With identity theft at an all time high, many people and businesses are constantly looking for ways to conduct social security number searches online. There are a number of reasons for needing to search social security numbers.
Maybe you need to verify a social security number given to you by a potential employee or renter to verify its authenticity. Maybe you are compiling genealogy data for your family history and you have a social security number but you do not know what family member it belongs to.
As you can probably tell, there are many reasons people may need to find people by social security number or confirm a social security number online. In the next few paragraphs, we’re going to look into several free and paid resources where you can conduct social security number research online. Let’s get started.
- If you simply need to verify the authenticity of a social security number given to you by a prospective employee or renter, you can do so at the United States Social Security Website. The exact web address with detailed instructions is: http://www.ssa.gov/employer/ssnv.htm. At this website, you are allowed to verify up to 10 social security numbers daily. This is a free service provided by the United States Federal Government.
- If you have a social security number, but you do not know whom it belongs to and you would like to find a person using it, things can get a little trickier. Since public record databases do not list social security numbers, you will probably need to help of a private investigator or an online private investigation service like Abika.com, BestPeopleSearch.com or some other similar service.
- Another option is to join a private investigative membership service, which gives you access to the same powerful research databases used by professional private investigators. These memberships can be significantly cheaper than paying a private investigator, but you will need to do your own research. Pricing normally ranges from $29 to $59 annually for unlimited access to the member’s area.
- If you need to find someone’s social security number, there are a number of ways to do this too. If the person is deceased, you can get his or her social security number for free by simply looking up a name at http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/. If the person is living, you will need to use one of the private investigative methods mentioned in previous paragraphs.
There you have it. These are the most common ways to research social security numbers and to find people using social security numbers online.