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Most people think that the standard weapon used by most private investigators is a gun. The fact is, the most powerful weapon a private investigator uses is the telephone. Knowing all you can about them when practicing your profession is important. It's the telephone, not a gun that is the most important piece of equipment a private investigator uses. The telephone brings you both business both new and old and is the one major communications medium you obtain information with. Product knowledge on it's use as it relates to your profession is of extreme importance. This article gives you some general but little known tips about private investigators use of their major weapon, the telephone. Some of them employ little techniques that are quite useful well others require special equipment. In the case of those that require special equipment, I'll lead you right to the web page for review. Anonymous Calling: Outgoing And Incoming The number one question these days about private investigators and telephones is how to make calls anonymously without revealing your caller ID stuff and how to answer calls coming in when you are undercover or under pretext. Here are some answers. Tip One: Call the operator and tell her that every time you dialed a certain number, you are getting an "all circuits are busy" message. She'll dial the number for you which then avoids caller ID. It's important to note that some telephone service areas offer caller ID blocking techniques you can employ any time on your phone. To find out, just call your telephone service.
cellphonedirectory.html Cell Phone Directory http://www. The recorded message about the number not being in use at this time usually tells you what carrier the subject has. you can hit *67 which blocks your caller ID information that goes tough.com/lookup. They will usually look it up and verbally tell you the information. Tip Three: Set up a separate unlisted and unpublished line in your office for receiving calls and give this number out when you are under pretext or want to avoid mentioning who you actually are. You will find information on it at: . Tip Five: To trace an old cell phone number. there is a new self-contained long play tape recorder on the market that will log both incoming dialed numbers and outgoing dialed numbers. simply call the number when you know the phone number is not in use. go to the cell phone service and tell them you are interested in using the number but want to know who had the number before you." Cell Phone Tips Tip Four: To find out what carrier a person has for their cell phone. "Business Office. Always answer the phone. Here are the major ones: Mobile Digits http://www.mobiledigits.com Dialed Number Info From Recorded Calls Tip Seven: When a telephone call is recorded. Tip Six: Many investigators don't know it but there are several cell phone directories posted on the net.Tip Two: On most phone systems. It's simply called the R2D2 Long Play Automatic Telephone Recorder.
com/nais/decode. you can one that will decode it by playing the recorded tape back. You can review the Decoder at: Dialed Number Decoder http://pimall. you just hook it into your telephone in 30 seconds or less! It's called Safeline and it can be reviewed at: Safeline 2001 http://www.R2D2 Telephone Recorder/Two Way Info Logger http://pimall.html Keeping Your Line Secure And Free Of Eavesdropping Tip Nine: There is a new generation telephone line monitor and analyzer on the market that keeps your telephone line free of bugs. wiretaps.com/nais/safeline.com/nais/r-rtwodtwo. This unit is unique in that it not only detects them.pimall.html For a completely self-contained secure phone that is inexpensive with countermeasures built right into the telephone . hidden tape recorders and extension line pick-ups.html Tip Eight: If you already have purchased recording equipment and just want a decoder that will decode the dialed number for you. it also stops them! Simple to operate.
Spread spectrum sends data at one frequency and receives on another.pimall. don't discuss anything on the telephone at all-either a wired phone or wireless one. The other feature to look for is what is called spread spectrum.com/nais/truster. The digital wireless phones transmits from the headset to the base in a digital method.html When Using Wireless Phones Tip Ten: The convenience of a wireless phone is nice but it's like broadcasting your conversion over the radio! If you are going to use one. Using these features and secure wireless phones will prevent most eavesdropping except for diplomatic level eavesdroppers. get a digital one. go to: Truster Telephone Lie Detection http://www. This scrambles the info going from the baser to the headset.html . For information on this unique software.see: SecurePhone 2000 http://pimall.com/nais/secphone. Telephone Lie Detection Tip Eleven: Did you know you can turn your computer into a live lie detector when on the telephone? Truster software will do live analysis or analysis from tape recorders. If you are at that level. Many of them come with scramblers and descamblers.
Call waiting gives a little beep when another call in coming in and you are on the phone. see: Call Filter Phone http://pimall.com/nais/callfilter. Many investigators these days use call waiting. the caller is asked to input a special security phone to make the phone ring.html Quick-Check Telephone Tampering Tip! . Installing A Special Code For Callers To Make Your Phone Ring Tip Fourteen: Did you know you can filter out unwanted called with a new phone called The Call Filter Phone? When your number is dialed. It's a great aid for a special phone line you only want a limited number of people to have access to. the phone will not even ring. you block call waiting. Without the code.Educating Yourself About Your Local Telephone Company Options! Tip Twelve: Want a huge and free education about the options you have with your local telephone service? Read the front pages of your local telephone directory. For more information. This can be annoying when you are doing an important interview and will sometimes disconnect you when you are using the line on a modem or fax. Any caller will get a busy signal. By simply dialing "*9" before you make the call. Blocking Call Waiting Beeps Tip Thirteen: Block incoming calls when you are on an important call. You will get a huge education about what you can use and I guarantee you will find something useful.
