There are a few ways to try to prevent ‘spying’ but unfortunately none of the ways are yet full proof. A way in which to protect yourself from tracking is to simply just leave your phone at home or just not use the phone at all. This is because they can only track the phone owner when the phone is on them. Another simple way to stop tracking is to take out the battery. Many surveillance companies provide bug detectors. It has been suggested that a piece of EMF shielding, wrapped around the phone may halt the tracking. The only fix that is seen as truly effective is by taking the phone to the provider and making them wipe the phone all together. This will clear out any hidden software that is on the phone. ‘Spying’ on phones is illegal and so the police can get involved. This is especially the case if the phone owner knows who the tracker is or if the phone owners fears for their own safety.
There are some signs that a phone is being ‘spied’ on. These include, having trouble shutting down the phone or if it lights up once it has been switched off. Another is hearing strange background noises or clicks when on the phone.
These are various ways in which ‘spies’ may be using your phone. A service called World Tracker can pinpoint the whereabouts of the phone user. There are many programs available that will turn any phone into a long-range listening device. An example of a service that provides this is Flexispy. This is the famous service that will let you ‘spy’ on your supposedly cheating wives or husbands. This service uses a phone’s microphone to let the ‘spy’ hear most conversations within earshot. There are also devices that are cheap to buy which can help access private text messages, contacts and call history even if they have been deleted.