I Typed in My Name and the Results Had Me Speechless

Has he ever Googled you? a crush? Your neighbors? 57% of Americans admit to being aware of their online reputation, and 46% admit to using the Internet to search for someone from their past.

But Google is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding personal information. There is a new website that users call “creepy”, “scary” and “awesome”.

Have you ever been issued a speeding ticket? Couldn’t detect a stop sign? Do you know someone who has had problems with the law? If it’s like most of us, the answer to at least one of those questions is “yes.” Most of us have slipped at least once or twice. In fact, one in four Americans has an arrest or a criminal record.

new innovative website called Truthfinder  now reveals the complete “scoop” on millions of Americans.

TruthFinder can search hundreds of millions of public records in minutes. TruthFinder members can literally start looking up sensitive data like criminal, traffic and arrest records in seconds. Also, they can check as many records as they want (think: friends, family, neighbors, enemies, etc., etc.).

Previously, if you needed to research someone’s arrest records, it involved a lot of work. First, you would need to know where the arrest records are located. So what would you travel to the appropriate county court office in person! After completing long and boring documents, you can wait for the results.

Searching arrest records can take days, weeks, or even months. What if someone concealed an arrest in an unknown county? You may never find it.

But with websites like  TruthFinder , a background check is simple and easy. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can find specific and explicit information that is not readily available through a standard search engine.

I decided to try it out for myself and find out what information TruthFinder could expose about me. The search was easy, and after a few minutes, I found looking at my background report, and it wasn’t pretty!

There was that mortifying blog we had in high school, what’s still for everyone to see! My report also includes embarrassing photos of myself that I had completely forgotten. I couldn’t believe that TruthFinder could find my social media profiles that I had created under an alias. The sheer volume of data about me was definitely terrifying. I feel like a perfect stranger could look me up on TruthFinder and discover the whole story of my life.

After doing just one search, I was totally hooked. I can’t believe it was legal to have so many personal details online! One of my friends at home has fallen almost completely off the map for the past three years. He was a little worried about him, and no one had known where he had gone. So I wrote his name on TruthFinder and was absolutely devastated by the search results.

My “friend” had gone to jail. TruthFinder had all the details of the case, from the date he was arrested to the prison he is currently in. But the horrible description of his crime made me realize that we probably need to reevaluate who my friends were. Records of this type list the charges after the assault, battery and child abuse charges. His criminal record reads like an infinite scroll of total depravity. You just can’t believe it.

From now on, I’m looking for everyone, no matter how normal they seem. Luckily for me, TruthFinder offers unlimited searches, so I will never be fooled again.

Although TruthFinder can show profoundly shocking criminal records, I have really been amazed at the practice as an everyday tool. What you used to find addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, estimated income levels, assets; heck, even he found Amazon wish lists on TruthFinder. I once looked for Todd Kohlhepp, the South Carolina serial killer who confessed to seven murders. Well guess what? His Amazon profile appeared in his background report, and let me tell you, it was downright chilling. He literally left comments about knives and shovels, discussing how he used them in the murders.It was one of the creepiest things he found online.

My own report returned with an interactive map of local sex offenders in my neighborhood, complete with police photos and explicit details of their crimes. I was very scared to know that my last apartment building was completely infested with perverts, rapists and fools.

Not everything is scary: After reading more about TruthFinder , you also heard many positive stories. Apparently, people have gathered because of this website. Separated families have used public records to contact long-lost relatives to get in touch. Military friends have reunited after years of loss of contact because they found the correct phone number or email address in their report.

Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend TruthFinder to my friends and family. In today’s world, you must take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe. But if you are looking for someone you know using TruthFinder, I have to announce to you: the information you can find could forever change how you feel about someone. Make sure you are emotionally prepared for the consequences if you find something you don’t want to see. To start your search,  click here.