In this article we will talk about reverse phone / mobile phone lookups to help us catch a cheating spouse. As of now, I have only found reverse number lookup services for USA based people, I will add reverse phone lookup Canada and UK services once we’ve tested some that work and are not that expensive (some charge $50+). Follow the link above for other ways to catch your spouse cheating. You can also use this method to find a phone number on map for free.
What Is A Reverse Phone Lookup Service?
A reverse phone lookup service (also called reverse number lookup, gray pages, reverse directory, yellow pages reverse lookup or white pages reverse lookup) is a service that lets you track someone’s details without knowing their name, or address. Unlike the regular white pages, yellow pages, or any kind of telephone directory where you need to know a person or business’ name, you only need to enter their number on the reverse phone lookup website and you will be able to retrieve their details; in a regular phone directory you search for names to get numbers, in a reverse phone directory you search for numbers to get names.
The details that are commonly shown to you, for the free reverse phone lookup: google maps exact position of the phone (if it’s landline, not cell phone), address, phone provider and sometimes the first name of the owner of the phone. I haven’t found a free phone number reverse lookup with names (complete names) involved, but I have tried a background check service where you track someone by using their name, and not their number. We’ll discuss that background check service in another article, although some reverse phone lookup services offer this in a bundle. For $50 or so you will get all the publicly accessible data (criminal records, divorce records, etc), a good way to protect your children from known criminals or sex offenders, not exactly that helpful to us in catching a cheater.
How Does Reverse Phone Number Lookup Work?
Reverse phone, or reverse cell phone lookup services hire people to collect all publicly accessible data and enter it into their database. They charge the searcher a small fee, usually $19 a month for unlimited number lookups, or a small one time fee($3-7) for a single report on a phone number. Some unlisted numbers (unlisted from local telephone directories) are also included in their databases, those come from services you sign up for that publicly display your details.
Reverse Phone Lookup To Catch A Cheating Spouse
The best reverse phone lookup services offer a full background check on the owner of the phone, something that private investigators use. I don’t recommend those that cost $50+ because I don’t think it will be anyway helpful to someone who is trying to prove their spouses are having an affair. Always pick the cheapest service you can get.
Update March 2015 : The reverse phone lookup service I previously recommended has closed down, and I have yet to find something that is as cheap as $3. So for the meantime you can use a free service with less features. This site also lets you search by name + state. (USA only, sorry)
When trying to find out if your spouse is having an affair, you should collect all unknown phone numbers that call your house, or if you can, check the cell phone numbers of your spouse’s phone. Look at all your spouse’s call history and list down all phone numbers they called, who has called them, and those that lasted for longer than a few minutes. Once you’ve created a list, run those numbers in a reverse phone lookup service and check the location of the phones. You will be able to tell if your spouse could possibly be having a physical affair with those people if their locations are close to your own, if they’ve been talking for long periods of time but the locations is not close enough to drive to, they may be having an emotional affair.
An example of a reverse phone lookup service is the form you see to your right. If you already have a list, or a few numbers you are suspicious of, try entering them on the form and you will find the exact source of that number. It’s free to find the phone number on google maps, but for a full report it will cost you $3. To see how it works, see the example screenshots below of me tracking a phone number’s address.
Reverse Number Search Demonstration
For the purpose of demonstrating the reverse number search service (the form attached above, to the right), we are going to use Harvard’s contact details (which is publicly available, I won’t use anyone’s personal phone). Let’s pretend that Harvard’s contact number is actually an unknown number we found on our phone bills, caller ID, or our spouse’s cell phone. We ask our spouse about it but they don’t tell us who it is and why they’ve been talking a lot. We suspect they may be having an affair, or if you are thinking of protecting your kids, maybe you want to make sure the people who contact them have no criminal records. This particular service is a reverse phone lookup AND offers criminal background checks, as well as divorce / marriage records; full details on the service is listed below the demonstration.
