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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 :: 852 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:]

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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What's going on with my iPhone?

From Cheyenne on February 28, 2013 :: 12:36 pm


I have concerns whether my boyfriend has been getting into my phone and my mom’s phone. A couple of weeks ago my mom called one of her friends off of her cell phone and my boyfriend’s name came up on their caller ID. We then decided to go to AT&T and they told us that it sounded like something called “spoofing.” Being shocked and concerned about what they said, I decided to go to the computer sciences department at my college. I talked to two professors and they both agreed that it sounded like “spoofing.” For the past few months I have also been experiencing things like my iPhone lighting up for no reason at all. Whenever I look up a website on my phone my boyfriend gives me hints about what I was looking up. I am really confused and concerned. Is this just a coincidence or is there really something going on. Is there any way my AT&T provider can detect changes in our account? Can I figure out if there is a spoofing app or a spyware program on our phones? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.


That's difficult to say without more details

From Josh Kirschner on February 28, 2013 :: 4:08 pm

Let’s start with your mom’s phone. Yes, it is possible to spoof your phone to show a caller name other than your own. Though, why would your boyfriend want to have his name show up when your mother calls people? It’s possible that his name showed up on your mom’s friend’s caller ID because at some point your mom’s friend had associated your mom’s number with your boyfriend’s name in her address book. It’s also easy to check whether spoofing is going on by having your mom call someone else’s phone. Whose name shows up on their caller ID?

For your phone, it is very difficult to install spyware on an iPhone without the user being aware of it. For instance, there are alternative browsers that you can install that will let someone monitor your browsing history, but you should notice if you’re not using Safari. To be sure, check all of the apps installed on your iPhone and uninstall any that don’t belong.

Your iPhone lighting up could be caused by one of your apps delivering notifications. Check your notification settings for mail, Facebook, Twitter and other apps. If that doesn’t resolve it, resetting your phone may work.

Hope that helps.


Yes it is possible on an iPhone

From Susan on May 09, 2018 :: 3:42 am

You can download an app called Teensafe if you know the person’s apple id and password you can retrieve all in bound and out bound text messages word for word with the paid version and you DO NOT HAVE TI HAVE ACCESS TO THE ITHER PHONE


Scary Stuff

From J. Reasoner on February 28, 2013 :: 1:27 pm

I was trying to track down a possible scam call to my home phone, and I stumbled across this page. I’m pretty sure all the information is phony, but I sure hope they don’t have my profile on file.


Seems to be fake

From Josh Kirschner on February 28, 2013 :: 4:10 pm

Based on a few checks I did, all the data there seems to be fake. I would be very careful about entering any real data in that site’s search function as it could be a phishing site attempting to collect real SSNs and other personal information.


Kind of worried

From Ambar on February 11, 2014 :: 4:57 pm

I have an Iphone 5c and my husband has a galaxy s2 and for some reason he can see everyhthing that I google or look at on my phone how is this possible? I reset my phone and changed all passwords and he can still do it! HELP


Probably has access to your Google account

From Josh Kirschner on February 13, 2014 :: 1:10 pm

Google allows you to save your search history and other web browsing data so you can see it accross multiple devices. If he has access to your Google account, he can see that, too.

You can learn more about Google History and how to turn it off here: Of course, the wiser thing to do would be to chage your Google password so he can’t get into your account. Otherwise, he can also access your email, location and many other types of personal information.


Same here!

From Mel on January 18, 2018 :: 2:17 am

I have an iPhone 7plus and now ex has a galaxy 8 plus and he is in my iCloud looking at my pictures that I don’t even have on my phone andd they aren’t even in my icloud anymore, I have no idea how he is doing it. Did you ever figure out how your husband was? Please let me know.



From Cynthia Donald on February 15, 2021 :: 6:38 pm

Hi. I have been just a typying and I am not sure that I submitted question. Please if anyone sees this and is willing to chat, let me know. TIA

Re: What's going on with my iPhone?

From Cheyenne on February 28, 2013 :: 7:01 pm

No, this was a regular house phone with caller ID and my mother’s friend does not know my boyfriend. My mom is perplexed about this and so was her friend. Also, at one point his name came up on my grandmother’s cell phone whenever my mom called her. It’s very strange. Are you able to turn on and off a spoofing app when needed? My mom doesn’t have my boyfriend’s name or number in her phone, nor has she called or text him. My mom is now concerned about my boyfriend because of this situation and she and I would like to understand what is going on. 

Thank you for helping!


Some other thoughts

From Josh Kirschner on March 01, 2013 :: 11:12 am

The most well-known spoofing app is probably SpoofCard. But with that app you (i.e., your mom) would need to actively use the app to make a call and there is a charge for each spoofed call. Plus, you would have to jailbreak your iPhone to install the app. (BTW, you didn’t say what kind of phone your mom is using).

