Cancer Scams on the Rise

November 28, 2018 Posted by Pamela M

Watch out for cancer charity scams

 

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018, there will be 1,735,350 people diagnosed with cancer; at the same time, 609,640 cancer-related deaths in the United States. The statistics suggest the most people know someone affected by cancer. Sadly, scammers take advantage of this fact and try to bilk unsuspecting people out of money in the name of cancer research or a related charity.

There are many reputable and honorable charities. However, scammers aren’t in that prestigious group. Rather, the scammers take the money you have given in good faith to use for their own purposes.

The “Good Guys?”

Regardless of popular belief, scams aren’t only perpetrated by individuals hiding in dark basements or Nigerian prisons. So-called legitimate companies often take part in aggressive telemarketing campaigns to collects funds. On the surface, these charities seem to be honest. If you dig deeper, you’ll find that it’s a front. In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission filed charges against four charities claiming to collect money to combat cancer. The representatives lied to potential donors to gain sympathy, and then they walked away with almost $200 million in donations. As a matter of fact, the CEOs use the money to buy luxury vacations and pay salaries to family members.

Detecting a Charity Phone Scam

It may be difficult to identify a false charity asking for money or an organization, although it is not impossible. Scammers often use fake identities and use a spoofed caller ID to hide their real phone numbers. There are five steps to  avoid becoming a victim of a charity phone scam:

  1. Ask for more information

Question the caller about the charity. Ask the representative for information about the organization. The caller should supply his full name, the charity’s legal name and address, and how donations are allocated. Scammers may be unable to give an appropriate answer, get defensive or hang up. Use an app for unknown number look ups to identify the phone number.

  1. Ensure the charity is legitimate

Do not donate at the time of the call. Research the organization online to verify its existence and credentials. Legitimate charities are registered with the state, and national organizations can be verified through the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. If you have determined that the charity is legitimate you can call back or donate via their website. If you donate, be sure to get a receipt.

  1. Keep your information private

Never give out personal or financial information. Be suspicious if the caller asks you to issue a wire transfer, purchase a pre-loaded debit card or a similar means of payment.

  1. Don’t get emotional

Scammers will often play on your emotions. They may use guilt to get you to donate. Whenever a caller asks for a certain dollar amount, hang up.

  1. Refuse unsolicited requests

The best protection is to avoid answering unknown calls. If you think a call is a scam, call the FTC immediately.

What are VoIP Phone Numbers?

October 30, 2018 Posted by Pamela M

VoIP Phone Service

As technology expands, ways to connect are increasing exponentially. Although it has been around for quite a few years, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has become more popular than ever. While there are advantages to using VoIP numbers, there are also disadvantages, including usage by scammers. What are VoIP numbers and how do they work?

Voice over Internet Protocol

Traditional phone services link a specific phone to a number. That number will always be used when placing calls from the phone. However, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) numbers are not tied to a specific phone. Rather, they are numbers connected to an Internet service. A user signs up with a website, such as Google Voice. The user registers with the website and receives a phone number. The user can make calls using that number from any supporting device. This means a user can make calls from a cell phone, computer, laptop, or even an analog telephone. The services are often free or charge a monthly fee. The low or no cost feature of using a VoIP number is especially attractive to businesses because it can drastically reduce monthly fees.

Advantages

The benefits of using a VoIP are many. They include:

  • Never have to change phone numbers
  • Not tying up your personal line
  • Not having to purchase a business line
  • Cheap or free service
  • International calling
  • Masking identity
  • Choosing any phone number in any area code
  • Operating multiple phone lines
  • Accessing many features of traditional phone services

Disadvantages

  • Unable to place 911 calls
  • Must have an Internet connection
  • Disabled during a power outage
  • Dependent on bandwidth
  • Internet can cause lag time
  • Lower quality than traditional service
  • Callers can mask their identity
  • Callers can pretend to be representatives of businesses or agencies (Bank, IRS, etc.)
  • Blocked numbers
  • Scammers/telemarketers can use local numbers
  • May be harder to trace
  • Identity may not be available
  • May permit viruses on computer/phone system

Tracing VoIP Numbers

Recently, it has become easier for services to trace unknown callers on your iPhone. The numbers are linked to an IP address rather than to a specific phone, therefore traces can be tricky, but they can be done. The best way to avoid issues with telemarketers or scammers is to block unknown or foreign numbers using an app. If you answer an unknown number, never give out personal information. If you suspect a scam, contact your Attorney General or local authorities on their non-emergency line.

