Have you been avoiding annoying sales calls since you got your new smartphone? Do you still get these calls even though your number is placed on the Do Not Call Registry? Are you afraid to answer your phone because you do not know the number that is showing on your caller ID? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you are in for some good news. There are several tips that you can use to find out who these unknown numbers belong to.
Use a Search Engine
Simply take one of the numbers that have been calling you nonstop and enter it into the search engine of your choice. See what results you get. If the number you entered has ever been entered on the web, it will appear. It does not matter whether it was on a job search site or a personal blog, you will be able to see the owner of the cell phone number.
You do not have to use just one search engine. In fact, many cyber security experts recommend using more than one search engine to get the results you are looking for. This way you will have a list of well-rounded results because not all search engines rank the same way.
Hundreds of millions of people use social networking sites every day. Most of these people are very active users and they tend to share information on these sites, so it is not uncommon for people to share their phone numbers as well. You can type the number into the website’s search engine and see if there are any results.
One of the most popular sites is Facebook. Currently, there are over 500 million users on this site, and most of them are active. It is also a great resource for tracking someone down.
Alternative Search Engines
You are no doubt well aware of search engines like Google and Bing, but there are niche search engines that will allow you to do a cell phone number lookup. These niche search engines will yield unique results. Although general search engines will provide general information, niche search engines are also useful when you are searching them for a specific reason.
If a name appears with the cell phone number, you can type in the person’s name or the company’s name and retrieve all the information you are looking for.
If you have not had any luck using the free methods, you may want to pay for a service that will let you look up cell phone numbers that call your cell phone constantly. Free services and methods cannot guarantee that the results you receive are precise and accurate.
Paid services can offer you more than a free service. You have access to premium services. This allows you to conduct more in-depth searches that cannot be performed through the free service option.
You can block unwanted calls from telemarketers and sales people and only receive calls that are important to you by using these tips to investigate unknown numbers. Use these creative tips to free yourself from annoying sales calls.