Non-Compliant Practices

BellesLink vs. Google Voice and Caller ID Spoofing

BellesLink vs. Google Voice and Caller ID Spoofing

Every month BellesLink does a customer webinar to share product news, tips and techniques. During a recent webinar two big questions came up: Why would I pay for BellesLink when I can get Google Voice for free? What’s the difference? Why not use caller ID spoofing? Paul Kulas took the chance to highlight the reasons caller ID spoofing and free phone… [Read more »]

Cell Phone Pinging and Caller ID Spoofing are Dead. Really Dead.

Cell Phone Pinging and Caller ID Spoofing are Dead. Really Dead.

If you ever had any doubts about the legality of cell phone pinging and caller ID spoofing, the matter has been settled. Recently the FCC has re-asserted that both practices, once common in skip tracing and investigations, are something they not only frown on but will most likely take action on. In an July 2015 declaration the agency hardened its position on… [Read more »]

Cell Phone Pinging – Cell Phone Privacy and Applicable laws

Cell Phone Pinging – Cell Phone Privacy and Applicable laws

As you’ve seen in previous blog posts, cell phone location information, a.k.a. cell phone pinging, has a protected status under the law. Let’s talk about privacy, look at the laws we referenced, and why. Privacy is Important so Cell Phone Pinging is Regulated Most of us wouldn’t make our whereabouts known to anyone, including strangers, unwillingly. Why would we? In… [Read more »]

Locating a Cell Phone with a Cell Phone Ping: Does it Fall Under Compliance?

Locating a Cell Phone with a Cell Phone Ping: Does it Fall Under Compliance?

In our previous post, we took a look at an overview of cell phone pinging and why locating a cell phone, by a cell phone ping, without consent isn’t compliant. There are ways that you can obtain location information that are fully compliant. We’re not referring to the exceptions for emergencies and law enforcement—but rather to service providers who do have… [Read more »]

Cell Phone Pinging for Locating a Cell Phone: What is Non-Compliance?

Cell Phone Pinging for Locating a Cell Phone: What is Non-Compliance?

Our earlier blog post provided an overview of what a cell phone ping is and why the practice of cell phone pinging is illegal in all but some very specific circumstances. This post discusses some of the compliance issues related to cell phone pinging. There are some dry legal citations throughout, but they are important to understanding what the law… [Read more »]

A Cell Phone Ping: What’s The Law and What’s The Lie?

A Cell Phone Ping: What’s The Law and What’s The Lie?

Some folks out there on the ‘net, and in some of the forums that you read, offer to provide a cell phone pinging service. There’s several discussions on cell phone pinging services. Belles Camp is an approved location information developer by all the carriers. We have clear distinctions about cell phone location information, a.k.a. cell phone ping. So we thought we’d… [Read more »]