How to Get Personal Information From a Cell Phone Number

Sometimes we need to collect information from a mobile number, sometimes we got calls from disturbing unknown caller and sometimes we need to collect information of our target. In this tutorial we are going to cover how to get personal information from a cell phone number.

How to Get Personal Information From a Cell Phone Number


Installing PhoneInfoga Latest on Kali Linux

First we use a tool called Phoneinfoga. Phoneinfoga is an information gathering and OSINT (Open-source intelligence) reconnaissance tool, which collects various information on provided phone numbers from free resources. To use it we need to clone it from GitHub repository by using following command:

curl -sSl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sundowndev/PhoneInfoga/master/support/scripts/install | bash 
Then we need to run following command to install it on our 
sudo mv ./phoneinfoga /usr/bin/phoneinfoga
The above command will move phoneinfoga on our /usr/bin directory that we can easily use it by phoneinfoga command. Let's run it by using following command:
phoneinfoga scan -n [Mobile_number_with_country_code]
The screenshot of the command is following :
collecting personal information from phone number
Always run this tool under proxies or VPN or use Anonsurf. If we get a hit with Google bot then it ban our IP. This will lead to every time we search on Google we have to solve captcha every time. We all know how irritating is this. In this way we can collect some basic information.

Public Information From Search Engine

In other hand we can collect info of a mobile number from the search engines also, here we need to know how to do advance searches in search engines like allintitel:phone_number or allintext:phone_number as shown in following screenshot:

information from search engines

Social Media Information

Now these days social media connects everyone and many of us provided mobile numbers in social media sites. We can directly search numbers in social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, as shown in following screenshot.

information from social media

Getting Information from Online Resources

Another method is online resources, like 411. 411 is a website where we can get information about phone numbers. Here we can do business searches and people searches and reverse phone lookup. the screenshot of this website is following:

411.com

There are some similar sites like

Phone Number Information from True Caller

There are a very smart process to get information from a cell phone number, that is True Caller. Many of us uses True caller to know who is calling. It is also useful to find someone's name by phone number.

True caller collects phone numbers with associated names from user's phone book/contacts and save the data on their database, we can search phone numbers in their database. They have a huge database.

truecaller home page


True caller have a website also have mobile application. If we search phone numbers in true caller we have a high chance to get identity and some cases we also got the email id.

We have talked how to get personal information from a cell phone number. These ways are really working and a must know basic things for a cyber security expert or a ethical hacker.
 
 
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                    Sunder MuthukumaranMay 6, 2020 at 7:20 PM

                    CANT PROCEED AFTER STEP adding requirements.txt , that step cant be done .
                    it says , the file doesnt exist

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                      Kali LinuxMay 7, 2020 at 8:09 AM

                      It seems you are in wrong directory.. Please clear and delete cloned directory and read the article carefully and do again from the starting.

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                        UnknownMay 20, 2020 at 6:43 PM

                        Right Mr. Sundar, just follow the steps below and it will be installed:
                        1.Download the archive using following command
                        curl -L "https://github.com/sundowndev/phoneinfoga/releases/download/v2.0.8/phoneinfoga_$(uname -s)_$(uname -m).tar.gz" -o phoneinfoga.tar.gz
                        2.Then, extract the binary using following command
                        tar xfv phoneinfoga.tar.gz
                        3.And finally, run the software using the command written below
                        ./phoneinfoga --help
                        These steps are from official documentation. Have a good day.

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                          UnknownOctober 12, 2020 at 8:44 PM

                          do not open,what is the problem
                          neInfoga# python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
                          /usr/bin/python3: No module named pip
                          root@kali:~/PhoneInfoga#












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                            Kali LinuxOctober 13, 2020 at 5:23 AM

                            This error shows that python module pip is missing from your system. So pleased install pip for python3. To check how to do it take help from Google.

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                          • AnonymousOctober 27, 2020 at 11:03 PM

                            I got an error that said: ERROR Could not open requirements file: [ERRNO2] No such file or directory: 'requirements.txt'

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                              Kali LinuxOctober 28, 2020 at 8:48 AM

                              phoneinfoga tool is updated, so that will not work here. We have also updated our article. Please enjoy it and sorry for your trouble.

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