Lookup phone details using an IMEI number

Lookup phone details using an IMEI number

Sometimes you may not have the phone number of the caller, the but the IMEI number instead, and want to gather information about the phone and carrier in order to find the phone number of the unknown caller. The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is a 15 digit code that provides basic information about the phone type, brand, and carrier service, it's used as an unique identifier code for a mobile device. Every mobile (and satellite) phone has an IMEI number - which is usually printed inside the phone on the battery, or…continue reading →
What is an auto dialer? – Everything you need to know about autodialers

What is an auto dialer? – Everything you need to know about autodialers

Many people have become curious as to the true purpose of an autodialer, a software program that is designed to call a set of numbers, sometimes random, sometimes from a list, and wait for a response from the person at the other end. Autodialing is similar to robocalling, but usually robocalling always asks you to enter a number to be connected, with an autodialer, sometimes it will connect you to a live person right away. If you are at the receiving end of a autodialer call, usually an autodialer begins with a prerecorded…continue reading →
How to Block Telemarketing Calls – Canada Method

How to Block Telemarketing Calls – Canada Method

For the American guide on how to register for the USA Do Not Call List, click here.  Canadians need to make sure their numbers aren't being used for marketing too. In this guide we will show you how you can remove your number from telemarketing calls and other marketing calls that you may be receiving. In order to stop these annoying calls, we will be using the opt out method at the Canadian Do Not Call List (DNCL). Keep in mind that this will not guarantee that you won't receive marketing calls, telemarketers that do not…continue reading →

Verizon Abuse Hotline Contact Information

If you need to contact Verizon to report abusive phone numbers, or are looking for contact to their legal department, use the following info to make sure you get in contact with the right people. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the "Verizon phone trace method" to report abusive phone numbers. Verizon Contact Numbers Verizon Unlawful Call Center 1-800-257-2969 Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call this number if you have received calls that fall in any of these categories: Threat to Life (yours or someone else's)…continue reading →
How to protect your identity on the phone

How to protect your identity on the phone

Overview Your identity is important to your financial and personal security. You probably protect your identity over the internet by not posting your credit card details on sketchy websites, and you also protect your identity in person by destroying confidential documents and credit cards. It's important to understand that protecting your identity over the phone is also critical to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your family. This comprehensive guide is set to outline common methods scammers and criminals use to try and gather your personal information over cell and landline…continue reading →
How to protect your phone number when doing business on Craigslist

How to protect your phone number when doing business on Craigslist

Craigslist is a fantastic website that lets you sell your unwanted items and appliances for good money, but what people don't know is that Craigslist is also the center of many scams revolving around getting your phone number from the ad listings that you post for the world to see. This article will show you how to protect your phone number from these scammers, and learn how to identify where and when you phone number will be given out on the Craigslist website. Step 1: Use a Phone Cloak if possible Cloaking your phone number…continue reading →
What is Google Voice?

What is Google Voice?

Overview of Google Voice: Google Voice is a telephone service that is offered by Google. Originally it was only available via invite to a certain group of users. As of today, Google Voice is available to all Google account holders located within the United States and countries abroad. While placing calls is free from within the United States, there are fees associated with long distance overseas or heavy usage of the service. More details of these fees can be found here: Google Voice Fee Structure Why Google Voice is Important: Google Voice can…continue reading →
When should you pay to know a name behind a phone number?

When should you pay to know a name behind a phone number?

We try to answer this as "never". But there may come a time when you have exhausted all your efforts into doing free reverse phone search by yourself, and you need to consult a professional web service or private investigator to do it for you. If you haven't already, be sure to go through all the Methods and General Information pages to be sure that you really have tried all that you can to find a name behind a number. Keep in mind the following: Private investigators are professionals, certified with either the state…continue reading →
5 Reverse Phone Directory Website Rankings

5 Reverse Phone Directory Website Rankings

5 Reverse Phone Directory Website Rankings 1: Who Calls Me? (http://www.whocallsme.com) Rating: 9/10 Pros: Great features, including the ability to search other phone numbers with a similar area code (useful for those annoying spammers who use multiple numbers but reside within the same area. Has a dedicated area where you can log in and track which numbers you entered to see if there are any more comments. Large database, many many numbers on this website. Ability to search for numbers without having to log in. Constantly updating, a new number is posted every…continue reading →
How to Prevent Marketing Phone Calls – Do Not Call Registry

How to Prevent Marketing Phone Calls – Do Not Call Registry

The National Do Not Call Registry is available for all USA citizens, where you can enter your phone number and opt-out of telemarketing phone calls. It is managed by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), a government organization that deal with all types of consumer privacy and safety issues. Keep in mind that this will not totally end the marketing calls you receive, but it should be able to limit the calls you receive down to a minimum. The amount of time between entering your phone number with the list and when telemarketers will…continue reading →