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You Will Need
- Internet access
- Smartphone reverse directory app
- Reverse directory service fees
Enter the number into a search engine
Enter the phone number into a search engine. The caller may have entered personal info online.
Consider using Smartphone apps
Try using reverse directory smartphone apps that allow you to enter a number into a database and get caller names and addresses.
Find reverse directory services online
Find online reverse directory services like WhitePages.com. Most of these services charge a fee, but reputable services offer a free search to determine if the cell number is available in their database.
Consider directory services offering extra info
Consider using directory services that offer info beyond an unknown caller's name and address, such as a criminal background checks, for safety reasons. Once you have an idea who's calling, you'll know what steps to take next.