I wanted a background check on someone I'd met online and didn't trust. I used Intelius.
It turns out that the low prices quoted by Intelius are a come-on. Every tiny smidgen of extra information will cost you at least an additional $5 bucks, and the info is woefully outdated. NOW I can't stop Intelius from sending me monthly emails. Not only are the subject lines blank, the body of the email appears to be encrypted.
I have asked them to stop but they won't. And although there is a toll-free line to sign up for service, you have to make a toll call to contact customer service. I swear to God, don't even go to their website.
It's like a spider's web. They will NEVER stop sucking the blood out of you.
Monetary Loss: $125.