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Is Someone Spying on Your Phone?

by on May 28, 2020
in Phones and Mobile, Cell Phones, Tips & How-Tos, Privacy :: 875 comments

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[Editor's note 5/28/2020: Since this article was written nine years ago, many new phone hacking methods have been developed and/or discovered. In addition, cell phone operating systems have evolved significantly. We've created a new article to cover those various hacks in our new story: How to Tell if Your Phone Has Been Hacked. Please go there for the latest information. We're keeping this story active for the issues and useful advice contained in the comments.]

You probably know there are plenty of apps you can install on your smartphone to track its location in case it gets lost or stolen. Apple's “Find My iPhone” is one good one and many security apps, such as AVG Mobilation, can track down a phone in seconds.

But what if someone else is tracking you? Is there any chance your boss or spouse could be spying on everything you do on your phone?

It’s easy to do. Spy apps are plentiful and can imperceptibly track text and e-mail messages, location, Web sites you visit, who you call and what photos and videos you shoot. The problem is these apps are difficult to detect and run invisibly in the background.

I decided to track my son and installed an app on his phone called Phone Control by Laucass (free on Google Play). Of course, secretly intercepting electronic communications without the person's knowledge and consent is illegal, so I told my son I was doing it and that I’d only use it if I had good reason.

Every day I receive emails that indicate my son’s location as he’s using his phone out in the world. I can click on those links in my email to see via Google Maps where he is (although I very rarely do). I could also set up the app to send me data about everything else he’s doing on his phone, but that’s not something I personally need—or want—to do.

Signs your phone may have been compromised

Someone borrowed or took your phone

I had to have my son’s phone in hand to install Android Phone Control. Once activated, however, there’s no icon in the application launcher. The app shows up with the name “Android System” in the applications manager so it doesn’t look suspicious. If you think someone could do something like this when you’re not paying attention or asleep, secure your phone with a passcode that isn’t easy to guess.

(Editor's Note 9/26/12: To confirm you have the spyware and not a standard Android app by the same name, follow these steps to open the spy app (dial the phone number.)

(Editor's Note 8/28/13: See our in-depth study of mobile security apps for more detail on 9 of the most common spyware programs and how to detect them.)

(Editor's Note 12/16/14 (Josh Kirschner): In some of my comments below, I noted the unlikelihood of spying on iPhones that were not jailbroken. However, since many of those comments were made, certain holes were identified in iOS that exploit the iPhone's connection to trusted networks and devices to allow someone with access to the network or device to download significant amounts of personal data. Jailbreaking the iPhone was not required. Fortunately, those holes have been patched in iOS 8. For more information, see: http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=3820]

Your phone is acting weirdly

Taking forever to shut off, lighting up for no reason, suddenly getting much shorter battery life or running hot when you’re not using it may indicate hidden processes are running in the background.

Your data usage skyrockets for no reason

This could be because your phone is checking in with someone else, using GPS and sending them text messages or emails that communicate where you are and what you’re doing.

What to do if you suspect your phone's being monitored

The best thing to do is perform a factory reset, which you can find as an option in your phone’s settings. Know, however, that in doing so you will lose all data stored on your phone, so back it up first.

If you’re using Apple iCloud or Android 4.0, items like your contacts, photos and music are automatically synced and saved in the cloud. But if you have an older phone, you’ll want to make sure to export your contacts before doing a factory reset. There are various ways to do this depending on what phone you’re using and which operating system it’s running. If you’re not sure, get help from your cellular provider; they can make sure to retain your contacts and other important data during a factory reset.

You'll then want to use a strong passcode to prevent unauthorized access to your device. For Android devices, you can also install an app, like AppNotifier (free on Google Play), that will email you when programs are loaded onto your phone.

(Editor's Note 9/26/12: See our updated recommendations for Android antimalware solutions)

(Editor's Note 8/28/13: See our in-depth study of mobile security apps for our latest recommendations on how to protect yourself.)

You'll then have to tackle the issue of who's doing the monitoring. Keep in mind that if your device was issued by your company or is authorized to access your company's email and other data services, you may have given your consent as part of your employment contract or when access was data access was granted.



