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jer446

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I didnt really know where to look for this, and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. My brother has a verizon wireless cell phone. the other day he checks his voicemail, and one of his messages is a very very horrific thing, which i will not repeat. In the message he broke several laws and my whole family wants to find out who the person is so the authorities can handle it. We called the local police station and they said they can arrest the person as long as we have his name, but on my brothers cell phone it came up unavailable. Is there anything i can do to find out who the person was? Verizon would not tell us because it violated the privacy act.
 

buryyourbrideau

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Mar 1, 2005
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when i "ran away" a few years ago, the local police got the cell phone number of the persons mother of who i was with from her wireless provider

so i am almost sure that they can get the number and or name.

i dont know why they wouldnt, they obviously got it in my situation
 

runplaysleeprun

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Jul 27, 2004
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i imagine he's saying he doesn't even have the phone number, as it came up unavailable. at least, in all the phones I've had, it wouldn't show the name, only the number, unless they were in my phonebook. so, if it was unavailable, odds are, he doesn't have the number. If i were you, start writing letters to various agencies that may have some sort of jurisdiction in something like this, especially if laws have been broken, pleading your case. while many won't be jump on the case, you may get a bite.
 

jer446

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yes the number came up as unavailable, otherwise i wouldnt have a problem finding who the person was. Im going to keep trying to call verizon.
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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Is it possible to record the message somehow? It might be necessary as evidence, as it's entirely possible that it could get erased accidentally, intentionally, or as the result of some automated policy.
 

jer446

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yes i have it saved on voicemail, and if needed i could transfer it to my computer. But that isnt the problem, i need to find this unavailable caller first, because i cant recognise the voice.
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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jer446 said:
yes i have it saved on voicemail, and if needed i could transfer it to my computer. But that isnt the problem, i need to find this unavailable caller first, because i cant recognise the voice.
My point was that perhaps you should transfer it in case something happens to your voicemail copy. You might need the evidence.