Many times, we receive missed calls from unknown numbers. If you do not want to call back and still want to know who is the person behind this number, you can try using TrueCaller to search for the person behind a number. There are also few good caller id apps that help you in knowing who is calling from an unknown number. But you can also use Google for this. Finding the source of a phone number is generally called reverse phone lookup.
What is Reverse Phone Lookup?
Reverse Phone Lookup is the process of finding the person using a phone number. There are several ways to look up a phone number. There are several reverse phone number look up websites to try. You can also use Google for that.
How to Use Google for Reverse Phone Number Lookup?
Google is the most popular search engine that scrapes the web and makes information searchable. So, you can also use the Google to know more about a phone number.
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Type the full phone number into Google search box and see what information you get. You will see dozens of websites with that phone number in the content. If the number is attached to a business, you will surely see the business listing. If the number was added to a public profile, it will also be there. Most of the times, Google will give you something useful related to a phone number.
Sometimes, I saw few colleges or organizations listing that was crawled by Google. If the number is of a student studying in a college, you may see the listing of a college website with details. In few cases, you also see links to social media profile associated with that number.
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Google search fails only if the phone number was new and never used for any kind of registration online or never mentioned anywhere.
Does this method work?
Yes, this method work. But it is not possible with all phone numbers. Google can help you only if the number was mentioned on any web page online. If the number is new and it was never used on any website, you will not be able to get any information about the number.
There are several reverse phone number lookup websites that charge high and promise to give you relevant information. I recommend you not to pay and avoid any such website. If there is a website that offers free reverse phone number lookup, there is no harm in trying that. These sites also differ from country to country. This is the reason, I am not listing any name here.
TrueCaller is the most trusted way of doing this but it is also not 100% working way.
What way do you use for reverse phone number lookup? Let us know this in the comments below.