Finding someone online

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  1. ccfc92

    ccfc92 Well-Known Member

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    Just wondered if anyone knew a good website (ideally free) to find someone's telephone number?

    It's a long lost relative, who lives in Scotland. She doesn't have Facebook etc.

    Any help would be much appreciated :)
     
  2. dancers lance

    dancers lance Well-Known Member

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    Can you think of anyone they may know that would have social media that you could get in touch with? they may be able to help you contact them/have a phone number?
     
  3. footyfrenzy

    footyfrenzy Active Member

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    Try contacting the local paper they may be able to run an ad
     
  4. Covrock

    Covrock Active Member

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    Type their name in Google search. It will throw in names, electoral lists etc. Takes a little time to research.
     
  5. Marty

    Marty Well-Known Member

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    Google is the best starting point. It's amazing the amount of information that people put online about themselves.
     
  6. ccfc92

    ccfc92 Well-Known Member

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    I've found an old address on 192.com

    But that doesn't help me contact her now :/
     
  7. dancers lance

    dancers lance Well-Known Member

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    It could be worthwhile sending a polite letter to the current occupants asking if they have a forwarding address?
     
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    ccfc92 Well-Known Member

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    That's an idea yes :)

    Just gotta buy credits to see the address :/ like, why? :meh:
     
  9. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    A phone directory?
     
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    richnrg Well-Known Member

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    don't be ridiculous
     
  11. ccfc92

    ccfc92 Well-Known Member

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    Don't I need a street/city for that?

    I literally have a name to go on.
     
  12. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    Phone directories are ordered by name.
    Sometimes they include a middle initial.
    It depends on how unusual the name is
     
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    ccfc92 Well-Known Member

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    I tried the BT online directory but found nothing.
     
  14. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    They could be unlisted or not even have a phone.
    Do you know the town/city where they live?
     
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    ccfc92 Well-Known Member

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    That is quite possible.

    Unfortunately no :( just Scotland.
     
  16. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    If they have an unusual name it would be a lot easier. I think your best chance is to do an internet search.
    Of course, if they have no internet presence, it would be almost impossible.
    If you can't find the person directly, try finding a relative or someone they might know.
     
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