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I am looking for a program that allows me to see to which person / company a phone number does belong to. The intention is that sometimes, I receive calls from numbers that I do not know, and they hang up quickly. I just want to confirm if that number belongs to a company or to someone (person or entity) that it is known for being involved in scams, or if it is a legitimate call.

In summary, here is what I am looking for on the software.

  • Preferably Free (paid applications are acceptable suggestions)
  • For Windows or Android
  • Can list from who is the phone number (at least can tell me if the phone number is from a company or no, and if it is from a company, then which one).
  • BONUS: Tell if the phone number is know as being used for scams / telemarketing.
  • I've not used any of those myself (hence no answer with a clear candidate), but there are plenty callerID apps available for Android which promise exactly that, including your bonus. For a selection, be welcome to take a look at CallerID and Directories. // And yes: Scuba Diving is fun :D A pity I rarely have chance to practice... – Izzy Jan 30 '15 at 20:40
  • Google is the best solution, just throw the number in there and see. Any app you could find will most likely only work off a single database, that may be outdated or not contain the number. Google will search through the entire Internet and find many results; while most of them are "scammy" and just list every possible number you can often get a real result on the first page of the number was indeed listed in some directory site. – user111 Feb 2 '15 at 7:38
  • TrueCaller works for you purpose play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.truecaller&hl=en – BarathVutukuri Jul 17 '15 at 7:12
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I ended up following Izzy's advice, and found an app called Reverse Lookup, developed by Nomadic Ratio. It worked perfectly for my needs. It fits the first three characteristics that I was looking for.

It is an Android app that it is free on the Play Store, and in 90% of the times, the app was able to detect from which company the number was for.

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