The only other way I could see this happening is if your boyfriend installed his own SIM in your mom’s phone (though this would be pretty obvious because her phone number would be different) or changed the name on her account to his name (which would also be obvious if she checked her account details or gets a bill).

My advice is to do a factory reset on both your phone and your mom’s, and then reinstall any apps you need (and not any that you don’t). That should clear up any issues if your boyfriend actually was able to somehow install this type of malware on your phones.

Your mom could also ask your boyfriend about it and see what his reaction is. Maybe he did do something and thought this was all a funny joke. Ha, ha. And then it would be time to look for a new boyfriend.


I'd really like to know what the end results were with this

From Kym on October 23, 2014 :: 5:33 pm

I wish thst people writing in could contact others had they share their final results of how they resolved their issues.  I’d like to talk to This girl about her moms home phone and caller id thing. I too have had very strange things happening like it.  Question though, was there an alarm system attached to this home phone? Was it verizon?


Iphone app

From Sherri Smith on March 04, 2013 :: 7:51 pm

What is the best app to use for an iphone to put on a phone that you wish to “spy” on??


Carrier parental controls

From Josh Kirschner on March 04, 2013 :: 9:39 pm

Each of the carriers provides various parental control options that allow you to keep track of your kids and what they’re up to. Spying on someone without their knowledge is generally against the law.


Identity stolen

From Kris on July 05, 2017 :: 9:19 pm

I have had the ultimate identity theft case you can imagine I have had this woman still everything about me through Google she now is in charge of all my emails my personal business account my bank account she has used 3 times now it three different months money off of my debit card totaling into the thousands I’ve called the police they’ve done nothing she mess it has text messaged me and told me that she’s doing these things she has also completely erased everything on my phone several times she’s changed my phone number several times every time I get a new phone she she figures it out and I don’t know what to do anymore



From Marian on December 17, 2018 :: 3:27 am

What was your solution to this. I am going through the same thing! I have changed SIM cards, phone numbers, phones and providers even going pay and and talk and every change I have made the same things happen. I even changed all my accounts and made new ones.

It happened to me

From Diane on January 07, 2019 :: 10:18 pm

The exact thing happened to Me!! For a moment while I was reading your post, I honestly no joke thought I must have came across one of my very own post. It was a never ending night and I have post dramatic stress now over the same thing happening to me.. went through 17 phones in two years. I would report it to the cops and they thought. I was crazy!! Then I was told to hire an attorney. I knew the girl because it was her and her husband who broke into my house and stole my tablet and my identity!! That’s when the nightmare begin. I even sold the house and moved over an hour away. Then moved again to another town. Now I think it’s happening all over again!! I but my attorney doesn’t want me to stop them why?? Because he plains on taking action… law suit, arrest… if a warrent has not been taken out to do so call hide and snoop on this phone… then we are pressing charges to the max!! So let them did their deep pit. My phone is messing up so bad as I’m posting this comment. How odd… lol…my phone is 6 months old. I’m not crazy so I’ll let My attorney take care of everything.  Well my phone is so bad I can’t even read it or see my screen. Go these apps that allow others to do these things to someone else’s phone with hidden apps… these people should be in prison

what do I do

From kenneth on March 06, 2013 :: 5:22 am

My girl took my phone on some spy thing and now she see my text, calls, e-mails, facebook, web page, etc. What can I do to solve this


Folow the steps in our article.

From Josh Kirschner on March 08, 2013 :: 9:48 am

Reset your phone and download one of our recommended antimalware programs.


Who can help me when someone is stalking me on phone?

From Deborah Fochler on March 06, 2013 :: 8:46 pm

First, I am not crazy. Someone has managed to set my phone so that when I get a call they are on with me. If I call a certain person, I have two open lines. When I log onto my computer, a lot of times this person who is doing this is online with me. They have managed to get my checking info and have used my debit card and 2 credit cards. The bank caught and reversed the charges but I had to have the cards reissued. But they were under $200 so the cops wont get involved. Everywhere I turn for help, I get nowhere. Why first thing I said - I am NOT CRAZY.  How my internet supplier acts, and my phone company is useless. My phone is a Droid and my computer is running on wireless Windows 8. Any help would be most appreciated.


Can you tell me more info?

From Josh Kirschner on March 07, 2013 :: 2:15 am

Hi Deborah,

It’s hard to help without knowing more information. How do you know someone else is on the line with you when you get a call? And how do you know someone is monitoring your Internet activity? What signs are you seeing?

Are you currently running any antimalware on your computer or cellphone?


