Advocacy Group Targets Attorneys in Controversy Over Purchase of Cell Phone Records

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 21, 2006

EPIC: “In a letter sent to state ethical and professional responsibility boards, EPIC warned that there is mounting evidence that attorneys are major purchases of “pretexting” services. Pretexting is the practice of using false pretenses to trick a company into releasing personal information. EPIC urged state boards to evaluate pretexting under ethics rules, and to issue opinions to attorneys advising them not to pretext or hire investigators who use pretexting to obtain information.”
Related references:

  • National Law Journal: Who surfs for cell records? Lawyers
  • Postings on sale of cell phone records; includes recent congressional response and actions.
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