Public Information Services provides complete background check service, making it fast, easy, and safe for people to find and learn the truth about anyone. We aggregate billions of public records into a single, easy to use interface and manage the information for you with cutting edge technology. In addition, Public Information Services provides personal protection tools to keep you and your family safe from sexual predators and other criminals.
How is Public Information Services different from the competition?
Public Information Services was founded with the mission of making it safe and easy for people to find and learn the truth about each other. By providing our members fast, easy and affordable access to public records, members can quickly make informed decisions about individuals they interact with. Historically, access to public records was difficult to obtain – that’s where Public Information Services comes in. Public Information Services levels the playing field by utilizing cutting edge technology to provide its members with the most complete background information available.
Where is Public Information Services located?
Public Information Services is headquartered in Goleta, CA. We are located at 7127 Hollister Ave., Suite 25 A-314, Goleta, CA 93117.
How do I know my personal information is secure?
We use advanced technology to protect your private information during any transaction on our website. Our website uses 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) that encrypts (scrambles) your information the transmission of personally identifiable information, including your credit card information. Encrypting your private information prevents it from being read while it is transferred through cyberspace.
An easy way to tell that your transactions are secure is as follows: If you are using a Firefox or Microsoft browser you will see a small key or padlock in the bottom right corner of your browser window. This icon indicates that your transaction is secure. Another way you can tell when your credit card is safe to look at the URL address. A URL that begins with "https://" is also an indication that all your personal information is being transmitted to a secure server.
What is the $1.00 trial fee for, and can I receive a refund?
This trial fee is to cover the cost of processing your trial subscription. No, the trial fee is not refundable.
How much does the Public Information Services service cost?
Will I get charged if I don’t use the service?
Yes, you will. Your membership fees cover the costs of providing the services to you, whether you use the service or not. Please note, some of the Public Information Services features go to work for you the second you set them up. For example, the monthly monitoring of registered sex offenders occurs automatically once a monitoring area has been set up. This way you don’t have to log into the website every time you want to know if a new sex offender has registered near your family. We call this the burglar alarm for sex offenders.
Where do I go if I need help?
If you need support at any time, please contact member support toll free at 1-800-617-3169, or Contact Us via our website. This will immediately send our customer service representatives an e-mail to which we will respond promptly.
I can’t remember my Password.
Please visit the Public Information Services website and click on the Member Login Link at the top of the page. You will be provided the option to retrieve your Password. You may also connect with us via the Contact Us page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I signed up as a Public Information Services member, what do I do now?
Please monitor your email account that you used during your sign-up to obtain your Registration Confirmation Email. The email will contain your login credentials and Customer ID. Use your User Name and Password to log in to the Public Information Services website. If you have any questions please call our member support team at 1-800-617-3169.
What do I do if I did not receive my Registration Confirmation Email?
Occasionally, a mistyped email or other technical issues may delay or hinder receipt of your Registration Confirmation Email. Please contact our member support team as soon as possible at 1-800-617-3169 to confirm that your email address is correct.
It is critical that you keep your email address in Your Account up-to-date. To protect against spam filters, please confirm that email@example.com has been added to your spam filter or “safe senders” list. This will ensure that emails from Public Information Services are delivered and not marked as spam or junk mail.
How do I log into the Public Information Services website?
In your Registration Confirmation Email you will be provided with your User Name and Password. Both, your User Name and Password are needed to log into the website. If you have any questions please call our member support staff at 1-800-617-3169, they will be happy to assist you.
How do I cancel my membership?
To cancel your membership please call member support at 1-800-617-3169. Please visit our How To Cancel Your Membership page for more information. Please note, all service fees are non-refundable.
I have moved. How do I change my address and contact information?
You can log into you Public Information Services account and click on the My Account tab. There, you will be able to change your address and contact information. Alternatively, you can call member support 1-800-617-3169. One of our member support representatives will be happy to assist.
How do I unsubscribe from your email list?
If you no longer wish to receive emails from Public Information Services, simply click the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email message you receive from us. You can also click on the Unsubscribe Your Email Address which can be found at the bottom of the Public Information Services website. Your unsubscribe request will be honored immediately. Please note it may take up to 10 business days for your email address to be completely removed from our database. Also, you will still receive account and billing notices from us, if applicable.
How do I contact Public Information Services’s member support department?
Please call our friendly member support staff at 1-800-617-3169. We are available: Monday through Friday from 5AM - 8PM PT and Saturday and Sunday from 6AM - 7PM PT.
How do I opt-out my information from Public Information Services searches?
We take your privacy very seriously. To be removed from our database, please use visit our Remove My Information page to opt-out of our database.
If the data you provide is “public record” why do I have to pay for it?
By providing our members fast, easy and affordable access to public records, members can quickly make informed decisions about individuals they interact with. Historically, access to public records was difficult to obtain – that’s where Public Information Services comes in. Public Information Services levels the playing field by utilizing cutting edge technology to provide its members with the most complete background information available. As you can imagine, aggregating all of the information that we make available to you is not easy and, therefore, not cheap. In addition, we may purchase some of the data from other companies to ensure we have the best and most accurate information available.