First, on my phone if

From Deborah Fochler on March 08, 2013 :: 4:30 am

First, on my phone if I try to call a friend who lives in another city - I get 2 open lines - her number and the girl who is pretty much stalking me. Which means that I cant talk to my friend without her on the line (like a conference call). If my friend calls me - it rings on her phone and on mine. On most other calls _ I can hear another person in the background. But only time the phone actually shows two open lines is for my friend who I just talked about. Verizon is useless. Have actually shown them what happens and they dont know what to do about or even how it happens.
On my computer, I have a program called “logmein” which lets my computer person log in and fix problems I may be having. However, daily this stupid person is logged into my computer - it shows her name and computer as logged in. Guess they didnt realize that it would do that. Her son works for the military on computers so I think he is the one who has done it. I recently got a large sum of money and they (assuming) managed to get my checking and credit card numbers and use them. but the bank caught it - three times in the last week.
Sorry, this is so long but hope you have some info that can help me. thanks


I'm still not clear on

From Josh Kirschner on March 08, 2013 :: 9:46 am

I’m still not clear on what you are seeing on your phone and how you know there are “2 open lines”. What I would recommend you do is perform a factory reset on your phone, which should remove any malware if there is any on there. After the reset, download one of our recommended antimalware products for your phone (see link in the article above).

Since you know how someone is getting on your computer, you should remove logmein and find another way to get your tech support. Also download the free version of Malwarebytes from and do a complete system scan of your PC for malware. And, if you don’t have an antimalware software on your PC, that is a must do. You can find our recommendations in our computer security buying guide>.

Let me know what the Malwarebytes scan finds and if the phone reset fixes the problem.

This happened to me too

From Kim Masterson-curci on May 26, 2015 :: 10:50 pm

She probably had V_____N F__S.  I don’t know if I’m allowed to put down the actual internet provider, but you can figure it out.  Hardwire your computer.  don’t go wireless.

never use debit cards to pay for anything.  Have the best security and anti spy anti virus program on your devices you can afford.

change your pin codes, passwords, and devices when you’ve been hacked and your personal info compromised.  don’t do banking on your pc. get statements sent to your home.  don’t go paperless billing.  And then pray no one steals your mail out of your mail box.  Actually never let mail sit over night in your mail box and that should reduce that possible breach of security.

I’d like to know what happened to Deborah in her situation.


The very same thing has been happening to me.

From Matt on November 22, 2018 :: 5:17 pm

I have been going through everything you have described for the last year along with a good friend of mine that I communicate with over our Android phones. Both of us have tried EVERYTHING for almost a year now. New account passwords, new phones, new Google accounts. Countless factory resets. The first time I noticed was when my Android phone was iinstalling apps and opening and closing different tsettings and apps by itself, someone had remote control through my Google account and took over my win 10 laptop, ps3, ps4, Amazon firestick, iPad mini and smart TV with Roku built in. They would take control of every device when I would notice that someone was spying on me when I heard my camera faintly taking selfie pics of me without me touching it and finding recordings of of my conversations and snapshots Everytime I would enter a password. When I would try to kick them off all of my dvices, it’s like they just took over and locked me out. They’d still have control after a factory reset and password change. I’m at my wit’s end. I sometimes see that there are up to 8 people that this person who keeps gaining access to new phones, new accounts ...etc is sharing my mobile data and modem signal with, even when I would unplug my modem and unscrew the coax cable and take out my sim at the same time. They would still somehow be remotely controlling everything. So please… someone, ruddle me this!!!


I, too, have had wireless hacked & all computers & phones compromised

From Cierra on April 16, 2013 :: 4:20 pm

I first noticed some odd things happening in my computer, I had just got a new all-in-one desktop sold but gateway but manufactered but Acer (Acer Black?) For gateway. My system was hacked through my wireless provided but my internet. In the beginning it was just a little annoying things, not realizing I had been hacked. But them when it started getting worse & as I begin deleting files & shorcuts he left the more be downloaded & changed until be eventually changed ownership & administrator to himself, set permissions stopping me from accessing my C:\ drive. There little icons that look like shields on certain settings & commands that lock the current settings and can’t be changed but me (I.e. I cannot take back to factory settings, can’t delete anything, disable or change. I can no longer access my internet, not sure exactly why but be has moved some files & command options to a “top level domain” where be is also rumning a network. In the system root is twhere be has set up files restricting me & has a lower level you can see water more.) To much to name but I eventually had my internet shut off. I had two IT persons access remotely to clean it up but be was right back with all files within 10 minutes each time. A microsoft tech was going to look at it but but then be set up something restricting remote access to only himself. It originally started on my husband’s computer but when I went to set up the been one, be preferred it. We have a total of 5 computers in this house & not one we can use. So after shutting off my internet & wifi, be accessed my phone (Pantech Breakout G4) for wireless. My data use is crazy, our shared plan minutes that in 4 years we have never come close to using but a little over half in a month was almost all used in the first 6 days of our cycle. My internet provider after 3-4 complaints a month for over 4 months, never once sent out a tech about the wireless hijacking and when I finally proved there were files or viruses planted in the modem all they did was mail out a new modem but no extra security on their wireless. My cell phone provider has tried to assure me that items on my phone are just how it works, settings changed, pictures in my gallery I never took, apps I never downloaded, wifi turned on, I turn off, instantly back on & the struggle continues until I pull my battery. All sound turned off, I turn on, gets turned right back off & the list goes on. They say this normal activity for this phone & OS. They continue to tell me it is virtually impossible to back my phones wireless! So they do nothing, contacted & reported to FCC & received a copy of their letter stating I just don’t know how to use it properly. Filed a complaint the FBI with no response! What can I do? I am on disability, fixed income, out of money & no longer can I access my main connection with outside wotld. HELP!! Thank you


