When we want to know certain information about someone, the typical thing is to resort to Google, type in the name and experiment with different searches. Social networks, of course, are also a fundamental tool for this type of task. However, the data we find is usually limited to the information that person voluntarily provides.
If we want to know a little more, there are specialized methods that can help us. It is about the people search engines. These systems are capable of obtaining specific information by directly investigating other services. They turn to blogs, social profiles and similar platforms to get to the result. Its effectiveness depends fundamentally on the level of your databases. In some cases, the search is limited to a certain territory, but also to the rest of the world. Of all the engines specialized in searching for personal information, PIPL it is one of the best known.
What is PIPL
As we have recently pointed out, PIPL is one of these engines specialized in searching for people. It is, possibly, the most extensive and massive, since it has information on more than three billion profiles. This amounts to about half the population of the planet.
They define themselves as the largest personal search engine in the world. Some time ago, PIPL offered free access to their services, and without registration, we could search. However, it has specialized to provide a more professional service.
What is it for
PIPL’s mission is to provide those who use it with the easiest and fastest possible access to any information in real time. Not only does it have a use focused on individuals, but it is now mainly focused on the labor sphere.
Another objective is that those organizations or users in general who hire its services, can trust the people around them and do not get surprises with certain hidden information.
PIPL works verifying identity of people and preventing, if the client considers it, certain types of fraud. To achieve this, its search engine collates data that can be obtained publicly on the Internet, such as the social media. It also uses personal information that is stored in records, listings, directories, files, and other official sources.
In this sense, PIPL is an effective tool for companies of e-commerce or from financial services They need to know information about a certain person, for example a customer. Once the data is obtained, the platform has verification tools that help the interested party to determine if you can carry out their transactions with complete confidence.
This search service can have applications in various cases, such as fraud prevention. Thus, it is possible to confirm whether a certain customer is really who they say they are. Likewise, before giving access to certain key systems, companies can verify if a client is trustworthy, if they are of legal age or minor, etc. Another element that allows us to know is the career path of a person, details about their properties or income. In this way, it is possible to verify if the information given by a client is correct.
Another of the areas of action in which PIPL can be useful is the investigation. Here, we are clearly going to a more specialized aspect. Its search engine connects people’s identities with their performance and establishes relationships. This service is fed for example financial institutions, governmental agencies Y media.
You can locate people of our interest; discover your relationship with certain phone numbers, addresses and social contacts; allows to determine the credibility of the sources; track possible identity changes. In short, PIPL connects all kinds of personal, professional and social information.
Once we have detailed what the uses of PIPL can be in a broader sense, it is convenient to know what it offers us and what are its features main, also at the user level. If one thing is clear, it is that when we sign up for a social networking service or that involves providing data, the information is exposed for examination. And this is so despite typical promises of privacy and confidentiality.
PIPL works as a kind of seeker to the use in which personal information of all kinds can be obtained. From this search engine there is access to email addresses, mobile phones, landlines, social network accounts, online accounts and user names, address records, professional and educational records, properties, associations (work, family …), photos , videos and much more.
As explained by the PIPL platform itself, the data is obtained in a ethical and legal. All of them have been accessed through social media accounts, directories, Internet files, and other exclusive sources.
The results will be greater the more information we have about the person. However, the name and surname are already a starting point. Other data such as your email address or your approximate location can also help us to obtain more comprehensive information.
Prices and plans
We have already pointed out that PIPL has been specializing its services over time. Currently, as detailed on its website, it offers two specialized plans for searching for personal information.
On the one hand, we have Pipl SEARCH. This is the most intuitive search engine that gives us personal, professional, social media, demographic identity profiles, contact forms, etc. It is ideal for analysts or researchers. The most common user could also be included here. You have several pricing plans for the subscription:
- For a user, 198 dollars a month if we do an annual subscription.
- For five users $ 298 per year subscription (33% savings).
- For 10 users $ 148 / month with annual subscription (50% savings).
- In case of requiring more than 10 users, it is already necessary contact sales.
For its part, Pipl API is a data and customer library more focused on services for developers and e-commerce or financial companies. Its use is ideal for verifying identities and fighting fraud and investigation. Regarding their prices, there are several available:
- If we want contact information (name, age, gender, address, phone numbers), $ 0.10 per match.
- To find out social information (social contacts and images, social profiles…), $ 0.20 per match.
- In terms of obtaining employment and business information of the person (jobs, employers, education, mobile phones, emails) $ 0.40 per match.
How to start using it
To start using the search services offered by Pipl, we have to go directly to its website. From here, we can register and get in touch with them through various ways.
Once inside, the site details the services it offers. To access them and make the online contract we must create an account. To do this, we go to the upper right part of the page and click on Customer Log In. Here we can opt for the product Pipl SEARCH or Pipl API.
- A window will open and you will have to log in. In case of not having an account, we go to the end and choose to create a new account (Create your Pipl Account).
- Then another page will appear notifying us of the unauthorized uses. At the end we accept the conditions and click on Procced.
- Now we must fill in our contact information with our name, surname, email and telephone number. Then we will have to follow the steps indicated to hire the service that suits us best.
But be careful, as we have been warning, Pipl has specialized in offering services more closely related to the professional field. Therefore, it will not allow us to create an account if we enter our personal phone or a personal email. All information provided for registration must contain employment credentials.