Legal Question in Technology Law in California

Is it illegal if someone using a free web sight for prank calls that changes your caller I.D., to listen to the voice messages of the person they are calling?

Asked on 10/24/11, 4:06 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Michael Stone Law Offices of Michael B. Stone Toll Free 1-855-USE-MIKE

It is illegal to listen to other peoples' voice mail. Also, anyone who doesn't password-protect their voice mail box is using poor judgment.

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Answered on 10/24/11, 6:47 pm
Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman

Yes, unless he has the other person's permission.

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Answered on 10/25/11, 1:46 am
Bryan Whipple Bryan R. R. Whipple, Attorney at Law

It is a form of wiretapping, Penal Code section 631, and perhaps eavesdropping or recording, Penal Code section 632.

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Answered on 10/25/11, 11:15 am


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