How to See Who Owns an 800 Number

Find out who's behind those 800 calls you keep getting

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You may have received a call from an 800 number you don't recognize, or maybe you wrote down an 800 number but now you don't remember where it came from.

There are a few ways to find more information about an 800 number. There are number lookup tools and dedicated 800 directories you can search through.

800 numbers aren't the only publicly available phone numbers. You can also find a cell phone number online.

Google the 800 Number

Google Search is one of the easiest ways to look up an 800 number. Go to Google.com and enter the number into the search box.

For example, if you enter 800-872-2657, the first few results show that it belongs to U.S. Bank.

800 number reverse lookup on Google.com

Google might be one of the fastest ways to find out who owns an 800 number, but a reverse number lookup with a web search engine isn't necessarily your best option.

Use an 800 Directory

There are plenty of 800 reverse directories that catalog 800 numbers and provide a simple search engine to look through them. Here are a few of the most useful:

Tollfreeda.com

800 reverse search on tollfreeda.com

Use the Reverse Search menu to select 800, and then enter the rest of the number in the box. If the number is found on this site, you'll get the result in seconds.

800 reverse number lookup result at tollfreeda.com

800 Support Number Directory

This toll-free number lookup service is extremely easy to use: enter the number and wait for the result to pop up below the text box.

800customercarenumber.com result for an 800 number reverse search

Whitepages

Whitepages is one of the best free ways to find people online, and it's just as helpful for searching 800 numbers. Enter the number to see the business that owns it. Some results show an address and the company's website, too.

800 reverse number lookup at Whitepages

You can also do the opposite and find an 800 number by browsing through companies. This is helpful if you don't have the number but you want it, and all you know is the company name or the type of company it is. 800-numbers.net is one example of this type of 800 number search.

Look Up the 800 Number on Social Media

Many businesses publish their 800 numbers on their social networking profiles, so this is a great way to look one up if the resources above weren't helpful.

A quick search for the number on Twitter or Facebook is where you should start to see who the 800 number belongs to. Those sites and other social media platforms have search boxes you can use to quickly scour what people are saying about that number.

Another way to search social media for a 1-800 number is with a social network search engine like Social Searcher or Google Social Search.

Google Social Search for an 800 number

Through the both of them, you can look through Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Reddit, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and other sites.