An international phone number lookup is the key to finding out the identity and address of a phone number’s owner – even when their number is clearly off your borders. There are many online resources which you can use for this purpose although today we’re going to be taking a look at only the very best.
Unlike traditional paper directories, you don’t have to use customer details to get the number. You simply need to reverse search the number and you will get all important details associated with that phone number – if you use the right services. Now the big difference is that while nearly all services cover the US, only a select few cover other countries around the globe and actually work with international numbers which is exactly what we’re going to be taking a look at today.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know regarding how to reverse phone lookup internationally.
These are the best services you can use to perform an international phone number lookup.
Although it won’t give you in-depth information, it’s still a fantastic place to start to get some basic idea of who’s behind the phone number and where that person’s from. Melissa’s global phone check is also completely free and, as the name implies, international so I highly recommend that you give it a try.
I’ve personally used it with great results but like all international reverse phone lookups, the quantity of the information is limited (due to national restrictions).
Google used to have an online directory for reverse phone lookup international, but it had to be removed after many people complained about the exposure of their private information. Still, you can run a reverse search on the search engine and get contacts that people have posted on social media and personal or business websites. If you intend to make an international reverse phone number lookup, make sure you use the country’s code. For example, if you are searching for a UK phone number, replace the ‘0’ at the beginning with ‘+44’, then run the search.
To refine your search results, you should always use quotation marks as evidenced in this video:
That way, your results will only include the exact number you have typed, and the numbers will always be in the order you have presented. Using quotation marks will give you an easier time finding your caller.
If you also have the name of the owner of the phone number, you should type it in the search bar along with the number. This will be more accurate in providing updated results. It is also a good idea to try multiple search engines since they all use different algorithms to provide search results.
You should note that you can request to be removed from Google’s searches. This company takes privacy seriously and they will usually get rid of personal information when requested. Removing this information from Google searches will definitely not delete your social media data, but it will increase your online safety.
Facebook is still one of the most popular social media sites available. Therefore, it shouldn’t surprise you that it is one of the best international number lookup resources on the internet. If someone has removed their phone number from Google search results, you will still be able to find them by typing the number in the Facebook search bar. This method still works if the person is not in your list of friends. The only cases where you will not get the person’s information is if they have switched off the option of getting searched on Facebook. Also, some people don’t put their numbers on the site, and others are simply not on social media sites.
Searching for a business or landline number is possible on many free and paid services. It is important to note that most of this information is readily available on the internet, so it doesn’t usually make sense to pay a different service to give you results.
However, if you are trying to get extensive background information on a caller, you may have to consider using these paid services. This is because they are very thorough in their searches. They will crawl multiple websites, including smaller social media sites, to find out everything there is to know about a certain person.
Unfortunately, these services are not available internationally. Almost all of them are local or regional. For this reason, you may have to go to the yellow pages of the country where the phone number is registered for the international number lookup. You should always check to see whether the site is highly rated by users. Also, HTTPS certifications can help you determine how reliable a service is. Many of these sites are simply out to scam people and will give you fake information on your callers. If you want to perform the best USA lookup then you can use ReversePhoneCheck – they’re excellent.
You should also note that these services generally list business phone numbers exclusively. In many places, online directories are not allowed to publish cell phone numbers because of privacy issues. You should, therefore, avoid these sites if you intend to track down a cell phone number. Also, contacts attached to households are usually not available on these sites. Mostly, with such numbers, you will get very scarce information in your reverse search since you will be limited to what the individual is willing to expose on their social media accounts or websites. But hey, these days most people spill a ton of info online so your chances are incomparably better in the modern era than in the past.
International phone number lookups can help you track stalkers, cat-fishers, and people who generally fail to reveal their identities on phone. You can use search engines like Google to find these numbers if you’re lucky enough because this option will only work if the number is listed on another website of course. Alternatively, you can use social media sites, the most important being Facebook. You simply need to type the number in the search bar at the top of the site and all their information will be availed in their account.
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