If you missed a landline call, you may be able to find out who called if you have caller ID and a phone that stores a log of recent calls. Check the log and you may be able to see the phone number that called. You may also see an individual or company name associated with the number.
Knowing who is calling you is sometimes easy as (in some cases) you can just look at your Caller ID to get the necessary caller details. However, if your Caller ID isn’t displaying the owner of the phone number in question, there’s another method that makes it easy to find out who is calling you.
If only a phone number is displayed and no name, you may be able to find the owner of the number by doing a reverse phone number search online. In many cases, you can type in a phone number and find out who it is. Unfortunately, caller ID technology allows scammers to make it look like a different number has called you, so you can't always rely on the validity of caller ID information.
You can also give whocallsme a chance as well. This website uses the reverse number lookup method to get the identity of the phantom caller you may have.
This site’s database has mostly user generated data in its inventory; the numbers posted up here are of telemarketers, charities, political surveyors, SCAM artist, non-profit organizations and other organizations that disconnect as soon as you answer, never leave a message and basically take time away from your day that you can never get back.
Basically, should you have come across a strange number on your phone, got an unwelcome SMS text and would like to get information on the strange digits, high chances someone else is also trying to do the same.
Use this site to view the reports of other individuals. If there isn’t anything posted up yet you can leave a comment to kick of a conversation.
If the number is displayed, look it up online. Crammers call from countries with the same international code (+1) as the USA, so they look like domestic calls. However, if you search the numbers, you can identify them as foreign by their area code.
- A good rule of thumb is that if you don't recognize the area code, don't answer.
- Many of these calls come from the Dominican Republic (809), Jamaica (876), British Virgin Islands (284) and Grenada (473).
- Don't pick up 900 numbers, those numbers are premium-rate numbers that bill the calling party.
- There are also services online that allow you to look up numbers. Search for "reverse lookup" or "find out who called me."
Someone trying to call you about a serious matter will either leave a phone message or contact you by other means. If you get a missed call from a number you don't know, or a blocked number, it probably isn't important. Don't call back!
- If they do leave a message, or the number that called is an 800 (toll-free) number, go ahead and call them back.
- Crammers will never leave a message, because they are operating on an extremely limited profit margin and can't afford the international call.