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Same here since 2015,

From LMae Champagne on December 16, 2019 :: 4:42 am

Same type stuff happening too me, where as in 2016 I’d turn on my lap top an it would beep as talking too me, my phones went totally weird, at one point at 2 different stores my cards wouldn’t work when my putting pin #, my lap top would start too run down like was a melt down. But the noise was continueious. Since 2017 every one my phone’s been acting weird. As if I say any thing out loud text call like I’m being monitored 24/7. At one point thought I had fake apps instalked on my blade 2 Android, As of right now I have 3 paper waits trying change passwords in phones, now I locked my self out my laptop also. I’m drove.

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Whenever I check my husband's location on find a phone the location is hear lately been wrong what's

From Malinda on December 21, 2019 :: 3:06 am

I often look at find a phone ALOT now after I started to see that his location and pin pointed wrong address and pinpoints were so wrong his location ends up.being the same wrong location every TIME same spots and the scary part is there all pining back to the county cost building and a major court appointed Attorney s office and a street that one of the police stations are Now my first thought is my husband’s phone line is being monitored by police cause I can’t think of any other reason why the same places pop up even when he’s not any where near those places what do you think a wrongful GPS POINT WOULD BE WRONG AND AT THE SAME PLACES OF LAW INFORCEMENT ? WE HAVENT DONE ANYTHING WRONG OR WE DONT EVEN HAVE TRAFFUC TICKETS IF THATS THE CASE

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I'm getting hacked like a turkey.

From Ronald on December 28, 2019 :: 12:37 pm

Phone is getting hacked. I didn’t think that stuff was bad until now. Any and everything on my phone is going to hell. My contacts was called. I’ve lost my job, my family and friends don’t want nothing to do with me, I was self employed, WAS self-employed. Every way I try to make money gets shut down. I tried to get unemployment benefits, it gets denied along with food stamps. I go to the police for help and get committed in the mental hospital for 8 days over a false mental health warrant. It force me to be homeless and I’m living out my car. When I was tooken to the mental hospital, the police confiscated my weapon and since I’m sleeping in parking this would be the perfect time for a weapon but they will not give it back. Someone has the key fob to my car. When I’m sleeping in my car the locks unlock and lock. And I really think there’s another mental health warrant put out on me. Also, I’m positive there’s a gps on my vehicle. The police won’t do nothing to help. I was recorded in the restroom at my storage bathing and it was shown in my neighborhood I grew up in. No one believes a thing I say and everyone knows what’s going on but won’t tell me nothing. They think it’s funny but the person that’s doing this to me got them committing felonies. I don’t know what to do.

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It's happened to me.

From Nic Nellos on January 23, 2020 :: 4:17 pm

I lost my business and everything. I can’t use a phone to make money. Somehow the number gets forwarded.
I will tell you what I know. Not much.

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Urgent help

From Gavin on February 03, 2020 :: 5:47 am

I have an exwife that was gold digging. I got all assets and 100% custody of our son.
Now omg. She has paid a professional spy agency. The level of this spying is unbelievable. Conversations recorded with the phone off. She knows who i talk to and about what. Has camera access. Live screen access. What i sleep, what i go to the toilet. I have change numerous phones and phone numbers.
Unless you know my story people think i am crazy.
It is at the stage of she will be getting a bunch of flowers and a short speach.
It is beyond funny.

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People are tricky and very innovative

From Josh Spicer on February 18, 2020 :: 1:50 am

I just discovered the conversations that I thought were private between a family member and I have been intercepted from a significant other of theirs. this person thought for a long time I was spilling information to that person and for a minute I thought maybe I had a split personality and was doing that but come to find out I noticed their contacts are linked up together on my phone and sometimes when he calls me the other number shows up. I’m not delusional not on drugs because I actually went and took a drug test that was sent to a lab because weird things were happening in my home sounds and things being moved around. I got a RFD or whatever it’s called sensor which can detect wireless cameras and I found three. These are very easily obtained and are very reasonably priced nowadays I suggest if you think that is happening to you purchase one and if you’re wrong the Peace of mind of knowing is better then wondering. Stress is actually something that is real and is a killer of many Americans and many others in other countries also. Spend the money take your phone in and get the peace of mind like I said stress is a horrible thing and it will kill you early.

