A hidden number can also be known as a ‘private number’ – or any call that rings through, but does not show the number. A private number or a private caller has chosen to keep their phone number hidden from the call recipient. Their calls will usually appear on your phone as: Private Caller. Restricted access. It’s been blocked. There is no caller ID.
Private numbers are occasionally used by telemarketing organizations to avoid having their numbers blocked or reported.
Many scams have been related to private phone numbers because to the lack of traceability that would benefit them.
How to make a call on a private Number
To call through a private number on a smartphone some have the option to do so constantly. Otherwise, you can do it by starting the call with *67.
Who Uses Private Numbers?
Private numbers are occasionally used by telemarketing organizations to avoid having their phone numbers banned or reported.
Due of the absence of traceability that would benefit them, several frauds have been connected to private phones.
Accountants or local tradespeople who use their personal phone number for business but don’t want to share it with all of their clients can utilize them.
How to Find Out Who the Caller Is!
Some persons may choose to hide their caller ID before contacting you for reasons best known to the caller; here’s how to disclose it.
1st method (Without Internet)
1: Do not pick up your phone when it is ringing.
2: Give yourself at least 15 minutes to wait.
3: Dial *#30# to reveal the concealed number on the screen.
Note: It may take up to 24 hours for the number to appear in some situations.
Method number two
Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store and download Truecaller.
Step2. When a call from a secret number comes in, keep your internet connection on on so true caller may look for and expose the caller’s name.
Note: It works quicker on 3G, 3.5G, 3.75G, or 4G (reveals the caller’s ID in 2 to 5 minutes).
To block a private number on most phones you can find the option in settings under call rejection or call options. Select the ‘Auto reject list’ and from there you can block any unknown numbers.