Getting a call from a person you do not know can be scary. People these days can hide behind the safety of call anonymity to stalk you or even threaten you or your family. The call might also be innocent, like an old friend trying to re-connect. Either way, knowing the identity of a caller is very important. From cell phones to landlines, there are different ways to trace a phone number or even blocked number.
For cell phones, there are a lot of applications for smartphones that let you know who is calling. Some of these apps are true-caller (which is the most commonly used), trap call, who-call, just to mention a few. Download these apps to find out who is calling you. Plus, apps like true-caller are free!
For landlines the first step is to find out the location of the number. You can do this, by typing the number in Google, yellow pages or even Facebook. By doing this you may find information about that number posted by someone with the same problem. This process is called a reverse cell phone lookup. People that want to hide their identity from you will go to great lengths to do so just to make sure you do not find out who they are; that’s just the truth.There are a lot of weird people out there. Taking advantage of this information and and trace the call.
Call The Authorities
The last way to trace a call is by dialing *67 when you get an unknown call. It will provide you with the caller’s number and even the address. If none of these work, then you can hire a private detective or call the police, especially when you feel threatened. Do not be afraid to contact the police. It is your right to live peacefully.