“Breaking through” phone numbers through websites, instant messengers and applications.
Smartphone users receive dozens of calls every week from unknown callers. Some of these may be important, but most come from spammers and scammers. Picking up the phone, and even more so independently calling back to an unfamiliar number , is not always safe . Therefore, it is recommended to check who made the call through specialized services, applications and websites.
Sites for “breakthrough” numbers
The first and easiest way to find out who called and whether to call back is to use special sites. There are dozens of them on the Internet, but only a few of them are popular enough to develop a wide base of reviews about numbers of spammers and scammers.
Zvonili.com is one of the most common sites that has been collecting reviews and rating rooms for many years. It is there that the user is more likely to be able to find fresh and relevant comments from other subscribers who have been called from this number before. The service can provide detailed information about the type of unwanted calls from the searched phone number, for example:
- Poll, etc.
On the site you can find out the rating of the room. If it is equal to 1-2, then it is highly likely to belong to spammers or scammers who often make calls. There are also other people’s reviews.
who-calls.rf is another popular service that collects reviews about the number, and can also provide information about its owner. In addition to the country and region where the SIM card was registered, here you can find out about the subscriber’s mobile operator, as well as whether the number was transferred to another operator.
Another great service that can provide phone number information is mysmsbox.ru.
How to find out who called via WhatsApp?
If the owner of the number from which the call was made uses the WhatsApp messenger, you can find it there. All you have to do is add the number to your contact list on your phone. Instead of a name, you can enter a random set of letters, the last four digits of a number, or a more understandable phrase, such as “Unknown number”. After the number is added to the contact list, “WhatsApp” should appear under it, and even lower – additional interactions: “Write”, “Audio call” and “Video call”.
To go to a chat with this person and find out information about him, you must click on the “Write” line. The user will automatically be transferred to WhatsApp, where he can see the photo and status of the person who called him.
How to find out who called via Telegram?
You can use Telegram to find out who called. If the owner of the number you are looking for is registered in this messenger, his name and photo (if it is attached to the account) can be seen. For this you need:
- Open Telegram, click on the three horizontal bars in the corner to bring up the menu.
- Click on “Contacts”.
- Click on the round icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
- Add unknown number. You can enter the last four digits as the name.
- Go to a chat with this user, click on his name (four digits of the number) to open an additional menu for this contact.
- Click on the three dots in the corner of the screen, select “Delete contact” and confirm the deletion.
- If this subscriber uses Telegram, after deletion, his name will be automatically replaced with the name that he uses in the messenger.
How to find out who called via Viber?
The instruction that will allow who called using Viber is almost identical to the previous one. If the caller is registered in this messenger, information about him will be available to the user. To get it, you need to add the desired number to your contact list. After that, you need to go to the chat and open the information about the number.
How to find out who called through VKontakte?
VKontakte is trying to provide users with anonymity, but there is a way to find out information about a person if his phone number is known. To do this, he must also be registered on VKontakte, and his number must be synchronized with the platform. The user himself, who is looking for information, will also have to synchronize his contacts with the social network. For this you need:
- Go to VKontakte settings.
- Select the “Account” section.
- Click on “Sync Contacts” and confirm it.
After that, it remains to move to the “Friends” section and select the “Add a friend” option. Next, in the “Import Friends” menu, you need to click “Contacts”. The social network does not show the connection between the number and a specific user – it shows all the people from the contact list at once, diluting them with several possible friends in order to maintain anonymity. Therefore, you should not expect that the result will be one hundred percent, especially if the user’s contact list contains hundreds of people.
How to find out who called through Sberbank Online?
Partially, information about the user who made the call can be obtained through the Sberbank application. To do this, you need to go into it and start the operation to transfer money by phone number. You must enter the number and amount (any amount, you do not need to send it), and then click on the “Send” button once. Sberbank will show the name and patronymic of the owner of the number, as well as the first letter of the last name. After that, just click on the cancel button and exit the application.
Caller ID Applications
There are dozens of different applications on Google Play that identify numbers and save reviews about them. However, not all of them can share at least some important information. We have collected some of the most useful and popular (those who have collected the most room reviews) applications that will help you determine who called and for what purpose.
Getcontact gained its popularity thanks to tags – the names under which subscribers write down numbers. However, this feature is useful not only to find out how your acquaintances wrote you down, but also to identify spammers and scammers. For example, if any number of any Getcontact user is listed as “Scammers”, then this tag will be seen by other people who will search for this number. In addition, in Getcontact you can find out the name of the owner of the number, the total number of tags, and each of them individually.
It is not necessary to download the application to find out information about the number. You can use the Telegram bot (@Getcontact_Officialbot). In it, you can enter the number you are looking for, and then instantly get the first and last name of the owner, as well as a list of tags by reference.
Important ! More and more clone bots appear in Telegram, so you need to look carefully for a real Getcontact bot so as not to run into a fake.
The WhatsApp bot works in a similar way: the user enters a phone number in international format, and the bot sends all the information it finds about it.
Kaspersky Who Calls app
Another application aimed at protecting against spam. However, there is no system of tags or keywords that describe the number. Therefore, the main emphasis is on the presence or absence of any spam complaints. To check the number, you need:
- Click on the “Check” button, which is located at the bottom of the screen.
- Enter the number and confirm the operation.
If there were no complaints about the number, the application will display the message “No spam complaints”. If the user himself wants to complain, the “This is spam” button is also located here.
In this application, people can also give names (tags) to dubious numbers, however, other users will only be able to see one name for the number that best reflects its essence (for example, “ringing”). You can search for both numbers from the contact list, and any others. To do this, just enter it in the search bar, and then the application will display information about the subscriber: his name and the name of the mobile operator. With the premium version, even email will be available.