Cell Phone Records Investigations
What are cell phone records investigations?
Cell phone records are lists of calls made to and from a cell phone. In some cases, the cost of cell phone calls is also included in the information provided through this type of investigation. Generally, cell phone record investigations are a type of telephone surveillance, cell phone surveillance that can be part of a larger investigation or can stand on their own as an investigation.
Why do I need a cell phone records investigation?
These investigations are crucial to many types of investigations, including asset searches, missing persons cases, skip tracing, fugitive recovery, process serving, cheating spouse investigations, domestic investigations, background checks, telephone account investigations, employee checks, business checks, fraud investigations, criminal investigations, phone call record theft investigations, child custody investigations, child abuse investigations, and others.
Cell phone records and cell phone forensics are often used in court, using the call data, app data, messages, and information from other apps.
Can’t I just run a cell phone records investigation myself?
There are online services that promise to give you records of phone calls, cellular phone records, telephone records, landline records, telephone bill records, cell phone bill records, and other types of phone call records for only a small fee. These services are highly controversial and make use of phone data brokers, call data, phone-call lists, who use pretexting and questionable or even illegal phone record searches to get their information. Not only are illegal phone record searches being brought to question, but many investigators have found that information gathered from these services is not very accurate. If you want legal and accurate information that will stand up in court, you cant rely on questionable services. Plus, questionable phone record searches affect everyone’s telephone security — by using unethical services, you are just promoting their work and increasing the odds that someone will be able to access your own private telephone information.
What happens when a professional runs a cell phone records investigation?
A professional investigator can run legal cell phone record searches by using search warrants, personal contacts and networking, and even surveillance techniques. Since private investigators are especially trained in the law they know exactly how to investigate incoming and outgoing call records in a way that is ethical and in a way that will be acceptable in court.
Alternatives to a Cell Phone Records Investigation
If you want the records but do not have legal cause to access them, there other options that can help your situation. For example, if you’re concerned a spouse is cheating, you can hire a private investigator to conduct an infidelity or surveillance investigation. Below are some alternative investigations to look into if a cell phone records check isn’t a possibility for your situation:
- Infidelity/Cheating Spouse
- Polygraph/Lie Detector
- Social Media Investigation
- Bug Sweep/TSCM
- Child Support/Custody
- Computer Forensics
- Electronic Surveillance
How can I make sure that I am running an ethical, legal cell phone investigation?
Your best solution is to get a licensed, experienced private investigator.
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