How to Find an Unknown Caller and reveal No Caller ID calls
This post is about to change your views about those who hide their phone number to call you. When your phone rings and the caller ID is blocked, or it’s an unknown caller, it’s pretty frustrating. Especially with repeat unknown calls. If you are ready to stop those annoying spam calls and unmask the caller ID behind them, then be ready to read and follow some of the steps I have outline here below.
There are two important distinctions you should know. No Caller ID and Unknown Caller are two different things. Also, no caller ID means that the caller intentionally blocked their ID from you. On the contrary, an unknown caller means the caller ID was not recognized even though it was provided.
The best way to handle this is to turn on the option to block unknown caller on IOS. It sometimes blocks real callers, but its good balance between being inundated with spam calls all day.
Block your outgoing Caller ID with this easy step
If you are looking to hide your phone number when making outbound calls, you don’t need to even fiddle with your phone’s setting.
Simply dial *67 followed by the phone number you are trying to call. When you do this, it tells your carrier that you would like that phone call to not show any Caller ID.
An example of the phone number string to dial would be;
*67-800-765-4321 or *67-08033559733
Block unwanted incoming calls with no Caller ID automatically
This is the best solution if you would rather not deal with hidden Caller IDs from unknown callers. Most mobile devices have the features that enable you to bar number without a caller ID.
Also, the Good news is that it can be done on both Android and IOS devices. Here is how easy it is;
Block unwanted calls on iPhone
Select settings on your phone.
Scroll to the phone option and tap on it.
Scroll to silence unknown callers and toggle it on.
All calls without a caller ID will automatically blocked from your phone. Also, this will keep them blocked unless you change the settings.
Block unwanted calls on Android
Open your phone dialer
Tap the three vertical dots on your phone screen’s top/middle right side and then tap setting.
Select block numbers and switch on Block unknown callers.
Now, all call from a blocked caller ID will be barred from entering your phone.
The *57 method
Have you heard about the *57 method? You should use this method immediately after receiving an incoming call from an unknown caller. Typing *57 on your cell phone sends an immediate request for your service provider to trace your previous spam caller’s number.
If the caller ID trace is successful, you will receive a confirmation sound or beep. Alternatively, if the caller ID trace is unsuccessful, you will receive an error beep, depending on your mobile company.
In case you don’t know, the *57 service is the MCIS (Malicious Caller Identification Service). It is a paid service offered by all major network carriers in the US, including T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. The fee for the service is added to your monthly bill.
Use Caller Identification tools for calls with No Caller ID
You can use anonymous Caller ID service providers to reveal an unknown caller. Some, like True Caller, screen the incoming Caller ID of unknown callers and identify them. Other caller identification tools allow you to search for unknown numbers to reveal the caller’s identity.
You can also use these identification tools to block unknown callers and prevent them from reaching your number in the first place. In addition, they can help you automatically block an incoming call from a Spam caller.
Contact your phone company
Your wireless carrier or Telephone Company can help you identify an unknown caller. The Caller ID of all the private numbers that contact you is available to your phone company. You can always reach out to them if you feel threatened or repeatedly harassed by an anonymous call or number.
The law prevents your carrier from revealing personal information regarding users to you. But they will if you can prove you are being harassed or threatened by the caller. Most companies will provide up-to-date information regarding the caller, including their name, phone number, and address. However, you might need the assistance of relevant law enforcement agencies to make this possible.
Lastly, you must note the time and date of the call. This information will come in handy when you request the caller information from your service provider. There are millions of calls made daily using each carrier, so you must have as many details as needed to trace the call.
So when you receive a call from a blocked Caller ID, note down all the important information. This will help your mobile carrier to track the call and retrieve the Caller ID.