Instant Checkmate

What Is Instant Checkmate?

InstantCheckmate is an online service that makes it easy to learn about almost anyone’s background. Members enjoy access to millions of United States public records. This information is compiled into reports, which can expose personal facts about someone’s contact information, addresses, prior arrests, criminal convictions, known relatives, and much more.

Products And Features

Public records are normally difficult to access. They require people to find the appropriate government agency, place a request for the records, and then wait for the clerk to deliver them.

Instant Checkmate makes it easier. By doing the legwork for you, Instant Checkmate puts records from local, state, federal, or other government agencies at your fingertips.

Instant Checkmate provides two types of reports: standard reports and premium reports.

1. Standard Reports

For a small monthly fee, Instant Checkmate members can access as many standard reports as they want. Members have the option of pulling one report a day, 50 reports a day, or more.
Instant Checkmate’s standard reports may contain the most crucial information about a person and their identity, such as:

  • First and Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone Numbers
  • Current and Last Known Addresses
  • Persons Living at the Same Address
  • Satellite Imagery of Properties
  • Possible Relatives
  • Arrest and Conviction Records
  • Traffic Records
  • DUI Arrests
  • Nearby Sex Offenders

2. Premium Reports

When you pull a standard report, you have the option of upgrading it to a premium report for an additional fee. Premium reports are useful if you want to attempt to access more sensitive and rare information. When premium records are available, they often include sensitive financial information.

Premium reports can include:

  • Civil Judgements
  • Corporate Affiliations
  • Properties Owned
  • Old Phone Numbers
  • Email Addresses
  • Accident Info (Florida)
  • Tax Liens
  • Professional Licenses
  • Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcies
  • Neighbors
  • Business Associates
  • And more!

Additional Features

To make it easier for Instant Checkmate members to access the information reports, they have the option of using our additional features.

Reverse Phone Lookup

Ideally, you should know a person’s name, age, and city of residence before you try to find their background report. But what should you do if you only have their phone number? The Reverse Phone Lookup feature can uncover the current owner of a number. Once you have the name of the owner, you might also be able to pull their background report.

Email Search

Want to find the owner of an email address? For a one time fee, Instant Checkmate members can access the email search feature. When you enter an email address, Instant Checkmate searches through a massive database of email addresses to match it to the most likely owner.


Prefer storing or sharing background check reports in PDF format? For a one time fee, users can download an unlimited number of reports as a neatly-organized PDF.

Report Monitoring

New information is constantly being added to our reports. If you want to know when any given report is updated, you can add the report monitoring feature for a one time fee. You will be notified via email if any new information is added to selected reports.


Instant Checkmate members are billed up front for the term selected starting when they subscribe to the service. Members may be charged for additional services if they upgrade to a premium report or additional features.

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Customer Service

Instant Checkmate wants to provide you with the very best online background check experience. To help you with any questions or concerns, Instant Checkmate customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have any questions about using Instant Checkmate or your membership plan, call toll free at 1-800-222-8985. You can also get help through email at [email protected].

Instant Checkmate Review

There are millions of current and former members of Instant Checkmate. We have encouraged all of them to leave an Instant Checkmate review to tell us about their experience. Feedback about what customers like, what they would like to see improved upon, and even ideas for new features help us make Instant Checkmate better.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Instant Checkmate Legal?

Yes, Instant Checkmate is a legal service. The information in Instant Checkmate background check reports has been made available through the Freedom Of Information Act or similar state laws.

We know that some people have been burned by other scam background check services. Instant Checkmate prides itself on its superior customer experience and integrity. We’ve been helping people access public records since 2010 and have earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

How Do You Opt Out Of Instant Checkmate

If you don’t want your background report to be included in our database, we make it easy to opt out of Instant Checkmate. Simply complete the online opt out form and your information will be removed from the website within 48 hours. If you prefer to opt out via postal mail, send your name, address, date of birth, and email address to this address:

Instant Checkmate
Attn: Opt Out
3111 Camino Del Rio N Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108

How Do I Cancel Instant Checkmate?

There are three ways to cancel your Instant Checkmate membership.

1. Cancel By Phone

Call 1-800-222-8985. Customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2. Cancel Online

Visit and complete the cancellation form.

3. Cancel By Email

Email your cancellation request to [email protected]. Most cancellations are processed within 24 hours.

If you are only subscribed to the phone number lookup service, you can also cancel your Instant Checkmate Reverse Phone Lookup.

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