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What is it that Cell Detective is actually selling?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Alex Ethridge, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Android Enthusiast
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    What is it that Cell Detective is actually selling?

    If what they claim their product will do is actually true, it seems to me the use of it is a fast track straight to prison.

    So, does anyone actually know what they are actually selling? It sounds incredible tapping someone's phone can be this available and this easy.

    Just curious.

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    You mean this?

    Looks like a scam to me.
  3. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Android Enthusiast
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    If I'm not mistaken, I have been seeing this on the web for over a year, maybe even two. If it is a blatant scam, I'm surprised it's still around.

    By the way, the link works now.
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It seems really unlikely. "Any type of phone" - so not just smartphones, but phones you can't install apps on? "No physical access"? Only way I can think you could meet both of those requirements would be getting into the network instead, but then it claims it can extract data such as photos which would only be on the phone (mind you, it says "any phone" and "GPS coordinates", though most older models don't even have GPS).

    I don't believe it's genuine either. I reckon it's in the same territory as those "mobile phone signal booster" patches, or the "remote hypnosis" product they are advertising on the same page. I'm just surprised it doesn't claim to be crystal powered or use "subtle energy", but I guess this is aimed at a different type of mark.

    And if it were genuine, "legal" seems unbelievably unlikely.

    Edit: ah, ninja'd :)
  5. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    Related: When I encounter a product page claiming "as seen on" and lists a whole bunch of reputable sites, but doesn't actually link to where it was "seen" on those pages, I pretty much always assume that it's a scam.
  6. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    That's where my mind went and that, among other things, is what made me think "shortcut to prison".

    The guy behind this must be in the Ukraine, or better still, Argentina. But, there's one thing for sure: In the age of the internet, there are always always fools enough out there to make someone like him rich.

    By the way, my spouse who was a Nigerian diplomat just died and I'm looking for someone to fund my getting money out of the country. The person who helps will be rewarded handsomely.

  7. dibblebill

    dibblebill Android Expert

    Only if I can have your checking account and routing number to temporarily deposit my lottery winnings.

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