You're describing a lot of

From Josh Kirschner on April 17, 2013 :: 12:43 am

You’re describing a lot of issues that are difficult to diagnose without access to your devices. However, a few points.

If your PCs are infected with malware, it is highly unlikely that it happened by someone hacking your wireless or modem. Much more likely is that the malware was installed when you visited an infected website or opened a file in your email that contained the malware program. Or else someone with direct access to your PCs installed it manually. Once one PC was infected, it is possible to infect other PCs on the network, depending on your setup. Did you have an anti-malware program? And, if so, which one? Also, in the future, you need to disable java in your browser - this is a very common attack vector for malware.

Since your issue is rather complex, I suggest you take your computer to your local Best Buy and explain the problem to the Geek Squad. They should be able to get administrator access back and clean out your PC if they know what they’re doing. Alternatively, if there is a Microsoft store in your area, that may be a better place to get support.

For your phone, your carrier is correct. Hacking via WiFi is extremely unlikely. If your phone is infected, then it happened either when you downloaded a bad app or someone with physical access to your device loaded malware. However, without a clearer picture of the issues you’re seeing, it’s impossible to tell whether the phone is hacked or not. When in doubt, do a factory reset on the phone and that will remove any issues.

Hope that helps.


your both right

From Hacked on April 22, 2017 :: 11:02 am

The woman is right her computers and telephones can both be hacked.  Someone has to have access to one of them briefly especially the computer or like the gentleman said open malware etc.  I was hacked through my Microsoft account by my x and he I took it and linked itv to my Google account and then linked them to his email. He made my account like it was a company so has administrative orivledges and i was locked out of both my computers and I’m on phone number 7 in a ye as r and a half.  I have face book imbedded in my phone.  When I instant message its recorded. My accounts on my computers were migrated what ever that means and any computer or phone I get on I’m hacked. He is no longer here I’m on phone number   8 .  Had to destroy my computers because he changed the operating systems then remotely hacked me with his x box.  Im getting a new computer then I havevto call microsoft and theyvsre going to try to help me get unhacked. He came by on easter firv5 minutes to pick up something and the next day phone 8 was hacked. My new google account thstvi put on this artiv le is now a samsung account and im locked out and the operating system of this Samsung galaxy 3 is changed and the phone will be useless like the 7 before. All my contacts are gone and can’t get to Google or the play store. All contacts wiped out and operating system changed thriugh him beaming my phone. He never touched it.  He active physophrenia and thinks everyone is out to get him. I don’t believevill ever be unpacked. I’m hacked through micro soft outlook. Google facebook yahoo Samsung, messenger, computers, phones,  you name it. I snuck and tried to do my income taxes on my sisters laptop and one drive was installed on it the next day. I made a new account and didn’t even use my name in it so it had to be through my phone number. I have fought this tooth and nail for 2 years with him denying it the whole time. I have pictures of where my account was taken over and then migrated. Who do I report this to. H oink w doin ever get unpacked with all these email accounts out here that I can’t get into. Ma’am your not crazy if you think your phone is hacked I bet the house it is. People acted like visas crazy at first. Then I started showing them proof like a brand new LG phone that in the drive said the date was 1975. Or got a new phone new number and new SIM in April and there was a saved message on it from February. How could that be possible?


I am going thru the Hackery He'll as above.

