The RMT union general secretary told the Inquiry about what he described as a decade of "harassment" by the media.
He described how his travel details had been blagged from the DVLA driving database by convicted private investigator Steve Whittamore and were then passed on to The Mail on Sunday, which ran a story about Crow being given a scooter ride during a partial Tube closure.
He said he found it strange that a photographer was outside his house waiting as he set off, but had no proof that his phone had been hacked.
He disputed the assurance recently made to the inquiry by the Sunday Times editor, John Witherow, that his paper did not engage in "fishing trips".
"But they certainly go on refuse trips," Mr Crow said, claiming that a Sunday Times freelancer searched bins outside an RMT annual meeting, and resembled the cartoon feline Top Cat with his head in the bin.