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Walla Walla man says smartphone app is invading his privacy

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Scott Dockham, of Walla Walla is very concerned about an Android App that he says has been ringing up trouble for him, called "Voice Changer."

"You can call up somebody, leave somebody else's phone number or make up a totally different phone number and it will show up on their caller ID as whatever you want.  It changes your voice from male to female to monster to alien," says Dockham.

The trouble started when a strange number kept calling his personal cell phone, and then someone began calling his girlfriend from what appeared to his number.

"The person had a female voice, so she said that she was calling on behalf of me, that her and I were lovers, and that my girlfriend needed to leave me alone," says Dockham.

Dockham says he ended up changing his number in order for the harassment to stop., but what scares him is the endless possibilities of the app, and the invasion of privacy.

"If I call your number and also put in your number as the calling number, it acts like your cell phone, calling your voicemail. Therefore giving me access to your voicemail. and whatever is going on in your life," says Dockham.


The Spokesperson for Verizon Wireless, Scott Charlston, who is Dockham's phone carrier says he has not heard of any problems with this app.  He says typically in the past if apps are a problem, they deal directly with Apple for iPhones or Google with Droids.

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