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In need of help ASAP please!! Needed for court case...

From Jessie on March 01, 2020 :: 7:37 pm

My ex went and purchased new cell phones on Valentine’s day several years ago. We had split up 6 months earlier but due to having a child together we were attempting to possibly work things out. I am a bit computer savvy but not a genius plus I had a million other issues going on when he gave me the phone to use. Due to my being completely wrapped up in everything else that I had going on I never even considered the fact that he may have bugged my new phone that he gave me. When my phone started acting up that that actually crossed my mind that maybe that was what had happened and was causing this issue but again with a million things on my plate I didn’t have time to look into it until months later. When I did look into it I was surprised but not surprised at the same time when I found that he had indeed put a spy app on my cell phone! it wasn’t something that could be easily found so when going through my phone it wouldn’t just pop out. It was actually in the Chrome app OK Google that I found this at that had been placed on my phone to monitor record and totally and completely invade my privacy and anyone that use my phone and every way a person could possibly invade a person and any information they had on a phone! This app actually took pictures of the person that was using the phone, it recorded every conversation during every phone call that was made and received, every text message that went out and was received was recorded and sent to his email on his computer and his cell phone, every website that was accessed off the cell phone was also sent, and when finding this the feeling that I got what’s beyond one but I can even begin to explain! The invasion of my privacy doesn’t even touch the damage that he has done and is still trying to create for me and my children all because he is a narcissistic stalker who thinks that he can get away with anything and unfortunately at this point because I don’t know who to turn to to actually examine my phone and write up a report regarding this app and the invasion of my privacy he has you said against me and continues to do so or as I’ve been told is going to try to use against me in the near future! Please if there’s anyone that can help me with any information on who I should contact about this and could maybe point me in the right direction as to how to go about pressing charges against my ex for doing this to me and my children I greatly appreciate it! This is an extremely serious matter and the court that I need this information for is not just any regular court it’s actually for family court so my kids are my life actually depend on getting this information if someone could please and yes I am begging please help me in any way with any information I would so desperately and greatly appreciate it more than I could ever say!! The information that he has it’s not bad but that’s not why I’m concerned, what concerns me and has me on edge is the fact that he takes anything he can get his hands on and twists it and revises it in any way he can to make it out to be something really horrible to make me look bad because I left him because he’s abusive! Again please if anyone has even the slightest bit of information on what steps I need to take to prove that what he has done to me is illegal and I can find someone that can take a look at my phone write up for a report about it so Justice can be served I would be more than grateful! We’ve hurt me and my kids through several years now of hell and he just keeps escalating in how vicious and vindictive he can actually be! I can’t believe they make apps that anyone can access like that that actually steals a person’s privacy like this app dead to me especially in the hands of my ex and the phone company that he went through the person that was working that day actually helped him pick out this app that set my life into an even bigger hell and gave my abusive narcissistic EX complete and total control pretty much every aspect of my life because I use my cell phone to contact everyone in my life professional or personal! It’s where I look up my information it’s we’re friends of mine look up information they need my children look up stuff for school and this app could very well completely and totally cuz more herb thank God and it already has the evil just seems to keep growing all because of a stupid app that is used to spy on the unsuspecting Clueless innocent person usually by a psychopath or crazy ex-husband as it seems to be both in my case!! So the people that created these apps need to be held responsible in every way shape and form for the damage that their app has caused innocent people! At least we tell that people are actually so selfish to do something so horrible and Evil as take away a person’s privacy and free will to make decisions and who knows information about them and who doesn’t

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Maybe can help

From Alex on May 17, 2022 :: 11:08 pm

Have you found anyone or anything that has been able to help you?

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Hacked

From Brenda Rodriguez on March 04, 2020 :: 9:32 pm

Can some search from their phone and make it look like if came from my phone

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Read This

From Tracey on October 08, 2020 :: 7:25 pm

Read this.

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Why is my phone ringing and when.i.pick it up.its me calling. Them ?

From Malinda Whitehead on October 09, 2020 :: 1:32 pm

I have been.exsperienceing too many times already my messinger would be ringing and I look at my phone it’s my husband I answer it AND ITS MY.PGONE CALLING HIM.IM LIKE WHAT IS GOING ON IM NOT CALLING HIM AND IT WOULDNT BE ON MESSINGER IF I DID ANYWAYS AND HE ANWERS AND I TELL HIM I DIDNT CALL HIM MY PHONE RANG SO WITH.ME HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH MY HUSBAND ON MESSINGR WHYIS THERE ANY TRACE OR SOMETHING SATHING THERE WAS A CALL ON MESSINHER THERE IS NO SIGHN OF A CONVERSATION NO DATE OR TIME NOTHING WHY IS THIS HAPPENG.ITS RANDOM CALLING WITHOUT ME KNOWING ???.SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS MWSSING WITH MY PHONE ??

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Why is my phone ringing and when.i.pick it up.its me calling. Them ?

From Malinda Whitehead on October 09, 2020 :: 1:33 pm

I have been.exsperienceing too many times already my messinger would be ringing and I look at my phone it’s my husband I answer it AND ITS MY.PGONE CALLING HIM.IM LIKE WHAT IS GOING ON IM NOT CALLING HIM AND IT WOULDNT BE ON MESSINGER IF I DID ANYWAYS AND HE ANWERS AND I TELL HIM I DIDNT CALL HIM MY PHONE RANG SO WITH.ME HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH MY HUSBAND ON MESSINGR WHYIS THERE ANY TRACE OR SOMETHING SATHING THERE WAS A CALL ON MESSINHER THERE IS NO SIGHN OF A CONVERSATION NO DATE OR TIME NOTHING WHY IS THIS HAPPENG.ITS RANDOM CALLING WITHOUT ME KNOWING ???.SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS MWSSING WITH MY PHONE ??

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Factory reset doesn't stop these

From P Wright on October 13, 2020 :: 10:14 am

Factory reset doesn’t stop these ppl, let me just say this. I even went & bought new phone but they still got in & have had to reset it twice already & they are still there. After doing my own investigating I have found they are using the wifi calling app installed on the phone. They are controlling my phone now. They are disabling my apps that I use, like my security apps, & also I downloaded the Access Dots app & found my camera & microphone are being used, before they disabled it. I cannot change permissions as they have greyed them out to where I cannot. I know some of these apps have to have these permissions, but the ones who do not need them I cannot change. This person or persons have invaded my life to where I have no privacy when using my phone. They are in my contacts, messages, & voicemail. I cannot even begin to tell you how this has become invasion of privacy & I need to know how to uninstall this app. I do not want this on my phone anymore!

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Maybe can help

From Alex on May 17, 2022 :: 11:24 pm

What I believe is going on is that they are accessing thru your Wi-Fi /cellular thru a management app using a container. It’s kind of like a supervised device for a business or family if say a parent wanted to keep tabs on their kid. That’s what mine is it’s a family program. After two years of searching I could never catch them or find any trace of anyone specific until I pulled a console log capture out of my iPhone using imazing . The console is a log capture feature that records the happenings of what’s going on in the device at the time. Which is why you can’t stop it or ever find out how they’re doing it because they have to be actively be accessing the phone to be detected. And it only takes a couple minutes for them to capture everything send it to themselves and then they can go thru everything you’ve done that day without fearing being caught on your device remotely.
  I can only guess god was feeling sorry for me and that day I was capturing the console log my ex and her brother were actively accessing my device and after two years of searching and studying there it was plain as day 3 phone numbers that had every thing on my device and my router syncing to her number , his number , and an unknown number.  257 pages over a 3 minute period of every detail of every program app email text call etc syncing to their numbers.  The police are going to try and blow this off when I take it all to them this week but there’s no way they can justify these numbers being in my phone and my home router with anything other than an arrest warrant for felony wiretapping for the both of them. When I log the console without them actively inserting themselves it appears the entire phone is running in a container which is classic for a corporate supervision device. If you have an iPhone download imazing it’s free and do a console capture …then logs are in plain text not in the hard to read analytic data on the device and there is actually a supervison feature on the app too where you can literally configure EVERY LAST NIT PICKING DETAIL ON THE DEVICE …I would say backup the phone first but

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From Robert on November 06, 2020 :: 11:52 pm

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Name appears in text message setting

From Chelsey Purser on December 12, 2020 :: 2:20 am

okay so I have a friend who has a Samsung Galaxy and he showed me that my older brothers name randomly popped up when he clicked on messages and went to message settings where you’re able to decide if you want to receive notifications for new messages and whatnot… now we have recently had issues with his crazy ex tracking him or spyong with other Spyware apps. Ciuld it be a spy app and if so which app and it would have to be one thats able to be done without touching his phone because she is absolutely unable to get her hands on it. He locks it up and hides the key every time she with him.

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Baby your love is enough

From joy on December 13, 2020 :: 5:48 am

Baby your love is enough to make me smile,
Your love gives me all the gay,
It is like the first sunrays of the day
It is like a shady and windy way,
Your love is enough for my heart
Please never ever go apart
Coz I love you so much!
Love is that treasure that changes the life
Love is that treasure that makes the heart yearn
I don’t ever want to lose this treasure
Because this gives me a reason to live
Baby you are in my life
You have been there in all the strive
You have borrowed my sorrow
Inspired me to look into tomorrow
Your love is undying for me
Your love will never change I know
Its just that sometimes I may show
And sometimes I may not show
I love you so much!

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Phone hacking

From Fred Jerry on January 06, 2021 :: 5:02 pm

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Been hacked for 3plus years

From Marlene on January 08, 2021 :: 5:02 pm

I seen wendys story, it’s like mine. I have been hacked for 3 + years. I have at times thought I was losing my mind. My life is not the same it consumes me. This hacker or hackers are stalking me. They threaten me with ads, shows me a ad of ak 47,and that was blinking red and white car crash. They have locked me out of 15 phones maybe 7 were iphone. If I’m looking up apps in the play store, like yesterday I wanted to get a vpn,I tapped on the play store it’s on typed I VPN it pops up tells me I’m off line try later. If I try to reach out for help I will get a threaten. They redirect my search won’t let me look up just anything, Now I have chat bot on my phone app so upon failing it shows the number in chat bot internet. So I guess everyone can hear or read the conversation. They have all of my private information they could assume my identity if they haven’t already. I typed in my name on the Google boom I had so many last names wow it’s horrible. They use my email but act like it’s me. They hear us talk all the time,stop my messages,emails,I get them if they choose to. I have never let anything steal my joy until now I took money out of a atm, last week they were able to intercept it. Had to close account, it’s still frozen bank is trying to trace it.Im not savvy when it comes to tech stuff. I so appreciate you,I think reading your stories helped normalized me. Help please if possible.

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TAKE THE POWER OF PRIVACY BACK

From Shawn Casey on January 18, 2021 :: 8:24 pm

I have been in the same exact situations of every commenting member describing their situations. I have had enough!!! My back is against the wall so I have NO choice but to make this end…whatever it takes…whatever the consequences are. I fear none of these people and I would like to have like minded people come together to discuss our options. And believe me when I say their are options.This will stop!!! Contact me at [PERSONAL INFORMATION REMOVED] to start taking our power back and standing up to these punks!!! We will prevail my friends!!!! God bless

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Having this same exact problem

From Tanya Kwiatkowsli on January 29, 2021 :: 12:43 am

She asked about tracking when GPS and find my phone is off, as well as monitoring phone conversations and remotely activating the microphone. To do do that type of monitoring, you would either need spyware installed directly on the device or do it in conjunction with your carrier.

My point was that “all the abilities of law enforcement” still don’t provide that level of monitoring without a warrant.

Is it possible her cop has a friend on the “inside” at a carrier that is helping him do the tracking on an extra-judicial basis without a warrant? It’s possible, I guess, but would seem to be a pretty risky maneuver as I’m assuming that it’s not a simple process for a carrier to initiate monitoring of a device - it would likely require downloading special software to the phone. And both the cop and the carrier person would be risking termination and possibly prison time if caught.

I’ve never seen a program that can be sent by email that would allow someone to track a phone’s location or view messages/pictures stored on the phone. Can you provide a reference for that?

Still believe I have at least one foot in 2014…

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My phone is Hacked!!!

From Linda Reyes on February 20, 2021 :: 10:17 am

I know and I know that someone is spying on me I do not have anything to hide but if I pay to have a phone I should be able to control it. I am 73 yrs old I need to be able to call when and if I need help!!!

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Need help? Serious info

From Lesley on March 24, 2021 :: 1:37 pm

It’s actually true that you can override a iphone without physical access although , my experience is a bad one but regardless I stood above the hurdles and dark nights , then I finally met a genius who made this possible hence it’s damn difficult , payment a lot of money on spy apps and get nothing . Sucks

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Please help me and allow me to be a part of your study.

From Marguerite Harper on March 24, 2021 :: 3:20 pm

I have been destroyed. My “friend ” hacked my iPhone and laptop/router…stole all my info. Stole my identity. I desperately need help. Please choose me for your study

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Apple

From Lauren on March 31, 2021 :: 5:39 am

It’s just done

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Ex is stocking me but he is letting me know but play like I'm loosing it

From jen proffitt on April 09, 2021 :: 1:18 pm

I have had to get a restraining order he shows up were I’m at he call he ha sent messages to my friends and has went and actively blocked some of my text messages I tells me he will kill me he has a long list of of bad mean crimes holding people hostage my 16 son has nightmares of killing him cause he torchers us plz I need him gone I go to court on the 16th to prove why I need my protection this is a bad dream he will make it were I can’t call anyone I have tried to explain to the police the really think I have lost it for someone that knows this stuff I have the prove I knew nothing and I have been able to get a lot the info he was putting in what do I do were do I go to get help

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*#21#

From I@me on April 22, 2021 :: 10:33 pm

Cell phone Dial code
& check diagnostics/analytics
Clear internet data
Check analytics/system Diagnostics again
Log into phone on computer check key logs
Look at phone ip info network system info app- check dns and ports open on device
Can use Google account dashboard or apple privacy to do a takeout
Log into your cellular phone carrier account check your data usage history and

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N/A

From Kevin Carter on April 23, 2021 :: 4:30 pm

I have been having this happing to me it has put me and my wife through hell I didn’t believe in all this and gang stalking but it’s real and something needs to be done I have been ruined my life is nothing they have taken everything from us and I don’t even know who they are and why I have been dealing with this for over ten years the isolation you tell someone and they think you are crazy the Cyber bullying and not even being able to know what on your screen is really real are what they want you to see and not being able to make it receive emails or calls it can make you feel as if you are crazy I don’t know what to do anymore just that I’m tired of everything it had made me a paranoid suspicious and a hate to others and that is not who I am any advice would be appreciated

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Same!

From Frankie Don Boyle on May 31, 2021 :: 9:30 pm

Same thing happened to me.
I now know my ex & ex housemate had secret iPhones they were communicating via all social media platforms .. even through emails and App Store!!!
Crazy!
So he was trying to ‘locate’ where she was hiding her phone.
Then he put it into list mode and activation locked the device .
Traumatic but I’m over them both now x good luck xx

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i feel your pain

From dkshee22 on August 04, 2021 :: 7:57 am

this is pure hell they break in and w use adt but they still get in im sick of this/police what police they are croocked cops too and my neighbor is getting inside help

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Backup, Reset then what?

From Justin Baird on June 03, 2021 :: 10:41 pm

Once I’ve done a factory reset, I would presume the point of the backup would be to reinstall the apps - Wouldn’t that simply reinstall the app that was allowing the snooping?

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No, the backup is for your data

From Josh Kirschner on June 04, 2021 :: 11:10 am

The backup is to save your important photos, videos and files before the reset. After the reset, you should manually reinstall those applications which you really need and know are safe. However, even if you did reinstall the spyware app, the ones we describe in this article require someone to have direct access to your device to configure them.

Note that we have a much newer story on how to tell if your phone has been hacked, which has a wider range of hacking techniques and tips on how to prevent them.

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What to do in a situation you don’t know what’s up

From Lesley on July 13, 2021 :: 4:22 am

When you see these signs , you might not be sure but you sure have a lead . You need to find out the truth , find answers to so many questions through Hackbyharley at g’mail for exclusive access to information you need , so many assumptions can be wrong and if you confront your spouse in that manner without proof it will escalate things and even make things go worse , my advice is that you take a bold step to what you want , that will aid you in making very good decisions .

