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How do I perform a reverse phone lookup?

A reverse phone lookup allows you to search records associated with a landline or cell phone number so that you can gain insight and quickly identify who’s calling or texting you. To do a free reverse phone lookup:

  1. Go to the Spokeo homepage.
  2. Type in a landline or mobile phone number.
  3. Click on "Search Now".

Phone searches can let you know about the availability of details like name, location, phone carrier, social media profiles, and more. You can lookup information several ways...
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Name Search
If you know the name of the person you wish to find, type it into the search box and we'll search our white page database to find them. You can also enter in the city and state the person lives in to quickly filter all results to people who currently reside, or used to live, in that city. If the person is found, we'll offer you a report including the information available, such as phone number, current address, past addresses, relatives, and more.
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Phone Number Search
If you only have a phone number, you can look it up to find the name of the person to whom it's registered, as well as more information about them such as the city and state they are in, their full name, address, and more. We'll also tell you if it's recognized as a cell phone number, VOIP, or landline number. If the phone number has been previously reported for spam, then we'll show you what other people have to say about calls from that number.
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Address Search
If you have a street address, but don't know who lives there or how to contact them, then do a reverse address search. Type in the complete address and we'll search for matches. If found, you'll be offered access to information such as full name of residents, contact information (phone numbers), neighbors, and more.
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Email Address Search
If you have an email address, you can enter it to find someone's name and associated social networking profiles. You may find social networking pages for the person you're looking for, as well as photos posted publicly on social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and more).

What can I find with a reverse phone number lookup?

A reverse phone lookup allows you to search records associated with a landline or cell phone number so that you can gain insight and quickly identify who’s calling or texting you. These records include available information like
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Owner's Details

  • Full Name
  • Age
  • Gender
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Contact Info

  • Phone Numbers
  • Email Addresses
  • Social Profiles
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Social Media

  • Social Accounts
  • Dating Profiles
  • Photos
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Location

  • Current Address
  • Past Addresses
  • Co-Residents
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Family Members

  • Relatives' Names
  • Contact Info
  • Location
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Personal Details

  • Estimated Income
  • Property Ownership
  • Interests
What can I find with a reverse phone number lookup?

How does a reverse phone lookup work?

Spokeo's Reverse Phone Search sifts through billions of phone directory and white page records to look for and, when available, summarize the owner's name and details into an easy-to-understand report.

Can a reverse phone lookup show me text messages?

No. Spokeo is a people search engine that collects publicly accessible data. We do not grant access to private call logs or text messages.

How can I do a reverse phone lookup for free?

A free reverse phone lookup allows you to search records associated with a landline or mobile phone number so that you can gain insight and quickly identify who’s texting or calling you.

To do a free reverse phone lookup:
  1. Go to the Spokeo homepage.
  2. Type in a landline or mobile phone number.
  3. Click on “Search Now”.

Phone searches let you know if details like name, location, phone carrier, social media profiles, and more are available.

Using Spokeo means you save time because we comb through hundreds of different sources on your behalf to provide you a comprehensive summary of the information available for a person.

What benefit does Spokeo give me over a free search engine?

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Time-Saving and Hassle-Free
Online searches may provide you with some basic information. However, it takes significant time to sift through tens or hundreds of results, not to mention a multitude of web pages, some less relevant than others.
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Quick and Efficient
Spokeo quickly and efficiently analyzes 12 billion public records and over 100 social media networks to get the information you're looking for almost instantly. Our databases also compile information from a wide variety of licensed sources that may not be available through basic internet searches. We then serve that information to you in easy-to-read reports.
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Advanced Filtering and Updates
Spokeo also saves you time searching with special filtering options that help you pinpoint the person or information you're looking for. We can also notify you when any changes are made or new information is added to the report.

How to use a reverse phone number lookup

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Find Out Who Called or Texted
Find out who's calling so you can decide on the best course of action; search for the phone owner's personal info including name, address, social profiles & more.
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Identify Spam Callers
Running an annoying repeat caller’s phone number through a reverse lookup could identify them as a telemarketer, robocaller, or bill collector.
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Avoid Phone Scams
Protect your identity and finances from phone scams; use a phone lookup to reveal a potential fraudster's name and where they're calling from.
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Keep Loved Ones Safe
A reverse search of the phone numbers found on your phone bill may reveal that family members or a significant other is texting someone they shouldn’t be.
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Verify Identity
A phone search may show that an online date or seller is not the person they claim to be; avoid online predators by verifying their identity before going any further.

How do I know if it's a spam caller?

Identify spam callers and telemarketers:
Avoid annoying telemarketer calls and avoid being scammed. Our comprehensive phone database includes business and telemarketer numbers to help you determine if the phone call that you received was from an individual or was a spam / telemarketing call.

In addition, leave comments to warn others about telemarketer and spam calls you have received. Or search a particular phone number to read comments written by others about calls they received from that number.

How a reverse phone number lookup can help you

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Identify telemarketer numbers

Tired of receiving annoying phone calls from the same company trying to sell you something? Perhaps your number ended up on some call center's list and now you are getting calls at all hours of the day. Search for that troublesome number and tag it in our database to help steer clear of their calls.

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