GPS tracking devices

Marriage Infidelity Claim Leads to Unexpected GPS Tracking

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 [...]

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    GPS Enabled Shoes Not a Tool in Missing Person Investigations

GPS Enabled Shoes Not a Tool in Missing Person Investigations

The telephone rings in the International Investigators’ office and the caller asks us if we can find a person. We have a well-deserved superior reputation for finding people because we have developed specific strategies in how to locate people using access to proprietary data bases along with the investigative tactics.

It would be easier for everyone if all shoes worn contained GPS equipment. You do know that there are GPS shoes available now, right? Primarily marketed for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, GPS shoes are satellite monitored with real-time tracking. Patients walking out of facilities or a front door without being noticed could be a thing of the past.

The GPS-equipped shoes are also for those people of all ages with a memory impairment; autistic teens [...]

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    Cell Phone Legal Compliance Dictates Protocol at International Investigators

Cell Phone Legal Compliance Dictates Protocol at International Investigators

A recent article in Slate caught my eye. Writer Ryan Gallagher brought to light a gray area regarding private investigators and the use of GPS tracking equipment.

He talks about a January ruling by the Supreme Court, saying it “held that law enforcement use of GPS trackers to monitor movements constitutes a ‘search.’”

It brought to light the importance of working with a professional private investigator. Because International Investigators works with attorneys and clients around the nation and globe, we are very diligent about staying on top of the laws and regulations regarding investigative techniques – and act accordingly.

This doesn’t only apply to GPS tracking devices, it applies to other areas such as cellular forensics. There are very specific processes and protocols for acquiring devices for [...]