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Finding a person in Interlaken

Hi.

I recently got a call from a oldold friend who I think
Is now living in Interlaken , he called me from a phonenumber that starts
With '+41764' - and he left me a message.
I am blank. I do not remember his name nor address, and I did not catch his name from the message he left me

I have been searching for his name and address using the phonenumber but I do not get a hit on any of the pages that I found online - I wanted to surprise him.
What is the best site in Switzerland to do a reverse search using a phonenumber?

Best Evan
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Old 23.12.2020, 09:18
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Re: Finding a person in Interlaken

You could try local.ch to see if anything comes up. Or of course just call him back.
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Re: Finding a person in Interlaken

76 is a mobile phone, you will not find that.
Also if you don't know who it was it could well be a scam. Be careful
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76 is a mobile phone, you will not find that.
Also if you don't know who it was it could well be a scam. Be careful
Isn't it also very possible that a new poster with a location in Malmoe in Sweden, who asking to find someone in Switzerland using a partial phone number, is the scammer? And yet you are warning them against scams and telling them to be careful as though it's the most normal thing in the world?

I mean any normal person who knew who it was and was in the possession of the number that had called them on their phone would simply call them back to reconnect and have a chat... so either the OP is not using common sense or alternatively up to something a little suspicious.

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76 is a mobile phone, you will not find that.
You may, some do some don't, mine shows up on local.ch

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Re: Finding a person in Interlaken

You want to surprise someone who’s name you don’t remember??
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he called me from a phonenumber that starts
With '+41764' - and he left me a message.
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Isn't it also very possible that a new poster with a location in Malmoe in Sweden, who asking to find someone in Switzerland using a partial phone number, is the scammer? . . .
Could you suggest one possible scenario where the OP could scam someone based on his initial enquiry ? I can't see it. The classic one of inveigling someone to call a premium number would need some very convincing argument as to why he could not dial the number himself.

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Could you suggest one possible scenario where the OP could scam someone based on his initial enquiry ? I can't see it. The classic one of inveigling someone to call a premium number would need some very convincing argument as to why he could not dial the number himself.
Sure. They can use the mobile phone number to find a name and address and then phish the owner using those personal details.

So many on this forum are so hopelessly naive and trusting when it comes to anonymous people on the internet.
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Could you suggest one possible scenario where the OP could scam someone based on his initial enquiry ? I can't see it. The classic one of inveigling someone to call a premium number would need some very convincing argument as to why he could not dial the number himself.
OP claims to not remember the name but he knows the person lives in Interlaken.

I don't think it's a scam, seems more like trying to contact someone that doesn't want to be contacted anymore. Intentions may be good, but it just looks like someone trying to get an address from a phone number.......for a surprise party, right?
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I don't think it's a scam, seems more like trying to contact someone that doesn't want to be contacted anymore. Intentions may be good, but it just looks like someone trying to get an address from a phone number.......for a surprise party, right?
X girlfriend/boyfriend maybe?

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Re: Finding a person in Interlaken

Thank you for clearing things up a bit.
I just thought that you in Switzerland had similar portals as in Sweden, such as hitta.se .
It seems that you do not have such services.
That was just a surprise I was planning, now I have to call him and
ask for gotta address - the surprise-part is not there anymore.

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Thank you for clearing things up a bit.
I just thought that you in Switzerland had similar portals as in Sweden, such as hitta.se .
It seems that you do not have such services.
That was just a surprise I was planning, now I have to call him and
ask for gotta address - the surprise-part is not there anymore.

Best, E
So lets get this straight... you were planning a 'surprise' to a persons address, when you don't even know their name or who it was? And during a pandemic?

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X girlfriend/boyfriend maybe?


There's always another thread if you need some inspiration. https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...ying-find.html
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Re: Finding a person in Interlaken

Hi Chuff.
I do not know where and why you went from 'surprise' to 'surprise party' ...
Here in Sweden the holidays have started and the surprise was sending a package.
There is no excitement to this -
my thoughts was to find an adequate portal -
bit no such seems to be found.
So my question seem to have been answered
Best
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Surprise, m*****f*****!
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Hi Chuff.
I do not know where and why you went from 'surprise' to 'surprise party' ...
Here in Sweden the holidays have started and the surprise was sending a package. There is no excitement to this - my thoughts was to find an adequate portal - bit no such seems to be found.
So my question seem to have been answered
Best
What strikes people as odd is that he's "an old friend" but you don't remember his name. If you did remember his name you could look him up on LinkedIn which may tell you more about his whereabouts.
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Re: Finding a person in Interlaken

Guess I walked into a Trolfactory here, or kids with little To Do.
Here up north it is much more easy to locate old friends.

Back in the days he called himself Eve ( English pronunciation)
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Re: Finding a person in Interlaken

Is it Norway or Sweden where basically everyone's life is an open book and can be queried by next to anyone?


Like tax-returns (income), what car they drive etc.
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