Can I call the police for prank calls?
Prank phone calls are intrusive and troublesome. Call your local police department on its non-emergency number. Let them know you will need to file a formal complaint against a harassing caller. There is no need to physically go to the police department, as making the call is sufficient.
Is it legal to call random people?
California Penal Code 653m makes it illegal to contact another person using any mode of electronic communication with the intent to annoy that person.
How do you trace a prank call?
A trace can help you find the number of the last caller to your landline phone. Dial *57 (1157 for rotary/pulse phones) right after you receive a prank call and follow the instructions in the recorded message from your phone company.
Can someone track your number if you use * 67?
Yes. Easily. The phone company does not rely on caller ID information – they have the billing information which can be given to the police.
How can I find out the phone number of a prank call?
You will be told the time the call was made and given the phone number of the caller. However, if the prank call was made from an unlisted phone number, you will be told that the number is unknown. If this occurs, and you cannot obtain the phone number, you should contact your telecommunications provider to see if they can help you.
What’s the most important part of a prank call?
One of the most important aspects of prank phone calls is keeping yourself somewhat anonymous. If your victim sees your name and phone number on their caller I.D. display, it’s going to be harder to convince them that you’re calling from a major company.
How many times can you prank someone on the phone?
If you prank locally, especially from your own phone line, you are approximately a billion times more likely to have the police show up at your house. Only one call per victim. Don’t keep calling the same guy over and over and over, no matter how much he makes you laugh when he screams at you.
Do you have to consent to a prank call?
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