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I really do not know what to put in comment title but I need help please.

From Brenda Kotofski on August 03, 2021 :: 6:55 pm

I don’t even know if I’m writing to the right people, I need help I am so not tech savvy like I’m lucky I know how to even turn a cellphone on,see my sister took care of all my technical issues setting phones up anything like that, about a week ago I had this notification I hit it and for some funny reason as much as I don’t know about technical things it wasn’t like 5 minutes later I knew in my gut something was wrong, I don’t know how I knew but I knew and I was right somebody apparently hacked my phone, my phone is so messed up I don’t know what to do they said that my zim card has been cut off, they are now saying that my phone its going to be cut off along with other things, I don’t even know about, I don’t know who to call I’m just at a loss, do you think that maybe you can point me in the right directions,Iam literally afraid to even turn my phone on cuz I don’t know what’s going to happen, I appreciate any help that you could give me. Thank You Again Brenda Kotofski

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my neighbors suck they have

From dshanna22 on August 04, 2021 :: 7:40 am

my neighbors suck they have been stealing and hacking me for 3 yrs the cops wont do crap/well unless they kill you or so it seems

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Girl stop

From Blessed on August 17, 2021 :: 1:08 pm

To lady about mom and grandchild drama. Umm You want us to call the FBI LOL cause your post and don’t take it wrong but it’s annoying u keep telling us the same thing we get it u hate her lol 😂 We don’t care about all that we want to here about the phone fix. It’s illegal PERIOD to track someone like that I’m sure your mom doesn’t know. So call the popo make them listen take proof and kick her evil self to the curb. (flips hair)

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From David hickle on October 14, 2021 :: 5:25 am

What if I want to put my smartphone on my bellybutton cover it up with my t-shirt while I’m laying on my back asleep would my smartphone automatically short out a d electrocute me until I’m dead

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Stalker

From Marissa D Dufault on March 05, 2022 :: 6:33 am

YES THIS IS ME. PLEASE HELP. IM CONVINCED MY EX BOYFRIEND HAS BEEN SPYING ON ME AND STALKING ME WITH MY PHONE
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Need help with my phone.

From T on April 12, 2022 :: 5:33 pm

My phone had gotten tapped. Or hacked. Or something. I think that’s what it could. So. Since this is a possibility. I need someone to help me.

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Is someone really spying on my phone if I got this probation for ppl wanting to be retared and say t

From Adrian Hernandez on April 22, 2022 :: 5:43 am

I pray to God tht there is nobody spying on my phone and I also ask tht if it is being spyed on tht these bugs will be taken out and another thing I pray tht y’all can jus help me cause I’m tired of ppl making threats about killing my family plzzz have these ppl stop with breaking into my phone. I know why they are doing this is because they want to winn and keep somebody out of jail for harming me plzzzz help me to fix this problem. Thank you and God bless y’all.

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I'm also going through almost the same!?!!:

From Ogashleyc on May 15, 2022 :: 5:48 pm

Ur story is crazy similar to mine!
The cops tell me “the laws r lagging behind on internet crime” I say they better find em B4 I DO BECAUSE AT FIRST I WAS SCARED NOW IM PISSED!!! OVER A YEAR IT STARTED WHEN MY MOM DIED NOW THEY THINK IM DOWN (DAD DYING SPOT ON MY LUNG & 15 YR OL DOG DOWN) HERE WE GO AGAIN HELL NO IM FN MAD THIS TIME!!!

