We are getting more and more people asking how they can tell if they have fallen subject to cell phone spying. There are a few symptoms and signs that might indicate you need to undergo mobile phone spyware detection:
- Battery life is significantly reduced
- The battery in the phone is hot when not being used by you
- You hear odd noises like clicking during conversations
- You hear voices in the background during conversations
- The screen flashes on at unusual times – without a call or other incoming message
We recently were contacted by a woman who lived in a small town and she became very concerned that others were hearing confidential conversations she was having with someone who lived outside the community. Things she had confided about people were coming out and people in town were avoiding her and distancing themselves from using her in her professional capacity.
Besides the cold shoulder, her cell phone was doing weird things including several in the above list. That’s when she came to us. First thing we did was call people in her town for references on her, which all resulted in great references.
The next step was to complete a mobile phone forensic analysis. She brought her cell phone in and we went through our lab phone forensic software protocol for cell phone spyware detection. The cell phone investigation did uncover the fact that cell phone eavesdropping spyware had been installed on her phone.
We were able to identify the code and extract the mobile spy. The cell phone monitoring that had already happened had a negative impact on her business for a while, but it also made her realize that in today’s world, cell phone spying is not just something you see in the movies. Phone forensic software makes cell phone analysis a service that is available if needed, but she would be prudent to watch what she shares about others.
Mobile device forensics and cell phone spying investigation requires expertise like that of the analysts here at International Investigators. If you are experiencing odd things with your cell phone and are concerned others are spying on you, give us a call. We can give you the answers you need.
-T. Wilcox, CEO, International Investigators