Everyone has received a missed call and wondered who it was. Whether it’s a spam caller trying to sell you shoe insurance or a secret admirer, human curiosity might lead you to investigate.
Fortunately, there are a few ways you can do this with the wonders of modern technology:
The most traditional way to find out who called you is to call them back. This obviously isn’t an option if you fear it may be someone you don’t want to speak to.
Search on Google
You could also try a good old fashioned Google search. While it won’t be able to provide information on personal mobiles, it should show you if you’re being contacted by a particular business, or a known spam number.
Try another search engine
While Google is obviously the king of search engines, it’s not the only one out there. If Google doesn’t provide you with an answer, try a couple of others just to be sure.
Use reverse lookups
There are a fair few websites that offer reverse lookup services. All you need to do is type in the number and it will provide you with the details if they have them.
While some of these sites are free to use, the vast majority of useful ones you will have to pay for. So, before you fork out, you might want to ask yourself how important knowing the origin of the phone number really is.