Usage Guidelines

Learn the proper and improper usage guidelines for Identingly, a leading Public Records Search Service. Ensure your exploration of public records aligns with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Identingly functions as a comprehensive Public Records Search Service, aggregating data from across the United States. Each search pulls information from diverse sources, compiling it into a user-friendly report for your convenience.

Our aim is to facilitate users in uncovering truth about individuals in their lives. Reports may encompass various details like phone numbers, addresses, contact information, past arrests, criminal records, traffic citations, sex offender status, and more.

While Identingly provides valuable insights, it's essential to adhere to strict guidelines regarding its usage. Crucially, we are NOT a Consumer Reporting Agency, thus prohibiting usage governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Prior to conducting a search, familiarize yourself with Identingly's Dos and Don'ts listed below to ensure compliance.

What You're Permitted to Do

Examine information on:

  • Neighbors, regardless of suspicion or curiosity.
  • Nearby sex offenders to safeguard your community.
  • Family members for personal reasons or reconnection efforts.
  • Parents of your children's friends to ensure safety.
  • New friends, verifying their trustworthiness.
  • Old friends for nostalgic reunions.
  • Former schoolmates, aiding reunion efforts.
  • Potential dates for precautionary measures.
  • Social media friends, enhancing online safety.
  • Online buyers and sellers, for transactional safety.
  • Vacation buddies, ensuring safe travels.
  • Study partners, especially for late-night sessions.
  • Yourself, to understand your own public record status.

What You're Prohibited from Doing

Utilizing Identingly for:

  • Employment screening purposes.
  • Screening household workers.
  • Tenant screening by landlords.
  • Assessing professional service providers.
  • Determining educational or scholarship qualifications.
  • Making decisions about credit or insurance eligibility.
  • Engaging in business transactions based on Identingly data.

For detailed information on prohibited uses, refer to the relevant sections of the FCRA at 15 USC ยง 1681b, subsections (a)(3) through (a)(6). (link:

By adhering to these guidelines, you can maximize the benefits of Identingly while ensuring responsible and lawful usage.