How to find information about a person

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Finding information about a person by starting with their name

want find information about a person starting from the name? There are various ways to do this: in addition to the classic Google search, it is possible to use services suitable for the purpose, which allow you to identify (when possible) the links to the social profiles of the people of your interest and possibly the public information that they have left. on the Internet.


PeekYou


A first solution that I recommend you try to find information about a person is PeekYou, a completely free online service that allows you to find information about other people in a relatively simple way, by analyzing public data on over 60 online platforms, including websites, blogs and above all, social networks.

To use it, connected to the main page of PeekYou, select the tab Name located in the center of the page, fill in the text fields First Name e Last Name with the name and surname of the person you are looking for and possibly select a location from the menu Rental (at the time of this writing, only US states can be selected). To start the search, then, click on the green button depicting the magnifying glass.

On the page that opens, then locate information relating to the person you are looking for: the latter are grouped into sections Public Records & Background Checks (public documents), Arrest Records & Driving Infractions (crashes and driving infractions, feature only available to US users), email Addresses (email addresses), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Wikipedia , etc.

After identifying a link of your interest, for example the one relating to a social profile of the person you are looking for, click on it to see if you can find useful information about their account.



Google

I know, maybe it may seem trivial to you, but also Google it can be a good ally to try to find information about a person via the Internet. On the other hand, it is well known: nothing, or almost nothing, escapes the attentive eye of the famous search engine of the Mountain View giant.

To find information about a person with Google, just type in the address bar of your favorite web browser www.google.com (or click on the link I have provided), enter in the search field in the center of the screen displayed the name, an e-mail address, a nickname or a telephone number of the person in relation to which you intend to obtain more details. Then, press the button Submit attached to your computer keyboard or on the button Search with Google visible on the screen.

At this point, you should see a whole series of search results referring to the name, e-mail address, nickname or telephone number of the person you would like to receive more information about. Try to find information about the user you are interested in and, if you find any, click on the search result that you think might be more relevant to obtain further details.

If you want more information on how Google works and how to search on Google, do not hesitate to read the insights I have just linked to you. I am sure they will be useful to you.

Other useful solutions

Have you not yet been able to find information about the person you would like to know more about or did you not find all the info you needed? Well, then try taking a look at other useful solutions for this purpose, which you find listed below.


  • Facebook - yes, it is he, the most famous social network in the world. If a person "exists" on the Internet, they certainly have a Facebook profile in their name. I therefore suggest you read my guide on how to search for people on Facebook to find out what steps to take to find information about a specific person through the social network.
  • Tax code - it is an online service that, through the tax code, allows you to obtain information about a person such as the gender they belong to, the date of birth and the municipality of origin. To find out more about how it works, see my tutorial on how to get tax code data.
  • Pipl - is a famous online service that works in a similar way to PeekYou, thanks to which it is possible to find public information of other users, such as links to their social profiles, public telephone numbers and much more. It's not free: the subscription starts at $ 99 / month.

Find information about a person starting from the phone number

If you want to find information about a person starting from the telephone number, you can rely, even in this case, on free and easy-to-use online services: let me tell you in detail about some of them.


White pages

Do you want to try to find information about a person but you have his landline number as the only information at your disposal? in this case, the best thing to do is to contact the website of the White pages. Thanks to this service it is in fact possible to find information about a person by means of his / her telephone number, thus having the possibility of tracing the address of origin of the number holder of your interest and various other information. All this, as long as these details are publicly accessible.


To find information about a person with PagineBianche click here so that you can immediately connect to the service's website. Next, select the tab telephone number, type the telephone number you wish to know more about in the text field Telephone number and then click on the button search.

Afterwards, you will be shown a page containing the results of the search carried out. If the telephone number for which you have performed the search is present in the telephone directories, you will be shown the address of your interest. Furthermore, if an address is also associated with the telephone number in question, you can view the latter directly on the map by simply clicking on the link map.

I remind you that PagineBianche is also available as a free app for Android and iOS devices. Its operation is similar to that of its online counterpart.

Dive3000

Would you like to find information about a person through the phone number but the number you have at your disposal refers to a mobile phone? If so, I urge you to resort to using Dive3000: this is an online service that offers a sort of telephone directory for mobile phones that can be consulted free of charge upon registration. I remind you, however, that in order to be used, the service requires the publication of your mobile number in its database. If everything is clear to you up to now, I would say that we can proceed.


To find information about a person using the mobile number with Dive3000, the first thing you need to do is to click here so that you can immediately connect to the main web page of the service. Subsequently, fill out the form that is shown on the screen by typing your e-mail address, the username you want to use and the password you want to associate with the account you are about to create in the appropriate text fields (the latter must be typed two times in the respective text fields). Then put the check mark on the box next to the item I'm not a robot and click on the pulsating lock Submit.

At this point, access the e-mail address relating to the e-mail address specified during registration and open the e-mail message that was sent to you by the Dive3000 team. Click, therefore, on the link attached to the e-mail to complete the registration procedure for the service.

Once you have registered, search for the mobile number of your interest using the appropriate form attached to the Drive3000 website: enter the telephone number for which you are interested in learning more and give it Submit on your computer keyboard. If the search for the phone number returns results, click on the one you are interested in to find out more details.

Other useful solutions

If using the services I have reported to you in the previous lines did not satisfy your needs, before definitively throwing in the towel, I invite you to resort to the use of alternative solutions which you find below. Please, give it at least a look.

  • Unknownphone - it is a collaborative portal which is particularly useful for knowing if a telephone number belongs to a so-called "known annoyance", such as call centers and telemarketers.
  • tellows - is another Web service that works in a similar way to Dive3000 and that allows you to know who owns a mobile phone number by counting on the collaboration of other users.
  • Whooming - is a well-known online service, also available as an app for Android and iOS, which allows you to find out who is behind private and anonymous numbers using the call forwarding technique. Using it, you can find out the real contact details of those who call you anonymously and start from this information to find other data about this person. Find out how to use it by reading my guide on how to find out the private number.
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