Data Sources Education
Public records on our site may come from the following:
Publicly available information such as your address, telephone number, email address, or general interests can come from your registration with different marketing sources. These can include your participation with certain magazine or online subscriptions, response cards at shopping outlets, telephone directories, surveys, and charitable giving.
Consumer Activity Sources
Certain kinds of consumer activity can also be a source point for public records. This can include using a store rewards card, getting your car serviced, and changing your address with non-government sources.
Registering with certain telecom services can also result in your name, address, or telephone number being publicly available. For example, if you are listed in a telephone directory, port your landline to a cell with national registries, or list your landline or cell phone with public entities, your information may become publicly available. PeopleSmart does not provide “forward search” access to cell phone numbers. That means a visitor to PeopleSmart can find person’s landline phone number, if available, but a cell-phone number. Visitors can only use PeopleSmart to do a “reverse search” to look up who owns a specific cell-phone number.
Government / Public Record Sources
Many of the records found on our site come from government and public records sources, such as the US Postal Service, county tax assessors, county clerk offices, motor vehicle departments (where permitted by state law), state corrections departments, census data, and county, state, and federal criminal/civil courts.