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  1. Asimov

    Asimov Guest

    to "All" (15 Jul 03 06:47:23)
    --- on the topic of "detecting phone taps?"

    If it is the government it doesn't need a tap! They can/do record your
    conversations right off the phone company's computer using a court order
    (or not!). If you have a tap (Pvt.I.) it implies the information is
    transmitted elsewhere and a "sniffer" will find the radio emissions.
    However, the tap is more likely to be at the junction box down the
    street or up on the pole where no b&e is required. Good luck.

    go> From: gothika <>

    go> I need to run a sweep on my phone lines to detect a tap.
    go> What is available in the retail market these days for doing that?
    go> Or is it possible to build something homebrew, say something like a
    go> wheatstone bridge for measuring field resistances?(Know that's how it
    go> was done years ago.)
    go> The tap is going to be a physical one somewhere on the residential
    go> side of the line as I've had the phone company out to check
    go> connections and everything is clean on the feedin side.
    go> The patch in is going to be somewhere in the walls or under the house.
    go> Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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  2. gothika

    gothika Guest

    Had a tech from the phone company come out and check the box, no taps
    there as well as the nearest box down the street.(The guy whose
    tapping my line is a phone technician.)
    We've determined he's tapped in on the residential side as we share a
    wall.
    I'm going to restring new wire to the box on the property leaving the
    old lines dead.
    I plan to run it through metal conduit to eleminate any use of passive
    taps.(high impedance pickup coils etc...)
    In your opinion would this work?
    I'm also going to lock up the junction box.(I've go an ok from bell on
    this as I'm also the caretaker for these apartments.)
    The Bell guy disconnected our line and put us on a new block, though
    I'm still getting the noise on the line.(constant clicking as if
    someone is trying to hang up a reciever, the prick does this every
    time I try and talk with the sheriffs department or the phone company.
    And yes the Bell tech checked and we have no bad wiring or anything to
    account for theis noise.)
    Andyes I know about the Government, I used to work for them. I know
    what they are capable of, never mind the loss of constitutional rights
    to privacy due to the patriot act.
    Thanks for the imput, I'd like to hear more on what I could do.
     
  3. Maybe it's time for another option and go on the offensive with counter
    Postal? What, they attack you with envelopes?
     
  4. gothika

    gothika Guest

    This joker is already postal.
    He's a convicted felon with hard time for felony assault.
    That's ok, I'm ex-military and from the south.(EVERYBODY carries
    here.)
    I have no compunction to do what it takes to defend myself and mine.
    This character has already attacked another tenant.
    He bit her and has her so terrorized that's she won't file a
    complaint.
    I've started the wheels filing a complaint myself.
    After my service years I worked CSU for the state police back home.
    I put my skills to work have practically handed this guy to the local
    PD.(Statements from the phone company verifiying phone theft.
    Pics of all wiring as well as sworn statements from the other tenants
    involved.)
    The landlord and I had an eviction notice served on him.
    He contested, we went to court today and the judge found in our favor.
    On the way out after the hearing he made more threats to me.
    He gotta be out by Saturday morning at 12:01 am.
    He's been hammering out the drywall for the past week.(I'm sure the
    apt. will be totally trashed by the time we actually get him out.)
    I'll be running all the security cameras on the property 24/7 till
    he's long gone.(He even installed plumbing for a washer dryer setup
    without even asking, I'm thinking he took the wall out in the foyer to
    do this as the unit is a small bachelor.)
    He hasn't allowed anyone in the apartment since the hammering began a
    couple of weeks ago. I'm sure he's afraid of the consequences as I'm
    certain he's gone way beyond the security deposit in damage.
    At any rate we're taking all the necessary precautions till we get
    this lunatic out.
     
  5. Asimov

    Asimov Guest

    to "All" (18 Jul 03 03:19:24)
    --- on the topic of "Re: detecting phone taps?"

    Was this a typo, "Bit" or "Hit"?
    My advice: stay out of it, let the bailif/cops handle it, but get him out!


    go> From: gothika <>

    go> This joker is already postal.
    go> He's a convicted felon with hard time for felony assault.
    go> That's ok, I'm ex-military and from the south.(EVERYBODY carries
    go> here.)
    go> I have no compunction to do what it takes to defend myself and mine.
    go> This character has already attacked another tenant.
    go> He bit her and has her so terrorized that's she won't file a
    go> complaint.
     
  6. gothika

    gothika Guest

    No it wasn't a typo. He bit her on the back on her shoulder.
    I used to work CSU both on the Federal level and later for the State
    police.
    So I've spent more than a few hours sitting in class learning criminal
    psych profiling.(Quantico)
    Any first year profiler will tell you that biting on the back is dead
    givaway that this guy considers women to be only things.(attacks on
    the back is an attempt to depersonalize the victim. To him she wsn't
    human only a "thing" to vent deep seated angers on.)
    As for being in the middle, it part of my job being caretaker/super
    for this property.
    My past was one reason I was chose for this job. This is a very bad
    neighborhood.
    He's not the first, actually something like the 30th since I started
    on the job. I quit counting after the third year.
    I average 4-6 criminal types a year.
    This is the first to actually have enough knowledge to do what he's
    done.
    Let me explain:
    These particular apartments have alot of unit that are off street and
    out of site from the public domain, making it a very desirable
    location for the local drug dealers and other assorted felons.
    We have three units in the rear that are completely out of sight of
    the street, consequently we've had three different crack dealers rent
    the units there. All worked for the same one's distributing the junk
    in our area.
    I'm thinking that this joker I'm dealing with in the unit next to ours
    may not be a coincidence. May have been sent to do just what he's
    done.
    I found out yesterday that another tenant is having problems with her
    phone.(Can hear someone breathing whenever she's talking on her
    phone.)
    At any rate I'll be stringing the new line and using metal conduit to
    keep this from happening again.(I've nearly got all the security
    cameras mounted as well as the motion detector grid.)
    Thanks again for the help.
    Any other advice on security tips would be gladly appreciated.
     
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