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Instant Checkmate and Beenverified Overview

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Instant Checkmate was first mentioned on PissedConsumer on Jun 4, 2012 and since then this brand received 367 reviews. It is 299 reviews more than Beenverified received since Mar 5, 2012. Instant Checkmate responds to reviews and communicates with its consumers more often than Beenverified. Instant Checkmate customer service team contacts its customers via PissedConsumer.com in 95 percent of cases.

Instant Checkmate and Beenverified Consumer Ratings

4 out of 76 in Background and People Search category
18 out of 76 in Background and People Search category
Customer service
8 in category
17 in category
Price Affordability
13 in category
26 in category
5 in category
25 in category

According to consumer ratings and reviews, Instant Checkmate ranks 14 points higher in the Background and People Search category than Beenverified. People gave Instant Checkmate 1.6 stars for Customer service criterion in Background and People Search category and it is 41 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. At the same time, Beenverified was rated 1.3 stars for Customer service criterion in this category and it is 32 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. If we look at Price Affordability criterion, than we see that Instant Checkmate has a higher rating than Beenverified. Regarding Website criterion, consumers gave Instant Checkmate 2 stars and it is 90% greater than other in category. Beenverified however was rated 1.3 stars and it is 49% worse than other in category.

Instant Checkmate and Beenverified Rating Details

Customer service
1.6 (108 reviews)
1.3 (19 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...The customer service rep, who was rather rude, said that criminal records are not available if they are over 1 year old. Would have been nice to know that upfront. Perhaps that info is in the small print but it should be more apparent for the consumer...


...Absolutely the worst customer service on the entire web. Especially since ALL info is readily accessible FREE!..

David S
Price Affordability
1.6 (107 reviews)
1.2 (15 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...It offered very little information, and for the extra price of 19. 99 then further info would be revealed. Plus, if you want the results in PDF form, you also pay extra...


...BUT!!! For the low, low price of an upgrade, I could find out more. My son died by suicide 5 months ago, and they still had him listed as alive and well and working. I tell you this so you will know the information is not up to date or accurate...

Alexis S
2 (105 reviews)
1.3 (16 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...And I will read every little letter on a website so I don't get burned like this from SPAM front companies like yours again. It is companies like yours that will lead to legislation of the Internet. Thank you for your prompt resolution of this matter...



Jean N

Instant Checkmate and Beenverified Pros and Cons

  • Idea
  • Website was usable
  • Miss lead information
No votes
  • Customer service
  • Lousy search results
  • Inaccuracy of information
  • Fraud
  • Negative type of business
  • False promises of services undelivered

Instant Checkmate and Beenverified Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews

Save your money and pull out a phone book!!! You pay for a membership only, and then they want you to pay more?!! You...

No votes

Instant Checkmate and Beenverified Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews

Decided to check myself out as a test. There were several errors in the initial results before you have to pay to get...


Though a prospective employer used this site--to check my criminal background--when she clearly wasn't supposed to--as...

Instant Checkmate and Beenverified Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews

According to instant Checkmate, we ordered a 5 day trial service for $1.00. But it was not a 5 day trial. It was...

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Al Green, Al Sharpton and Ilhan Omar have managed to keep their records secret. They can't be found on Been Verified....

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Instant Checkmate and Beenverified Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Instant Checkmate Background Check (64 reviews)
  • Instant Checkmate Account (39 reviews)
  • Instant Checkmate Subscription (3 reviews)
  • Beenverified Background Check (19 reviews)
  • Beenverified Public Record (8 reviews)
  • Beenverified Membership (4 reviews)