Trace Cell Phone Numbers Using Google Search

By: George Wischler

As cellular service replaces land line phones, more and more people seek ways to identify unknown callers. Many reasons exist and include the following:

1. Identify and STOP annoying telemarketing calls

2. Discover pranksters who've targeted your number repeatedly

3. Prosecute harassment or threats before they can bring you harm

4. Spy on cheating lovers

5. Spy on kids calling strangers, far away places, or when grounded from friends

No official directory for all the different types of modern phones exist, and people often try looking them up in 411, whitepages, etc, only to fail in finding anything useful. One of the better ways recently to lookup a phone number is by simply using a search engine like Yahoo or Google. By knowing a few simple search procedures, you can increase the likelyhood of success.

Examples of searches might include:

"123 456 7890"

(the use of quotes)

123 456 7890 or 1234567890

(broad search - no quotes, with and without spaces)

123 456

(area code/prefix only to find similar numbers)

Its relatively simple, and these examples should cover 90 percent of possible numbers. The use of special symbols like a dash or parenthesis are unnecessary, as major search engines usually account for them automatically. They should actually be avoided as they may represent special commands to the search engine.

What to do when search engines fail:

Sometimes you can't find anything in regular Internet searches. Voluntary and community databases and forums may have limited or no information. Previous history is probably non-existent, as most unknown numbers are created and destroyed regularly. The answer lies then in commercial directories. These special databases keep up with modern phone technology, and can perform reverse phone lookups quickly. They often reveal full names, addresses with maps, service info, and everything else you need.

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