Question: What are the risks of giving out your phone number?

Some of this information may seem innocent enough, but in the wrong hands, it can expose you to criminal activity. Hackers, identity thieves, and scammers can use your phone number to find out where you are (and where youll be), impersonate you, hijack your phone, or use your accounts.

Can you get in trouble for giving out someones phone number?

No, it is not illegal to give out someones phone number. People give out other peoples phone numbers all the time for many legitimate purposes. It would only be illegal to give out a persons phone number if it was part of some other criminal activity like harassment or stalking.

Is it illegal to call someone over and over?

It is not illegal for someone to repeatedly be calling your telephone number looking for another person. However, the repetitive calls could possibly be a possible basis for an injunctive action if the person calling you does not stop.

Is giving out someones personal information illegal?

It is generally illegal to publish embarrassing or personal information that is not already known to the public. It is generally illegal to publish information that would make someone look worse than they really are. What are my privacy rights with regard to the police/government?

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