Most people have received at least one telemarketing call that they would like to find out more about, but, other than calling back the number, few people know what to do to take further action. The first step to stopping telemarketers is finding out more information about them, and the internet has many great resources that can help. Reverse cell phone lookups and telemarketer directories are great ways to find out more about telemarketers and other annoying callers.
When a telemarketer calls, the company is required to provide you with a phone number that you can call back and, at least, leave a message. However, most telemarketing calls are done by an automatic dialing device, so the number on your caller ID is more than likely not their main line, but one of several others connected to the company. In the case of missed calls, finding out more information can seem difficult, but in reality it is as simple as getting on the computer. Regardless of the situation, reverse phone lookups can provide valuable information for stopping telemarketers.
Reverse phone lookups have access to a huge number of directories, both public and private, so you can find out some basic information about most numbers, including subsidiary telemarketing numbers, simply by entering the number into the search field. The amount of information turned up will vary with the amount of information available from directories, but you can usually find out the name of the individual or company. There are also websites that allow you to search a directory of telemarketer numbers and view complaints logged against a number. You can file an official complaint and have the offending number entered into the telemarketer directory at the same time. Finding out more information is often the first step in stopping telemarketers.
If you have been harassed by a telemarketer or other unsolicited call, you can find out more information about the number by using the many resources available on the internet. Reverse cell phone lookups are a great way to access directory information, and stop telemarketers.
Susan is a part-time writer and long-time personal fitness trainer with a knack for tech gadgets.