From Denise on June 30, 2017 :: 3:38 pm

Not even remotely crazy here!! I was called that too. I’m on my 14th phone in one year. 4 brand new tablets are inoperable, as well as my old laptop and brand new laptop. I have been to every metro on a 25 mile radios for help, they all know me by name ( crazy) I know more about the phones now than they do!!! What I did find out is your Bluetooth can now connect to web pages, I have 100 plus overlays on my apps. The buttons you think your clicking is actually something to further hack your shit. 500 factory resets later and it’s still in my phone. N.f.c.beam sync and now this Wi-Fi web calls all turn on when I do the useless hard resets. 16 emails are gone, I constantly have to re-enter my password do the Loonie in control of the phone always has the passwords. Now when I did my re-sets I started looking in the system files, as well as feedback, you can look at your system logs. I NEED somebody that can write code, script, in Linux. I found out when I factory re-set, some sneaky loser put a pre-load called packing box/cm_android_device_lenovo_Stuttgart. It is located where all the web developing hackers create and test their latest Hackery on I also have some java Lang in my web browser that redirects me to fake and scripted sites. Google play services,  Google play instant services, chrome the weather, gidget are not as they appear to be. The photo gallery, calculator, calender and my messages app are also being used for something other than they are supposed to. I ended up losing a very good job I loved because I went to them and told them I had some asshat in my phone only to be targeted by my mangers and told to go to their counseling services. I have contacted the sheriff, FBI, Fcc, channel 13 news only to be told there is nothing we can do, more like nobody has a clue or resources to help. I don’t talk about it to anyone now. I don’t talk, text, email and I haven’t been on fb in months. I am helpless in finding a new job as my email accounts get deleted or i don’t get emails. My contacts are gone, phone records, takes pictures ohh and best of all when I do go somewhere I have 20 GPS satellites following me!! It is in my cars computer system which scares me to death because who knows if the brakes or steering can be controlled as well. There is soo much more, however I’M AM MY WITS END AS WELL AS FEELING EXTREMELY ISOLATED AND VERY DEPRESSED. IF SOMEONE KNOWS HOW TO REVERSE THE SCRIPT OR CODE THAT MY FRIEND WOULD BE MUSIC TO MY EARS AS WELL AS GIVE ME BACK MY MUCH ENTITLED PRIVACY BACK. NOW, THE IDIOTS THAT PUT THIS ON THE PHONES SHOULD HAVE IT PUT ON THEIRS TO SEE HOW HELPLESS IT MAKES YOU FEEL. THANKS!!

Help me

From Angie on April 09, 2018 :: 5:18 am

How did you catch him my man has done the same to me i even have people following me and my children for 12 years now

Me too

From Cee.Ess on November 21, 2017 :: 11:12 pm

This exact same thing has/is happening to me.



From Chris on March 10, 2017 :: 2:33 am

Try this app called spell check. It also has a grammar check as well. It helps when english is your second language. I really enjoyed it.


This sounds like Gangstalking

From Ryan on July 28, 2017 :: 9:24 am

I’m a professional Network Security Analyst/ At a fortune 500 company. I secure Financial data for banks.

After talking about the wrong things on the internet, such as 11:11, awakenings, and healing. I’m being targeted by organized stalkers. Life feels like its coming to an end after 7 yrs of this. It’s gotten worse all of a sudden.

Anyway. Despite my profession, I can’t secure my personal computers, networks, and phones from these people. They monitor everything in real time.

This is our tax dollars at work. People need look up Gangstalking.  People like me are just the test subjects. There are so many victims now that everyone probably knows one.We just dont talk about it because its designed to make you look crazy if you do.

But understand people. This is going to be rolled out globally. Everyone will be dealing with this.  So far it’s like 80% affective in killing the targets over time. How does it kill them? Suicide….

It’s a sick world. Wish I were BS’ing about this.

I’m not


Please consider other options

From Josh Kirschner on July 28, 2017 :: 11:20 am

I doubt my advice will do much good, but if you believe there are gangs of people (organized by the government or otherwise) stalking you and your technology everywhere you go, I strongly suggest you at least consider talking to a psychiatrist about it. Even if you 100% believe what you’re saying to be true, just talk to a psychiatrist to get an opinion.

There have been a number of articles on Gangstalking, such as this one from the New York Times ( which support approaching psychiatric care. I know this may be interpreted as the New York Times (and, I guess, me by extension) as being in on this massive conspiracy, but hoping those who believe they are being Gangstalked may consider the alternative possibility that is a mental health issue that can be treated.


As I said. Gangstalking is designed to mimick Mental Ilness

From Ryan on July 28, 2017 :: 4:16 pm

I understand why you would reply to my post thinking I should seek professional help. I had a friend that was dealing with this for years, and I knew for sure he was a paranoid Schizo,or that he had to be experiencing psychosis from some drug he was using and not telling anyone. At some point I wrote him off. I couldnt believe such a respectable guy could go so far down hill, and out of his mind like that.

Well now he’s no longer with us, and I wish more than anything I could apologize, and tell him that I know now.

