If you’re trying to search for someone by SSN, read this first. Social security numbers have become the main identifying number in the US and are recorded in conjunction with many types of transactions. This means that whether you’re trying to get a complete background check on someone or just trying to find their current location, there’s a good chance that their SSN is linked in some way with the information you need.
While SSNs were originally intended solely for determining Social Security benefits, they’re now used by government agencies and businesses for contracts and other legal transactions. Everything from marriage records to lease agreements are generally registered with a social security number associated with it.
Perhaps most importantly (as far as searching for someone is concerned) – credit records are also linked to social security numbers, which means that any credit related business and the addresses associated with them are all tied to that SSN. From credit cards to cell phone contracts – if a person has used any form of credit, the address he used will be tied to it (and his or her SSN).
The problem is that – while SSNs are a powerful identifying number linked with a great deal of information – some of that information is not just sitting online open and available to the public. In fact, while an SSN search is often the way that lawyers, private investigators and other legal professionals choose to go about searching for someone, many of the search services they use are not available to the public at all. While you can hire a lawyer or PI to run an SSN search for you – their services can be relatively expensive and they can usually only perform SSN searches for very specific, authorized reasons.
Fortunately, it is still possible to both search for someone and receive all the available public record information linked to that person . Using just a name and the first three digits of an SSN, you can start a search below to get free, instant preview results. If you don’t get the results you’re looking for, you can run a People Search using the name and last known city/state for extended results. Give it a try: