With the recent bill signed into The House of Representatives, “It shall be unlawful for any person within the United States, in connection with any real time voice communications service, regard- less of the technology or network utilized, to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information, with the intent to defraud or deceive.” But who’s to say when these methods are being used and who is using them?
It has become rather difficult for anyone to maintain any form of privacy in today’s day and age. All that is needed is your phone number; the reasoning behind this is to gather your personal and private information. Both criminals and telemarketers are pretending to be someone they are not when they contact you. Why, it’s your information they are after, and it is given to them usually by you. It’s done simply by making a phone call, it’s so easy that anyone can do it.
Making unidentifiable calls. This can be done from any cell phone or land line that is in good working order. Although there is no sure-fire way to make an untraceable call; instead you can block your number and make it unidentifiable to the person you are calling. You can remaining anonymous on any Caller ID simply by dialing *67 before dialing the number; your call will come up as being a private or restrict number. However, always remember that your call can still be traced back to you somehow. To avoid being traced it’s a good idea not to call from your own personal number.
Using a Caller ID Spoofing Service. What exactly is a Spoofing Service? A Spoofing Service provides a calling cards sort of speak that allows you to make anonymous sometimes untraceable calls. This service is in high demand because it provides a questionable legal way to secure your privacy. This sort of thing is used mainly by law enforcement, telemarketing, and criminals daily. This service can be used by anyone with any kind of telephone. It works by allowing you to choose any number to show up on person’s caller ID making your call to be unidentifiable to the caller. You also have the option of changing the tone of voice and also to record the conversation so you can review it at a later time.
Using a Soft-Phone. A soft-phone is used when you place your calls through an Internet connection. When making a call using a computer it connects through a proxy server which helps to ensure your privacy. Your calls can only be traced back to you through the Internet Service Provider (ISP) through a subpoena. This means that the company is bound by law to release the location of the IP address that made the call. Again using your personal computer is not a good idea.
Use a payphone or a pre-paid cell phone. You have a better chance of remaining anonymous when you use a public payphone. The chances of the call being traced back to you are highly unlikely but not impossible. These days most payphones in the United States are now under camera surveillance. Using a pre-paid cell phone is your best bet because it can be disposed of after making a few calls. Just remember to purchase the phone using only cash so you do not leave any sort of paper trail that can later be traced back to you.