How to Reverse Look Up a Phone Number

Reverse Look Up a Phone NumberYou get a call from a phone number you don’t recognize. There’s a good chance it’s just a scammer, but it could also be a legitimate business or a person you know. Rather than answering the phone or calling the number back, there are a few quick ways you can identify just who it was who tried to call you. Niche search engines focus only on finding people-related information. These sites can be useful resources for when you are looking for a phone number. These search engines look at only information that could be tied to individuals, such as a phone number, an address, social networking updates, and business contact resources. Since every search engine returns different information than the next, it's definitely worth a try to type your person's name or phone number into these search engines to see what comes back. Learn more about using alternative methods to find a phone number online.

Search GoogleGoogle—or another search engine, like Bing if that’s what you’re into—is the first place you should turn when you see you’ve been called from an unfamiliar phone number. Just plug that number into Google or your search engine of choice. You can type the number in either the form “555-555-5555” or 5555555555 and you should see similar results. Toll-free phone numbers are free to call and can be your instant gateway into a company's inner workings. There are quite a few toll-free number directories on the Web that give extensive 1-800 number listings; however, you can also use your favorite search engine to track down nearly any toll-free phone number. There are a couple of different ways you can accomplish this:

A simple search with a generalized search engine like Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo may even be able to track down a name, address, email address, and recent personal updates, all in the same place. To find someone's phone number, you may need to do some digging by entering their name and the area they live in. But to do a reverse number lookup, all you need to do is enter the entire phone number (area code included) into the search field, and see what comes back.

In most cases, the number will be identified within the first five search results. Click on one of these results, and you'll see business information, addresses, relevant contacts, and more.

If the number is associated with a legitimate business, you should see that businesses’s website appear in the first few results. If the number appears on that business’s website, you know it’s real.

If the number is a home landline phone number someone has registered through the traditional phone book system—in other words, if it would appear in a paper phone book (remember those?)—there’s a decent chance you’ll see that person’s name in the search results, too.

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  • 413-733-2754
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  • 413-733-2754
    This person, male or female? Has taken over my husband identity whom is "John Kenneth Tebeau, d.o.b. 12/26/1963, [email protected] & has signed up on over 70 dating websites, pornography sites, has disgusting emails sent. John cannot get this email back thru Google but is still being used by this Roland Halloway! His addresses include West Springfield, Ma & Agawam, Ma. Please do something about this! I've notified all 3 credit bureaus & other sites I've joined! Thank you
  • 843-481-2838
    This number belongs to a Amber Krause Kersey who sends random texts out accusing ones girlfriend of accusing her of wanting to be with that person because she is having relationship issues with her boyfriend
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