In the modern world, the mobile phone is one of the most basic and advanced means of communication. This is not surprising at all – mobile phones are multifunctional; they allow us not only to quickly connect with any person who may be on the other side of the globe but also to see this person with our own eyes. In addition, a mobile phone can become a reliable assistant in the search for any people, be it a close relative or a scammer. So, how does it work, and what effort is required to track a scammer by their cellphone number? Let’s check all the available options.
How to Find out a Person’s Location by a Cellphone Number?
Mobile operators do not provide complete information about their customers to other users. However, there are quite real ways to solve the problem. And here are a couple of options of how you can type in the phone number and find location free in a matter of seconds:
- Option 1: Using tracking services from operators;
- Option 2: Searching by IMEI;
- Option 3: Tracking with the help of special programs and services.
Let’s consider each of the options in more detail.
It is a good option to track the location of a scammer’s cellphone. However, it should be remembered that this option is available only if the gadget is active (not turned off). What is more, such services of mobile operators are paid for and operate throughout the country only.
In production, mobile devices are assigned an individual code – IMEI. Knowing this code and using the database of mobile operators, you can determine the location of the smartphone or its owner. Finding out the IMEI is quite simple; this information is indicated on the box or under the smartphone battery. The database is held by representatives of law enforcement agencies who should be immediately contacted in case of theft of a gadget.
Also, it is worth remembering that there is always an opportunity to use other options for finding a phone by IMEI number – using third-party applications. There are both paid and free applications. The disadvantage of this method is the need to pre-activate the application on the “target” smartphone, which is not always possible.
There are special applications developed for owners of smartphones run on Android and iOS operating systems. By installing them, it is possible to track the location of any user. Some programs make it possible to report the location of the user, as well as to block the smartphone remotely. They can become a universal application that can be used for any device. To search for a gadget’s location is enough to activate the program.