Technical Surveillance Countermeasures, sometimes called TSCM Sweeps, debugging, wiretap detection or just plain old “sweeps”. With the advent of cellphones, VOIP phones, computer Skype, FaceTime, go-to-meeting and the many other ways of communication, illegal eavesdropping has become easily available to those who are curious. Google the internet for mobile phone bugging and you will find many “offshore” providers that sell highly sophisticated cell phone spy software for usually less than a hundred bucks. Carefully read the advertising material posted on these sites and you will find that they guarantee that the spy on cell software can’t be found. They provide a detailed tutorial explaining how to remotely install phone spying software on a target phone. Electronic eavesdropping is illegal in the United States and [...]
They depend on us, experienced private investigators, for the answers. We are seekers of the truth, and that’s what the Judges and Juries want to know in order to make informed decisions. Attorneys are only as good as the information they have to work with. Sometimes their clients and the witnesses involved, have trouble providing exact accounts of pertinent circumstances involving the incident at hand. Our databases and information sources are usually more sophisticated than the ones available to most law firm’s investigators and paralegals. In most cases, the information is obtained quickly.
Our investigators are equipped with high-tech video and audio recording equipment that can memorialize statements and activities for evidence. We have specialists on staff that are experts in the field of computer [...]
Cassie owned and operated a successful general practice in a nearby town. Her office staff was small with only a handful of long-term employees operating out of a former residential house in the historic part of town. Cassie’s practice had been at this location for 12 years and there had never been any out-of-the-ordinary activities, unless you count the patients’ occasional unusual medical conditions.
However, a few months ago, Cassie’s receptionist and another staff member starting making jokes about the office being haunted. They would complain that when they set objects down, such as a stapler or even personal objects like lip gloss, the item would be gone when they went back to use it later. The missing object would show back up again in [...]
At International Investigators we get at many inquiring calls inquiring about a TSCM (Technical Surveillance Counter Measures) sweep for listening devices. TSCM sweeps have many informal names such as a bug sweep, electronic bug detection or counter surveillance services but whatever you chose to call the service it has one object in mind and that is to find any device with the capability to record audio and/or video of a target without their knowledge. On these sweeps, we use some of the most sophisticated hardware available. We have a hidden camera detector, listening device detection methods, RF video surveillance detection, as well as many other electronic bug sweep devices.
During a TSCM sweep we analyze local RF and attempt to isolate RF frequencies emitting from [...]
Some of the cases we get at International Investigators can be pretty interesting – especially when it comes to suspected marital infidelity cases. Take for example, the case of the jealous, controlling husband who believed his wife was having an affair.
Bob* and Meredith* had only been married for a year. While they were dating, Bob had been very sweet and attentive toward Meredith. But after their marriage, Bob was becoming more overbearing. He not only controlled all of their finances with an iron fist, but whenever Meredith came home late from work, he would question where she had been and who she had been with.
When Meredith told her parents that Bob had accused her of having an extramarital affair with liaisons at a local [...]