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Jump to: navigation, search is a website that searches for and collates disparate information regarding United States residents, including names, current and past addresses, phone numbers, and birth years, and then permits the user to query other search engines with this information to retrieve other data such as satellite photos of addresses and criminal background checks. The company claims that all of the information accessible on the site was already extant on the Internet on many government or corporate databases the likes of which could (usually) already be accessed piecemeal by the general public. As such, they claim that the site fosters nothing new except the convenience of gathering the data automatically and is not suited for use by potential identity thieves.

Zabasearch was founded by Nick Matzorkis and Robert Zakari and started offering database queries in February 2005. The website allows free searches, but requests for more information are directed to Intelius.

Zabasearch claims it overtook Yahoo People Search as the highest traffic people search engine by May 2005.[1]

ZabaSearch WHOIS records list Intelius as the registrant of, although no official report has been released. [2]

The website allows consumers the option to be notified by email when they, or people they know, are being searched and who is searching their name or social security number. The website may also be accessed on the Google toolbar.

Attempts to access the website on Monday, October 28, 2013 were unsuccessful. The website may have been shut down or may be undergoing some changes.


  1. ^ Xeni Jardin (May 6, 2005). "Your Identity, Open to All". Wired news. 
  2. ^ Darren Main (December 13, 2010). "Did Intelius Buy Zabasearch?". FinderMind. 

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