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MTL
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Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
What benefit can they gain other than being able to make a phone call? I would hear them on the line if I picked up while they were on. I've never heard anything.

Are they able to use some sort of modem to get internet access or something like that? Two neighbors tapped into my business phone line. I found out today after the line began to have static yesterday.

I cut their cables and notified AT&T. The static is gone from my phone.

What benefit did they gain from having done what they did?

Thank you!


gjackx
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
Interesting first post.


Baers Foot
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
Call the police and have them ask your neighbors.


MTL
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
I've been reading here for years. I didn't know where else to go. Yes, Interesting situation!


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LSUsmartass
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
Wish we had more information, take a pic of your neighbors house


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MTL
Member since Jan 2019
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
I notified AT&T and I have a PTZ camera zoomed in on the area. Maybe someone will go up there tonight to see why their "whatever" isn't working.

Had they done a good job with their splice, I wouldn't have known and they could have continued to be thieves.

Whatever you choose to be in life, you should be good at it. These people are not good at it because it caused static on my phone line.


ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
May have wanted to listen on your calls.

Or needed to fax something and needed the line...haha.


gobuxgo5
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
Your neighbor figured you let Alexa or Facebook portal tap it so why not someone you know? You could help him get relevant info about you to help your friendship
This post was edited on 1/10 at 6:16 pm


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djangochained
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
Chem trails bruh


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TigerinATL
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
My first thought is saving $20 a month on basic phone service used only for an alarm system?


ItzMe1972
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
I guess you could ask your neighbor.


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Athis
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
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basic phone service used only for an alarm system?

Swooped in with the great answer..


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CptBengal
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?


I havent done any phreaking since the early 90s.

what a trip.


Kingpenm3
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
Has to be to eavesdrop.



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DevilDogTiger
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
Was not your neighbor. The government... they’re on to you
Congrats one getting on a list


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Napoleon
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
I have two att boxes in my back yard.
We used to drop in on calls and prank people using other people's lines. Phones are incredibly easy to tap.
Worst we did, was when a friend died we used his old house number to call other friends and hang up on them.


Jimmy2shoes
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
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Worst we did, was when a friend died we used his old house number to call other friends and hang up on them. 


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EA6B
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
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I have two att boxes in my back yard. We used to drop in on calls and prank people using other people's lines. Phones are incredibly easy to tap. Worst we did, was when a friend died we used his old house number to call other friends and hang up on them.


In college in the 70s my friend and I would take a phone we had equipped with alligator clips on the cord, roam around campus until we found a unlocked "phone" closet. We would tap up and down the terminals to find a dial tone, then make long distance calls back home, long distance was expensive back then.


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Arkapigdiesel
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re: Why would my neighbor tap into my phone land line?
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Phones are incredibly easy to tap.
Worst we did, was when a friend died we used his old house number to call other friends and hang up on them.

tPOS. You're going to hell.



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