Dealing with Relay-Conveyed Harassing Phone Calls

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DEAFDIGEST BLUE by SILENT NEWS Sept. 17, 2000
Volume 5 Number 7 Barry Strassler, editor
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DEALING WITH RELAY-CONVEYED HARASSING PHONE CALLS
There have been occasions when a hearing caller, with the assistance of the TTY relay service, would harass the deaf TTY
user with life-threatening remarks. If this happens to you and if you ask the TTY relay operator for the phone number of the hearing person, you will not get it - because state regulations prohibit giving away such information. There is a way to deal with it - save the tape; record the date and the time and most important of all - the relay operator's ID number. And then go to the police with the incriminating information.  If the police feels there are grounds for such investigation they can subpoena the TTY relay data.
 

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