Anyone that talks about this to a shrink will be put in for a hold, and placed on medication. Strong medication. And everyone who has made this mistake has taken the meds, and then been switched to all kinds of other meds. But they never stopped hearing and seeing the things that they originally saw the shrink for, However, as I said. I fully understand anyone not dealing with this believing the victim is crazy. It is a crazy situation.

Lets try to keep in mind the fact that Schizophrenia always sets in in the late teens, early 20’s if a person is going to develop it.

Yet suddenly all of these people in their late 30’s early 40’s are suddenly hearing voices, being placed on psych meds, and then going on shooting rampages, and then taking their own lives. The one thing every one of these people that have done these mass shootings had in common, across the board. They were all on psyche meds, or had been shortly before the crime.

I can tell you for sure someone close to you is dealing with this right now, and not telling anyone. Wanna test that? Next time youre at a get together, or family gathering. Just kinda jokingly say that you’ve heard about a new tech bulletin that was talking about V2K technology, and the ability to project voices into people skull. Ask if anyone has ever experienced it. I guarantee you that someone in the group has. Even if they dont say immediately. They will come to you in private.

Its not mental illness. Its a system of control, and a human garbage disposal. I have an IQ in the top 2% of the world, I’ve done amazing things in my career. I’m always the first person to befriend the underdog, or outcast. Put my hand out to help someone that everyone else is stepping over, or passing by. Put all those traits together, and I’m considered human garbage. (Who knew)  This started in my mid 30’s.

They are targeting people for specific reasons. If you show a strong sense of empathy. You can become a target. If you’re a single mom. You can become a target. If you’ve collected unemployment to the end, more than once. You could be a target. If you’re on dating, or hookup sites. You can be a target.

When your phones and PC’s are being hacked like this. It may not be someone you know. It could be that they are considering you as a potential target. And they are collecting all your data, and monitoring your life in order to find anything that could represent what they feel is immoral behavior. They will typically give you a warning, then bait you into doing the same thing again. Then you’re a target. Forever.

Dont let them convince you that you did something to deserve what’s happening. They will stand on a moral high ground against anything they can make you feel guilty about. But these people are occultist, and thugs, and drecks, that have been contracted to stalk you. There are intelligence community members overseeing it all. Understand these people have no morals whatsoever. Never believe they do. These are the same folks responsible for all those missing person posters you see. They worship the worst of the worst, and that’s what they are.

Okay time to go take my Zhanhoffs. They work. I no longer see the leprechaun on that stump. Or the magical closet of mystery lol I’m kidding folks.

But everything before that last paragraph is absolutely true.

While youre getting all your stuff hacked, you’re probably getting tons of spam calls on your phone, and landline right? Never really trying to sell anything though huh? Also, the worlds rudest people have moved into your area, and not only are they rude but they drive horribly aggressively. Always on your rear bumper, or slow in front of you, etc. And people seem to talk about things that are going on in your life at the grocery store, or anywhere in public…..   

I’m wrong for a lot of you I’m sure. But there are plenty that are experiencing exactly this. Please reply and confirm folks.

Last point. Aren’t we past the point of listening to MSM outlets like the New York Times. They would never cover up for something Purely Evil. Right?  Need I say Hillary?  .....

Also targeted by organized stalkers

From Shante on March 06, 2018 :: 11:07 pm

After on YouTube I threw psychoanalysis on Trumps behavior, everything on my Wi-Fi went freaking nuts within few days. All spotify accounts were not how we left them. When used, it was randomly switched, paused, changed etc in front of our faces. I’ve been logged out of my bank accounts every few days, WUMW app showed mysterious users from Thailand,Morocco etc, I lost internet connection or slowed data constantly. Lately my neighbor was taking pictures and videos with my phone that I was at least 3 meters away from (and without voice command settings on). I believe he did it through Bluetooth right after I answered “f!ck off” when again he was knocking on my door for a favor while not being able to even introduce himself. I always have Bluetooth on for activity tracker so it was basically my fault, but still… And no Josh, for many spoofing/phishing etc softwares it is not possible to erase with factory reset because they bind themselves with operating system (common knowledge since at least 2009).


Spam calls? Kill me now...

