Is this possible on the htc hero


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  1. Papoise

    Papoise Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Could someone tell me if it's possible for someone to find out my home address if I were to give them my cell phone number.
     

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    revlis240 Active Member

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    maybe if they work for sprint :D otherwise if they got real crazy on a reverse lookup online im sure they can find it IF somehow somewhere your number is tied to your address. for example, if you ever did a craigslist ad with your number and address...

    doesnt have anything to do with the hero tho...?
     
  3. Papoise

    Papoise Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can someone help me with this who know what I'm talking about.
     
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    yeah...if you don't feel secure about it...just turn off your GPS and don't join Latitude....
     
  5. Papoise

    Papoise Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    There are some crazy people out here I guess want to be safe I give alot of people my number because I run a business.
     
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    Use Google Voice and give people that phone number. Set up your Sprint number to ring for calls to your Google Voice number so you still receive calls. No one can trace you that way through your GV number. Like has been said though, don't join Google Latitudes (seperate from GV).
     
  7. dhero

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    It's more likely that your name rather than your cell phone number could be used to find your home address. Sprint doesn't share your cell phone number and address information. But public records like property purchases do show names and addresses. And if you share your address and cell phone number with some marketers, that information might be shared with people locator or reverse number lookup services, etc.
     
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    The answer is if the address is the one associated with the account - "YES".
    It can actually be done fairly easily, albeit for a fee.

    The phones location can also be found with varying accuracy (post 9-11) even without GPS enabled.

    Two things... this is why a P.O. Box is so useful..., and the only way to take the phone off the grid is to pull the battery.

    Anyway... just FYI.

    :cool:
     
  9. dhero

    dhero Well-Known Member

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    How is that done by someone you've given your phone number to?

    How is that done by someone you've given your phone number to?

    :confused:
     
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    Free Reverse Phone Number Lookup | WhitePages

    I typed in my number, and it pin pointed it to the nearest city. It said the number was from Madison, but i live in a small city outside of Madison.

    I'm guessing that it's looking at the Sprint store where the phone was activated?! Maybe?!
     
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    I would assume it depends on a whole host of factors.

    For example in some countries the telephone book has a reverse lookup section; I used to find this very useful if I had a missed call I could just look up the number to get the persons name and address, but obviously only if they were in the phone book.

    If you're giving out your phone number for work, then I assume you're giving out other details like your name and business you work for; surely plenty of ways to trace you. If somebody really wants to find you you'd be amazed at how easy it can be just with a few titbits of personal information from conversation!

    I've found people's personal information (always for legitimate reasons... or thereabouts) online in some very roundabout ways, and it's made me more careful of what I put online in particular, but also what I say to people I don't fully trust.

     
  12. dhero

    dhero Well-Known Member

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    Nahh, your phone's 1st six digits (NPA-NXX) has a physical location, aka, a rate center, associated with it. It's used for a number of reasons but primarily for rating purposes, ie, local vs. intra-state vs. inter-state dialing.
     
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    Ah, well then there's the answer. That's all the information someone could get from a reverse lookup of a cell number. Thanks!
     
  14. cooolone2

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    Skip tracing, Lawyers, potential employers, landlords, rental agents, police agencies, banks and potential dates/lovers... ALL have access.

    Nosy neighbors - don't.

    For a "FEE" I stated, (but Gov't agencies get it for nothing)... from your number I could know more than just your address. I could obtain all your information and not that limited either. I could KNOW all your bank accounts, any legal judgments against you, Social Security #, arrest records, employers, previous addresses, phone numbers, marriage, military, etc., etc., etc.

    In the U.S. reverse lookup for free just doesn't exist for cell phone #'s.

    I have to ask... what's the concern?

    If you are concerned with privacy, then I would suggest purchasing one of those cash phones in Walmart... It's getting pretty popular that there are some sites now for a fee, they will do a background check on potential DATES who supply someone with a phone number, lol. POST 9-11 in the U.S., it is very hard to hide, but not impossible.

    There are also ways to hack the phone and CHANGE it's number... i.e., mimic a phones ID, but that is illegal so I won't discuss that here.

    Anyway...

    Regards,
    :cool:
     
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    Don't screw people in business and they wont hunt ya down. Lol. I know most people screw themselves from lack of reaserch before they jump in or commit to something. Then they cry like a baby.
     
  16. dhero

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    Yes, some personal information (most of it is incorrect) can be purchased, but not through your cell phone number which was the concern.

    And in addition most all prepaid cellphone services, since they don't require a contract or credit check, can be gotten without your providing any personal info, or without any accurate info anyway as no checks are performed other than that the address you provide is analogous to the NPA-NXX assigned to your device.
     
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    Sorry... but...

    From a Cell # - I can & will get the name and address associated with it.

    With that LITTLE bit of information, I will then get all pertinent ACCURATE information with said associated persons name/address. Not incorrect in the least, but all information and CURRENT information as well.

    Want to get scared... from your e-mail address I can obtain your I.P., from the I.P. you HOME address and then do the same from the registered internet account holders name/address. This method is a little more difficult and usually involves the courts as most (not all) Internet providers will require a subpoena prior to releasing account information.

    Regards

    :cool:
     
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    If you go to Intelius.com, and pay 4.99, you can run a cell phone number and get the name and address of the person. I have done it, for 19.99 you can run a full background check, All from a cell phone phone number.
     
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    Hmmm ... as it's illegal for the cell phone company to give that information out to anyone without a court order, I'm curious as to how that is possible? :confused:
     
  20. Papoise

    Papoise Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh man we have some stalkers on here lol. I'm not go worry about it im just go pray to god to protect from crazy stalkers and such.
     
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    It's NOT illegal for LAWFUL purposes as I indicated some in my earlier post.

    PRIVACY is not owned by you anymore, everything you do electronically is recorded. If you really do some homework on the subject, things will scare you as to how much data is collected about you or I. What's scary about it is, Gov't agencies, Employers, Marketers and resellers of your information have more access and rights to it than you do.

    Try this...

    Perform a Google search on your own name. Undoubtedly, it will appear, there will be links to sites such as Intellius, etc. that gather personal data quite easily. Now, you have a right for that information to be removed from their databases, but just try it, see HOW DIFFICULT it is as opposed to how EASY it is for data to enter the database.

    Remaining PRIVATE in the U.S. is VERY DIFFICULT anymore. It would require hundreds of hours of research and transmittals with database holders, marketers and even PUBLIC AGENCIES to remove your data. An almost impossible task.

    Now... again Dhero, it is NOT illegal for them to give account information to anyone with a legal purpose of obtaining it, court order or not. That is something they could request (a subpoena) prior to releasing information if their legal dept. felt the request was frivolous.

    I'll give you a personal example... I received an errant call on my cell some time ago. This person insisted in striking up a conversation, all was good, lol, as I didn't mind talking (subject intentionally omitted). Harmless right, but after hanging up, I immediately ran a search based on phone, name given and area person said they were from and was able to at least (-minimally-) verify that this person was who they said they were. lolz

    Hahahaha, Papoise... be careful with whom you give your number to, as the reverse of my above example could be true.
    ;)
     
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    Do you mind sharing what site you used?
     
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    Papoise Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is so crazy maybe I should buy a gun.
     
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    Don't forget the tin foil to put on your head!
     
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