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How to know if your Mobile or Landline phone has been tapped? What should you do?

There are thousands of illegal phone tapping devices out there. Just one can ruin your life.

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Concerned your phone is tapped?


When we check your landlines, we come to your house and perform a 2-day, 3-phase sweep. From start to finish, it takes about 48 hours.

Mobile phones.

You can bring your mobile phone to us. We will thoroughly check it and return it to you within 24 hours.

Can my phone be tapped? Only a few authorities can tap your phone to listen in on conversations and monitor activities. This is also for investigation purposes. The advancement of technology makes it possible for anyone to tap another phone to listen to all conversations and keep track of the activities. Rooting or jailbreaking a smartphone allows the attacker to gain full access to the target’s device. This is one of the most common methods of smartphone tapping. The victim won’t be able to tell if their device is being monitored for calls or other activities. You can also get your phone and listen to all calls.

The smartphone or mobile phone has been a blessing for all of us. Smartphones or mobile phones have become the primary mode of communication for both professionals and the general public. Technology has made it possible to do much more than call with our mobile phones. Privacy is still a significant concern when using a smartphone.

Although spyware and other cyber-attacks are the most common modern issues, phone tapping is something we all have been concerned about since the beginning. You can search for the keyword “Phone tapping”; many articles and forums highlight the Pegasus spyware attack.

This is the latest case involving allegations of surveillance by Indian government officials of journalists. Our coverage can be found here. What is phone tapping, you ask? Is phone tapping even possible? If so, which apps can you use to phone tap your phone? How can you tell if it is being tapped? Learn more about phone tapping. Cell phone tapping, also known as cell phone tracking/tracing, is an activity that tracks a user’s calls and other activities using different software. The majority of this procedure takes place without the target person being informed. 

These situations are often seen in TV and movies, where you might have seen them used by government agencies to solve cases or catch criminals. This is a technique used by security agencies to monitor unwanted conversations that could compromise a country’s security. Because of many legalities involved, phone tapping is best left to specialized authorities. It is illegal to tap someone’s mobile phone without their permission. The bigger question is whether the general public can access this feature. Is there a way for anyone to tap your phone and listen in on your conversations? What can you do to stop it from happening? Let’s see: 

Recent apps allow you to track and trace a phone call. Before they can tap the phone calls, these spyware apps must be installed on the target device. Spapp Monitoring, WhatsApp Spy, and Facebook Spy all offer the option of tapping phones. We recommend that you do not tap the phone of another person as it is against the law. How can you know if your phone is being tapped? There are many ways to determine if your phone has been tapped. First, be sure not to click on suspicious links sent via email or messenger. This will protect you from all cyber attacks, not only phone tapping. You will start to notice suspicious activity on your smartphone if your phone is being tapped. One of the best ways you can tell if your phone has been tapped is by listening to the call audio quality. It is possible to hear static or beep sounds on voice calls, but a poor network might not cause this. Your battery backup may go down if you are constantly tapping your phone. This is because your battery drains faster when remote activities aren’t visible or running in the background. 

What to do if your phone is being tapped? You should immediately disconnect the call if you feel your phone is being tapped. To stop data synchronization, you can toggle directly on airplane mode. Factory reset is a foolproof way to do this. This will ensure that any spyware apps are removed.


Assets can be hidden in:

  • Offshore accounts
  • Stocks
  • Corporations that can’t be touched
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Mortgages
  • Bank accounts
  • Employers
  • Boats, cars, planes
  • Family gifts
  • Transferring assets to family
  • Gifts to friends
  • Hiding businesses under illegal names


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The most common surveillance services we perform involve:

  • If you suspect your husband, wife, or partner of infidelity, we can help you prove or disprove your suspicions. If we catch a cheating spouse, the proof can help save you money, help with child custody, and undue burden during legal / divorce proceedings.
  • For companies that suspect an employee of internal theft, embezzlement, vandalism or fraud, we provide employee surveillance.
  • We provide workers comp surveillance to weed out fraudulent worker’s compensation claims.

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