From Shante on March 06, 2018 :: 11:38 pm

At the beginning of Wi-Fi attacks I started getting my countries language specified (mostly) Facebook invites from “fake prostitutes” then (week after Wi-Fi attack) after I factory reset my phone, I was getting up to 8 spam calls a day, now (month after) it’s just 1-3 every day or every other day. Two days ago some Hassin was calling my mobile Skype whom I immediately blocked (who the hell unknown calling anyone on Skype). But yeah… Even without any hacking you are hacked by your own permission these days - I talked (vocally, not in writing) with my boyfriend about getting a loan - I’m suddenly getting specified banking offers on my phone constantly for a week. I’m talking about menstrual cramps -within minutes all my usual tool and tech commercials turned into specified lady product offers, etc etc… It’s exhausting but the world is addicted to this comfort of mobile devices, so “the 1%” can do with us whatever they want because we are ready to click any “I Agree with the rules and conditions…” just to get “instant” anything, shortening our memory and focus spans so “we” are more manageable. Just out of topic being a total douche I’ll also throw in my points of ability to observe, analyze etc (IQ) which is at 133 so I believe I catch some things a little more than an average “sheep”.
(Sorry, English my 3rd language wink )

If you only new

From Nick on August 03, 2019 :: 11:22 am

They get in through dark empire and face devil. You’re phone comes with apps that give them permission to add apps. Guess what they can add spymyfone remotley and hide it from you. There are people of all levels involved from the top to the bottom. Every Android is hacked.

Your right

From Samyaza grigori on May 09, 2018 :: 3:55 am

Very true i wrote about the game on Years ago


Can someone hack into my ph while I'm talking on the phone?

From PlzHelp on April 18, 2013 :: 6:10 am

I use BB Bold9700. Is it possible for anyone to hack into my phone without knowing my cell ph number? What if that person is standing next to me for some time while I’m talking on the phone (in other words, when I’m talking on the phone, my phone is not locked and that should give him more than enough time to install spyware/malware on my phone.) Is it possible? Please help. This is a question of my privacy and I’m really worried.


I think the government and FBI

From Nic on May 01, 2013 :: 11:29 pm

I think the government and FBI can Listen to ever buddy’s phone ans I think they do 24-7 so if your boyfriend is a FBI he can do it


what is it

From sara H on May 12, 2013 :: 4:16 am

can you please tell me what is the app called where someone can see who u can text and call and how does it work I need to know if my bf put in my phone hope u can email me back ASAP



There are many spyware apps

From Josh Kirschner on May 22, 2013 :: 11:56 pm

There are many spyware apps available, and almost all remain well hidden. The best thing to do is download free antimalware from AVG or Norton and scan your phone.


15 years experience

From Carlos Carpenter on January 25, 2018 :: 6:30 pm

You are wrong sir there are mind control freaks that have technol subliminal voice messaging exist ogy they never should have been exposed to they can harass you constantlysubliminal surveillance equipment exist


Subliminal harassment is so real

From J D on January 31, 2019 :: 11:59 am

People who do it just think they rare doing the world a favor tell that to the 12 yr old girl that killed herself over facebook harrassing and had no one that believed the truth but ignored it for watever reason like my family who thinks im crazy , and all i tell them is the hendering part of it over the fence i found out recording and playing sound back amplified 2000 times with audacity or wavepad on guitar amp back in their direction is a good way of letting your neighbors now the truth helps with no one else around gets harrased but i need help on how to aproach someone like a lawyer or police because i got hours of proof but how do you go to someone and say im a targeted individual and they are not scared i need a giood way to aproach this

How do I know if someone in spying on my cell phone?

From maria on May 21, 2013 :: 3:36 pm

My phone has been doing something really odd and very weird recently. This has never happened ever to any cell phone I have owned. My boyfriend called my cell phone fromm his own cell phone not wife’s cell phone and his ex-wife full name and number pop up on my caller ID but before that it showed nickname I had saved in my contacts for my boyfriend but for some reason when my BF called it switches back n forth with his wife’s name and number then goes back to my Bf’s phone number? His wife has a totally different cell phone service and they have never had any joint services together whatsoever. so how and why is it that when my BF calls me on my phone it switches back n forth to his wife’s name n phone number then changes back to his phone number and the nickname I had saved in my contacts for him? Does that mean she has hacked into my BF cell phone or spying of some sort? Also his phone has been getting really excessively hot for no apparent reason and shuts off once in a while.


It's being hacked then yes.

From Ryan on July 28, 2017 :: 9:10 am

If the battery is dead very quickly. The phone is hot. And a lot of data is used. You get random reboots, or strange sounds coming from it every once in a while, Or it slows to a crawl.  Run a couple of Antispyware apps from Google Play. AVG makes a decent one. Or Avast.


possibly being tracked /weird emails or texts with a capital letter

From Lisa on May 31, 2013 :: 1:29 am

Is someone tracking my phone, Android,.if they are sending out an email or text to me with just a letter like H or G or St? But thd text our email never.comes through to me, I see it on my husband’s phone/email account as sent.


That could just be a mistake

From Josh Kirschner on May 31, 2013 :: 10:24 am

Many people make mistakes and accidently send emails or texts before they’re done, so it could be that. The spy programs we’ve seen all use text messages to activate various spying features, I’m not sure that would be possible through email, though someone could be mistakenly sending emails instead of a text.

