Finding out the identity of an unknown caller by their telephone number is easy with the Internet, especially with the numerous community efforts that have sprung up to database the numbers of cold-callers. One such website is called Phone Owner.Continue Reading
Phone Owner is free to use and relies on the contributions of its users. Its aim is to create a comprehensive database of nonpublished business numbers that people may come across through cold calls, text messages and so forth.
Another way to find out who is calling is with WhitePages Current, an application that has compiled a database of almost 300 million businesses and individuals. Once the app is installed on a smartphone, the identity of unknown callers will be listed as they are calling.Learn more about Public Records
911's database contains the physical location address of all registered telephone numbers in North America, and is coordinated with a Master Street Address Guide maintained by state and local governments contracting with private developers. Mobile telephone numbers are registered by the physical address given when registering for the service, which may be checked against the Geographic Information System location showing on the dispatcher's screen.Full Answer >
As of 2015, Google generally does not remove telephone numbers from its database upon request. However, telephone listings may be removed from web directories that appear in Google search results, by contacting the website host.Full Answer >
Performing reverse lookups and searching the SMS/800 number database are two ways to locate information on 800 numbers. By entering an 800 or toll-free number on a reverse lookup website, you can determine the number's owner.Full Answer >
Consumers who wish to reduce the number of telemarketing calls they receive or register their telephone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry may do so by visiting DoNotCall.gov. A consumer may also call (888) 382-1222 from the phone he wishes to register.Full Answer >