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Peoplefinders / total scam - was sold outdated information

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I paid $19.95 for their "1 Day Search Pass" - only to discover that all 99% of their results are either outdated or freely available at other sites like and! And then they make it very difficult to get a refund - I still haven't received mine. Don't waste your money with this site - they sell you information that is available for free. Total scam!

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  • Ri
      12th of Dec, 2007
    -2 Votes

    Nice fake complaint. note the mentions of zabasearch and in the complaint. These companies will try anything.

    Take back this site!

  • Cu
      12th of Dec, 2007
    -3 Votes strives to provide the highest level of customer service possible. We are always happy to answer any of your questions regarding your purchases or our services. If you believe that you have been deceived or "scammed" by our organization, we definitely want to hear about it and reconcile the situation. Further, if you believe that you have been a victim of fraudulent activity, the Fraud Department is available to assist you.

    Please feel free to contact us at or at 800-718-8997 if you have any questions or need further assistance.

    Thank You Support Team

  • Am
      12th of Nov, 2008
    -1 Votes

    email sent to peoplefinders

    I have used your website several times in the past but the last time I used the website not only was all the info totally outdated, but I wound up having charges on both of my listed credit cards/bank cards from its affiliates that i did not authorize. I wrote to complain after the 1st time but got no response.. now i just had to call and cancel another one and the rep stated it was authorized from your website too.
    I find this very disconcerting and misleading. I will no longer be using your services and will be forwarding my complaint to the proper channels .

  • Sf
      1st of Jul, 2009
    +2 Votes

    peoplefinders is a SCAM! They charged me $4.95 to do an "instant search" on a phone number (reverse lookup), and their site says your report will be available IMMEDIATELY, which it was NOT. It took TWO days and they came back with ONE NAME: "NATHAN" That's it!? What the hell does that tell me??? Before I paid, I knew the area the call came from, and that it was a cellular number...and that is ALL the information they gave me. Yet before I PAID them, their site said that the name, address, etc was ALL AVAILABLE...supposedly all I had to do was pay and I'd know instantly. WHAT A TOTAL SCAM!!! I have an order number...this is not fake. And so help me god if I get charged for anything else...heads are gonna roll.

  • Ou
      28th of Jan, 2010
    +2 Votes

    PeopleFinders completely ripped me off. Their affiliates obsessively called me. When I finally answered they said they were calling on behalf of PeopleFinders and just needed to verify card information. I questioned the caller but she would not answer any of my questions as was rude about it. I ended up having huge charges on my credit cards for things like magazines and a savers club that I did not authorize and I told her I didn't want!

  • Re
      22nd of Apr, 2010
    +2 Votes

    I used I gave peoplefinders the first middle and last name of the subject of the search. People finders told me they had specific data on the individual I requested. The only information peoplefinders had was the first and last name of the indiviual. Anyone who uses I requested my money back, but they refused. I was scammed by Anyone who uses this company who has read this is a fool with their money.

  • De
      3rd of May, 2010
    +2 Votes

    This is a sweet scam, much bigger than you guys are saying. I used them to find someone and then found that they gave my credit card number to Privacy Matters 123, who began charging my card $19.95/month. If you have used these folks in the past you need to check your credit card statements to see what fun they have wrought.

  • Lo
      3rd of May, 2010
    +2 Votes

    I agree that this is a total rip-off. There is nothing published here that has satisfied my curiosity. Comprehensive Background? Not comprehensive. Just some information that could have been retrieved somewhere else which is just a name and address, which by the way is an information that I already know.

    Only now that I've read this site. But I'm posting a comment for the benefit of others.

  • Pe
      5th of May, 2010
    +1 Votes

    Denny Mac has the story right. People finders is a huge money fraud scam that steals money from their customers...Just check your bank statements!!! They got me for $24.95 a month for 6 mos. They say they will refund the money. I give them that, but Fraud is fraud. Anyone who reads this and has had dealings with People Finders should immediately check their financial accounts, debit or credit cards etc!!!
    I was actually pleased with their service and would have used them again! Ironic.

