Private Investigations and Personal Security/Bugging on my phone


What should I do about my phone being bugged?

I assume you mean your home phone that is "hard wired," not a cellphone, since room telephones are easier to bug.  It is very hard to know for sure whether your phone is bugged or not., but here are some suggestions.

Call your phone company and talk to someone in their security department about what they can do to help determine the status of your phone.

Hire a professional security company to examine your phone.  (This could get expensive.)

An inexpensive way to be sure that nobody overhears any private conversation on your phone is to assume that your phone is bugged, and just don't use it for important calls.  Use friends' phones, cellphones, or public phones.  That's a little inconvenient, but very secure!

 Stay safe,
      Lyn Bates

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Are you being stalked? I can help evaluate the amount of danger you are in, and can provide very specific suggestions for increasing your safety, and for managing your situation. As a founding member and the current Vice President of AWARE (a volunteer, nonprofit organization), I have helped thousands of women learn to protect themselves from crimes ranging from minor harassment to serious assault. I am currently writing a book on safety for stalking victims. I have lectured at annual training meetings of the American Society of Law Enforcement Training, Women in Federal Law Enforcement, the International Women Police Association, the American Society of Criminology, and the American Women`s Self-Defense Association. In 1997, the American Tactical Shooting Association gave me their annual Tactical Advocate Award for teaching and writing.

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