You will find a review of it at: Handset Telephone Recording Control http://www.pimall. Simple mark the location of the screw heads and check them with a UV light.smark. 800-555-1160. You will find a selection of UV lights and marking pens at: UV Lights And Marking Pens http://www. investigators are often frustrated that they can not use a conventional telephone recording patchcord to record their investigative interviews. Here are some national ones certainly reported.com/nais/telrec. 888-324-8686.html Know The Number You Are Dialing From Tip Sixteen: These are known as ANAC numbers which are used by telephone repair people. If the screw head does not line up with your mark. 800-444-4444. 800-444-3333. Headset Telephone Recording Patchcord Tip Seventeen: On multi-line phones.Tip Fifteen: Want to be able to quickly check to see if you phone has been tampered with? It's easy! Use A UV marketing pen on the screw heads of both your telephone and your telephone jack plate. This problem is completely solved with the Headset Telephone Recording Pathcord.pimall. 800727-5207.html State-By-State Telephone Recording Laws Tip Eighteen: . you know someone has opened either your telephone or your jack outlet plate.com/nais/e.
When at home.recordlaw. This can be accomplished with your telephone company call forwarding services.org/taping/ Answering Your Phone Without Even Being There! Tip Nineteen: One and two man investigative offices are often in the field performing investigations. you can forward your calls to your cell phone. When in the field.html You will also find a complete online handbook on this subject you can use for free at: A Practical Guide to Taping Phone Calls And In-Person Conversations in the 50 States and D. the other party needs to be advised and give their consent to a recording.C. you need a way to answer your phone anywhere and anytime and need to do it 24 hours a day seven days a week. The problem is.pimall. I bet I have purchased a dozen answering machines. You will find a detailed state-by-state listing of this at: State-By-State One/Two Party Telephone Recording Law http://www. One party consent means that one party to the telephone conversation has to have knowledge and give consent to a recording (you!). they act as your automated answering service for you. In States that do not permit one party recording. http://www. Almost all telephone services have what they call CallNotes. you can have your office phone forwarded to your home. It's important to answer your phone with a live person so you don't miss any important new case assignments or new clients so do this! Lifelong Answering Machines Tip Twenty: In my lifetime.rcfp. Check it out with your local telephone company. after a while they break down. Log And Manage Outgoing And Incoming Telephone Calls From Any Phone . it's very important for you to know and understand which states permit one party consent. For a small fee.When recording telephone conversations.com/nais/n. However.
pimall. For more information. When you place the cell phone up to your ear.com/nais/vc-menu.pimall. For more information see: Phone Managers/Loggers http://pimall. The Phone Manager logs and manages outgoing dialed numbers and the Two Way Information Manager logs and manages both incoming and outgoing numbers.com/nais/phonem. Some of these voice changers make you sound digital but the better ones tend to let you find one or two settings that work well.html Change Your Voice On The Phone Tip-Twenty-Three: With a number of different types of voice changers on the market today.com/nais/e. Obtain any compact tape recorder with an external mic jack. Place the mic in your ear.html . turn the tape recorder on and dial the number. you will record the call.Tip Twenty-One: You can now obtain inexpensive equipment that logs and manages incoming and outgoing dialed telephone numbers with small telephone managers that plug right into your phone system. For information on various types of tape recorder mics see: Specialized Microphones http://www. Purchase a small amplified mic that will fit in your ear.html Recording Calls From Your Cell Phone Tip Twenty-Two: Recording calls from your cell phone seems problemistic but here is your answer for the solution. see the following reviews: Telephone Voice Changers http://www.mic. it's easy to change your voice when on the phone.
pimall.com/nais/digten.com/nais/dr20. portable telephone scramblers will only allow communication to be understood by the sender and the receiver who both must have the scrambler. For more information on digital tape recorders see these reviews: 20 Hour Micro Digital Recorder http://www.html Portable Telephone Scrambling Keeps Telephone Conversations Confidential And Impresses Your Important Client! Tip Twenty-Five: By obtaining a set of portable telephone scramblers. you can keep two telephone conversations VERY private! Not matter what kind of eavesdropping is taking place. This type of covert communication over the telephone line is highly impressive with your important client and tells him or her that you are concerned about the confidential nature of the case.pimall. see: . For more information on portable telephone scramblers that simply attach to the headset of a phone.New Generation Digital Telephone Recording Tip Twenty-Four: Did you know tape recorders like everything else is going digital? The advantage is you can keep your recordings on your computer and use various types of software to enhance the audio with simple audio software.html 10 Hour Micro Digital Recorder http://www. You can now keep your recorded investigative interviews that tape place either by telephone or in-person in a digital form and deliver them to your client on a disk or CD.
com/nais/e. . the telephone! Copyright: 2001.pimall.html With all that said. Thomas All rights Reserved Note Investigative Associations and newsletters have blanket permission to use this article without modification. Ralph D.Portable Voice Scramblers http://www. I hope I have given you an education and a better understanding on how to make full use of the private investigator's number one weapon.privacy.
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