API: Verify SSN Owner and Skip Tracing

Verify SSN Owner Info, Find Contact Info and Background Details

Skip Tracing

The Searchbug API helps businesses determine if a SSN is valid and who it belongs to. Results include full name, associated aliases, date of birth, last reported address history, and phone numbers. Also alerts you if multiple names found for the SSN. You can search by name, address or phone number too.

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Skiptrace with accurate and reliable data
  • Verify SSN Owner Info In Real Time
  • Ease the pain of Online Fraud and
    Identity Theft
  • Validate People in Seconds
  • Avoid making Irresponsible Hiring decisions

XML or JSON Format


Fast & Reliable


No Contracts
Minimum $5


Secure and Private
Data Handling

Enhanced People Search

API - Enhanced People Search

The Enhanced People Search API helps you to find contact information and background details for people in US.

Results typically include: names, aliases, current and previous addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, date of birth, date of death if deceased, relative names and DOB, SSN, SSN issue date and state, Driver license details, bankruptcies, liens and judgements

You can search by SSN, name and date of birth nationwide, name and location (full address, city/state, state only), address only (reverse address search) or phone numner only (reverse phone search)

This API is restricted and available only to verified businesses. Review Restricted Access application process below.

Cost is $0.77 to $0.30 per hit, depending on volume. No charge, if info not found.

The rate automatically goes down as your monthly volume increases. The price resets on the 1st of each month.

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Output examples: XML | JSON




This API is a professional Skip Trace tool typically used by collection agencies to locate debtors and is now available to ALL our Verified Business Clients with Restricted Access. Results from this API typically include Names, Aliases (aka), Death Records Search, Current Address, Previous Addresses, and phone numbers associated with the SSN when available.

What makes this Skip Trace API the Skip Trace?

Online Skip Tracing from other vendors often turns up data from digital databases, but are you getting the right data? Results often depend on the data quality and the search technology. Searchbug has been online since 1998. We know data. Our Skip Trace services are used by government offices, law enforcement, private investigators, and many other analysts that require a technology that sorts, filters, matches, and looks for the high probability when delivering results.

This API is restricted and available only to verified businesses. Review Restricted Access application process below.

Cost is $1.97 per query.

Output example: XML


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To use an API you will need a Searchbug Business account. New customer accounts are activated by customer support the same or next business day after verification.


The cost of each API is based on either a Query or a Hit (match) and the cost is deducted from the established Prepaid account balance. Review each API for the associated cost, and, if the charge is per Hit (when information is found) or per Query.


APIs require a Prepaid account. Prepaid accounts are automatically recharged when your account is low on funds to avoid service interruption. You can select any prepaid amount from $10 to $1,000. If you are just testing the system, we suggest starting with a $10 prepaid account. Your credit card will only be charged $10 and you can implement testing. When you finish testing, we suggest you increase your prepaid amount to match your anticipated volume to avoid multiple small charges.


Why it Is important to have the proper prepaid account amount selected: If you keep your prepaid account at $10 and anticipate using more than $10 in service every few days, your card will be charged multiple times in a short period. Multiple small charges to the same vendor in a short period can often trigger your credit card company to decline charges as suspicious activity which will cause your service to be interrupted.


We suggest you select a prepaid amount that will cover a least one month of search volume. Note that Prepaid amounts never expire. Should you decide to stop using the service, you can simply request the account balance of unused funds be credited back to your card.


If you need a restricted API, establish a Searchbug business account first, then apply for Restricted Access.