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A few years ago when we had to learn some more details about a certain phone number we usually had to hire a private investigator. Unfortunately, services of such professionals can be extremely expensive even for such an easy job like reversing a phone number. On the other hand, private detectives still stay the most effective and accurate way to learn more information about any cellphone number holder.

Fortunately modern technology offers us quite a few alternatives and there are a few which are actually free. The free ones are the least effective but they can still bring you some decent results. The first method will be a traditional search engine, you just type the phone number and browse through the results in order to check whether the phone number has been published somewhere. If you can’t find anything, always try to type the phone number in different formats like “5555555555” or “555-555-5555”, because it can increase the chances of finding the right record.

If you can’t find anything that satisfies you, you can try to check services of people searches such as ZabaSearch or Pipl. These are very comprehensive searches, but most of the interesting data is not available for free. Even if you manage to find the person which you’re looking for, it will quite be difficult for you to learn much for free. The fees aren’t very high, but still you have to pay. On the other hand, once you pay you can gain access to person’s pictures as well as information gathered from social networking websites such as Facebook or Myspace which can be essential in many cases.

The last solution which you can choose is called cell phone lookup. It’s the just the most accurate solution after hiring PI, but the cost is significantly lower than a professional investigator. The amount of information which reverse phone lookup can retrieve is quite impressive. Not only will you get the person’s name as well as home address, but you will be also able to learn his or her previous addresses, family members, household income and depending on the website which you choose public records regarding the person.

If I have to reverse a cell phone number, I always start with the second method which I described – I try for example Google which is my favourite one. Then I usually go straight to a cell phone lookup since I find it a better solution that the people searches mentioned before.


Girl With a CellphoneWhen we meet a nice girl at a pub or in a club, we usually ask for her cell phone number so that we can call her the very next day and make an appointment or just text her. It’s needless to say that on many occasions the girl which we ask will give as a wrong number so to make sure she will never see or hear from us. However, it can often be difficult to determine whether the girl gave us her actual number or some fake one. Obviously it would be very stupid to ask her directly whether the number is her or not. And even if we call it the next day and nobody responds we still can’t be sure if it’s a good number or not.

I have found a very simple method which helps me in such situations. When I get back home after a party where got a girl’s cell phone number, I just look it up in a cell phone directory and check whether it belongs to the girl I met. Of course I assume that you ask her not only about her cell phone but about name as well, since it would be impossible to verify if it’s her number without knowing her name. On the other hand, when you type her phone number and find out that it belongs to some guy, you can be sure that she gave you a wrong cell number.

The single lookup is quite expensive, especially if you plan to check a few numbers a month. I personally pay for a monthly subscription which lets me execute as many searches as I want for a flat fee. Everything depends on your needs and you should always calculate which options suits you best. If you don’t get new phone numbers very often then maybe a single lookup will be ok for you, but if have more number, then you seriously ought to consider a subscription. If you worry that it’s too expensive to just verify if the girl gave the right number, you can always ask your friends and collect money for a subscription which you will share. If you manage to find 4 friends who are interested in such verification, you will divide the costs by four which will significantly lower them.

Remember to always look for a service which offers cell phone numbers and not only residential records, since such service will be useless in this case. And what is more important you can reverse land lines for free, so there is no point in paying for it.

Phone DirectoryTwenty years ago nobody would think that computers will become as popular as they are today. It was a shock to many people who though that there will be actually no use for them in our homes. After years they must have understood how wrong they used to be. Internet played a very important part in making computers more popular. Honestly I can’t imagine a computer without a connection to the internet, it would be just useless. There are a lot of services which are offered only online, which means that a pc with internet connection is absolutely required.

One of such services is a cellphone lookup which can be done only via internet. It’s a quite popular service which can give you some interesting details about a cell phone number owner, for example his name or address. However, it can work in the reversed way – you can find somebody’s cell phone number by his name. It will be a little bit more complicated since phone numbers are unique but people’s names aren’t and you will have to check a few records before you find the right one. The rules here is that the more information you know, the faster you will find the record.

Cell phone directories from time to time update their databases so to make sure that the data is still accurate. On the other hand it’s impossible to verify all the 300,000,000 records each day and thus a situation when wrong data is retrieved can occur. However, this is not a very often situation and usually if it happens, you will get your money back if you like. Of course you should always make sure before paying for service, that this will possible, since there are a few companies reported who charge you for finding a certain record but then they claim that they don’t have the record. And once you ask them to give the money back, you never hear from them again. Unfortunately, it’s quite a popular scam these days and many people have lost some bucks due to this. FTC have taken care of this issue, but there are still websites which work like this.

The easiest way to protect yourself against such rip-offs is to always read reviews and testimonials about the company on other websites. And do never believe just one review, try to find at least a few and analyze whether it was written by the company’s employee or whether it’s an honest review from a real customer.

Currently there are more than 300,000,000 cell phones in use in the USA, but each day the number of them grows. This means that virtually every citizen of United States have at least one cell phone. The consequences are pretty simple and easy to understand – everybody can call you. Most of the times the reason for calling will be reasonable but in some cases the caller will just make a prank call just to entertain himself. If the situation occurs just once, it’s not so annoying, but when it starts to be continuous, it can get very irritating.

Such unwanted calls can totally disorganize your life, especially when the prank caller calls you in the middle of night waking you up. Just imagine how will you feel when you can’t sleep for a few nights in row. Each morning you will have to wake up early and go to work and nobody will be interested in your excuses when you’re late. You just have to cope with the caller on your own and I will teach you the easiest method to do it.

