“Who is this number that keeps calling me?”
This is an inquiry that we get nearly every day.
Almost everyone has had this issue before.
But different people react differently. While one person may just forget about it, another may obsess about trying to figure out who is calling them.
I get it. Maybe you want to know out of curiosity. Maybe you are just annoyed and want to know who it is. Or maybe there is some real concern for your security.
Whatever the reason is, if you have gotten to the point of getting to this blog post, here is what you should do – call your phone company and tell them to block the number from calling you again.
Why such a drastic move?
It’s just not worth your time and effort.
But if you don’t find out who it is in a relatively short period of time (say 10 minutes), just drop it. Your curiosity might kill you, but it’s just not worth the time and effort.
It’s probably not the answer you want to hear, but it’s just the reality of the situation.
It’s harder to get a pack of gum, than a phone number
Today, phonebooks barely exist, directory assistance is practically dead, and there is no central database of phone numbers.
In the old days, phone numbers were like gold. Everyone was in the phone book and a name and an address were attached to every single phone number.
These days, anyone can create a disposable phone number in a matter of a few seconds with apps like Burner or Hushed. Or create a Skype number. Or spoof a phone number. In other words, there are hundreds of ways to set up a fake number from any area code in the country in a matter of seconds.
Is it possible to find out who keeps calling you?
But you have to be willing to spend some time and resources (aka money). As an investigator, I get these types of requests all the time. But most of the time, the person making the inquiry is only interested in satisfying their curiosity and is not willing to pay a few bucks.
But, if it’s serious, you are truly concerned, or you need to get to the bottom of it due to some major issue, you may have a shot, but you have to be willing to spend some time and money.
We are talking hundreds, if not thousands (not tens of dollars).
Take it from me – someone who tracks down these things for a living.