08-30-2009 08:29 PM
I have a recently divorced friend that we believe is being stalked by her ex via GPS. I'm fairly certain that it is being done through her BB somehow, because he always seems to know where she is, no matter how she got there (her car, somebody else's, etc.). We're certain that he's not following her, as we have confirmation that he's been at locations nowhere near her when he's called and asked what she's doing at the place she was at the time.
Due to circumstances beyond her control, they are both still living at the same house, and he could have easily accessed her BB while she was sleeping, showering, or just occupied w/ other things, and done whatever can be done to allow him to track it via GPS. I'm here looking for recommendations on what course of action to take. Is the only solution a new phone, or are there other alternatives?
08-30-2009 11:51 PM
There are apps that will allow you to track your phone in case it is stolen. Tell your friend to check under Options>Advanced Options>Applications for any new apps that are unfamiliar and has the term "gps" or "tracker" is a good place to start. You can delete the app from here by highlighting the app, click blackberry/menu button and "delete". Google maps software also has "google latitude" which allow you to share your location with friends. Check to see if Latitude is sharing info.
Blackberry phones are very secure and are preferred business devices for this reason. Unless you have an app enabled to allow gps tracking, it should not give your info to anyone. You can also turn off GPS by going to Options>Advanced Option>GPS and set "GPS Services" to "E911 Only".
Hope that helps.
08-31-2009 02:04 AM
08-31-2009 02:42 AM
Hi Barbwyr and welcome to the forums!
Excellent advice, and a great first post!
Kudos's to you
08-31-2009 04:32 AM
08-31-2009 08:38 AM
As has been stated to you on other threads on other forums....you should be contacting the police and not trying to attempt self help. If your claims are genuine then the your friend could be in grave danger from not involving the police.
08-31-2009 11:54 AM
Why not just backup the device using Desktop Manager and then reset the phone to factory settings. That should remove anything on the phone that is not desired.
Options / Security options / General settings / Menu / Wipe handheld
Type in "blackberry" to confirm
09-01-2009 05:51 AM - edited 09-01-2009 05:53 AM
I would suggest that you go through all of your apps as the first responder said and delete all unknown programs.
Also see if "Google Latitude" was enabled if she has Google Maps downloaded...that is a trackin fprogram in itself
09-01-2009 07:54 PM
09-01-2009 08:23 PM
Along with contacting authorities, make sure she is possession of her phone at all times. I'm not going to get into it here, but the phone should never leave her site or be left unattended. She should also consider activating the password to turn the phone on.
Take care and please stay safe.