Garbo empowers you to take more control of your personal safety with our new kind of online background check.

Garbo is on a mission is to empower individuals to make more informed decisions about their safety.

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Discover Garbo's New Kind of Online Background Check
We've worked with dozens of experts and advocates to reimagine online background checks to help prevent harm in the digital age while balancing privacy and protection.
Fast & Focused

Search to see if someone has a history of causing harm in less than two minutes using the limited information you already have such as a first name and phone number.

Unlike traditional people search sites or other online background checks, we focus on the reporting of violent and harmful behavior. That means we don't provide access to traffic violations and other low-level criminal records.

Cost-Effective & Considerate

There are no costly subscriptions with Garbo — claim, earn, or purchase search credits and use them whenever you need to see if someone has a history of harm.

Our sliding scale pricing starts at $2.50 per search credit to make Garbo as accessible and community-driven as possible. Users can get free search credits by referring friends or signing up through one of our partners.

Safe & Secure

We utilize the latest technology and best practices across privacy, policy, and cybersecurity to build the safest and most secure platform possible to protect our users.

We work with experts and advocates to develop our platform and policies, including our safety features like our quick escape button. We never show unnecessary Personal Identifiable Information (PII), like home addresses or phone numbers.

See What Our Users Have to Say

"Truly impressed with the range and detail of results! Wow. This would have been so costly and all but impossible to sift through on the major "people search" engines with such a common name."

Devin L.

"Used Garbo before meeting up with someone. 100% worth the $2.50 for the potentially life-saving information."

Anna d.

"I definitely feel more in control of my personal safety after testing out Garbo's platform."

Jamie S.

"Innovative. Simple. Tremendously powerful tool that potentially allows the user to confirm their gut feeling about another person."

Filipa G.

"I found this information invaluable. I would totally run a Garbo search every time I'm meeting someone new."

Jocelyn P.

"Such a valuable tool to anyone whose meeting people online. I've recommended it to all of my single friends."


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Listen to our Podcast

Listen to conversations with experts and advocates discussing gender-based violence, survivor justice, and safety in the digital age.

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Our Vision


Balancing Privacy
and Protection


Search With Limited


Working To Change
Policy and Access


Filter Out Certain
Non-violent Offenses


Non-profit Focused
On Prevention


Built-in Safety
Features and Tips

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