Are You Being Spoofed?

August 30, 2018 Posted by Pamela M

As diligent as phone service carriers can be, scammers and telemarketing firms are even more so. They seem to stay ahead of the technology and the carriers just can’t keep up.  You may have noticed an increase in local calls to your phone, many of which are local numbers – or even numbers of neighbors, family and friends. Sadly, there isn’t much we can do about these calls except to ignore or block them. Registering on the National Do Not Call Registry or reporting calls may help, but I’ve read numerous accounts that the reports only generate more calls. Why is this happening?

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Local Numbers

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software allows any user to create an account and choose a local phone number. The caller uses that number for whatever business or scam he is perpetrating, knowing that people are more likely to answer local numbers. The unwanted caller bets that you will answer, wondering if it’s a call from a neighbor, doctor’s office, or your child’s school. The caller may also tap into the number of a friend or family member, ensuring that you will pick up. Once you answer, the caller goes into his prepared spiel, hoping to lure you into purchasing a product or sending money for some invented reason.

How To Recognize Scammers

Most people are familiar with email scams wherein someone reports an overseas crisis, an unexpected windfall, or other event that requires the recipient to send money. Fake lotteries and business opportunities make big promises that will never deliver. Even the savviest people fall for these scams because the scammers are trained to be convincing and persistent. One of the most recent scams is being called by a utility company or the IRS, demanding immediate payment or face jail time. This is especially scary to senior citizens who may be easily confused or not up to date on the latest scamming trends.

How to block a phone number

How To Make It Stop

There is no surefire way to make the calls stop. However, you can block calls on your iPhone using a caller ID app. If a call comes from a number you do not recognize, let the call go to voicemail. Most scammers or telemarketers will not leave a message. If you receive a message that sounds legit and important, you may call the number, but beware. Any calls received from the utility company or the IRS demanding payment are most likely fraud. The IRS never calls people on the phone; they send letters. If a utility company calls, get the name and extension of the person calling as well as a call back number that you can use to verify the information. Also check the claim against any outstanding bills. If you do suspect fraud, report the call immediately to the police.

Lastly, limit the number of things you sign up for online. The more you use your phone number, the more likely you are to receive calls. You may also consider getting a masked number from Google voice or another company to separate your personal calls from potential fraudsters.

 

iTunes Gift Card Scams: How to Protect Yourself

December 15, 2017 Posted by communicator

It’s the holiday season and with Christmas just a week away it’s important to protect yourself and your loved ones from holiday related phone scams. The most common form of phone scam during the holidays are iTunes gift card scams. We’ll go over what you need to know about these scams and how to protect yourself.

Calls From Local Numbers

You may have noticed an uptick in the amount of calls you’ve recently been getting from unknown numbers this is due to the holidays and end of the year approaching. Scammers are taking advantage of the holiday season to trick vulnerable people into giving them money via iTunes gift cards.

Phone callers will demand that their victims pay bogus hospital bills, utility bills, back taxes, and prize fees, among other things. They will use scare tactics and threats in order to get what they want out of the people that they are targeting.

What to Do If You’re Being Targeted by iTunes Gift Card Scams

If you ever receive a call from someone asking that they make a payment via an iTunes gift card, or any type of gift card/pre-paid card, hang up immediately.

You should only use iTunes gift cards when making a purchase directly from iTunes or Apple. Never share the code on the back of the card with anyone over the phone.

Other Ways to Protect Yourself

Always be careful when answering a call from a phone number that isn’t in your contact book. If the call is unsolicited and claims to be from a company or organization that you trust inform them that you will call back at a later time. Once you’ve done this verify the phone number that called you using a white pages app on iPhone or the official website of the company or organization the caller claimed to be from.

Kidnapping Phone Scams: What You Need To Know

October 25, 2017 Posted by communicator

There’s a scary phone scam out there that tries to convince you that a loved one has been kidnapped by criminals. All across the United States there have been reports of scammers calling people and telling them that their family members are in grave danger. Find out how to spot this scam, how to avoid and report it, and how you can trace unknown calls.

How The Kidnapping Phone Scam Works

You’ll receive a call from someone claiming to have your family member and demanding that you send them money as ransom. You may even hear screams or crying in the background of the call. This is all designed to make you panic.

The calls often come from Mexico and they find family names and phone numbers on social media. Using this information they will demand that you wire them large amounts of money.

