Everyone who has a telephone, whether land line or mobile, will have had at least one phone number list pop up on their screen that they do not know. Unfortunately, a lot of people have several unknown numbers pop up on a daily basis, which can be somewhat frustrating to say the least.
Whilst many years ago there may have been nothing that could have been done to prevent or combat the problem of recurring unknown callers, today that is completely different and with the help of a reverse phone number listings service, it is possible to identify who is calling, with action then being able to be taken to stop them calling again, if need be.
Extremely easy to use, there are many companies that offer a reverse phone number listings service, a substantial amount of which are free. However, it is always strongly advised to utilize the services that charge a fee (generally a single, one-off amount), as the results from these companies are almost always more in-depth and comprehensive than those from a free service.
Should you have been receiving calls from an unknown number and decided to use a service to retrieve the information that is held on that phone number (such as who it is registered to and their address), the decision then needs to be made of what action will be taken next.
If the phone calls that are being received appear to be from a company that is cold-calling and this is wanted to be stopped, a simple, quick call to their customer service department will generally suffice. If the company wishes to stay on the right side of the law, they will remove the telephone number from their database and will not make contact again.
If it is believed that they calls from the unknown phone number are more serious than a company that is cold-calling, such as nuisance calls from a personal mobile, then there are several steps that can be taken to prevent these phone calls.
For instance, it may be beneficial to contact the person directly if it is believed that they are simply calling the number by mistake. If this is done and the mistake is rectified, it is highly unlikely that any unknown phone calls will be received in the future.
If the issues appears to be more serious, however, then it is strongly recommended to contact the local Police, as they will be able to advise on the best course of action to prevent these calls happening again.