The other day, I was thinking about all the people who call International Investigators to ask us to install phone tapping equipment or put a mobile phone tap on a cell phone to find out the truth about someone or some situation. We won’t do that because it’s illegal, but there are other ways that are legal to get the information they want – or find out how others are getting information they shouldn’t have.
One thing we often remind clients is that a cell phone is a computer. While someone may be suspicious about the activity on a spouse’s/girlfriend’s/boyfriend’s/co-worker’s phone, the user could simply be playing a game, checking a bank balance, transferring money, or even entering what they ate into an app they’re using to try to lose weight.
One wife was constantly texting her husband to find out his plans, ask what he was doing and where he was going. At first, he felt she was just the jealous type. After a while he was getting aggravated – and a little more suspicious because when they were together, she wasn’t all that interested in what he was doing.
He came to us and we completed a cell phone investigation. There was no need for a cell phone tap or any other phone taps. Through cell phone forensics, we were able to extract the content of text messages. His suspicions were realized. She wasn’t jealous of what he was doing; she was keeping track of his whereabouts because she was cheating.
That’s not to say others don’t use the illegal software and devices on their own. Call us if you suspect someone is spying on you, or are asking, “Is my phone tapped?” We are experts in Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM). We can do a TSCM Sweep of your home or office to detect phone taps or other electronic surveillance equipment. With our state-of-the-art equipment, eavesdropping devices can be located and disabled.
It always makes you rest easier when you’re suspicions are put to rest.
-T. Wilcox, CEO, International Investigators