About SpyFly

If you’re looking to find out more about your new neighbor, or find a person you haven’t spoken to in years, SpyFly claims to allow you to quickly and easily perform public record-based background checks.

This includes criminal records, contact and address information, financial information, related individuals, and even registered sex offenders in your area.

But when it comes down to it, does SpyFly provide a solid amount of value for your hard-earned money? Let’s search for the facts and see what they have to say.

How SpyFly Works

SpyFly claims to provide you with accurate, up to date, and complete background checks about anyone in a fast, easy, and safe manner.

SpyFly claims to accomplish this by using cutting edge technology to aggregate billions of public records, which can help you find someone you haven’t had contact with in a while, learn more about your new neighbor, or find out what public records are available about you.

In addition, SpyFly claims to help you locate sex offenders in your neighborhood, or anywhere else in the U.S., and to receive email alerts any time a registered sex offender moves into your area.

With SpyFly, you’ll also be able to monitor up to four individuals, and to be notified when anything in their public record changes, such as a marriage, divorce, arrest, and more.

On top of this, SpyFly claims that you can store personal Emergency Response Profiles (ERPs) for your whole family, which can be quickly emailed to authorities if anyone should go missing.

In order to begin using SpyFly, you’ll simply need to enter a person’s first name, last name, and state on their homepage.

However, keep in mind that according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, information obtained through SpyFly cannot be used for employment, consumer credit, or other related purposes.

SpyFly Pricing and Refund Policy

SpyFly offers four different automatically-renewed membership options, which allow you to run an unlimited number of background reports:

  1. Monthly: $29.97
  2. Quarterly: $39.97
  3. Semi-Annual: $49.97
  4. Annual: $59.98

Regardless of the membership option you choose though, you can sign up under either a 7-day trial or a standard version.

With the 7-day trial, you’ll initially be charged $1, and if you cancel before the seven days are up, you’ll owe nothing further.

However, if you fail to cancel, you’ll be billed exactly seven days from your original registration date based on your chosen membership option.

According to SpyFly’s Terms of Use, no refunds are available for memberships, although you can be credited for a specific search if no information about an individual is found.

If you need to cancel your SpyFly subscription, you’ll need to contact their U.S.-based customer support team at 800-831-9235.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About SpyFly?

SpyFly Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based out of San Diego, CA. The company holds an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau, with zero complaints filed over the past three years.

Unfortunately, we were unable to locate any online customer reviews about SpyFly during our research. This could be due to the fact that, although the company’s URL was originally registered in 2012, their site appears to have been operational only since early 2014.

What’s the Bottom Line About SpyFly?

With all this information in mind, should you spend your hard-earned money on a SpyFly membership? Perhaps, but consider the following before signing up:

First, one of the biggest complaints is that they contain incomplete information.

In other words, your results may be missing criminal information for someone who is known to have a criminal record, bankruptcies for someone who has undergone bankruptcy, etc.

The second most common complaint is that these types of sites will nickel and dime you for detailed information above and beyond a basic report.

As such, they can quickly become expensive, and you may find yourself paying $50 or more for all the information you need, on top of your membership fees.

With this said, we performed a SpyFly test search and found that before viewing your report, you’ll be required to enter credit card details in order to pay for the $1, 7-day trial. As such, we were unable to verify whether or not either of these complaints apply to SpyFly.

Bottom line: With limited customer reviews, and a search process that requires you to enter your credit card information before viewing a report, it’s difficult to provide solid feedback on the usefulness of SpyFly’s background checks. As such, we would recommend signing up for the 7-day trial and canceling your membership immediately if you’re not satisfied with the results.

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Customer Reviews

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  • 42 Customer Reviews
  • 31% Recommend This Company
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5 star: 11% 4 star: 11% 3 star: 7% 2 star: 4% 1 star: 64%

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  • Finally after 23 years!

    • By Danielle Outlaw,
    • Bronx, NY,
    • Nov 24, 2014

    Even though I found out the person I was looking for died a year ago I finally found my father's side of the family. They have email address which made it more comfortable for me to get in touch without seeming like a stalker or crazy person. My search only took me two days to find my father's side of the family after 23 years. I am so thankful to this website.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Wonderful

    • By Gail Regula,
    • Massachusetts ,
    • May 30, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Spyfly showed an incredible amount of info and was very accurate. It showed detailed criminal and financial on someone that I suspected to be a royal scumbag. Fabulous! Highly recommended.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Easy, fast, and reliable

    I was browsing the internet looking for a person that had married and divorced into and out of my family. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate this person, however, SpyFly was very accurate with the information in my report. Everything is so easy to follow along and do. The reports are clear and have all the information you may need. No hassles from them even when I wanted to cancel. If there are any changes in information from a report they email you letting you know. Overall I am very satisfied with having SpyFly just a few clicks away.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Great service!

    • By Douglas R.,
    • Atlanta, GA,
    • Dec 5, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Great service. Very helpful and a very effective way to know who you and your children live around and accompany yourself with. I would highly recommend this service to anyone with children. They also update you with any registered sex offenders living around you.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • SpyFly has the 411!

    • By Erin S.,
    • Georgia,
    • Jan 11, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    SpyFly has been extremely thorough and accurate, as well as easy to read and understand. One of the best things about SpyFly is that, unlike so many other sites of this type, there are no hidden and/or additional charges or requests for payment to gain access to information that is advertised as if it is included in the first place! I have tried them all, and if you want the most bang for your buck, I highly recommend SpyFly!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Service was incomplete, Somewhat satisfied

    • By Anonymous,
    • Feb 10, 2015

    I did the seven day trial for $2. I had no problem logging in or accessing information, but the info given when I ran my own name was incomplete. Still, for $2 I did find out some helpful stuff. For $2 I think it was worth it, but be aware that some of the info is outdated and inaccurate.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • It's pretty good

    • By Diego Mendoza,
    • Porterville, CA,
    • May 23, 2015

    I was looking for my daughter in law's address and I was able to find it here so that was good. Didn't really need it for much else but it was kind of cool to look up random people LOL.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Fairly accurate

    • By David,
    • Lombard IL,
    • Oct 16, 2015

    Used it yesterday for the 1st time. Only paid $2.99 for 7 day membership. I just looked up people whose life story I know about. The information was fairly accurate. Some information was rather old and outdated but it is expected. I would recommend this service.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Addresses

    • By Terri F.,
    • Yaima, WA,
    • Sep 11, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    This service is more complete than others that I have used. The one item that could be better is when an individual lived/lives at a specific address.

    Also, could not tell, easily, if someone has died when I look up the information, or if they are incarcerated.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Not enough use to rate properly.

    • By David M.,
    • Gresham, OR,
    • Sep 24, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Used only about 1 hour. I read all I could so I didn't get very deep into what was offered.

    I am a very busy person running my life so I will need more time to evaluate SpyFly to give an honest opinion.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • I was amazed at the accuracy of one type of the records they keep

    • By Rachelle,
    • USA,
    • Jun 7, 2015

    It lacked information marriage, divorce, or children. The reason I can't give this a higher rating is the fact that I haven't figured how to log on and it doesn't appear that it saves the report for you under your log on. Perhaps it does and I haven't figured that out yet. The point is that it's too time consuming to figure it out if it does. A report has to be run again to access that report. I don't want to do that every time.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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