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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.

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.