The phone rings, the screen shows an unknown number! Surprised, you don’t know how to react… Pick up or hang up? This is the type of situation that we can all experience on a daily basis. In most cases, we refuse to take this hidden call. Despite everything, this question does not stop worrying us: “What is the identity of this mysterious caller?”. Your curiosity is legitimate and your question should not go unanswered. Find out how to easily identify the number of a hidden or unknown caller to avoid unpleasant surprises and finally find out who is hiding on the other end of the line.
You are finding it harder and harder to keep your cool because of these anonymous calls ruining your days! These clever little ones who think they are smarter will be quickly disappointed. Identifying hidden or unknown call will be child’s play for you. Shall we bet?
What is the difference between a hidden number and an unknown number?
The list of unknown calls is getting longer… As a result, your call log shows hidden numbers and unknown numbers. In both cases, you do not know the identity of your correspondent. Frustrating, annoying, disgusting… There is no shortage of adjectives! What happens if you face a case of harassment? This hypothesis has crossed your mind but you refuse to panic! But in the midst of these unwanted calls, have you ever wondered what is the difference between a hidden number and an unknown number? A small point is necessary!
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To you, in both cases, it looks like a malicious call as long as you don’t know who is on the other end of the line. However, it is necessary to differentiate these incoming calls. You do not believe ?
Receiving a phone call from an unknown number means that the latter is not saved in your directory. Meanwhile, the masked call means that the caller has voluntarily masked their phone number. Easy to remember, right?
If the first thing that crosses your mind is to discover the identity of the caller without having to call them back, the first solution available to you is to search the web. What could be more logical!
How do you know who the person is calling you?
The Google search engine can be very helpful even when it comes to phone numbers. We bet that its database will be very useful to you! In case you don’t know, you can do it in different ways:
- Search without space: 06123….
- The version with space: 06 12 34…
- The version with country code and space: +33 6 12 34…
- The version with country code (0) and space: +33 (0) 61 23…
- The version with the country code and without spaces: +330612…
- The version without space, without country code and without (0): 61234….
All these tricks can lead you to reverse directory or social media pages. Some people are quick to mention their phone number when creating their profile.
If, despite everything, the hunt has not been successful, it is time to take the next step! Ready ?
As you can see, finding out who is hiding behind an unknown number is far from child’s play! Reverse directory, software, applications… You feel lost in the midst of all this avalanche of information and that’s understandable!
Fortunately for you, it is possible to use online services that will allow you to find the owner of an unknown number and find out who is having fun bothering you. One of them is Tellows. Did a bell ring? Well, know that this site was launched in 2010! And that’s not all, since it is present in more than 50 countries and is used by more than 8 million people every month. These figures are enough to make you dizzy but also to calm you down! In fact, it is the users who are responsible for regularly feeding the database reporting unwanted anonymous calls. But how does it work?
Nothing fancy, don’t worry! Just follow the steps below:
- Visit the website ” says“;
- Enter the unknown number that called you in the search bar;
- If this number has already been reported by other users, Tellows will provide you with all possible details and useful information about it.
This service will allow you, among other things, to know the name of the person calling, the type of person calling (call center, telemarketing, etc.), the geographical area if the call was made from a landline, as well as a score indicating your safety
Finally, know that “Tellows” has developed an application available on Android and iOS, downloadable from Google Play and the App Store. So, what are you waiting for to install it on your own smartphone?
Have you received calls to a hidden number since you removed your ex’s number from your contact list? Do you have doubts but don’t know how to confirm them? What if the solution involves the use of an application? That’s pretty good, we have one to recommend… “Whooming”!
Cold calling victim? Harassment or fraud? It’s simple, thanks to Whooming you can finally put a number… in a hidden call! In fact, this application is not responsible for blocking anonymous calls but also for revealing the identity of the caller, regardless of the type of telephone used or the telephone operator. What calms you down, right?
To use it, nothing could be simpler. Just download the app available on Google Play and App Store and sign up afterwards. As soon as you receive an anonymous call on your smartphone, you just have to reject it and after a few seconds, the caller’s number will be clearly displayed in your whooming call log.
Please note that Whooming is only free for the first 7 days, then you will need to sign up for a subscription. And then, peace of mind is priceless!
It’s your best friend’s birthday, you want to give him a surprise that he will remember all his life but you run out of ideas? What if he decides to prank him in incognito mode? The timing is too good, and besides, you don’t risk getting caught. It’s too tempting!
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Dial #31# before making your call
The trick is quite simple and does not require the installation of any application or other service on your smartphone. All you have to do is dial #31# followed by your “victim’s” phone number before calling. You certainly won’t be ready to forget this phone call!
Dear readers, you will no longer have problems identifying the hidden and unknown numbers you receive! However, if the calls are increasingly insistent and harass you constantly, do not hesitate to file a complaint with the gendarmerie or go to the nearest police station.
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