Do those reverse phone number look-up websites actually work?
March 5, 2014 8:39 AM Subscribe
Do those reverse phone number look-up websites actually work? I think I have a stalker on my hands.
posted by greta simone to Grab Bag (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Over the last week, I've been getting explicit text messages from a number unknown to me. After asking "who is this?" twice, with no answer, I have decided that this is a crazy person and will not respond to them. They have used my name in the texts, so I know it's not a wrong number. I plan on blocking them, but I would still like to know who it is. It's a local area code, so that isn't very helpful in identifying them.
I've done the thing where I have a friend call to see if they answer or have a voicemail message--but they don't answer and their voicemail is automated. I've also googled the number to no avail. I'm wondering if any of those reverse look-up websites where you have to pay actually work--I'm willing to throw a one-time fee at this to get an answer.
I'm not worried about my safety so much, and I live in NYC so calling the cops would be useless, but really I just want to know in order to be aware of a person I should avoid.
Any ideas on how to identify this person using their phone number?