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Author: Floyd L. Davidson Date: Feb 19, 2008 17:59
Palindrome privacy.net> wrote:
>> I have never been a conspiracy theorist but I suspect
>> that a particular group of people may try to tap my
>> I am in the UK and access to my phone wires is quite
>> easy because I live in a block of flats. There are
>> various oblong concrete covers for the BT and
>> VirginMedia lines to the flats.
>> Currently I use VirginMedia for phone service.
>> I wonder if a tap which juts picks up the signal
>> modulation on a line but does not interrupt it can be
>> detected at all.
>> Can I perform any checks? Can I ask VM to do any
>> As I am dealing with some odd folks, I would like to
>> have the line checked regularly but would VirginMedia
>> be prepared to do this?
>It is illegal to gain access to another person's telephone under Section
>1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA). If you have
>good reason to suspect that your calls are being intercepted, then
>contact the police.
>There are no meaningful checks that you can do, or VM would do. Other
>than visually inspect whatever bits of your telephone line might be
>accessible to you.
>If you are worried, but don't think that you have enough evidence to go
>to the police, then use a mobile phone or internet phone. Those are
>rather more difficult for an unspecified group of people to intercept.
They are even easier. Don't do it.