That said, the spy programs do hide text messages used to activate spying so you would not see them come through. If you know your husband is sending you odd texts that don’t appear on your phone, that is a little suspicious.

If you believe you are the victim of spying and would like to delve into this further, we are looking for people to participate in a story we’re doing on spyware. We’ll walk through an analysis of your phone and help you remove spyware, if found. You can contact me at ****** if interested.


Thank you and...

From Lisa on May 31, 2013 :: 12:33 pm

I replied to your other email. I had a few more questions and I also said I would be more than happy to participate with the story. Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly, I really appreciate any help.


are you still helping people rid their phones of recipients of spyware?

From Laurie Trimm on August 30, 2016 :: 5:58 pm

If so, I need help. Thank you.



From deneese mclaughlin on October 01, 2016 :: 11:43 pm

A co worker has put spyware on every phone i have and i cannot get help. This has been going on for 7 years. He also hacks my computer, printer, security system, you name it, he has done it and no one will do anything about it. Ive contacted everyone i know of. And hes also stealing my identity as well as the veterand we help. Still, no one does anything.


same thing like your story

From rhonda on October 25, 2016 :: 6:02 pm

ive been hacked or whatever you want to call it almost 4 or more years now im at my total wittsend with this something needs to be done first people tell you your crazy and paranoid and thats exactly what the spy wants. i will end this and i will BEAT THIS SPY AT HIS OWN GAME. STILL ANY HELP OR ADVISE IS APPRECIATED. TAKES A HACKER TO BEST A HACKER ... BRING ON THE HONEST GOD WILLING HACKER AND THEM IN FILING SUIT.


From Wayne on October 06, 2017 :: 9:16 pm

Hi Deneese.  I know this is an old post but I think there are answers. I’m just passing buy to find out wherever my brother wifi network printing is known to pass the documents information out if the network to analyse and sell information about it (I deal with confidential information) as happens with vaeious usage data on Android devices.

Now, depending on which country you are in, your coworker could be breaking a number of laws.  If the police are like what we get here, and fob everything off in order to avoid investigating stuff, I advice you to do your own research into which department contacts in which authorities handle these sorts of things, and investigate which laws apply, read them, and how they apply.  Then try contacting the police again, and put in a formal complaint.  Here we use the official police reporting number and get a report I’d, instead of going to a police station.  This then gets passed to olive, but now it is officially recorded.  This will have to be accross all jurisdictions that apply, such as federal and state depending on your location, and other institutions such as telephone service providers.  In my case I found a decision is a state capital, and a special phone number for call harrassment. Local police may have no idea, and their superiors have no idea at headquarters.

Now, do your research before asking a laser, know it yourself so if the lawyer is missing stuff you know, and research which lawyers Handel this and do well in it. The case is that that with their stalking harrassment, they might lay open a civil case against themselves, in which they have done so much damage they open themselves up to big compensation claim (the reality is the court might even see it as neglible, and not be too bothered, but the right country state and judge could he otherwise (so consultation with a lawyer to determine what the local situation is and wherever it is worth it).  What will likely happen, if you go any if these routes, is he will try to beat you back into a hole with more threats and even inflicting damage big time, as you will have to beat him back into the hole.  The problem is when you are dealing with people that see themselves as powerful and you as inferior you get these issues.  Next is your employer might have real credible mechanisms to deal with this, or might be able under law for not stopping them.  But in such cases the fight gets bigger and you may end up unemployed with other businesses reluctant to hire you.  Things are not that fair, I’ll admit, but it is about the level of fairness you can reasonably get, as to what you choose to do.  You can land up with hundreds of thousands or more in court costs and walk away with a big bill after loading, or not even get enough to make it worth it.  However, the threat of legal action is a power trick, as the otherside night not want to enter legal action if they could loose and be forced into big embarrisingly expense and loss.  So, people negotiate out of court settlements in which they try to screw down what they give the other party..

In all cases here, I am not a legal pratitioner, these are just niave opinions, as such they should not be relied upon and I make no claim of suitability or reliability about them and will not be held to them that they are, you should instead seek relevant legal professional advice instead. They are mere indicators for further research. I wish you the best.


From D on March 15, 2019 :: 12:27 pm

Make a report to the FBI. Go to the library set up a email account you only access from the library. Then file the FBI report. Police dont usually deal with this. They are not equiped with the expert knowledge on these crimes. Prepare your evidence to hand over. If you dont do this then hire a private detective agency. They are pricey. Find an attorney who deals in these matters and takebthem to the financial cleaners. Goid luck. Take cable and phone lines out from overhead in your home. Keep them on the outside of your home as much as possible. I deal with the same stuff.

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