Question by  AdamT (60)

Is there a way to know if your phone is tapped?

Sometimes while I'm talking on the phone, I hear a very audible "click" sound. I would like to know if there's a way to know if my line has been bugged.


Answer by  jackkie32 (20)

When we had analog phone lines, technicians would physically install a wiretap and it was possible to detect. But today, we use digital phone lines where wire tapping is just copying some bits from the line and it is impossible to detect. There's some other issue with your phone line.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

One possibility is to take the phone apart and look for a device. Another option is to replace the phone and see if the problem persists.


Answer by  Ash78 (20)

To start with, call this phone number: 202-543-9994. You should hear a long, steady tone. If you hear any breaks or skips in the tone your phone may be tapped. Electronic phone-tapping detectors are available from Ebay and for $10-30


Answer by  Zoso (869)

Always assume that your phone is tapped. In the landline days (I worked for a long-distance company) all ordinary calls were subject to line-quality monitoring. These days calls are also vulnerable to wireless interception and digital computer monitoring that listens for keywords, all without warrants.


Answer by  Danellia (134)

The person on the other end may sound far away. You may notice that your phone loses a surge in power. You can call ur phone company to find out.

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