Kroll Review: Criminal Records Review


Intelius, with the slogan of ‘Live in the know’, is widely regarded as one of the best online platforms for people searching. With more than a decade of experience, this company was founded in 2003 and pre-dates most of its competition. With more than 8 million subscribers on its books and as a recent addition to the Inc. 500, the Washington-based company more than lives up to its name.

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Kroll is undoubtedly designed with the B2B market in mind. There’s no looking for an old high school sweetheart here, no tracking down a friend based on their e-mail address. The searches include screening international vendors and third parties, along with evaluating the history of business partners. Criminal background is a pillar of all types of searches, not surprising for a risk mitigation agency; and data is pulled from federal, state, court and other records.

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The reputation of Kroll has a lot of work to do when it comes to convincing customers to purchase a plan – as the company doesn’t allow anybody to conduct searches unless they have paid. You have to be a monthly subscriber to the service to be able to use its searches, but we can all be confident that there’s no risk of Kroll being unreliable or inaccurate.

To test the power of a criminal background checking service, we would normally attempt to search for somebody in the United States and evaluate the process. However without purchasing a membership, we were unable to do this for Kroll. However the company does publish some of its more impressive case studies – including one where the Kroll engine was used to identify the suspicious past of an investor. Kroll uncovered that he had made significant payments to the U.S government to settle allegations of violating federal conflict. Based on these findings, Kroll’s customer (an international investment bank) was able to step away from a risky opportunity.

Key Features

Kroll is bursting at the seams with all of the features contained within its service. You can use the company’s searches to identify fraud solutions and screen neighbors. You can also look into the background of suppliers and vendors – not to mention use their service for drug, alcohol and physical testing. You won’t find another criminal background check that’s as expansive as Kroll’s.


Criminal Record Report Fees
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Single ReportFree with Membership


There isn’t a standard price from Kroll, the whole process is personalized and customized depending upon the needs of the customer. There are a lot of factors that can affect the eventual monthly price of a Kroll membership, but $30.00 has been the minimum that we can find quoted. You can expect to pay more than this if you’re working in a particularly high-risk industry, or if you research needs to dig deeper than usual.


Kroll is probably the most respected provider in the industry – with some of the best data analysts and engineers in the world. The company has earned an A+ accreditation from the BBB and across 40 years of trading; that’s no mean feat.

Safety & Security

With impenetrable Entrust SSL encryption across all login areas of the website and many searches carried out by Kroll investigators personally – you don’t need to worry about your safety and security here.

Customer Support

Kroll can be contacted via e-mail, toll-free phone call or in person at one of the 50+ offices around the world. The website itself is well stocked with information and the account managers at Kroll treat their customers like royalty.

Bottom Line

Kroll is the presiding name in the risk mitigation and criminal background checking industry. You’ll find it very hard to beat Kroll on power of data, service or versatility – let alone find a competitor with a history as vast or a reputation as solid.

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