Reverse Phone Lookup USA- Find Out Who Called You

To perform a reverse phone lookup in the USA, an Investigator will have to utilize social media, American contact information databases, and Google as an investigative tool. This is how someone can find out who a phone number belongs to.


Unfortunately, paid phone lookup services will offer no help.


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This can make a reverse phone lookup in American seem like a daunting task. There are many online phone research services on the web that promise results for a small fee.

  • However, many of these reverse phone lookup services are simply clickbait scams or are just trying to extract a small fee from the user.

The services will not be able to provide the phone number information the user is looking for. Furthermore, many countries protect the cellular phone data for their citizens, so a service that claims to offer reverse phone lookups in these countries are almost always untruthful and unhelpful. A DIY reverse lookup will almost always be the best option.


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So, is a reverse lookup even possible? Yes, but it will require an OSINT effort. OSINT, or open-source intelligence, is the use of public information to gain intelligence or “information.”


Public American Phone Numbers

Thankfully, many phone numbers in the modern age are available publicly, they are just surrounded by a lot of other data/ info which makes the task of a reverse number lookup a little difficult.


By available publicly, we mean they are available on the web. So, how does one begin to perform a correct reverse phone lookup? By free reverse phone lookup methods. This is done by utilizing Google, on-line USA directories, and social media. These are just a few of the ways to perform a quality and "no cost" reverse phone lookup.


USA Reverse Phone Search Summary

  1. Use the Google Search Operator: "Exact Phrase Match." This is used in our Free Google Reverse Phone Lookup Tool!

  2. Insert the number in American directories, such as reverse 411.

  3. Do a number lookup by searching the number in social media platforms.


Google Reverse Phone Lookup USA

Google is typically where one should start when beginning a reverse phone lookup. This is a great way to start a phone number research task when it is combined with "Google Search Operators."


This also answers the common question:

  • "how do I do a reverse phone lookup for free on Google?"

The answer is using Google Search Operators. Search Operators are special text characters and commands that greatly extend the capabilities of a regular Google search.


The one specific Google Search Operators that works well with a phone number lookup is quotes (""). This Operator searches Google for 100% the exact phrase that is being searched within the quotes.


If a phone number is searched inside quotes, only results containing that number will appear. This will get rid of a near infinite amount of unwanted similar phone numbers that will not help in the phone number search.

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USA Phone Number Directories

Phone numbers, including cell numbers, can also be found in on-line directories. This means that the telephone number information is sometimes located on the "Dark Web."

  • The Dark Web is not as notorious as the media makes it out to be

Rather, The Dark Web is just the part of the internet that is not able to be accessed by search engines and many on-line directories have information that requires access to their database.


Many of these databases cannot be indexed by Google/ other search engines. So, this means that researching a number through directories will require a lot of work. The phone number will have to be searched in the search-box of each directory that has a database that is not indexed. These directories can be phone lookup services such as Whitepages or reverse 411.

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America Phone Lookup Via Social Media

As with on-line directories, social media accounts will sometimes have cellular phone information that is not accessible by search engines.


Many social media users will have their phone information available with a quick search in the social media's search box. Similar to directories, the phone number will need to be searched individually in each of the social media platforms.

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It should be obvious now why paid phone lookup services cannot be used. These services are almost always disingenuous and if they can get information on a phone number, it will be fragmented information that has been aggregated from Google. This holds true even for services that claim to be the best free reverse phone lookup service. These free services are usually just trying to acquire and sell personal data. Thankfully, a basic reverse phone lookup can be done simply and without a paid or free service. All one has to do is utilize Google, databases, and social media. After these three basic steps, a phone search will yield the most accurate information available.

USA Phone Number Area Code List

  • Alabama: 205 251 256 334 938

  • Alaska: 907

  • Arizona: 480 520 602 623 928

  • Arkansas: 479 501 870

  • California: 209 213 279 310 323 408 415 424 442 510 530 559 562 619 626 628 650 657 661 669 707 714 747 760 805 818 820 831 858 909 916 925 949 951

  • Colorado: 303 719 720 970

  • Connecticut: 203 475 860 959

  • Delaware: 302

  • Florida: 239 305 321 352 386 407 561 727 754 772 786 813 850 863 904 941 954

  • Georgia: 229 404 470 478 678 706 762 770 912

  • Hawaii: 808

  • Idaho: 208 986

  • Illinois: 217 224 309 312 331 618 630 708 773 779 815 847 872

  • Indiana: 219 260 317 463 574 765 812 930

  • Iowa: 319 515 563 641 712

  • Kansas: 316 620 785 913

  • Kentucky: 270 364 502 606 859

  • Louisiana: 225 318 337 504 985

  • Maine: 207

  • Maryland: 240 301 410 443 667

  • Massachusetts: 339 351 413 508 617 774 781 857 978

  • Michigan: 231 248 269 313 517 586 616 734 810 906 947 989

  • Minnesota: 218 320 507 612 651 763 952

  • Mississippi: 228 601 662 769

  • Missouri: 314 417 573 636 660 816

  • Montana: 406

  • Nebraska: 308 402 531

  • Nevada: 702 725 775

  • New Hampshire: 603

  • New Jersey: 201 551 609 640 732 848 856 862 908 973

  • New Mexico: 505 575

  • New York: 212 315 332 347 516 518 585 607 631 646 680 716 718 838 845 914 917 929 934

  • North Carolina: 252 336 704 743 828 910 919 980 984

  • North Dakota: 701

  • Ohio: 216 220 234 330 380 419 440 513 567 614 740 937

  • Oklahoma: 405 539 580 918

  • Oregon: 458 503 541 971

  • Pennsylvania: 215 223 267 272 412 445 484 570 610 717 724 814 878

  • Rhode Island: 401

  • South Carolina: 803 843 854 864

  • South Dakota: 605

  • Tennessee: 423 615 629 731 865 901 931

  • Texas: 210 214 254 281 325 346 361 409 430 432 469 512 682 713 726 737 806 817 830 832 903 915 936 940 956 972 979

  • Utah: 385 435 801

  • Vermont: 802

  • Virginia 276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804

  • Washington 206, 253, 360, 425, 509, 564

  • Washington, District of Columbia: 202

  • West Virginia: 304 681

  • Wisconsin: 262 414 534 608 715 920

  • Wyoming: 307


United States of America Overseas Territories Phone Number Area Code List
  • American Samoa: 684

  • Guam: 671

  • Northern Mariana Islands: 670

  • Puerto Rico: 787 939

  • Virgin Islands: 340



 

About the Author

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Peter Sandru is an Instructor & Co-Founder of NDIL with over 15 years as a Professional Investigator. Peter has spent more than a decade conducting investigations throughout the world, primarily for corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Peter has assisted in the creation of many investigative training programs in various capacities. Peter has helped many Americans on their journey to learning to utilize search engines to their full potential.