Thursday, June 15, 2006


You can conduct a basic reverse telephone number inquiry rather quickly, on your cell phone, through a recent service that Google has added. Most telephones can perform “Text Messaging”. This reverse phone search is conducted through a text-messaging message sent to Google at a special location established for this purpose. Google has established a “short code: to provide this information. This short-code, the location that you send the message “To”, is: 46645 Type in the “To” section this number: 46645 Then, in the “Message” section type in the phone number, including the area code and dashes, of the number you are seeking the reverse look-up. The phone number should look like this in the “message” section:888-555-1234. You will receive, in a short time, the results of this reverse phone search. Keep in mind, though, that this search utilizes white pages and yellow page directories, and is NOT a web-based search. Results may be limited to those phone numbers that are listed, however, it may be helpful to you.
Here’s a little tidbit for another of those “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” categories.

In the 77th Precinct (NYPD) several years ago, there was a stickup man by the name of Bobby Jones. His specialty was robbing gas stations. He would give the attendant, when there were attendants, a note saying: "this is a hole up. gimme all your money." He would then sign the note, Bobby Jones. In the detective squad at that time there was a Street Name file – handwritten index card type, way before computers. The gumshoes looked up his name, and sure enough, there he was. Contacting him with a ruse to come into the squad office, he was asked to come in and when he did, he was asked if he would write a note for them. "Sure," he said, "I ain't got nothin' to hide."He was asked to write: "this is a hold up, give me all your money." He complied writing "this is a hole up, gimme all your money," and, without being asked, he signed his name. Tag, Bobby, you're it.