hassle,
They take your name and email and make you think you can see the search you were looking for. But then you have to pay and they sell your email and name. i have so much junk mail.
InstantCheckMate.com Scam people to check their records stating they have a criminal record, they just take information from public records and force people to pay to see what info they have along with indecating they have a criminal record when they do not. This is missleading and they should be closed down for fraud