How To Avoid This Scam

This scam is scary and requires quick thinking. If you get a call from someone saying they have your loved one ask something personal. Make sure it’s something only the person they say they have would know. Additionally, while on the phone with the caller send a text out to the person they say they have, or find someone to call the person they say is in danger.

If you verify that the caller is a scammer immediately hang up and call your local police. It’s important that you report this type of call as soon as possible. Scammers are likely targeting other people in your community.

Another thing which you can do to protect yourself and your family is to set your social media to private. Only share information with people you know and trust online. Most of the time these callers get their information from online social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Trace Unknown Calls

You should always try to avoid answering unknown phone calls. To help you with this look into using a white pages iPhone caller id app on your smart phone. Not only will apps like these help you cut down on the amount of unwanted calls you receive, they could also save you from being a scam victim.

How To Avoid Telemarketers And Stop Nuisance Calls

September 29, 2017 Posted by communicator

Telemarketers can be the worst, they call at inconvenient times, they only want your money, and sometimes they don’t leave you alone! Find out how you can use reverse phone lookups to help cut down on the amount of nuisance calls your receive, and what else you can do to cut down on these calls.

Add Your Number To The Do Not Call Registry

We’re talking about the official Do Not Call Registry, not the one some scammer calling tried to get you to sign up and pay for! The FTC has maintained a Do Not Call Registry for some time now and if your number is in it telemarketers will have to pay a big fine for calling you.

The Do Not Call Registry is completely free and doesn’t cost you anything to add your number to it. Though it’s not a perfect solution the FTC does make these unscrupulous businesses pay when they get caught.

It’s quick and easy to add your phone number, so if you haven’t already done so what are you waiting for?!

Use Reverse Phone Lookups

We say it a lot here at Css-Al but don’t give these callers the time of day and use reverse phone lookups to choose which calls you will take and which ones you will avoid.

Make sure you download an app that allows you to run reverse phone lookups on iPhone on the numbers you don’t know before answering a call or returning a missed one. A lot of these apps even have automatic spam call blocking features that you can turn on.

Spam call blocking features will cut down on the amount of nuisance calls you receive. They use technology to show them which numbers make frequent calls that go unanswered. They use this to build a list of blocked phone numbers.

Don’t Interact With The Caller

The best way to avoid unwanted calls and phone scams is to simply not interact with the caller. Don’t answer the call and let it go to voicemail, or simply hang up when the automated message or caller goes into their sales spiel. This may seem rude, but it will save both you and the caller’s time and after awhile they’ll stop trying to contact you so often.

Using Reverse Phone Lookups With Online Dating

September 12, 2017 Posted by communicator

It’s 2017, everyone is or has used online dating or a dating app. You may even know couples who met off Tinder, Plenty of Fish, Match.com or any of the many online dating sites and applications that exist. Maybe they’re even married now! The biggest problem with online dating is how do you really know who you’re talking to. With a caller ID app for iPhone you can figure out the true identity of the person you’re talking to.

Online Dating

What Is Online Dating?

Maybe you’ve been a holdout or maybe you’re just now finding yourself single after the end of a long-term relationship. For me personally, the latter happened. After three years of dating I found myself single. I was totally overwhelmed by the popularity of online dating, something I had never used before.

Online dating is great for meeting people that you wouldn’t normally meet in your day-to-day life. To start, choose which site you want to use, we recommend going with a free option at first just to try it out and see how it is. Pick a few good photos, write up a short bio about who you are and you’re ready to start matching with other singles.

How to Stay Safe?

With online dating there’s the big question: Is it safe? The answer is yes it can be, but you need to be smart. That means meeting in a public place and finding your own means of transportation there for the first time you meet.

It’s also important to tell a friend or family member where you’ll be going and who you’re meeting. Chances are your date will be fine, but it’s always important to be cautious the first time meeting a stranger.

You can also use a caller ID app for iPhone to ensure your date is who they say they are before meeting them.

Using a Caller ID App for iPhone When Dating

Whether you meet a person at a bar, in traffic, or online, you can run their phone number through a cell phone number app lookup for iPhone to check out who they are. This is just another way to verify the identity of your online date.

There are a lot of these types of apps so be sure to look in the App Store for one with a lot of good reviews.

