I want to find a number that starts with "221" and is an 11 digit number.

For example: 221XXXXXXXX

Does Google support any method to find something like this? Perhaps with regex or wildcards?

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    This is not a duplicate of the regex question, as having an incidental answer to an unasked question elsewhere is not the same as a direct answer to a direct question. Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 2:10
  • This is not duplicate question. Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 10:21
  • I've tried to modify the question to make it clear it's not a duplicate.
    – ale
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 3:00
  • The "regex" question referred to above is webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/19673/…
    – ale
    Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 14:14

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This used to be possible. As far as I can tell, this capability has been removed. I suspect that they were uncomfortable with how easy it was to find lists of credit card numbers, phone numbers, and social security numbers using this function.

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