Forum Thread: How to Find Information About Someone from Their Phone Number

How can I find out someone's name and information about the from just their cell phone number? Ive tried white pages and other services like that but most of them won't show the persons name or any of that stuff. So what can I do to get that info?

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Sometimes whatsapp can give you a clue with the profile pic or nickname. Nowadays most people use it.

I like this method. Check: Facebook, Whatapp, Snapchat, Instagram, etc...

Once you get a username there are many sites that can find all instances of that username on popular websites.

It depends what other info you have about the person to whom the number belongs. If you can't find anything from googling the number then you need to consider a social engineering attack. At this point anything you know about the target becomes a weapon in your arsenal; if you know their hobbies or business interests you could assume the identity of a fellow hobbyist or supplier, call them up and just blag it. Even with this knowledge, this sort of attack is an art rather than a science and depends as much upon your ability to improvise as it does on the targets naivety/gullibility. If you are going in blind and just calling the number with no additional knowledge of the target you will have to be either extremely skilled or unbelievably lucky to get anywhere. Either way, best of luck.

Yea social engineering can get you pretty far you just have to know how to do it right. Thank you for the information this will definitely come in handy in the future.

personally, i use m.facebook.com and sync.me ... for mobile facebook, i click on "Forgot Password?" and put the phone number and press "Search"...if the number is associated to a facebook account, it will give you the name of the person.

the second method, head over to www.sync.me and put the number there. IFFFFFFFF the person has that application installed on his phone, or one of his friends has it installed, then you'll get his name and the country he's from.

Using the forgot feature on Facebook sounds like a really good idea I'll most definitely try that out! Thank you!

Social engeneering. Depends on the intelligence of the victim:
Call the person, and impersonate someone els:

You: good day, this is vodacom , we are updating you profile may i please ask you some questions sir/ma'qm?
Victim: yeah sure
You:
What is your name, surname blah blah blah

Just try to sound legit and remember to use a private number, and only ask information a phone conpany may nee to avoid suspicions!

Sir can you tell me some info about below no.
9604104656

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