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Best Way to Get the Number from a Blocked Call

Receiving a phone call from a blocked number is extremely frustrating. Sometimes it can even be a frightening experience. Most of the time, a blocked phone call comes from a reporter or a telemarketer. Unfortunately, there are times where individuals received blocked phone calls from people who are pulling a prank or even making threats. Fortunately, both the local law enforcement and your phone provider should be able to help you find the number behind the blocked calls you have been receiving.

Make Note of When You Received The Phone Call
It is extremely important to keep a detailed recorded of blocked phone calls when you want to find out the number behind the call in order to get the calls stopped. This means you need to write down the date and time that the call took place. You should also record as much information as you can about the call. This should include anything that was said, if you heard heavy breathing, when they hung up, as well as any background noises you may have heard.

Contact the Customer Service Department of Your Phone Provider
The customer service department of your phone provider is going to be able to tell you exactly what you need to do in order to trace the phone call. Typically, you are going to have to work with the company as well as the local law enforcements in order to obtain the number.

Give All Your Records to Local Law Enforcements
Local law enforcement are going to be more likely to get involved if there is a clear pattern between the phone calls you are receiving. This is why it is so important to make sure that you document every single phone call. Once you start to receive multiple phone calls that are clearly coming from the same source it is considered harassment and local law enforcement will be happy to step in.

Keep in mind, once law enforcement are involved you are going to need to keep the caller on the line for a certain period of time so the call can be traced. You are also going to want to consider pressing charges. While it can be an expensive process is is the only want to prevent the person from continuing to call you from a blocked phone number.

The only other option you really have when it comes to receiving blocked phone calls is to consider having your phone number changed and getting put on your phone companies do not call list. This will make it more difficult for telemarketers to get ahold of your phone number.


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