You can check to see if a phone number has been reported as spam, or report a phone number as spam yourself on Whitepages.com. After doing a reverse phone search, follow the steps below to either view a phone number's spam rating or report it.
If you've received a spam call that is not labeled as such on our site, there are a couple of possible reasons for this. The first is that we haven't received enough reports yet for the number to be classified as spam. The second is that you may be seeing a spoofed number. For more information about number spoofing, please take a look at this article: What is caller ID spoofing?
Viewing a Spam Report
After doing a reverse phone search on Whitepages.com for a phone number, you will be immediately notified if a phone number has been reported as spam or fraud. If a number has been reported enough times to be classified as spam, the number will be displayed like this:
If a phone number has not been reported as spam, you can select Phone Number Details to see more information, as well as the option to report the number, by selecting report spam.
You should not expect the spam rating to change immediately, since a single spam report will not necessarily change a phone number's classification as either spam or fraud. A phone number will be classified as spam after enough reports are submitted within a certain amount of time.
If a number has already been flagged as spam, you can add your report by scrolling down to the reports section and adding your report.
You can also report a number as legitimate by clicking Not Spam. Since phone number owners do change from time to time, sometimes a number once flagged as spam is then transferred to someone else, who is not associated with spam or fraud. A phone number is classified as spam or fraud after enough reports are received within a certain amount of time. Whitepages cannot manually reset a phone number's spam classification. However, if we stop receiving these reports, the spam rating of a phone number will gradually decrease until it is no longer labeled as such.