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Definition: people search

A search engine on the Web that finds information about a person. Also called an "information broker," a people search site queries social platforms, government watch lists, court records, traffic offenses and criminal records. Very often, the search goes through a lengthy process that takes several minutes ticking off all the sources of investigation while interspersing messages claiming how critical the results are going to be. Then at the end, it asks the user for payment before displaying any results. See search engine.