Have you recently got a phone call from a number you've never seen before? Curious to know who it was? The solution is simple; you can always do a reverse phone lookup. A reverse phone lookup is exactly what you might think it will mean. It is just a search for information about who uses the number that was used to call you. In this article you'll learn:
Before we start Of course, you can look up for the number online in many ways. However, the easiest thing is to google it since the search giant already tracks quite a lot of information. So, if that particular number has already been crawled by Google, you will most likely find the source. To be clear, using Google to find the owner of the number just involves a more specific search technique. It's also useful to be aware that if you know other details such as an address or a name, you can use Google to find a phone number using that information. Plus, the instructions and tips below work regardless of the carrier used by the phone number owner, and regardless of the type of phone (iPhone, Android, etc.)
Doing a reverse phone number lookup using Google is pretty easy.
For a majority of private phone number searches, Google will display a range of results as it extracts numbers from various sources. This also means you will have to make your way through the various results to find the right information. However, if it was a business that called you, then Google will usually show you exactly that number and the business who owns it in the first few results. As a bonus, if the business is registered with Google Maps, then the results will also show its company name, address, business hours, website, and other relevant information. It can be quite difficult to find the owner of a phone number if it belongs to a private household or mobile device. Generally, such details are not posted openly on the internet. In such cases, you can search for it on Google and hope that it is listed with their social media profile or any other account that is publicly accessible. Google can easily find and display such accounts where their numbers are listed when you search for it.
In most cases, entering just the phone number should be enough since phone numbers are unique. However, if that doesn’t work, you can always do a free reverse phone lookup on Google using a name or any other information you know is related to the phone number. For instance, if someone called Barbara Williams called you, but you want to find out additional information like her hometown and email address, then you can use her name and phone number to do a reverse number search. Let's use this as an example:
Google will show you results that match the information you entered. Often you'll see a person's social media accounts or their LinkedIn profile, or maybe even their website. Names and locations have more weight than phone numbers, so you'll see results for the person you searched for where the phone number is missing in the results.
You can make the results Google shows you more accurate with some quick search engine tricks.
If you’re in luck, you'll find them listed in an online directory or see their social media account showing the phone number that wasn't found in your initial Google search.
While you might find some numbers online easily, others such as temporary numbers, landlines, and mobile numbers aren’t usually crawled by Google may not be listed online at all. However, there are still ways you can search for them, one of which is Zabasearch. This online people directory tracks all the personal information ever listed on the web ranging from phone numbers to physical addresses and even birth dates.
While the site is somewhat controversial, Zabasearch is absolutely legal. It collects all information about a person from anywhere on the internet and puts it into one convenient place so that it’s easily accessible to the public.
You can't search for a phone number for free using Zabasearch, that's why it's better to do a reverse number search using someone's name and location if you know it.
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