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How to Find an Anonymous Call Number

Updated on March 23, 2018
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Anonymous calls can be a joke, but they can also be something more serious, like a stalking attempt. That's why it is important to know what to do if you receive too many anonymous calls.
Anonymous calls can be a joke, but they can also be something more serious, like a stalking attempt. That's why it is important to know what to do if you receive too many anonymous calls.

Anonymous Calls: from Jokes to Stalking

One of the most popular jokes some people like to do is calling their friends with hidden number and tricking them. But anonymous calls are not always a joke: they may also be used for other scopes, or even to stalk a person. In these cases the best solution is to report the fact to the Police, but in general, if you want to discover people who call you without revealing their phone number, for example in order to discover which friend is joking with you, or also in order to get more data about a stalker in case you decide to go to the Police (not a necessary thing, since policemen automatically discover anonymous people, but it can help), you can rely on a popular service: Whooming.

Whooming allows you to easily discover anonymous people who call you. It is good to catch that friend who always jokes with you, but it is always better to call the police in case you are victim of stalking by someone!
Whooming allows you to easily discover anonymous people who call you. It is good to catch that friend who always jokes with you, but it is always better to call the police in case you are victim of stalking by someone! | Source

Discover Anonymous Calls

Whooming can be set in order that, when you receive a call and you reject it, the call is sent to service's servers: so, in order to discover who is calling you anonimously, you have to reject the call, so that Whooming can read the number and show it to you.

Whooming is a freemium service: if you use it for free and receive an anonymous call, you will be told the number after 24 hours, by going to your Whooming panel on the website and looking at the records. Otherwise you can add some money to your Whooming wallet, in order that you receive a SMS with the number right after you have refused the anonymous call. If you decide to top up your Whooming wallet, keep in mind that prices are very low, in fact Whooming service is very cheap compared to specific options offered by phone carriers to show anonymous numbers.

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Blocking Anonymous Calls

Some people solve the problem by directly blocking anonymous calls on their phones, and this may be a valid solution, especially if you limit calls only to your contacts: but not all people follow this solution, especially if they need to be reached, not only by family and friends, but also by other people. If someone does not need to receive calls from people outside phonebook, limiting calls to some specific allowed numbers may be the best solution, also in order to block calls from promotional call centers. But if you need to be reachable by everyone, Whooming may be the best solution for your safety.

Blocking anonymous calls is a good solution if you cannot stand them anymore.
Blocking anonymous calls is a good solution if you cannot stand them anymore.

Using Whooming vs Other Solutions

 
Whooming
Phone Carrier Service
Nothing
Cost
Free / Cheap Pay-Per-Use
Monthly Bill
Free
Advantages
Discover Anonymous People
Discover Anonymous People
You will not know who calls you
Peace Of Mind
Yes
Yes
No
Supported Carriers
Every Carrier
Only carriers offering service
Every Carrier

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How to Set Up Whooming

Setting up Whooming service is easy, you will just need to follow the instructions provided and you will be ready to start discovering people who call you anonymously. Here are the passages to follow:

1.) Open Whooming website and sign up for a new account;

2.) After having created and activated your account, log in to the website and add a new number;

3.) Follow the instructions and you will be ready to configure your phone. These instructions involve changing call forwarding options in order that rejected calls are sent to Whooming servers for verification. Be careful to follow them exactly, otherwise you may set wrong configurations for your phone.

If you want, you can top up Whooming credit (also by using a credi cart or a PayPal account) and enjoy instantaneous SMSs with phone numbers of anonymous people, otherwise you can just start using the free edition of Whooming service!

Live happily after having successfully set up Whooming or blocked anonymous calls.
Live happily after having successfully set up Whooming or blocked anonymous calls.

After having set up Whooming you can enjoy your happiness and forget unsolicited calls, as you will be able to track them. I personally suggest to add a little credit to your Whoming balance, as getting instantaneous messages is a good comfort.

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      jgshorebird 

      2 years ago

      Interesting info. I may use Whooming.

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