Once you note down the caller’s phone number, you will be ready to go. Just find a website which offers cell phone lookups and enter the number in the special field which is usually placed in the center of the website. Then you just have to click “Search” button and wait for a while for the results to arrive. Don’t expect to get the full record, if it’s found, you will see just a small bit of it. If you decide to pay for the rest of the information, you will be able to download the full report.

The report will include some basic information about the identity of the owner as well as his home address and possibly a few information about the household – size, income and so on. Once you know such things about the person, you can just call him and tell that you know quite a lot about him. This should effectively discourage you from calling, since it will be much more entertaining for him to call a person who doesn’t know anything about him.

If the call doesn’t help and the prank caller keeps calling you, the best solution will be to visit the guy. When he sees you in person, there is no chance that he will try to call you again. In most of such cases, the prank caller is just a kid or a teenager and once he sees a real danger to him, he will not risk.

If I had to count all my friends who don’t possess at least one cell phone, I think I would have to say there is no such person. And this is not only about my friends but about all people living in these times, it’s just impossible to conduct normal life without a cell. Just imagine that you have arranged a meeting with somebody but you have forgotten where exactly were you supposed to meet. How would you ask the other person about the place of your meeting? People who lived twenty years ago surely used to cope with such situation without using phones but for modern people it’s almost unimaginable.

Sometime’s it can happen that we need to call a friend whose phone number is not saved in our cell’s memory. Majority of people think that it’s quite difficult to obtain somebody’s cell phone number by his name. They think that it’s only possible for residential phone numbers, since they are aggregated into White Pages and published for example in the Internet. These people are partly right, since it’s a little bit easier to reverse a land line than a cell phone number. Cell number cannot be collected in any publicly available database without consent of the holder.

However, there are companies which specialise in gathering cell phone numbers data. Such companies buy information from big online stores as well as from other vendors who operate big customers’ databases. Then the information is processed and assembled into cell phone directories. Such directories can be searched by a the holder’s name as well as phone number. Thanks to this, you will be able to execute a cell phone search and find your mate’s number in just a few minutes. If you don’t find the record in the first website which you try, you shouldn’t give up and check other provider, because he may have to information which you need.

And you shouldn’t be worried that your friend will learn that you have been searching for his phone number in such a directory. All the searches are confidential and nobody will be able to find out about your investigation as long as everything what you do is legal and the law enforcement is not involved. It’s needless to say that in such case, they will request the information about any illegal action that you have performed and you have to suffer. On the other hand, while performing a reverse phone lookup is 100% legal it’s hard to imagine a situation when you break the law by using the information retrieved by such a lookup.

TeacherWhen we are parents of a teenager we are usually a very often guest at school, since each week there are some problems which you have to talk about with your child’s teacher. When you start meeting him or her more often, you can start thinking that there might be something wrong with. It can be a very small detail that made you think this way. When it comes to you child’s security you should never ignore such signals and try to look at the issue somehow closer. I don’t encourage to inform police about the teacher, but I strongly advise you to perform a few checks on him or her. The teacher will never know about them, but you will feel much more relaxed when you’re sure that your child’s not it a potential danger

Such check can be performed in every place where you have a computer or some other device, like let’s say smartphone or an ipad if you like. The only important thing is that you should be able to open websites on it. Once you have access to such equipment, you can start searching for a background check. You will surely stumble upon a lot of websites offering different types of such look ups. First you have to decide what information you want to use as a criteria to your search. Currently it can be name of the person, SSN, phone number or even an e-mail address. If the teacher’s name seems to be quite popular you will have to narrow your search by for example city where he lives or estimated age, since when you just type for example “Jason Smith”, you will be faced with thousands of records and it will take ages to find the right person and get details about him. Teachers very often give their personal cell phone numbers to the parents, so that they can call them in any emergency. If you have been given your teachers number, it will be much easier to perform a cell phone lookup rather than to search by name.

When you decide which criteria you’re going to use, it’s a time to choose the type of search – whether you only want to look up the person in the sex offender registry or check his criminal records or maybe only court records? Personally I would vote for the most comprehensive search which will let you get information from all possible sources.

I live in a house in which at least two times a month something needs to be fixes. Sometime it’s a broken pipe, sometimes it can a leaking tap or just not working computer. I’m not neither a handyman nor an expert in such stuff, so I usually need help in order to get things working again. The easiest method for me is to use a search engine or just open a website with classified ads such Craigslist or Backpage. There are tons of those and there is not enough space in this article to list them and everyone knows where to look for a contractor.

ContractorSome time ago when I called a contractor whose phone number I found in the Internet I was pretty scared of who would come to my house. What kind of person is that? Was he in prison? I generally don’t like strangers in my house, but in such circumstances I’m kind of forced to invite them to my house, since there is no other way to fix a leaking tap. Wouldn’t it be great to know a little bit more about the person who is going to spend some time with you in your house? I’ll show you simple method which will let you verify each and every contractor who is going to visit it you. The method involves some bucks, but you will see that it’s worth each penny which pay for it.

The method is called background check and allows you to find a lot of interesting information about virtually any person living in the United States or even in Canada. What is important, is that you don’t have to possess any special permission to access such information and it is still legal and legitimate. Most of the contractors don’t give their names when you talk to them on the phone, so you just have their cell phone number. Don’t worry, it’s more than enough, because a background check can be connected with a cell phone lookup which means that you will be able to find records about the person using his cell phone number.

It’s very difficult to say what type of information will you get from you provider. Everything depends on what public records about the person are available and which vendor you have chosen. Some vendors have special plans which allow you to search only in sex offender database. Such search is much cheaper but you will not be able to see information from other databases which can be crucial when verifying a person.