Don't assume your line is being tapped. However, If you are doing something that warrants the line to be tapped, then don't rule this out.
Here are several scenarios that could be the cause.
1. Your parents are picking up the line when you are using it, not aware of it being in use.
2. You may have a problem with your service. As a former telephone technician, I can say there are many times when lines get crossed, there is interference from a nearby radio or TV signal (the telephone line can act as an antenna), rodents chewing on the lines, or any other technical problem.
3. A neighbor may share the same phone service, and in some cases your telephone service company may have to service your line (See #2), either at your dwelling, or at the main switch to resolve the issue.
4. The "feds" in fact ARE tapping your line, and you should not talk about anything "shady" while on the phone.
Have a good day.
· 10 years ago