Peoplefinders.com Complaint - Poor Performance - Person Locator

Review by Starlord on 2010-09-14
Peoplefinders.com is a service that purports to assist you in locating someone from your past you wish to re-establish contact with. I signed up for the free trial (good for 7 days) and requested they locate a person I really want to get in touch with. They gave me a list of several addresses and a phone number. Every time I try to call the number, I get a message that all circuits are busy, to try again later. If I try it with my cell phone, I get a message that the number is no longer in service or has been disconnected. As if that isn't bad enough, they double charged me for the information. While it is a small amount, under $2.00, double billing is not acceptable.

I would not recommend Peoplefinders.com to anyone. It is cheap, but I guess the old adage is true, you get what you pay for.
Comments:10 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-09-20
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-14:
Good to know, Starlord.
Posted by MRM on 2010-09-14:
Starlord, thanks for alerting your loyal reader of this service.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-09-14:
Good info, thanks
Posted by Starlord on 2010-09-14:
Update: I got an email from Peoplefinders.com today that stated I asked for a person location report and was billed $0.95 for, and chose to have it emailed to me for $0.99. They concluded that in any event, I was not double charged. The gobbledygook they went through to excuse the inaccuracy of the report was so much eyewash. I still fail to see anything to cause me to refer anyone to them. They could do so much better.
Posted by D. on 2010-09-19:
Starlord, I will be more than happy to offer you my services if you'd like me to try to locate this person for you. Send me an IM if y ou're interested...no charge of course...it's waht I do everyday.
Posted by Helpful on 2010-09-19:
Great review. Thanks Starlord.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-09-20:
Db, I will be glad to as soon as the IM feature is available again. Thanks.
Posted by Pepper on 2010-09-20:
star good review

also if you want some free-ish tools here you go...

zabasearch - free searches, just don't click on the "intelus" links
whitepages - also free but don't click on the advertising
Google.com - seriously. just put quotation marks around the name like this "firstname lastname" - it forces google to search for that exact phrase

good luck.

Posted by Alain on 2010-09-20:
Good review and helpful comments!
Posted by Starlord on 2010-09-20:
Thanks everyone, will keep it in mind.

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