Must Have Apps for Your iPhone

August 16, 2017 Posted by communicator

The iPhone is considered one of the best inventions in the history of mankind. If you have it, you might as well make the most of it, right? Here’s a list of the best iPhone apps that you should think of having on your iPhone including streaming music apps, iPhone reverse number lookup apps, and more.

phone tracer app for the iPhone

1Password

With the tons of apps you’re using and online accounts you have how can you keep track of all your passwords? A password is one of the most valuable possessions of an individual in this day and age. The free 1Password app helps you maintain a unique password for multiple apps and online accounts!

Doorman

Ever had a stolen package? Been afraid your Amazon package wouldn’t arrive on time or at all? Here’s an app that can help you relax when shopping online. Doorman has an address that it shares with its app users where they can have the packages sent. They will forward the package to you per the schedule you request. They can hold the package for 30 days!

CallerSmart

Callersmart is a great phone tracer app for the iPhone. It helps people check a mystery number’s safety and block calls from unwanted callers such as debt collectors, sales calls and scam calls. It’s online phone book is well updated as well.

Waze

There are digital maps and then there’s Waze. The best thing about this app is that it doesn’t only serve as a GPS, but it also creates a re-route if there’s bad traffic, construction, or accidents.

Spotify

Who doesn’t listen to music? Spotify is a free streaming service that has one of the most comprehensive music collections. It also has a “radio option” which gives users the opportunity to listen to new music and discover new artists. Music can also be synced to your phone so you can enjoy your favorite playlists offline.

Head on over to the App Store now and download some these useful free apps!

Identifying Unknown Cell Numbers

January 18, 2015 Posted by communicator

New advances in technology have made it possible and easy to find a cell numbers location. Technological breakthroughs, like GPS on mobile phones, have improved the chances of learning the exact location of a phone. The technique, called triangulation, allows people to pinpoint where a caller is. Emergency services use this technique to locate callers.trace unknown callers on your iPhone

Location Tracking Apps

There are many location tracking online services and apps that you can downloaded onto your smart phone. These apps may differ in appearance, interface, cost, and terms. However, all location tracking apps use the same triangulation technique. In addition to location tracking, there are also websites and apps that can show you the identity of a phone number’s owner.

Reverse Phone Lookup Apps

Phone number tracer apps compile their information from different online databases and information from telecommunication companies. In the past, the process of tracing cell numbers was difficult because there was no way to gain access to this information. Cell phone directories use many different sources to identify who the number belongs to. The apps use information from phone companies to identify the location of the number and what carrier the number belongs to.

There are many reasons why you would want to trace unknown callers on your iPhone. One reason is to identity a recently missed call. By running a reverse phone lookup on the number you will be able to see who the phone number belongs to and where they are calling from.

Companies will often use caller ID information to find out the identity and location of their customers when they are receiving a call. This allows them to provide better customer service.

Cell Phone Directories In The U.S.

While landline phone numbers are published in the U.S., cell phone numbers are not. Even though, these records aren’t public there are numerous online cell phone directories and caller ID services. These websites and apps can be used to trace the location and identity of a certain caller for personal or work reasons.

With some cell phone lookups there may be a fee. These directories charge a monthly or annual subscription fee, or a one-time fee depending on how many searches you run. The fees keep the directory regularly updated. Most listings are very precise and accurate.

In addition, the cell phone lookup may give you a lot of good information, such as the full address of the phone number or social profiles. All of this information will help you avoid unwanted, incoming calls.

Safety First: Reverse Phone Lookups On iPhone

January 12, 2015 Posted by communicator

Everyday we interact with people. Some of them maybe individuals you know and trust, and others are strangers. They could also be people you’ve just met that you’d like to get to know better. Some of these people may want to help you and others may want to harm you. You can’t really know who is who, unless you start to build a relationship with them. The quickest way to keep in touch with someone now is through the handy gadget in your pocket – your smartphone. With reverse phone lookups we can now identify unknown callers quickly.

Staying Connected Is Easier Than Ever

Phones have, since their invention, provided the us with a means of connecting with other no matter where their location. Now with the advances in technology, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with someone and maintain a relationship. However, the breakthroughs in communication also mean that someone you don’t want to contact you can find you easily.

How To Avoid Unwanted Phone Calls

If you receive an unidentified call from a phone number you don’t recognize it can be very disconcerting and sometimes annoying.

Of course the unknown phone number could belong to an old friend who is calling to catch up. You may have lost their number over the years or they may have updated their number. Alternatively, it could be someone you really don’t want to be contacted by, like a stalker or a phone scammer.

