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Extraction of 45 Seconds of Time Recovered

We have, in the past, written blogs regarding Forensic Phone Data Extractions and cell phone data recovery for hundreds of cases.  There are requests relating to FCC Regulations, deleted text messages for Divorce and Custody Cases needed for Court, or accidentally deleting information, loss of contacts numbers, call histories, but none compared to the request we received today.  Our Client walked into our office and we were not quite prepared for her request.  It wasn’t because we weren’t capable, it was because this was the first time, we were asked to conduct an Extraction for an emotional need.  She told us her father had passed away almost five years ago and after his passing, she realized he had left a voicemail for her that [...]

A Matter of Minutes Set the Falsely Accused Free

 

We recently conducted a case that was a bit out of the ordinary.  We were not requested to conduct surveillances, research assets or verify someone’s background.  We were hired to assist an attorney in proving if his Client, James, who had previously conducted his case Pro Se, was guilty of aggravated assault and rape.  His Client, Our Client’s son, thought he could defend himself in the court of law to prove his innocence.  When he did not appear for a court date, he was arrested for contempt of court and from that point on remained in jail until the trial.  Of course, our Client, his father, immediately retained the services of an attorney, but the court date was approaching, so the Client also retained [...]

January 30th, 2019|Cellular Forensics|
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    My Device has Been Compromised and My Personal Information is no Longer Personal

My Device has Been Compromised and My Personal Information is no Longer Personal

Let’s say you are trying to find out if someone has installed an illegal spyware app on your cellular device, laptop, tablet or computer.  You try to conduct a search that would indicate a malware application has been installed but are unsuccessful or you get information on the legal apps that are pre-programmed on your phone or “find a friend” or something similar.
The reason you cannot find it is probably due to the way the app was created and the capabilities of the app.  There is a reason why these apps are called “Spyware” or “Malware”.  They are designed to remain hidden on your phone without detection.  Spyware or Malware apps can cost as little as$19.99 and can go up in price depending on [...]

Ooops! I Deleted That!

Deletion of information!  Have you ever accidentally deleted a text message, or a string of messages or wanted to delete a certain text and you deleted the string of messages?  How about those photos you took and deleted them prior to downloading to a cloud or voicemail messages you saved for one reason or another and then deleted?

In all these instances, whether you accidentally or purposely made those deletions and then you needed them, and they were gone, we can retrieve it for you.

Sure, you could get a printout from your carrier that you sent and received a text message, or you made or received a call from a certain telephone number, but you cannot obtain the content of the text message, nor the [...]

January 9th, 2019|Cellular Forensics|

What About Bob?

We live in a crazy world and these are wild times. Listen to the news. I may view things a bit differently than you, but at least twice a newscast, I think “they should have checked out their employees a bit more carefully.” Sure, nowadays, every company has their employees sign an authorization form for a background check, but is the information you are buying legitimate?  Is it verified?  Is it TRUE?  Information is everywhere, and we all have access to it.  I’m baffled by the amount of MISINFORMATION that is sold by the megabyte.

Let’s make an example out of Bob. Bob’s looking for a job.  His resume is to your liking, the education, the work history, the overseas humanitarian efforts, even his charitable [...]

Hop, Skip and Jump to Conclusions

Listen, listen carefully and you will learn more than you really need to know when a Client is telling their story. You will learn their truth, which could be a one-sided coin.  From their words, you mentally begin to create a path for your investigation direction and build a foundation for your case.  But not this time!

There are such things as Clients who just need to talk.  They need to know their words are being heard.  They want what is best for them and many times only them, forgetting that the truth of the situation is different from their own.  Take for instance a Client who was adamant that her husband was cheating on her.  She provided stories, events, persons, situations, locations, anything that [...]

December 12th, 2018|Cheating Spouse, Due Diligence|

It Felt Right until it Didn’t

When our Client engaged our services, he gave us some background on his son. Both he and his wife were very proud of their son’s choice of friends and extracurricular activities. Some might say he had a good head on his shoulders.

After graduating from college, he enrolled in a trade school. Just a few months after classes started, he brought home a date for a family dinner. His date appeared to be friendly, but something about her didn’t sit well with either of his parents.

Later in the month during a father/son outing, his son made an odd remark about his new girlfriend, she had a car, but didn’t drive, she talked about her friends, but he had yet to meet the man she always [...]

To Text or Not to Text

I have heard Client’s say they don’t answer calls from private numbers, they don’t answer calls from numbers unknown to them and they basically just do not answer their phone.  When asked why they have their phone they reply, to text, tweet, post and check Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Google search, listen to music, podcasts, and whatever else they do with their phone besides actually making and receiving phone calls.  Communication comes in many forms and for anyone younger than 40, audio (actually talking) is the least type of communication used.

I think to myself, well then voicemail should soon be obsolete and maybe we don’t need our ears or our mouths, but then how can girls take photos of themselves with puckered lips?  Now for [...]

When You Are Wrongly Accused?

My Client, George, who has had a life partner (Mary) for over 20 years, was falsely accused of the mistreatment of her. And the accuser, a relative of Mary’s, appeared to be somewhat believable. Was it out of jealousy, monetary reasons or just their belief that their mother was being cared for by my Client, a man whose commitment to Mary did not include a “License”. The accuser had actually made several statements she held a license in healthcare and knew what was best for her mother. My Client was adamant he provided the best care possible, but the accusations made against him were compounding, allegations of improper feeding, over medicating and unsanitary conditions and he had come to the conclusion he could not [...]

November 12th, 2018|Background Checks, Due Diligence|

Why Have Your Cell Phone Data Forensically Extracted?

There are many reasons an individual, attorney or a company would request an extraction from a device.

An accusation of cheating on your spouse or even worse you suspect your spouse of being unfaithful can likely be addressed by analyzing cellular user data. More than likely there is sufficient evidence on of your cellular devices to either give credibility for or against the accusation. Now, what if the smoking gun was a GPS location saved in a temporary folder destined to soon be deleted? Or what if the text messages between a cheating spouse and their fling have been deleted? Our digital forensics software easily carves out deleted data and GPS location data from phones, but not all phones keep deleted user data the same [...]