Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > LG Spectrum

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 18th, 2012, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Can a phone be hacked? Really in need of help.

I'm posting this question for a friend that has a LG Spectrum. I really need help understanding how someone can have a text CONVERSATION with someone and make it look like all the text messages came from his phone number. I also really need to know how to prove that those text messages didn't come from him. There was supposedly a whole back and forth conversation that took place and all the messages had my friend's number but my friend isn't the one that had the conversation. Thanks in advance for any help I can get.

yooperbug is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 18th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
The TechnoFrog
argedion's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Severed Garden
Posts: 5,524
Device(s): HTC EVO 4g(Retired), HTC EVO LTE(Retired), LG Lucid(Returned), Motorola Droid Razr M, Nexus 7
Carrier: GOD

Thanks: 5,565
Thanked 5,324 Times in 2,469 Posts

if your friends phone had been hacked he should have the conversation in his text. sounds like to me that someone has used one of those apps that allow you to make crank calls from any number you give it.

I am also going to move this to the LG Spectrum forum so maybe some of the experts over there will be able to help.
All My Links In one Convenient Place
Asking simple questions can keep us from doing dumb things.
argedion is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old November 18th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,348
Device(s): LG Spectrum, Droid 1, Nexus 7, OUYA (yeah, it's fun)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 186
Thanked 793 Times in 421 Posts

That's standard # spoofing and, to my knowledge, is not traceable without getting help from the police and the telco company. The same thing happens in phone calls like argedion said. It is illegal to impersonate someone thou. I just hope you didn't give him any personal info.
Neph81 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Neph81 For This Useful Post:
argedion (November 19th, 2012), badrsj (November 19th, 2012)
Old November 18th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,033
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 541
Thanked 556 Times in 440 Posts

Welcome to the Android Forums, yooperbug!

If I read you correctly, you suspect that someone is texting you with a spoofed phone number, correct?

Unfortunately there are lots of anonymizing web sites that claim to be able to spoof the CallerID data. If you need to prove this, like in a court of law, you're going to need the help of a law enforcement agency to get court orders for information in at least three places.

If this is happening in the US, it's nearly certain that it crossed state lines, so you're probably at the mercy of the FBI to pick up your case, or more probably not to. Unless this is a big deal like murder, the FBI can't help you. They don't have the resources to handle "little" matters, no matter how big it is to you personally.

If you need to convince someone like a parent or school official, you can Google "Caller ID spoofing" and show them how many sites provide this service, and do it to yourself in front of them. It won't prove that your friend's phone was spoofed, but it will prove that it's really easy to do it.

Good luck! Hope that helps.
Speed Daemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Speed Daemon For This Useful Post:
argedion (November 19th, 2012)
Old November 19th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mass
Gender: Female
Posts: 115
Device(s): LG Spectrum (Modded Gingercream) Droid RAZR (Dark Spyder)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

Originally Posted by argedion View Post
I am also going to move this to the LG Spectrum forum so maybe some of the experts over there will be able to help.
Im sorry but how did such a random question about phone spoofing get pushed to the spectrum forum? LMMFAO!! "some of the experts over there"

I guess when you dev on a phone this shit you can probably solve any questions the world throws at you
blaze413 is offline  
Reply With Quote

LG Spectrum
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The LG Spectrum for Verizon Wireless is the sucessor to the LG Revolution. Surely, LG did not want to stay behind, so this device packs some great specs and features. The Spectrum sports a 4.5-inch HD IPS display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and ... Read More

Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > LG Spectrum
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.