Modern communications devices have made it possible to stay in touch with old friends even if they move to the other side of the world. News and information that used to take weeks to arrive by ‘snail mail’ can be received in seconds and the cost of all this connectivity is negligible to businesses who use it for marketing and promoting. There are numerous smart phone apps that enable free calls, messages and even video conferencing – all they need is your phone number.
And that is the downside of all this connectivity – while it is easier for you to call anyone, anyone can call you. And we do mean anyone. Mobile fraud is a growing problem and one of the main recommendations for avoiding getting caught in a sting is – don’t answer the phone if you don’t recognize the number.
There are other reasons you might want to do a reverse phone lookup. The articles below address issues related to tracing phone numbers.