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Can Prank Call Apps Be Traced?

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» To trace fake calls or prank calls, you’ll need to use the IP tracker tools called IPLogger or Grabify IP Logger.
» Create a shortened link on the IP tracker tools and then send it to the number via SMS from which you’re receiving fake calls.
» As soon as the user clicks on it, the IP tracker tool will track the IP address and location of the number which you can check by accessing the tracking link.
» The two best tools and apps that you can use to get the caller ID and details of calls are Phone Number Lookup and TrueCaller.

Can Prank Call Apps Be Traced:

Prank call apps are typically designed to mask the caller’s identity by using various methods like voice changing and call routing. This means that tracing the origin of the call can be challenging, as the apps are designed to hide the user’s information.

If you notice any abusive or threatening calls made through prank call apps, it’s essential to report them to the appropriate authorities. They have the expertise and tools to investigate such cases and track down the individuals responsible.

Also, remember that using prank call apps to harass or intimidate others is not only unethical but also illegal in many jurisdictions. Engaging in such activities can lead to legal consequences and severe penalties.

However, if you receive a prank call and want to avoid future incidents, it’s advisable to take precautions such as keeping your personal information private, not sharing contact details with unknown sources, and being cautious when answering unfamiliar calls. These steps can help minimize the risk of becoming a target for prank calls.

How to Trace Fake Calls Location:

You have to follow the below tools to track:

1. Iplogger Tool: Sending Shortlink

If you’re getting calls from unknown numbers they’re probably fake calls trying to prank you. To trace these fake calls, you need to use a  very effective tool called IPLogger. It lets you create shortened links to trace the IP address and location of the fake calls.

You can create unlimited shortened links on the IPLogger tool for free. As soon as the user to whom you send a tracking link will click on the shortened tracking link, his IP address and location will be recorded by the IPLogger tool.

🔗 Link: https://iplogger.org/

 🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Copy the link to any video or article.

Step 2: Then you need to open the IPLogger tool.

Step 3: Next, you need to paste the link to the YouTube video into the input box of the tool.

Step 4: Click on the Create a shortlink button.

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Step 5: Then you’ll be taken to the next page where you’ll need to copy the shortened URL.

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Step 6: Now, you need to send the shortened URL to the number via SMS from which you’re getting fake calls.

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Step 7: Wait for the user to click on it.

Step 8: As soon as he clicks on it his IP address and location will get recorded.

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Step 9: You can access the tracking link to check the IP address and location of the fake call. It will help you know the country, state, timezone, IP address, etc of the user who’s sending you fake calls.

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2. Grabify Tool: Sending Shortlink

Another tool that you can use to trace any fake call is the Grabify IP Logger tool. It’s a free tool that lets you create free tracking links.  Grabify IP Logger records the IP address and the location of any user as soon as he clicks on the tracking link that you send him.

🔗 Link: https://grabify.link/

 🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Copy the link to any video.

Step 2: Open the Grabify IP Logger tool.

Step 3: Then you need to paste the link to the video in the input box.

Step 4: Click on Create URL.

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Step 5: Copy the New URL.

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Step 6: Then you need to send the shortened link to the number via SMS from whom you’re receiving fake calls.

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Step 7: You’ll need to wait for the user to click on the tracking link that you’ve sent him.

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Step 8: As soon as the user clicks on the link, his IP address and location will get recorded.

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You need to access the tracking link on Grabify IP Logger to check the IP address and location of the fake calls.

How to Know If it’s a Prank call:

You have to look at these few things below:

1. Asking Too many irrelevant Questions

When it’s a fake or prank call, there is a good chance that the caller will only make fun of you and not harm you financially.  First of all, you’ll notice that the phone number from which you’re receiving the fake call will look unusual. Moreover, you’ll find that the caller will ask you too many irrelevant questions without telling you his actual purpose for calling you.

He may ask about your location, your occupation, your family members’ details, etc. However, if you suspect that the caller is asking the question unnecessarily and wasting your time, you can simply stop answering the questions and hang up the call.

But if you see that he’s trying to get your private information out of you then you can’t take it lightly, as it’s a scam call trying to get money out of you.

2. Making fun of your Details & Answer

Mostly, when a prank or a fake call is made, it’s done by a group of youngsters for fun. You will notice that after listening to your answers, the caller might make a joke out of it.

Even if you listen very carefully, you may hear some giggling noises in the background. To sum it up, you’ll find that the call will make absolutely no sense. The consecutive questions that the caller will ask you will have no link with each other.

It’s possible that after one or few questions you’ll find out yourself that you’ve answered a prank call and it’s a joke.

3. The Person Will Reveal Soon

During a prank call, you’ll find that the caller will ask you many questions but if you keep on answering them for some time, the person will reveal that it’s a prank call and it’s meant to be fun.

Prank calls aren’t meant to harm you or to scam you but it’s made by a group of people for fun. However, sometimes it can be a little irritating to answer numerous irrelevant questions as it feels like a waste of time.

The best way to avoid prank calls is by using Caller ID apps on your device. These apps can show you red warning signs when you receive a call from a number that was previously reported for making prank calls.

4. Talking Like an unprofessional

In a prank call, the caller may claim that he’s calling you from a certain company and will try to convince you. However, if you listen carefully, you’ll be able to hear him talk unprofessionally.

The actual employees of companies are trained professionals and have a clear way of speaking to their customers which a prankster can never imitate.

If you suspect that a call from a number is a prank done on you, hang it up and it’s even better to block the number too.

Call Details Finder – Phone Lookup:

You have the following methods to try with:

1. TrueCaller

The Truecaller is one of the best apps to find the Caller ID of any phone number. It can be installed on iOS and Android devices by downloading it from the App Store or the Google Play Store respectively.

⭐️ Features:

◘ You’ll be able to find the name of the owner of any phone number.

◘ It can show you the location of any phone number.

◘ You’ll be able to know the date of registration of the phone number.

◘ It can help you get scam alerts for calls that are previously reported as scam calls.

◘ You’ll be able to see the caller ID of any phone number automatically when the call enters your device.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Download the app on your device.

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Step 2: Then open the app.

Step 3: Next, you need to enter your phone number and register your TrueCaller account.

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Step 4: Enter the phone number whose caller ID you want to know, in the input box.

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Step 5: Then you will be able to see the user’s name or Caller ID below in the results. Click on his Caller ID to see the location of the phone number.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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