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Author Topic: Reverse Phone lookup  (Read 4513 times)

AndyM

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Reverse Phone lookup
« on: March 01, 2011, 10:48:08 AM »
Used to be it was easy to find a name to go with a phone number, just Google the number.

Now it seems that the only way is through a paid service, the only hits I get when I Google the number.

Does anyone know if there are still free lookup sites out there?

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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 03:22:14 PM »

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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 04:59:45 PM »
Thanks!!!

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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 05:52:15 PM »
No problem.  Thanks to Linkman and my compulsive nature to bookmark every site that looks useful, all it took was a quick search for "phone lookup"  8)

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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 10:57:15 PM »
jaden,

Not one of those links was able to give me information on any of the number I submitted. However all of them were very eager to pass me on to another service that would provide the info for a fee. Sorry but there's no free lunch anymore it seems...   :(

Thank you.

Jim

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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 04:24:01 PM »
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Not one of those links was able to give me information on any of the number I submitted.

I'm surprised, but a little relieved.  I was concerned with how much information I could find with the numbers I tried.

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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 10:20:57 PM »
Now don’t be too relieved! With just a few dollars almost anyone can still find out almost anything about you. Ever see a report from LexisNexis? Pretty scary!

My comment was mostly just to point out that the reverse lookup sites for the most part are no longer free; they just pass you on now, oftentimes to Intelius.

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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 02:48:19 AM »
I'm relieved because at least it will cost a stalker money.  Even a few dollars can be an impediment to keep out the casual but curious person.

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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 10:18:10 PM »
Try this one:

http://dexknows.whitepages.com/

I just successfully found my parents' info for free using Reverse Lookup.


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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011, 10:50:16 PM »
Deozaan, are they listed publicly? I just tried a handful of folks whom I know aren't listed in the public directory (meaning the regular old-fashioned phone company phone book!) and didn't get anything. Also appears that you need a pretty accurate address to search successfully. I put in only the state on some, and only the street without a street number on some.

Of course I probably haven't tried enough to validate or invalidate.

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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 11:03:43 PM »
AFAIK that site is basically an online phone book. So it only lists what's public in the dead-tree edition phone book. I didn't realize you wanted to find info for unlisted people/numbers.


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Re: Reverse Phone lookup
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 11:38:31 PM »
Yeah, when I saw all the sites listed in a previous post I recognized most as once-decent free look-ups but AFAIK most had gone to showing you a tiny bit of limited info and offering to show you the rest - with links mostly to Intelius unfortunately.

I actually used to have an account at Intelius but at some point they hooked up with one of those scummy outfits that quietly invoice you monthly or quarterly for some non-existent service. I never got caught up in that but it was enough to keep me away! The shame of it is that if I need to do a background check on anyone now I have to go to one of the expensive firms - and most are really, really expensive!

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Jim