Have you or your significant other ever thought to yourself “who called me?” after receiving a call or a voicemail from someone you don’t know? And how many times do you want to learn more about that person before you call them back or give them any information about you or your family?
Once you give out your phone number to any business, you are likely to begin receiving unknown phone calls. Many places sell contact information to telemarketers. You may also receive phone calls or texts from politicians during election time.
The best way to find out the identity of an individual who’s tried contacting you is by using a reverse phone search tool. This unique service allows anyone to easily identify the owner of a phone number. Simply enter the phone number and you’ll receive a report on the owner of the phone. This will allow you to attach a name to any unknown number that has tried to contact you. In addition to this, you can find out even more information about the individual such as their home address or their age. With this information you can easily identify the individual and take steps to prevent further calls or texts from being made to you.
The first place to start is with a reverse phone lookup. This allows you to find out the name of the individual or company that owns the phone number. If the number is well-hidden, you may only get a general description of its origin.
This may tell you, however, if it is a telemarketer or a bill collector. The caller may also be described as an individual or business. This can give you a better idea of how to proceed. A telemarketer call can be blocked to keep your phone from ringing nonstop.
If the call turns out to be someone you know or an important business communication, you can then safely return the call.
There is no shortage of people making calls from unknown numbers or blocked caller ID. These callers can be from phone scammers, ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends, or business competitors, or legitimate businesses trying to reach you. Others may even use blocked calls to get your attention, get under your skin, and in the worst cases – steal your money or identity!
Here is a short list of who might have called from the blocked or unfamiliar phone call you just received:
Regardless of the type of unwanted call you have received, there is one underlying characteristic. Unsolicited phone calls are an intrusion of your privacy, an interruption to your busy day, and a threat to your sense of security.