Seem like a scam? Unfortunately, it’s not. The FBI ordered a list from locatecell.com, and it worked! $160 and 3 hours later, the FBI had a call list log that matched one of their agents.
So that’s the price of someone’s privacy? Only $130? Sure is cheaper than a than hiring an investigator to find out if your girl / wife is cheating on you.
How do they obtain the records? One of the most common methods for obtaining cell phone records is “pretexting.” Pretexting is when a data broker pretends to be a phone’s owner and dupes the phone company into providing the information.
It is currently not illegal to pretext for phone records. However, in July the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission seeking an end to the sale of telephone records.
Until then I’m sticking to pigeon courier to send my mistress notes.