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Caller ID Spoofing is Dead

Caller ID Spoofing is Dead

Is anyone in repossession or investigations still using caller id spoofing? Amazingly, the answer is yes. We talk with Repo and Investigation professionals everyday and some tell us they still use spoofing to verify and gather information.  Of course we all know spoofing is illegal. It puts you, and your clients, at risk for serious penalties. But beyond that, caller… [Read more »]

What Will You Do When the Lender Calls?

What Will You Do When the Lender Calls?

There is some great news for automobile repossession companies, but are you prepared? Auto sales are up. According to MotorIntelligence.com, sales of passenger cars and light trucks are up 10.6% in October of 2013 over last year. “The figure for outstanding loans is the highest since Experian Automotive began keeping track seven years ago, said a press release…The combination of… [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 »]