  • Jo
      10th of Jun, 2010
    +1 Votes

    Yes. Fraudulent. Surprise to me when $19.95 began showing up on my monthly statement. They auto-signed me up for $19.95 per month and I didn't even know it until I looked closely at my statement. Very underhanded. Very difficult to negotiate a credit for the full amounts. They have sent my request to their billing department to see "if they can credit me the full amount". I have already called my credit card company and disputed this charge myself. Now it's removed for sure! Dicks.

  • Sa
      6th of Jul, 2010
    +1 Votes

    Auto-renewal membership scam with tons of 3rd party solicitation. Most of the money this company makes is through deceptive marketing practices of their memebrship. Several "free money" offers take up the entire page and make it impossible to find the "No thanks" button that's hidden on the page.

    DO NOT USE!!!

  • Nu
      27th of Jul, 2010
    +2 Votes

    I very cautiously read all the information before I gave my credit card number, because I really don't like buying things off of the internet. Paid my two dollars for the ONE number I looked up. Couple of days later, $24.95 charge. I have e-mailed them to refund. I am really hoping they do the right thing.

  • Bu
      5th of Aug, 2010
    +2 Votes

    I order their .95 one time search latter I found out they charge my credit card foir 24.95 stating that signed up for a 3 in 1 membership, which I did not do. They sent an email that went straight to my spam box confirming the suscription. I have spoken to them and demanded the return of my money. They are refusing. I think it is time for a class action suit.

    Anyone in the same boat please contact me a bushpilotx1@

  • 11
      27th of Aug, 2010
    +2 Votes

    Crappy company with very deceiving billing practices. I am usually very careful with any company that will slam you with offers before you make the purchase but somehow these swindlers got me too! Unfortunately I can't go back and see on their website where I made a mistake and they definitely do not plan on refunding me my 24.95. I will sue them if any of their third parties or they try and take any more of my money. DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS!

  • Ik
      30th of Aug, 2010
    0 Votes

    Yep! They got me too with this new snare. I went there trying to get the .95 one time search thing, they billed me the .95 twice because supposedly I requested to have the report e-mailed to me, which anyone would think it's included with the damn report that was worthless anyway, and a few days later they charge my card 24.95 for some trial that I did not agree to. They are refusing to return my money and I am definitely disputing this charge through my card but I agree with bushpilot, they need to get sued for this scam.

  • Ss
      13th of Sep, 2010
    0 Votes

    I serve the United States Marine corps and I am very disappointed with Pe0ple because of my line of duty I am constantly on the go, and lose contact with alot of friends. To my dismay unfortunately not until today, I checked on my bank statements and found that even though I cancelled my account two months ago, People are still taking money out of my account twice a month the second and the eighth for . I called my bank to have my checking account closed and now I am in the process of hopfully receiving my money back. In the process I had to go on google to get their contact information and click on this site and found out to let that I have been scammed. To prevent this from happening to my follow Marines I sent a email sharing my exeperience along with this website to alert others of the unfair business practice that this service is providing.

  • Ch
      13th of Sep, 2010
    0 Votes

    i also was riped off from them recently there info is completely outdated aparently my parents 7 children dont exist and you could find out more info from friends and family than u can them and its free

  • Ss
      13th of Sep, 2010
    0 Votes

    I do apologize for typing the prior message under such anger leaving out information and incomplete sentences. The amont of money People finders were charging me after cancellation was 48.20 on the 2nd of the month and 49.77 on the 9th of the same month. Unfortunately I found out too late that People was a scam and I am currently notifying my command to protect the innocence of others.

  • Al
      3rd of Nov, 2010
    0 Votes

    ok...i am glad i read this before using them...thank you all...but how can I find information about people now..??

  • Po
      21st of Feb, 2011
    0 Votes
    Peoplefinders - Fraud
    United States

    Rip off!!! Do not use this company unless you want to be billed $24.95 monthly. Even though you only agree to paying 95 cents online, there is small print about receiving a free 3/1 member ship and as soon as you hit the continue button you will be charged.Rip off!!! Do not use this company unless you want to be billed $24.95 monthly. Even though you only agree to paying 95 cents online, there is small print about receiving a free 3/1 member ship and as soon as you hit the continue button you will be charged.

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