The question is how do you sift through these random calls and not have to answer or call them all back to find out who it is? Thanks to online phone directories it’s now easy. You can download an app that provides reverse phone lookups on iPhone or Android phones you can see who is calling you and decide whether or not you want to answer or block the phone call.

How Do Reverse Phone Lookup Apps Work

These handy apps can look up the number dialing your phone and identify the caller for you so you know exactly who the person is, their details, and their location. If it really is an old friend, you will see their name displayed and you’ll know it’s safe to call back. If it’s someone you don’t recognize, you can find out additional information about the caller to decide whether or not you should return the call. Some caller ID apps even allow you to connect with your friends and see if any of them know the caller.

If there’s no available information on the caller, you can still see whether or not the phone number has been reported. People will report fraudulent phone numbers to agencies, like the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Phone number that are reported shouldn’t be trusted. If you take any action with calls like these it should only be to block and report these phone numbers. By reporting phone numbers you will help your community.

Knowing who is on the other end of a call is very important. Your safety could be at risk depending on who is calling. Keep yourself and others safe with a reverse phone lookup app. These apps are available in both the iTunes App Store or Google Play for download.

Take Control Of Incoming Phone Calls

January 12, 2015 Posted by communicator

You probably dislike being called by unidentified numbers. The first thought that crosses your mind is how the caller got your number in the first place. You are unlikely to pick up the call because you have no idea who is on the other end. However, if you don’t pick up the call you are left with a nagging feeling because you wonder whether it might have been an important call. This everyday situation can be solved with a reverse phone lookup app. You can now identify callers via a free phone tracer app.app for unknown number look ups

You can download the easy to use, app for unknown number look ups from the App Store. Reverse phone lookup apps bring so much convenience to your life because you will no longer have to worry about identifying unknown callers and some apps will reduce the amount of spam calls you receive.

Phone Tracer Benefits

Apart from putting you firmly in the driver’s seat when it comes to dealing with unidentified callers, reverse phone lookup apps can give you information like the location of the caller and their social profiles. This means that you can quickly identify a call and decide whether or not you should call back. If it is someone you wish to talk to immediately, you can call them back.

These caller ID apps will often provide premium reports at a fee that will provide you with more information about the caller.

Why Use A Free Phone Tracer App

The best part of these apps is that not only are they useful, but they’re also a lot of fun. Once you download the app, you become a member of a community that cares about the welfare of all its members.

You can leave feedback on a number or update the listing to help other community members.  Other users can vote up your feedback if it’s helpful. The more feedback you leave the more points, badges, and rewards you unlock within the app.

Free phone tracer apps are perfect if you receive a lot of  nuisance, telemarketer, or automated phone calls. You can set up your iPhone to automatically block these annoying calls, or just help others in your community by reporting the numbers that are calling you.

 

Why You Need To Have An iPhone Reverse Phone Number Lookup App

December 29, 2014 Posted by communicator

Reverse phone number lookup apps are dedicated to help phone users identify unknown phone numbers. The apps are able to identify more than 100 million phone numbers for free. A white pages iPhone caller id app offers a a way to identify cell phone numbers as well as unpublished numbers. If your an iPhone user then you will be among the people who will enjoy these free apps. white pages iPhone caller id appReverse phone number lookup apps are among the many great apps that can be downloaded on your iPhone. Below are some of the most popular reverse phone lookup services for iPhone:

Who Called Me

This iPhone app is capable of looking up names, cell phone numbers, and addresses from various online databases. Who Called Me stands out from the rest because of its ability to look for vital information from various sources as opposed to other apps that search from only one source. This app is very useful when it comes to identifying the unknown phone numbers calling you.

Who That?

This is an app with a hilarious name that gives users access more than 400 million phone numbers and names. With this app users can perform a phone number search for free. It’s important to note that you can be charged even if there are no results available.

Phone Lookup

With this app, you can easily find information on cell phone numbers, like the owner’s name, address, and also phone line type. The app will also help you find information on unlisted numbers, but at a fee.

Mr. Number

This is an iPhone app that gives the users 20 free lookups. Mr. Number allows the users to access almost all U.S. phone numbers, including 80% of the landline numbers and more than 50% of cell phone numbers.

True Caller

TrueCaller is a great app that enables users to update their phonebook. The app can access more than 50 million phone numbers listings from 170 countries.

