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Old 01-19-2014, 05:09 PM
 
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someone has begun contacting me again.
It is illegal for them to do this.
The cellphone they used is a cash phone.
I have found the carrier.
I need to know where to call geographically originated from.
A reverse phone look up only tells me the purchase location.
Any ideas?
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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You would have to contact law enforcement and unless there was some death threat, they won't do much of anything. Cell phones are not in any directory. You aren't going to find the information you asked for without spending $$ and there is no guarantee that you will get those results. Not sure why you feel it is illegal for someone to call you, even if the call is unwanted.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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someone has begun contacting me again.
It is illegal for them to do this.
The cellphone they used is a cash phone.
I have found the carrier.
I need to know where to call geographically originated from.
A reverse phone look up only tells me the purchase location.
Any ideas?
Either don't answer your damn phone when the number comes up, OR assign a silent profile in place of a ring for that number, after entering the number in your phone list.
Simply label the number something like *******. When ******* calls, it won't ring.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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You can find out the carrier it is on at THIS LINK and contact them and complain if someone using it is making harassing calls to you.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:06 PM
 
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Either don't answer your damn phone when the number comes up, OR assign a silent profile in place of a ring for that number, after entering the number in your phone list.
Simply label the number something like *******. When ******* calls, it won't ring.
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You would have to contact law enforcement and unless there was some death threat, they won't do much of anything. Cell phones are not in any directory. You aren't going to find the information you asked for without spending $$ and there is no guarantee that you will get those results. Not sure why you feel it is illegal for someone to call you, even if the call is unwanted.
You're both wrong. There are laws against harassment. My state law mentions calling at odd hours or so many times that it would be deemed annoying or alarming. If the OP has a restraining order (they mentioned that this person isn't allowed to call them), most police departments would most certainly do something about it and find the person. There are ways of locating where calls originate from.

Midwest61021 mentioned not answering the phone. I have worked cases where someone is called so many times in a short amount of time that it fills their voicemail box and runs the phone battery down in a short period of time. It can really affect someone's quality of life because they need to leave the phone on for others.

To the OP, I would recommend changing your number if the police aren't able to help you prosecute this person.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:17 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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what does this have to do with a "cell tower"?
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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You're both wrong. There are laws against harassment. My state law mentions calling at odd hours or so many times that it would be deemed annoying or alarming. If the OP has a restraining order (they mentioned that this person isn't allowed to call them), most police departments would most certainly do something about it and find the person. There are ways of locating where calls originate from.

Midwest61021 mentioned not answering the phone. I have worked cases where someone is called so many times in a short amount of time that it fills their voicemail box and runs the phone battery down in a short period of time. It can really affect someone's quality of life because they need to leave the phone on for others.

To the OP, I would recommend changing your number if the police aren't able to help you prosecute this person.
Disabling your voice mail (if it's active) and putting your phone on silent wastes these morons time, and doesn't bother you at all. Tattling to the cops wastes their time and yours, when you can solve the problem yourself.
I don't have voice mail just for this reason.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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You're both wrong. There are laws against harassment. My state law mentions calling at odd hours or so many times that it would be deemed annoying or alarming. If the OP has a restraining order (they mentioned that this person isn't allowed to call them), most police departments would most certainly do something about it and find the person.
The rest of your post was correct but on this item, you are partially incorrect. Yes, there are laws about harassment, but getting the police involved in a nuisance issue is difficult at best. There was nothing in the OP's post about having a restraining order. There is not any easy way for the consumer to look up a number if it is blocked or is a cell phone # calling.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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The rest of your post was correct but on this item, you are partially incorrect. Yes, there are laws about harassment, but getting the police involved in a nuisance issue is difficult at best. There was nothing in the OP's post about having a restraining order. There is not any easy way for the consumer to look up a number if it is blocked or is a cell phone # calling.
Sure sounds like the OP is talking about some kind of restraining order... you should practice reading comprehension...

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someone has begun contacting me again.
It is illegal for them to do this.
It really depends on the police department. Those who have the time will definitely take up the case, but cities that make the top 10 most dangerous cities list can't spare the resources.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Sure sounds like the OP is talking about some kind of restraining order... you should practice reading comprehension...
Pot, meet kettle.

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It is illegal for them to do this.
This quote is the closest that the OP mentioned to a restraining order. Am I missing something? Please feel free to correct me if I missed something in the OP's post. There is nothing illegal without a restraining order.
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