How do I know if my phone is tapped?

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Several suggestions are available on the Internet to determine whether or not your phone is being tapped. Sometimes we may experience buzzing, echoes or background noise, but we can't deduce from this that the phone line is actually being tapped and that someone is somewhere listening in on your conversations.

Let's put this doubt to rest and take a look at a few tips that will help us answer your questions about how to detect if your phone is being tapped. Plus, find out who can access our phone records.

Illustration of a person listening to telephone conversations
Illustration of a person listening to telephone conversations

How can I find out if my phone is being tapped by the police or others?

It should be remembered that telephone tapping may be carried out when the police or law enforcement agencies records your calls or online conversations without your knowledge. However, for personal or professional reasons, it is sometimes inappropriate to hold the police responsible for this intervention.

Please note that your telephone numbers can be used to obtain a great deal of information about you in a reverse look-up directory.

Direct signs :

Many signs may appear on the tapped device, including :

  • Receiving Suspicious text messages every hour,
  • Receiving anonymous calls.
  • Regarding the unusual changes on your phone, it's overheating, your battery life is getting shorter and shorter, it's discharging as time goes by.
  • Then, despite the fact that you don't often use your phone to surf social networks or the Internet, the données mobiles are running out of steam very quickly.
  • In all likelihood, your telephone bill will be exorbitantyou'll receive unusual ads on your device, and unknown applications will be installed on it without your knowledge.

Other ways to find out if your phone is tapped :

To find out if you are bugged or not, a few combinations can help:

  • *#21# Find out if your calls are forwarded;
  • ##002# End all eavesdropping on your phone;
  • *#43# Find out which devices are connected (in real time) to your phone;
  • *#62# : Find out which calls are traced.

Is there any way to prevent my phone from being tapped?

Yes, you can prevent your phone from being tapped without your knowledge. But how?

Using third-party applications

Today, there are a number of applications that can be used to determine whether a phone is being tapped.

Note that this application is compatible only with under the Android systemIt's called the "root checker". With it, you can find out if your device is rooted. Simply download the application onto your smartphone, install it and you're ready to go. How do you go about installing it properly on your device?

  1. First, you need to open Playstore.
  2. Then go to the search section and enter "Root checker"; the application should appear.
  3. Then just click on "install".

For your information, when it is first launched, it must request access rights from you as a superuser.

Download only reliable applications

It's not uncommon for you to click on a link and then download a malicious application onto your phone, enabling hackers to spy on your conversations.

It is therefore important to download only applications from the official store of your cell phone to prevent your phone from being tapped.

Who can listen to telephone conversations?

Under current law, only an examining magistrate can order a judicial police officer control the tapping of a telephone line, provided of course that a crime has been committed. In this case, the tapping will be carried out within a specific timeframe.

At the same time, the judge must record the start and end dates of the listening session.
In short, if you need to communicate sensitive and confidential information, whether personal or professional, it's always advisable to remain cautious, and the best way is to do so face-to-face with your interlocutor in a secure location.

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