Free Phone Tracer is a relatively new site dedicated to a single purpose. They feel you should be able to track every phone that has called you. Since many calls today are no longer recognized on our caller identification systems, there is certainly a need for this. The information provided by this site even helps to track down mobile numbers, which has been an area of particular concern, since most other sites have very poor results in this department.
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|Reverse Phone Number Search||A|
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Reverse Phone Number Search
The main purpose of this site is to track phone numbers. The information returned, even for mobile numbers is actually quite accurate, which is the main reason for the strong rating of an “A.” The site even has a section of helpful tips to instruct users on how to avoid a telemarketing scam. Almost immediately after you conduct the search, you will see a handy little map displayed which marks out the actual location of the phone number that you have tracked. These searches are fairly secure, seeing how they access some very good databases in order to provide such accurate data.
For this case study we chose to try and find some information on one of our own secondary phone numbers. This is a VOIP phone connected to a computer and used only over the internet. That alone should make it very challenging to find any real, non-spoofed information. However, since it has also been used in various locations around the world, we were very interested in seeing what would happen when it was tracked. We were not disappointed. After placing the number in the search bar, it took literally less than a second to return some information. We saw a cute little map which actually displayed one of the main locations where the phone was used for a time.
This established the accuracy of the information for such a number, but we wanted to give it another try. This time, we punched a cell phone number, since many of these sites have a very difficult time tracking down mobiles. Almost instantly we once again saw that familiar map pop up, with the basically correct information. Of course, neither of these searches actually identified the name of the user. For that, you would need to buy one of the reports.
The main feature of this site is the ability to fairly accurately track or trace both land line phones and mobile lines. This is not nearly as common as you might think. Of course, this is clearly not a full background check situation, either, yet the phone searches are exceptional. The location map is also really nice, giving you the ability to see where the phone is actually registered and/or owned. Although there are no guarantees, that could be a big first step in terms of actually finding the person or persons connected to that phone number, should you be so inclined.
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The fee structure offered by Free Phone Tracer is pretty straightforward. You can purchase a single report for $9.95. Or, you may even take a free 7-day trial along with the report for just $0.49 cents. After those 7-days you will be automatically entered into a monthly membership agreement for just $19.95 per month. This membership option allows you an unlimited number of searches. Incidentally, the report contains the owner name, address, phone type, phone issuer, and even email address of the owner (if available).
One of the main questions people have about such a search is exactly how it works. Ultimately, you put the phone number into the bar and then the system goes out and searches all the databases and resources to which the company has access. Some of these are highly proprietary.
All of these searches seem to have a very high degree of reliability. This includes accurate owner information, which is indeed double checked through a number of different sources. This is all done automatically, rather than by a single person actually overlooking or overseeing the process.
The Free Phone Tracer site does have a high level of safety and security. They use SSL data encryption, which has become the standard by which all secure sites are now judged. Incidentally, customers are also able to remove their own phone information from the site's database.
The level of customer support and attention offered here at Free Phone Tracer is certainly adequate. This includes the site having a number of helpful frequently asked questions to explain much of the common questions and concerns. On top of this there are other information pages. Finally, you may submit a question through email by completing the online webform. The service agents are responsive and you should have an answer within just a few hours.
The final word regarding Free Phone Tracer is that this is one of the best sites devoted primarily to online phone tracing, tracking, and searching. They provide everything you need to hunt down the owner of a number that has been harassing you or otherwise causing issues...as well as finding former friends and associates.
Note: This Background Check service is not FCRA compliant. You may not use Free Phone Tracer's service, or the information it provides, to make decisions about consumer credit, employment, insurance, tenant screening, or any other purpose that would require FCRA compliance. This is applicable, but not limited to, a Background Search, Credit Background Check, Criminal Background Check, and/or Driving Record. Free Phone Tracer is not a consumer reporting agency and does not, and cannot, provide consumer reports. These terms have special meanings under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq., ("FCRA"), which are incorporated herein by reference.