Various phone call scams – Explained

Despite what you may have been led to believe, you can trace a cell phone call. In the past, it has been nearly impossible to get any accurate information from search engines, such as Google and Yahoo, when trying to lookup a cell phone number. Since these numbers are not part of public domain they are not as easily filed as a regular land line number. Reachingutopia.com reporting a new phone scam has some nice tips on this.

Now, thanks to the many reverse phone lookup services being offered, finding the owner of a cell phone is not that difficult at all. In fact, you can now even trace an unlisted number, mobile or land line!

Caller ID was thought to be great when it first hit the market several years ago. We could know who was calling before we answered the phone. It was a terrific way to screen our own calls. But as wireless, or cell, phones have become more popular, a glich has become evident with our caller ID systems. Most of them do not show a name with the number! It simply says, “Wireless Call”. Unless you know the number that shows up, you have no idea who is calling.

Pranksters and pesky telemarketers are wise to this. They will use cell phones as their tool of choice to try and trick there next victims into answering the phone out of curiosity. Many people have fallen prey to the pranks and scams of unscrupulous callers. The thugs felt safe in making harassing and obscene phone calls because they were sure their cell phone number could not be traced.

Surprise! By using a reverse cell lookup you can trace the caller and put an abrupt end to their pranks. These reverse phone lookup services are not expensive. They are simple to use, and quite effective for any search. Keeping track of who your own teenagers are talking to, checking out a strange and persistent number on your spouse’s phone bill (yikes!), and many other uses come to mind.