It’s easy to get your information. - Posted by Jim Kennedy - Houston, TX
Posted by Jim Kennedy - Houston, TX on July 27, 2001 at 09:38:17:
It’s very simple for law enforcement to get whatever information your service provider has about you. All they do is get a subpoena. When I worked in the telecommunications industry, we used to get them periodically. First, we’d get a phone call from the investigating officer who would then fax over a copy of the subpoena requesting that we fax back whatever information we had regarding our customer. The officers wouldn’t divulge much about their investigation, but it quickly became apparent that the majority of the cases involved suspicion of drug dealing.
Of course we would cooperate fully but the only data we could give the investigator was whatever we had on file. If our customer had given us any bogus information we would have simply passed that on to the investigator.
I don’t know how easy or difficult it is for the investigator to get the subpoena, nor would I care to speculate as to how aggressively law enforcement (code enforcement) might pursue the perpetrators of such a heinous crime as placing unauthorized signs.
Best of Success!!