Have you experienced obscene or harassing private blocked phone calls? If yes, then you’ve experienced one of the worst demanding and alarming invasions of privacy a person can experience. What is bad is that you can’t let your phone company trace a private blocked caller because the law does not allow telephone companies to release private home number according to privacy laws. You will be able to trace private caller IDs if you really get abusive calls only through legal means. To track a private blocked caller takes a lot your time and effort. You need to have lots of patience and understanding. These are the steps to help you put an end to those unwelcome invasions.
- Know the key persons to contact when you get harassing calls. Know the varying policies of local phone companies. Some phone companies advise that you inform first their business office to explain the problem. Other companies oblige you to file a formal complaint first with local law authorities before they will attend to your situation. Whatever policies of the local phone companies are recommending, contact the business office and ask for assistance right away. If you get serious threats or obscene calls, it is best to file a report to the local police. Provide complete and accurate information that will make your complaint stronger such as the description of the caller’s voice specifically the gender, the date and time of the call(s), the words utter, and other vital information.
- Know what your local phone company can do to your dilemma. You need to establish first that there are really extreme serious threats and obscene calls that you’ve received for weeks already so that the local phone company can do various tasks legally. The local phone company can set-up a “Trap” on your phone line to easily determine the telephone number of your private caller. They can also provide a company service called “Call Trace” to track down obscene calls. After receiving obscene calls, enter the *57 code on your phone to automatically do the tracing. All the information received from the Trap and the Call Trace is automatically given to the local police and not to you. Right away the police officers try to stop the harasser either through a warning or an arrest.
- Remember that you can only track a private caller ID if you do it the legal way. You need to make sure that there is a probable cause—that there are serious call threats and obscene calls you have received so that your telephone company can assist you right away and provide you legally with two great devices (Trap and Call Trace) that can easily track the private caller ID.
- In addition, you can avail of the Privacy Manager, a relatively new service offered by local companies to identify incoming calls even though they have no telephone numbers. Callers will not be able to complete their calls unless you instruct the caller to unlock the call, enter a code number or record their name. The moment your phone rings, you have options to accept or reject the call, send it to voice mail or send a “do not call” message back.