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Recomendations on a good reverse phone # lookup and possible background check website?

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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:22 PM
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I have had an instance suddenly arise in my family that I need to find who is sending anonymous, threatening messages.

All I have is a phone number that came with the texts.

What I have found with basic searches is it is a land line from a town near by.

I was researching on the web but I am a newbie at this.
I value the diverse and extended knowledge available here at ATS, and I would appreciate any guidance you could give me as a means to track down A LOT more info on this person.

If possible.

I don't like having a family member threatened numerous time anonymously.

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

To MODS, I hope this does not break any T&C's, and if it does I apologize and accept your decisions.




posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:28 PM
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I would keep my options open for a private investigator....... It is possible that the number that is displayeds owner has knowledge of this ! Right out of the book" Games People Play". The age old "Lets see if I can make them fight", after all, this is a conspiracy forum...
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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:31 PM
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Found it....

en.wikipedia.org...(book)



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:36 PM
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A lot of the sites you'll find online that request your information and payment of any kind are frauds. Your best bet is to forward it to the police.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

File a police report for harassment, and they can get the information for you and you can press charges if needed.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
A lot of the sites you'll find online that request your information and payment of any kind are frauds. Your best bet is to forward it to the police.


I found that out the hard way.


Only lost $5 though. The police is starting to sound like a more reasonable approach.

Thank you.

My first instinct when someone threatens a child of mine is not a good reaction, I can feel myself still shaking.

I was ready to take a drive, if I could only find WHO THE # IT IS!

Ok, I am calm again, kind of.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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originally posted by: tinker9917
a reply to: stosh64

File a police report for harassment, and they can get the information for you and you can press charges if needed.


Thank you, it IS the much more rational approach. Wasn't my first choice though. no lol.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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originally posted by: novem
I would keep my options open for a private investigator....... It is possible that the number that is displayeds owner has knowledge of this ! Right out of the book" Games People Play". The age old "Lets see if I can make them fight", after all, this is a conspiracy forum...


It was sent to my son, and I guarantee they could have got DAD to protect his son.

I am calming down some, but the #er crossed the line.

I can play games too.

ETA: A PI may be a little out of my budget range at the moment.

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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

And actually, if the messages are threatening, that becomes mal intent (malicious intent) which is worse than harassment.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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If your landline is BT then contact them. A few years back I had problems with a fax machine phoning my home at the exact same time my kids got home from school, and they became concerned that it was aimed at them because it would phone every MINUTE for two hours!!!
I contacted bt and they came straight round with a fax machine and left it with me. The next day we caught them. It was a mistake in some office somewhere but BT ripped them a new one, so severely the company involved sent my kids all sorts of presents and an very apologetic letter.

I know your case is a bit different but I have to say, BT really went for these guys, try them.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: VoidHawk
I don't have a landline. The preliminary search said the number texting my sons cell phone was a land line.

I didn't know you could text from a landline?



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 07:21 PM
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Block the number. or have your provider tell you how to do it, or get them to do it.

Given their sheer number of 'bad' people out there.

This type of information is not wise to either give or ask for.

Nothing personal.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: VoidHawk
I don't have a landline. The preliminary search said the number texting my sons cell phone was a land line.

I didn't know you could text from a landline?

My mistake


Actually I think you can text from a landline, do a google.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 07:49 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Block the number. or have your provider tell you how to do it, or get them to do it.

Given their sheer number of 'bad' people out there.

This type of information is not wise to either give or ask for.

Nothing personal.


I think what you said is wise advice, the more I calm down and think about the situation.

It is probably the best advice so far.

Thank you



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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They may be a minor acting as a "Troll" so to speak and they are getting the desired reaction ! , or very much on the other side of the spectrum and wish to do harm. I would sleep on it and use blocking(ignoring) as a part of the solution only !!!!! Just my two cents and no condescending motives.......
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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 10:15 PM
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I would do more than just block their number. I would report it to the police. You don't know how crazy that person might be or what they what they may do. If the kid or whoever it is gets caught, they might think twice the next time. Does your son know karate or any way to defend himself if he should come face to face with the idiot?



posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

There are phone apps that let the caller put any return number in.... It can be from next-door, or another cell in your own house



posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 02:12 PM
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Sorry if this breaks a T&S rule but publicdata is a good place to start, it does cost money but gets you a mess of info. Plate numbers, phone numbers, tax records, arrest history and warrants, all manor of goodies to be had there.



posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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What gets me is that the websites you pay somehow have access to this information, why can't you just skip them (the middlemen) and find the data for free yourself?

I've never been able to to figure out how...

What I do know is there is "public information" and "publicly available information"...the first may not have any easy way to be accessed, but is totally legal to do so. Usually this means mailing in a request of some sort. "Available" means just that -- there's a website or something you can go and get it.



posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

In my experience most of the middle man types have to pay for access to databases. I work in a datacenter and some of these middle men are clients, we have to check and make sure VPN tunnels to LEO and federal networks are online as part of maintenance, TCIC and NCIC are good examples of these systems. That is why they charge.
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