Do you think that your spouse may be unfaithful? Do you suspect that there may be some fraud in a personal or business relationship? These scenarios can lead to anxiety and confusion, leaving you unsure of how to proceed. However, it’s impossible to do anything in today’s increasingly-digitized world without leaving an electronic trail. Digital Forensics and Surveillance may be able to help you detect infidelity and discover hidden information.
Detect Infidelity with Digital Forensics
Do you think your spouse may be cheating? If they are, and any part of those communications or relationships happen electronically, they’re going to leave digital breadcrumbs. Those trails can be followed to:
- Confirm Suspicions: Uncertainty around infidelity can consume your thoughts with stress and anxiety. A digital forensics investigation can put your mind at ease and determine whether your spouse is faithful.
- Gather Evidence: The data we collect is legally admissible evidence in court. If you know your spouse is cheating, you can gather data from their electronic devices to support your case.
- Determine Follow-up: Sometimes, digital surveillance doesn’t paint a complete picture of a subject’s activities. However, it can give investigators the information they need to determine any follow-up work. Those duties can include in-person surveillance, further digital forensics on other devices, and more.
- Counter Surveillance: If your spouse has access to your own phone or computer, they may have installed harmful spyware, tracking your every online activity. In addition to the violation of your privacy, these programs can also reduce your device’s processing power.
Finding out the truth about your spouse may be all you need to know to make the decision to divorce.
This kind of data can give you an edge in divorce proceedings to help you secure custody of your children, protect your assets or help you make your case for additional damages.
Digital Forensics to Uncover Hidden Information
Digital forensics can help you gain access to information that others with whom you have personal or business relationships might try to hide. You can use digital forensics to discover data like:
- Internet search history
- Sent and received images
- Text messages: SMS, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and more
- GPS location data
- Bluetooth connections
We can access this information even if the person you’re investigating has deleted it from their device. How? Deleting a file from a computer doesn’t actually delete the data, but usually just marks it as deleted, which hides it from typical users. Even advanced file shredding programs leave some digital trace of deleted data. Using these kernels of data, we can piece together information that your spouse, family member, or anyone else thought was gone forever.
How We Gather Digital Forensics and Surveillance
At Glucroft Investigations, we have cutting-edge technology to access and extract information from a subject’s digital devices. This technology allows us to capture data from:
- Cell Phones: Cell phones (and tablets like iPads and Android tablets) track our every move. We can use a subject’s cell phone data to determine where they’ve been, who they’ve been talking to, and what they’ve been looking at online.
- Laptops and Computers: Laptops and computers can hold vast troves of secret information. Not only that, but accessing these devices can also grant access to their owners’ cloud accounts. Finding important data on laptops and computers can be a difficult and time-consuming task, but we’ve developed the techniques required to do it.
- Social Media: We can track a user across any computer or phone and create reports detailing their activity. That includes their search parameters, as well as links they clicked on. With this data, we can also access their social media browsing history.
We take steps to keep our work confidential. Data extraction can be performed in a lead-lined container called a Faraday cage. These environments block electromagnetic signals and prevent devices from connecting to the internet or cellular networks. That way, the subject won’t receive notifications that their device has been found or activated. Nor can they track it using a “find my phone” app or similar technology.
But not all information is confined to individual devices. We can also conduct Open Source investigations of social media sites, dating sites, gaming sites, group sites and others. In many cases, even if your spouse keeps their online ID or screen name private, we can be successful in following their trail and uncovering the information you are looking for.
Deciding Whether to Use Digital Forensics and Surveillance
Deciding whether to use Digital Forensics and Surveillance can be difficult. You can never unsee the information you gather, and sometimes that’s not for the better. But this data can ultimately give you peace of mind. If your spouse is cheating, it can affect more than your marriage, including your physical health.