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Sheriff abuse in Lisbon Ohio of two children & there Father to protect there family drug dealers

From Michael tittle on May 17, 2022 :: 7:54 pm

I reported three page of information to Troy Walker DEA IN 2019 AUGUST I THINK. MY CHILDREN TOLD me there SAID THEY’LL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN IF THEY TELL ME OF THE SEXUAL ABUSE They WENT THROUGH. A LITTLE WHILE BEFORE THIS SHE TOLD OF A SCAM TO GET EVEN OVER THE ABUSE THE Kids WENT THROUGH.THEN DIDN’T FINISH HER CONVERSATION. BUT TOM , HER GUY IS FRIENDS & FAMILY WITH THE COPS. THEY DID TAKE THE KIDS AWAY & TARGETED ME TO DESTROY MY Life AGAIN. THESE COPS Deal IN NARCOTICS. THEY RAPED THE CHILDRENS MOM IN 2004,I WOKE UP TO THIS.  I THOUGHT TROY WALKER WOULD HAVE HELPED ME OR TONY POTTS, BUT THEY ONLY ABUSED ME & SEEN TO IT MY CHILDREN ARE LEFT TO BE Abused MORE. IN 2018;A JUDGE HAD TURNED A ABUSE CASE INTO SUPPORT CASE UNLAWFULLY PLACED MY CHILDREN BACK INTO THE DRUG DEALERS HOME. AFTER THE REPORT TO TROY I HAVE HAD MY CELL PHONE SERVICE OVER RUN, RESTRICTED OR SOMETHING AND I CAN’T GET LEGAL HELP TO FIGHT FOR MY CHILDREN.I’ve called the FCC, FBI, lawyers, but I can’t get through to anyone.My vehicle is sabotage and anytime I ve tried to go anywhere I can’t get to a big city to the FBI, FTC INTERNAL AFFAIRS, OR BLACK LIVES Matter. They would help probably. There keeping me from talking to my children or calling to turn them into the FBI. Not one place or lawyer here will stand up to these Sheriff’s. They will attack the people in ways to abused them and burn them or hurt them. They been torturing us for 22 years probably longer. They refuse my abused children any kids and if help at all. Use croud control weapon on us to hurt us. This is the kind of Sheriff’s Lisbon Ohio hired, now wants voted beck in to abuse us more. There blocking people from filing lawsuits and killed a lady because they denied her testing because this hacking there doing. She could of got surgery but they blocked that, she was a witness to a cop dealing in drugs too. So it worked out pretty good for him I’d say. She’s dear and I’ve no witness. A kidney could of been taken out,they let her die. This is another reason the FBI needs called in here on the Lisbon Sheriff’s Office . They’re blocking me from getting help too. I’ve testing sitting in a doctor office for almost three years too. I try to go,I’m blocked. Somebody needs to stop them before I die this needs to stop but I’m injured and can’t Walk that far to get help. I’m lucky to get food. They blocked my disability,bad back. I’ve got paperwork but the the new doctor says they can’t find anything. Seems to me something wrong. I’ve been hurt for 22 years.
  I’ve had some new attack after another by the police, when I try to text or anything
Not even a GF to speak too, isolation, it’s wrong. I hope someone gets this to FBI, FCC, FTC, internal affairs, A.G. or somebody.

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If the police refuse to

From Michael tittle on May 17, 2022 :: 8:08 pm

If the police refuse to help with hackers, that will tell anybody it’s them behind the torture. They help the pretty ladies on the news stations, why not her. There’s a cop being charged in Pittsburgh Pa. For Raping a female cop. This would is messed up . So if it’s cops. You have to think how is it them doing these things. So look into their CROUD CONTROL WEAPONS & THEN LOOK UP WHAT THEY CAN DO WITH N THE F. O. I. A. SITE.. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. LOOK UP LAWSUITS FROM AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION. THESE YOU WILL LEARN, THERE’S NO DEMONS, UTS POLICE USING TRICKS. PROBABLY TO SCARE HER. IF SHE’S PRETTY,YOU MIGHT BE FEEDING HER TO THE WOLF’S AS WELL. HELP FAMILY ANYTIME THERE’S PROBLEMS IF YOU CAN. GO LOOK UP Things because our Bible tells us, these things don’t happen like that. There’s no demons doing anything to her. Look up the obvious.

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That's new email. The old email everything I not using.

From Suan Nang on July 21, 2022 :: 8:17 pm

My name is so bad in Colorado United state. So helping me, please 🙏 😭 😢. Trying me and whose use my account and sale my information, please helping please 🙏.

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I'm hacked

From Your ex husband on August 08, 2022 :: 4:31 am

So not my boss If that offer is still on the table I will take that. my ex wife and her bf has hacked my phone I believe

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