It started happening about once a week, in the middle of the night. Usually around 2 or 3 a. m. my phone would ring. I would answer it, and on the other there would be a prank caller saying obscenities and even threatening my family.
To say the least, I was very perturbed.
The solution was simple. I simply come plugged my phone in the middle of the night and the calls stopped - but not for long. Instead, they were now occurring at other times, like during dinner and even in the middle of the afternoon. Of course, the prank caller was calling from a cell phone number, so I didn't think I could find out who it was.
Over a casual dinner with the business acquaintance I was informed that you can use the Internet to perform reverse phone number look ups to find out who the caller was. In this case, to perform a reverse phone number look up you would simply put the phone number into a searchable database, and quickly you'd find out who the owner of the phone was.
So I went home to find a reverse phone number look up service.
The first one I signed up for wasn't very good at all - they promised me the ability to trace back cell phone numbers, yet their database did not have any results for any of the cell phone numbers I searched. I was disgruntled, and I only got a refund back because I paid by credit card and had to contact my credit card company to dispute the claim.
Meanwhile, the prank calls were continuing. I was pondering even having to change my phone number to make them stop.
As a shot in the dark, I decided to try one more service. I had read a few good reviews about them on the Internet, and was told that they were the go to source for reverse phone number look ups and to trace back cell phone numbers. At the very least, I knew I could get a refund if my searches turned up nothing.
Instead, within a few minutes I was able to get a result back on the cell phone number of the prank caller.
I can't tell you what relief this was!
At first, I decided to simply confront the prank caller the next time that they called to let them know I knew who they were, and that I would report them to the proper authorities if they continued to harass me.
Apparently, they must have thought I was bluffing because they still continued to make prank phone calls from that number, and also from another number which I quickly traced back to them. Fed up with being civil about the whole matter, I went down to the police station and file a harassment claim.
I'm not sure exactly what happened to them, but I do know one thing - I am no longer receiving prank phone calls!
Check out the review I read about this service: How to Do a Reverse Phone Number Look Up .