These apps can be used to identify persons or companies who are harassing you. These apps will help you look up the number of the caller and report it to the right authorities.

The Best iPhone Caller ID App

December 25, 2014 Posted by communicator

There are many different apps that can help you identify anonymous callers. These apps can pull up all of the available details associated with a particular phone number. Details may include the full address, location, gender, and name of the phone number’s owner. The quantity and quality of information will depend on the phone book. Below we’ll help you decide which is the best iPhone caller ID app for you.iPhone caller ID app

TrueCaller

This is one of those versatile apps for reverse phone lookups. It’s available on both iOS and Android phones. It identifies unknown callers by their names, and has data on international and local phone numbers. Another key feature of the app is the “True Score”, which tells you how popular your number is with other users.

Reverse Genie

Like TrueCaller, Reverse Genie lets you identify callers effortlessly. Another good thing about this app is that you can also search for Facebook profiles and see pictures of the owner. This is a user-friendly app that gives very detailed information.

EveryCaller Reverse

EveryCaller Reverse is slightly different from both Reverse Genie and TrueCaller. It will still help you identify spam and unwanted numbers, but it also lets its users contribute. This app has one of the most reputable community-based spam trackers on the market. Their spam trackers can identify calls from robodialers and telemarketers as they are calling your phone.

CallerSmart

iPhone users can use CallerSmart to identify unknown calls and texts. Like EveryCaller Reverse, the CallerSmart phone book is also community-based white pages app. Hundreds of thousands of users join together to help identify mystery calls. Within CallerSmart you also have the option to search by name or email for a phone number.

CallerSmart even allows you to see who has been searching your phone number in their phone book.

In conclusion, there are many different white pages apps. Do your research and test them out to see which one works best for you.

 

Best Caller ID Apps For iPhone

December 23, 2014 Posted by communicator

Smartphones have changed the way we communicate, they’ve reduced distance among people and broken down communication barriers. Almost everyone has a mobile phone with high-speed internet capabilities. Technology is great, but it’s affecting our privacy. You might frequently get calls from unknown numbers at all hours of the day. These can be really annoying, but there is a way to stop them with caller ID apps.white pages iPhone app for reverse phone

If you don’t already know what a caller ID app does, it identifies unknown numbers for you. Here is a list of some of the best white pages iPhone app for reverse phone, all are available in the App Store.

TrueCaller

Undoubtedly, TrueCaller is one of the most popular caller ID apps in the world. It is one of the few international caller ID apps, meaning that no matter where you are it will block local calls from suspected spammers.  It’s available on both the iOS and Android platforms and can be downloaded for free.

Number Guru

Another popular caller ID app among iPhone users is Number Guru. Within the app, users have free unlimited access to reverse phone lookups. It will identify whether a caller is a scammer or telemarketer. It’s a very user-friendly app that allows you to quickly start looking up numbers.

Other Caller ID Apps

TrueCaller and Number Guru aren’t the only caller ID apps on the market. Other popular revers phone lookup apps include Hiya, Mr. Number, CallerSmart, and EveryCaller Reverse.

Understanding Reverse Phone Lookups: What Is It And How Does It Work?

December 21, 2014 Posted by communicator

Interested in finding out who it is that just called you? Or just sick of annoying telemarketers? Thankfully, there’s an easy way to identify phone numbers and avoid unwanted calls. You need to start using an iPhone app to find the owner of a phone number. Reverse phone lookups will reveal who the number that is calling you belongs to and allow you to avoid the calls you don’t want.iPhone app to find the owner of a phone number

How To Lookup Landline Numbers

Finding information about landline numbers is easy. Landline information is public, unless a subscriber requests their phone company keep the number unlisted.  The many ways to find out info on landline numbers includes:

  • Google the number. You can google any number to see what search results pop up regarding it. If it’s a landline number you should be able to find such information as the current owner and the full address associated with the number.
  • Consult a people search site. You might choose to skip Google and go directly to a website that specializes in number lookups and people searches. There are many, some of the most popular sites are WhitePages and Spokeo.


How To Lookup Mobile Phone Numbers

It’s not so easy to identify the owner of a mobile phone number. Cell phone numbers are not published, so it’s important to consult a reputable private database to get up to date and accurate information. Unlike information on landline numbers, you’ll probably have to spend some money to get good information on a cell number.

The best way to look up a cell phone number is to download a caller ID app on your iPhone. This will allow you to search the number when you’re receiving the call.