There are a number of different ways that you can check a number that has called you or is persistently calling you.
Here are just a few of them:
- Online Search – one of the fastest and easiest ways to find out exactly who has been calling is to type the phone number into Google and other search engines such as Bing and Yahoo! If the number belongs to a public organization then it’s likely to show up online alongside any other relevant details. Sales calls are unlikely to show up but you may be redirected to a website where other people have searched the same number and listed it as spam.
- Use a Reverse Lookup Service – if a simple search on Google brought up zero results then you could try a dedicated reverse lookup service such as ZLOOKUP which is 100% free or reversephonelookup.com or you can use a reverse phone lookup app. Still no luck with your reverse cell phone lookup? You might have to dig deeper.
- Use a BGC Service – background check services (BGC) such as BeenVerified, Checkthem.com and TruthFinder can be used to find information on people online. If you suspect that you might know who is calling you then you can perform a reverse phone lookup with the name alone. These services can give a wealth of background information (often including an address and phone number) of the person you plan to search.
- Private Investigator – obviously you’re not going to go down this road if you have just received a few unknown calls. However, if you are persistently being called by an unknown number then it might be worth getting some serious professional help. As a side note: if you are getting pest calls on a regular basis or have concerns then please contact the authorities.