How to Find Out Who Called My Landline
If you don't have caller ID service on your landline, you may still be able to find out the number that last called you using the 69 feature. Lift the phone receiver and wait for a dial tone, then press the keys for 69.
Reverse Phone Lookup
Doing a reverse phone number search from a website often requires you to pay a fee. Before paying, you can first try searching using general search apps like Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. Phone numbers that have been linked to public social media accounts will often show up. This method works best when the caller was a business rather than a private individual.
Problems with Spoofed Caller IDs
Many people with landlines have had the experience of checking caller ID when a call comes in and seeing what appears to be a neighbor's number, only to find a scammer on the other end when they answer the call. Some people have even seen their own phone number displayed by caller ID for an incoming call. This is because scammers are able to set up robocalls that display whatever they want for caller ID.
Don’t Always Trust Caller ID
To safeguard your personal information, remember that caller ID is not 100 percent reliable and that the person you're talking to may not be who caller ID says they are. You shouldn't have to give out your Social Security number or a credit card number to an unsolicited caller. When in doubt, hang up and call back using a publicly published number.
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