Ever wished to track someone down? To find their address, phone numbers, or their name? It can be quite hard, but you’d be surprised on how easy it can be to find out where someone lives or their phone number; and we can thank the Internet for this. So here is my How To guide on tracking people down online
Before we began
Stalking can be a bit dangerous, and is a little bit illegal, so don’t go overboard with this. The point of this post is to tell you how easy it actually is to find someone. You might want to try some of these tips on yourself as well to see how easy it is for other people to track you down. If you do find too much personal information online, you may want to protect your online identity or remove information from Google.
For this tutorial to work, you do need to know something about this person already. The more you know the better. So here are a few tips to find someone.
Tools To Use
Reverse phone number lookups used to be illegal in Australia, however, there are now a few tools that you can now use where you enter in someone’s phone number, and they tell you the address of the phone number and the name of the person who owns it or lives at that address.
PayID is a tool, that allows people to pay using a mobile phone number. However, you can also use it as a lookup service to find who owns a mobile number.
Learn how to use PayID here.
Reverse Australia – Find address and name with phone number
Reverse Australia is a really good tool. Having mentioned this on my Facebook Page, people have said it even lists unlisted or silent numbers. However, to get their address, you need to login with Facebook – the site does seem trustworthy.
When entering a phone number, you get the name of the people or company, the address, what telecommunication company owns the number, and comments from other people. So if you know someone’s mobile or landline number, you can find out where they live, and their name.
Person Lookup – Search by last name or phone number to find name, address and phone number
Person Lookup is another similar tool, but as well as doing a search only by phone number, you can do a search by last name. So if you know someone’s last name, and you want to get their phone number and address, you can use Person Lookup. It may be a little hard if they have a common last name, but if you know the area they live in, you can narrow it down.
Person Lookup is also a good tool, especially when you use it with Google where you can actually find the name and telephone number of someone who lives at a particular address. So if you know where someone lives, you can just Google site:http://personlookup.com.au “33 fake st suburb” VIC 3000 and you’ll get their name and phone number. You may have to play around with the quotes and address – leaving out suburb name or postcodes for example, but you should be able to find the results you are looking for.
The White Pages is also helpful as they are the “official” records, but you can only find someone’s phone number if you know their full name and suburb. This is why Person Lookup is very handy as you can search for people by address, phone number or name.
Facebook can also be a very helpful tool to help find information about someone. If you know their name you can find their profile information and find information like what school they went to, where they live, and all this information can be used to help with your tracking with the above links. If you don’t know their first or last names, you can use Facebook’s Find Friends feature to find people who live in certain areas, or went to a particular school. However, I wish Facebook developed a service like this, as it would be much more useful.
If you can’t find someone on Facebook, try Pipl . Pipl allows you to search by name, location (not address), Email, Username, or Phone number. However, this site is US based, so the phone may not work. But it’s very handy to find someone’s social media accounts if you know there email address or their name.
Use These Tools To Collect Your Information
By knowing how to use these above tools correctly, you can likely track down a person who lives in Australia and get their contact information like phone numbers and address. As long as you know at least two things about them, you’ll have a very high chance on tracking someone down.
- To find someone’s phone number if you know their address or name, use Person Lookup
- To find someone’s name or address if you know their phone number, use Reverse Australia or Person Lookup
- To find someone’s Facebook account if you know their email address, use Pipl (or Facebook)
- If you know someone’s name, and want to find their address, use Person Lookup or Reverse Australia
- Have a read of this expanded list on How to find someone online
So the question is, how easy is it to stalk you? Did you successfully find out where someone you wanted to stalk lives? Are you now worried about the information you just found? Here are some more tips on how to protect yourself online.