Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Have You Received a Disturbing Telephone Call?

We have all had a prank phone call at one point or another. Most of the time, we either laugh a bit and shake our heads, and occasionally we get annoyed but let it roll off our backs. What if the call was something that truly disturbed you though? Maybe it was a threat or something else that is really haunting you? You may worry about whether you are safe or whether your children are safe. Maybe you are wondering if the caller was just playing a sick joke or if they were very serious. This kind of think can keep you up at night and can make you worry to the point of not being able to work or even function properly. Luckily, there are some things you can do to relieve that worry.

If you don't have caller ID, or you do and the call was from a cell phone number with no name, you can still find out who made the call. You simply visit one of the reverse cell phone sites that are active on the internet and type in the phone number. After waiting a few seconds, you will be provided with valuable information on the caller. Your results may include different things, such as the name of the caller, the home phone number associated with the caller, the address of the caller and you can even find out if the caller has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor. Yes, just by typing in the number of the person who made the disturbing call you can get access to their local and national court records, birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates and more.

You can simply choose to call the person back and ask what their intentions were for the call, or you can call your local police department. In cases of individuals who have received several threatening calls and have contacted the police, these resources would help immensely. Unfortunately, sometimes law enforcement agencies just don't have the time or the manpower to try and hunt down a prank caller unless there is more violent action taken. However, should you find out that your prank caller has been convicted of a crime or more than one crime; you can spur your police department into taking further action. While a teenager who is prank calling you isn't all that dangerous, there are criminals who call as well. If the police can catch a criminal who is harassing someone, they will absolutely go for it most of the time.

You do not have to live powerless and you can protect yourself and find out who has called and why they are calling. These websites can be an absolute lifesaver – in the literal sense. Take the time to check out what is going on and don't assume it's just a silly prank caller. Hope that it is, but approach the situation as though someone dangerous has called. Stopping this kind of thing can be easy if you follow the suggestions above.





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