Is Instant Checkmate Legit?
Yes! Instant Checkmate is a legitimate business and online resource that is dedicated to helping people connect and stay safe online.
Instant Checkmate is one of the largest people search engines in the world and delivers real, detailed, background checks on almost anyone in the United States.
Founded in 2010, Instant Checkmate was originally conceived as a tool that online daters could use to learn more about their future dates before meeting them in person. Now, millions of Americans have used Instant Checkmate for many different reasons.
Where Does Our Data Come From?
The data in Instant Checkmate reports comes from official public records, including court documents, real police records, government data, and other data sources like social media accounts.
"Instant Checkmate gets its information from millions of federal, state, and county public records that we compile into one easy-to-read report. Public records have never been easier!"Product Manager (Instant Checkmate)
This data is then compiled into a comprehensive, personalized background report that is designed to give you more information about the people in your life.
Here’s more information about how we find our information, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act that benefits all Americans:
We know: it’s shocking to see how much information you can find out about the people in your lives.
Instant Checkmate is totally safe to use, and conducting a background search through our site is completely legal.
We ask that you use the information you find in our reports responsibly.
Do not use our service or the information we provide to make decisions about consumer credit, employers, insurance, tenant screening, or any other purposes that would require FCRA compliance.
Instant Checkmate And Our Community
The team behind Instant Checkmate is dedicated to fostering meaningful connections, building the best possible public records search product, and — most importantly — giving back to our community.
We contribute to a number of charities and nonprofits in our hometown of San Diego, California, including the Helen Woodward Animal Center, International Rescue Committee, and Girls Inc. Professional Women’s Speaker’s Series.
We also partner with I Love A Clean San Diego, a local nonprofit that is dedicated to environmental conservation, and Together We Bake, a nonprofit that helps women who were recently released from the corrections system transition into the workforce.
Our team partners with local schools to support the web developers, designers, writers, and entrepreneurs of the future.
We’re proud of the work we’ve done with Instant Checkmate, and we’re excited for our future!