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General Can a phone be hacked? Really in need of help.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by yooperbug, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. yooperbug

    yooperbug New Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 18, 2012
    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.


  2. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    Jun 20, 2011
    The Infernal Swamp
    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.
  3. Neph81

    Neph81 Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    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.
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  4. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    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.
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  5. blaze413

    blaze413 Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    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:D

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