SOURCE: Intelius, Inc.

January 23, 2007 08:00 ET

Intelius Enhances Personal Background Check Services

New Court Record Verification and Federal Criminal Record Additions Expand Accuracy, Depth and Capability of Intelius' Instant Background Check Services

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Intelius, Inc., a company that empowers consumers and businesses with online information for intelligent decisions, today announced that it has enhanced its personal background check service with two new features. The addition of federal criminal records and an optional court record verification service further enhance the depth and accuracy of background check results for Intelius' customers.

Court record verification has been made available as an add-on to Intelius' personal background checks, and can be used to confirm that a court record, displayed as part of background check results, is as current as possible. The service leverages a large, national network of court researchers who verify in person the real-time status of the selected record or conviction, including if it was expunged, updated or changed more recently than the courthouse's last online record update.

Federal criminal records have also been added to Intelius' background check results. These records further expand Intelius' background check results, which include state criminal and civil records, sex offender registry information, property information and more, and will highlight federal criminal activities including lawsuits, appellate decisions, bankruptcies and IRS issues, among others.

"Intelius regularly upgrades its personal information services in order to ensure we are providing our customers with the most relevant, useful and accurate information possible," said Edward Petersen, vice president of sales and marketing for Intelius. "By enabling easy access to already publicly available information, such as court and federal criminal records, we are making it easier for our customers to empower themselves with the best possible information with which to make important decisions about their personal safety, as well as the security of their assets, businesses and loved ones."

About Intelius

Intelius is the leading information commerce company providing consumers and businesses with predictive intelligence to inform the decision-making process and solve real-world problems. In less than three years of business, Intelius has gained more than three million customers who use Intelius' information to protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include background and criminal checks, people search, background monitoring and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, Intelius' IDWatch. Intelius is one of the top 100 commerce sites on the Internet. In 2005, Intelius' IDWatch was named the WSA's Consumer Product of the Year. In 2006, Intelius was named one of the Top Private Companies by Washington CEO Magazine and was listed amongst the top 15 Corporate Philanthropists by Puget Sound Business Journal. For more about Intelius products and services, visit For more about Intelius' business, press and policies, visit

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