How to identify the sender of an SMS

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It often happens, especially with commercial SMS, that it is not possible to know at first who the sender of the message is. If, for whatever reason, you need to know the phone number and identity of the person who sent you that message , there is a procedure to identify the sender of the SMS.

You should also know that the sender may use payment services to hide their identity. These tools allow you to send SMS through a false number, or using a name that is not real either. If so, it will be difficult for you to identify the sender with these processes. If you have used these services, it is likely that it is a scam such as “smishing” .

Next, we explain the different ways by which you can identify the sender of an SMS.

-Through WhatsApp: Copy the phone number that has sent you a message and open a WhatsApp chat from the messaging app. That way, you’ll be able to access the sender’s profile and, if you’re lucky, see their photo and other personal information. If the sender of the SMS wants to hide their identity on purpose, this method may not work, but you can always try.

-Number identification pages: On the net you will find numerous pages that offer a telephone number identification service. Some of the most used and effective pages in this sense are paginaamarillas.es, very useful for commercial SMS, or Listaspam.com. Other websites of this type, in which you will find above all company telephone numbers, are whosenumber.info, whonosllamo.com or whohallamado.es.

-Google: Using the Google search engine may be the first thing that comes to mind. When entering the phone in question in the search engine, it is likely that you will find a lot of useless information. However, you may be lucky and find the identity of the phone number that has sent you a message.

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