Find out who that phone number belongs to

First published on February 16, 2007

Hounded by a 1-800 or other number who keeps calling? For some reason they won’t disclose who they are? Well, if they really have Caller ID blocked, you’re a bit out of luck. But if you know what the number is but it just so happened to be a private number, you can still do some investigating.

Check out this smart site. The premise is that we can all help each other out by entering whatever information we know about a particular number that called us. Each number gets its own information page. By sharing whatever information we have, we can uncover the identities of those people and companies who just won’t stop calling. Sometimes it’s a collection agency that has the wrong number. Sometimes it’s a phishing attempt…

Who called?


8 Responses to “Find out who that phone number belongs to”

  1. Leah says:

    I used this and it was great. I was actually quite worried about this random number that kept phoning me – once I used this site, I felt a lot better knowing it wasn’t just me!


  2. Windsor says:

    looking for who belongs to this phone number 410-210-9898

  3. Peter says:

    I can’t help you with that, but might have it in their database…

  4. annika says:

    hi i was wondering if you couldtell me who this number belongs to 0151 9228219

  5. Sandy says:

    I googled to see if I could find who called me and left no name, anyway I stumpled on this. Thank You for the information about it is very helpful and I will use it often. Thanks Sandy

  6. Celeste says:


    Thank you for sharing this informationn Peter. I’m my husband’s secretary and for TWO years, a woman calls him and don’t identified herself. Most times she hangs up on me. Others, is very rude, do not answer when I ask who she is, and just says "I’m gonna email him". OF COURSE I already have asked him but he "doesn’t know who she is". He "Has no idea". Just yesterday called and I’m on rage! The caller ID says "Private name, Private number". Any hope for me Peter? Thanks for your time :)

  7. Peter says:

    Hi Celeste. Sadly, I don’t know of any way to trace a call if it was purposely blocked. Maybe there are some sneaky ways to make her divulge her identity? :(

  8. Amy says:


    This was useful! I wanted to double check a number to ensure that it was legit. And finding that entry useful, I poked around on your blog and found some other useful crap, too. Am bookmarking this. So thanks!

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