WARNING! - Phones being tapped!

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    I found out today that my phone is probably being tapped. I can call out but am having difficulty with incoming calls. If I can answer a phone call within a second or two of the phone ringing, I am able to connect with the person on the other line. However, after a few seconds, if I do not answer the phone, the line clicks dead and is followed by white noise. I called the phone company and they think the line has been tapped.

    This afternoon, we noticed that calls were coming in and the caller would seem to hang up after a few seconds. If this happened once or twice, this would not raise suspicion. However, when it happens 10-12 times in short succession, something is going on.

    I had a friend over tonight who is an IT professional. He said a friend of his in Atlanta had the same thing happen to him on Friday. It also happened at his work. He believes that it may be the work of hackers trying to tap his computer.

    I do not know what is happening exactly, and am having a repairman come out to check everything on Sunday or Monday, but I wanted to give everyone a head's up and be aware of what is happening.
     
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    I knew this kind of thing would start once Obama got in office...
     
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    So...what are you doing that you shouldn't be, that would cause someone to want to tap your phone out of the trillions of phones in the world?
     
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    He's in the Illuminati! :eusa_shhh:
     
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    I have no idea. I'm dumb on these types of things. My IT professional friend, however, said that a friend of his was attacked by hackers after his phone line did the same thing yesterday. There may be a connection between the phone tapping and the hackers.

    I'm just letting you know so you can be aware of it.
     
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    Hey, WE do the phone tapping, not the other way around! :lol:
     
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    Do you have a landline? Do you have DSL for you internet? What about VOIP? Hackers are always on the look-out for easy prey.
     
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    I have a cable modem and a Mac, so I'm not particularly worried.

    If I am being hacked, my guess is that it is happening to many other people, and the attack was random.
     
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    Um ... anyone ever think of massive line upgrades?
     
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    The same thing happens to me. It's a glitch in some automated telemarketing set-ups.
     

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