Intelius was founded in 2003 by six former Infospace executives. The company provides information services, including people and property search, background checks, and reverse phone lookup.
In 2006, Intelius acquired Bothell, a background check, drug screening company. In 2009, the company acquired Spock, a people oriented search engine.
The company also created a mobile app for both Android and iOS that allows users to perform people searches, reverse phone lookups and background check services directly from their mobile device.
The company received thousands of consumer complaints regarding post-transaction marketing practices and allegedly deceptive credit card charges. The Washington Attorney General sued Intelius and a $1.3 million settlement was reached in August 2010.
Intelius maintains a corporate office in Seattle, Washington.