• Report: #835986
Complaint Review:

Instant Checkmate

  • Submitted: Wed, February 08, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, February 23, 2012

  • Reported By: MJ — Lake Worth Florida United States of America
Instant Checkmate
Instant Checkmate LLC Internet United States of America

Instant Checkmate Incriminating Internet

*General Comment: Guess what?

*Consumer Comment: What agency is the " Federal Communications?"

*General Comment: pertaining to the complaint listed above

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The  Instant Checkmate site is a total rip off.  It totally incriminates everyone's name on this site.  They are using this site to make it look as if everyone's name on this site has a criminal record.

Not the case.  I entered several of my family names on this site, including myself, and all the names pop up to make it look like we are criminals.  Under each name it state criminal record.  If you click  where it states criminal record, it goes to another screen where you have to pay money to get the criminal history. 

Nobody in my family, including myself have a criminal record, but yet this site makes it seem like we do, which is totally wrong and incriminating.  I do not want my name or any of my family members name on this site.  The reps from this site explained to me that this site has everyone's name on it.  Their data base is supposedly from public records.  Then why do they make it look like everyone who is on this site as been arrested with some type of criminal record.   I find this offending to anyone who is on this site. 

This site must either be removed from the internet, or revamp the site so it does't incriminate people who are completely innocent of any wrong doings. 

I will also take this matter up with the Federal Communications.  Everyone has the right to know exactly what this company is doing,

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#1 General Comment

Guess what?

AUTHOR: EnoughJerks - (USA)

I checked it out. I typed in my name and there was nothing. NOTHING found. Yet you say everyone is a criminal !! So not sure if , as the above stated, they have marriage/death/ect yet nothing on me. I just found it a little odd that nothing was found but you state and I quote "The  Instant Checkmate site is a total rip off.  It totally incriminates everyone's name on this site.  They are using this site to make it look as if everyone's name on this site has a criminal record."
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#2 Consumer Comment

What agency is the " Federal Communications?"


What, if anything, do they have to do with the problem you claim?

IF you're referring to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), they have absolutely NOTHING to do with your "problem."  They are an agency charged with keeping Radio and TV frequencies from interfering with each other.

If you decide to go ahead and report this to the "Federal Communications" (or if you already have) please post their response to you on ROR...should be good for a few chuckles.
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#3 General Comment

pertaining to the complaint listed above

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

instant checkmate clearly states several times on their webpage that the following site is used for public records investigating. the key word is public record which does not pertain just to criminal records. this does however provide public housing, marriage, death, contact information, open public unsealed criminal records as well. it also does state in the disclaimer that in some cases record will not appear up to date. depending on the state, that particular state might be back logged up to 5 years on those public criminal reports so certain reports might not be available to date. If you have any type of public record, your name will appear on this site. this does not mean you have a criminal record it just states you have open public records pertaining to the specific name searched. every account does have a criminal record section, if you do not have a record it will state no criminal records found in that section. It is very important to read the disclaimers and the terms and conditions as well what the site provides before you criticize a company online for other potential customers to read about. I have had this service for a total of 4 months and i have had nothing but good experiences with the staff and company, but of course i took the time to read about the site before i just put in my information or a pointless complaint.

Please do not use InstantCheckmate.com as a substitute for your own due diligence, research or caution when investigating others. While we strive to provide the most helpful information we can, we do not represent or warrant that the results we provide will be 100% accurate or up to date. There may be criminal history and/or other records that are not present in our results for a variety of reasons and users should be aware of such possibilities. Instant Checkmate does not provide private investigator services and this information should not be used for employment, tenant screening, or any FCRA related purposes. Instant Checkmate does not make any representation or warranty as to the character or the integrity of the person, business, or entity that is the subject of any search inquiry processed through our service.

links for terms and conditions and privacy pollicy

as well i provided frequently asked questions from the sites FAQ link to give a breif description of how and why your name would appear on the site.

What is InstantCheckmate.com?InstantCheckmate.com provides you with the most useful, detailed and important information on just about anyone. Whether researching criminal history, phone numbers, addresses, demographic data, census data, or a wide variety of other information, we help thousands of Americans find what they're looking for each and every day.Where do you get the data for these reports?InstantCheckmate.com compiles reports from millions of public records including information provided by state and local governments. All of the information contained in our reports is part of what is referred to as the "public record."What are the benefits of InstantCheckmate.com?Unlike most of our competitors, InstantCheckmate.com allows our members to make informed decisions about the people in their lives on a budget. While most background check providers charge a per report fee, InstantCheckmate.com members have the ability to perform unlimited searches for a low monthly rate.How do I cancel my membership?Our number one goal at InstantCheckmate.com is customer satisfaction. If you wish to cancel your membership, feel free to call one of our excellent Customer Support staff at 1-866-490-5980 between the hours of 5:00AM to 7:00PM PST Monday through Friday and 5:00AM to 6:00PM PST on Saturday and Sunday.Will I be billed every month for this service?The Instant Check Mate website offers three basic membership plans. All membership plans are billed up front for the entire term selected. By default, all plans are scheduled to renew automatically when the selected term comes to an end. If you do not wish to continue the InstantCheckmate.com service, call one of our excellent Customer Support staff at 1-866-490-5980 between the hours of 5:00AM to 7:00PM PST Monday through Friday and 5:00AM to 6:00PM PST on Saturday and Sunday.Can I sign-up over the phone?Currently, customers may only sign up for InstantCheckmate.com over the internet.How do I remove my information from your site?If you would like to remove your information from our site, please visit our opt out page.How do I change the password for my account?To update your password information: 
Log in to your InstantCheckmate.com account with your username and password. Click the "Edit Account Info" link located in the upper right hand corner of the main web page. Enter the new password in the appropriate field. Click on "Change Password".
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