To get answers to our questions, we will run a reverse phone no. lookup by using the form above. Here’s what we’ll get after inputting the phone number in the form :
In the photo above, you’ll see that the results include google maps, which is very powerful on it’s own as you can mark a location and ask google to give you exact directions on how to get there. Google also lets you view pictures of that area and nearby webcams. So for the free reverse phone lookup, we get their general area, a visual on the map (powered by google), the type of phone, and service provider.
From here we can easily tell whether or not our spouses are cheating with the person (physically), if it’s too far to drive to in an hour or less, it’s most likely not a physical affair. You can run all of the numbers you’ve collected on the form above for FREE. To get additional details though, like their exact name and full address, you will need to pay the $3 trial fee. This is the best value that I’ve found because if you choose to be a member, you also get background reports (will include criminal records, court cases, divorce records, marriage details, and previously owned properties) all for the price of just a regular reverse phone service.
When you’ve found out details of the numbers you’ve checked, and one of them seems suspicious, ask your husband or wife about that number, try to get as much details as you can. Important details are the name and address. You’ll obviously know the area, so you will be able to tell whether or not they are lying to you about the address. The important part is the name. You will want to get your spouse to give you the name of the owner of the phone number you are suspicious about, because on that same site there is a “people search” that allows you to search by name. It will display their general area the same way their phone number displayed a basic free reverse phone lookup result. If they say the name of the person is “Bob Doe” and he lives at “Utah” you’ll know they’re lying if the reverse phone number and people search tells you they are from New York.
To confirm whether or not your spouse is lying, use the $3 trial and search for both the name that your spouse gave you, and the phone number you found. If they aren’t lying, “Bob Doe” should appear as the owner of the number you searched for, if they are lying the number you searched for may belong to someone else. Don’t panic though if you don’t see the same name, maybe they are living with that person and they aren’t actually the registered owner. To confirm that even further, ask one of your friend’s to call that number and look for “Bob Doe”.
Tips to catch a cheating spouse with reverse phone lookup
1. Gather a list of suspicious phone / mobile phone numbers.
2. Input them on the form above.
3. Ask your spouse for the name of the owner of the cell phone or landline you checked.
4. Did they give you a name?
A. Match the name they gave with the results of both the reverse phone number, and people search results. If they were telling the truth, the reverse phone lookup’s location results should match the people search’s location results (they both show locations for free). If the results don’t match, you just caught holes in their excuses.
B. If they did not give you the name, pay the $3 trial fee and find out the full details of the owner of that phone number and continue on with your research on that person. See how they are connected to your spouse, or ask your spouse directly who that person is, since you already know they called your spouse’s cell phone/landline.
5. Did the name your spouse gave you not match the name the reverse phone lookup service gave you? Ask a friend to call that phone number and look for the person your spouse mentioned. If no one lives there by that name, you just caught them lying to you again. If you’ve successfully found the person your spouse mentioned, either confront them about their relationship with your spouse, or hold off and do more detective work.
Other Features Of This Reverse Phone Lookup Service
This is not true for all reverse phone lookup services, only with the one we selected for this article. We selected this particular company because most of their tools are the same things private investigators use when you hire them. Besides getting their reverse phone number lookup, you will also get :
Court Records – if they have been convicted of any crimes
Marriage and Divorce Records – to check up on their ex husbands or wives
Property Records – what they currently own
Asset Information – useful if you’re having a divorce
Email addresses – amazingly helpful if you suspect your spouse has hidden emails that they use to contact other people with.
Address history – past and present addresses
Relatives and associates – to find out if the person your spouse is cheating with is an co-worker
Arrest and conviction records – more for the safety of your children than catching a cheating spouse
Felonies and misdemeanor
Sex offenders – very important if you are checking up on the neighborhood you and your kids are part of
Criminal driving infractions – again, very important when checking up on the people your children associate with
Court and probation records
Target’s social sites (facebook, myspace etc)
Target’s Photos and Videos on social sites
Blogs or websites that they own