It can be really annoying to get up from your computer (if you work from home), or perhaps up from the dinner table to get a ringing phone only to see that a number is calling of which you have never seen. If you have been bothered by hang-ups and telemarketers, you probably don't want to answer. If you have been getting strange and even harassing calls, the last thing you want to do is to pick the receiver up for more abuse. Use a reverse phone lookup to find out who is calling.
One of the easiest reverse lookups you can do is the one you can use through the online white page listings. This only works with landlines, but can be very effective. If a number is listed, you are going to find it there. You can also use the same type of reverse search if you are dealing with a business number. Go to the yellow pages for that. If you are not sure, try both. Someone who is harassing you may have unlisted numbers, but it never hurts to try.
You can also do a very general search by using Google, MSN, Ask, Yahoo, and any other search you may prefer. There is a small chance that a number may come up for you. If the number in question happens to be a bill collector or a telemarketer, you may find the number listed on a page that deals with outing unknown yet annoying business calls. This type of page often has mostly 800 and other toll free numbers, but has others as well.
You can also use web sites that specialize in finding people. You can use these to search by name, phone number, email address, and postal address. You can use anything you have to search to see what you can find. Use a reverse lookup if you can find one, and even a name search if you suspect you may know who the number belongs to but you are not totally sure.
If you find nothing through those sources, you may be getting calls from a cell phone. Those are harder to trace, but it is not impossible. You can find a reverse phone lookup that can tell you if a number is cellular, and can give you links to find out more about that particular number.
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