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Scanners

Do they still make scanners that can pick up cell phone conversations? I thought that a law a few years ago required scanners to block the frequency that analog cell phones transmit on. I know they can be modified to still pick these up but I was thinking that the law required them to be sold with the block in place.

Someone I know at work is going through a divorce and apparently her future ex has bought a scanner and has been monitoring her cell phone calls. I'm thinking he probbaly got hold of one of the older ones or one that had been modified but I wanted to make sure. Personally I think she wasn't too bright if she said anything over a cell phone that could be used against her but it is what it is, so I'm just asking.

Wander

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invisibella
Dec. 7th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
wander
Dec. 7th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks much.

W
ch
Dec. 8th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
gsm and cdma phones (pcs or cellular) are difficult for an amateur to tap. it takes more than a scanner. not sure about iden (e.g. nextel) phones.

old analog phones can be tapped realtively easily, using a variety of means, including old or hacked scanners.
wander
Dec. 8th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I gave her a print out of some of the privacy laws and advised her not to try and do the same thing to him. The only thing I use a cell phone for is to call work to tell them I'll be late if I'm driving in from my farm. I take it with me when I explore old houses in case I fall through a floor and get hurt. In both those instances, I could care less who else is listening.

W
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