How do private investigators catch cheaters?

Suspecting your partner of infidelity can be a stressful and upsetting time, and trying to find evidence your partner is indeed cheating can make the situation exceedingly difficult. If you want confirmation your partner is cheating then you may be considering employing the services of a private investigator. 

Private investigators are experts in finding information and despite the rise of social media making cheating easier than ever, they can use the resources and experience available to help them to discover if your partner is cheating. 

One of the most asked questions we receive here at OpSec Solutions is how we catch cheaters. Given the nature of private investigations, we understand you may have concerns about hiring a private investigator to investigate your partner, so we have created this blog post to give you a better insight into how private investigators discover infidelity. 

What techniques does a private investigator use? 

One of the most common tactics used by private investigators to catch cheaters is surveillance. This involves following the suspected cheater and observing their behaviour to gather evidence of infidelity. Surveillance can be conducted using a range of methods, including GPS tracking, hidden cameras, and physical observation.

The goal of surveillance is to gather evidence of suspicious behaviour, such as meeting with someone at unusual times, spending money on gifts or hotel rooms, or engaging in physical contact with someone other than their partner.

Surveillance techniques are the key component of any successful investigation and are extensively used by private investigators when looking into any claims of infidelity. 

Surveillance can be broken down into several types and most good private investigators will combine a range of them all in order to get the best results for the client. If you need reassurance, you can ask your private investigator for an action plan before the investigation starts. 

Mobile Surveillance

One of the most widely used surveillance techniques, in person and mobile surveillance is still one of the best ways to catch a cheater. This requires the covert monitoring and tracking of your partner across either by foot or by car and creating a dossier on their movements with supporting photographic and video evidence. As cheaters will often conduct their affairs outside of the home, this can be a useful method for catching a partner out in a lie, or seeing if they are meeting someone at another location. 

  • Follow them wherever they go, regardless of the mode of transport
  • Provide a full report of their actions
  • Take photographic and video evidence that highlights their movements

We would recommend choosing a private investigator with a thorough knowledge of the area and an extensive range of contacts, as this means you are more likely to get results.

Static Surveillance

Static surveillance is when private investigators will covertly monitor a particular location of interest. In the case of infidelity investigations, this may involve a house, company building or car park and may require continuous surveillance or monitoring at specific dates and times. The benefit of this surveillance technique if you suspect your partner may be using a specific location to conduct their affair is the ability for a private investigator to provide a full report of the location in question, including photos, videos, vehicle details and timings.

GPS tracking

Private investigators are legally allowed to track vehicles using state of the art GPS tracking devices if the owner of a vehicle has consented. This system follows a person’s movements to a specific location so that you can decide whether their actions are suspicious. This technique is easy to combine with other surveillance services and allows tracking 24/7, even when the private investigator cannot provide monitoring of the person in question. 

  • Can be fitted to cars, vans, or trucks
  • Works 24 hours a day without interruptions
  • Easy to combine with mobile or electronic surveillance solutions for extensive reports
  • Includes a web login so that you check on your spouse’s whereabouts at a moment’s notice

Technical surveillance 

Social media and the digitalisation of every aspect of our lives has made the ability to cheat far easier than ever before. Almost unrestricted access to everyone else means affairs are commonplace and we have seen a rise in ‘emotional’ cheating, which is when a partner is messaging someone else inappropriately. 

Technical surveillance services are designed to enter those hard-to-reach places by fitting covert devices that reveal intimate conversations and interactions. They can sometimes use this technology to further to prove whether your spouse is cheating or working late by: 

  • Monitoring their online accounts 
  • Checking their calls and emails 
  • Seeing how and where cars are being used 

Online Investigations

In today’s digital age, many people engage in infidelity online. Private investigators can conduct online investigations to gather evidence of online communication, such as emails, text messages, and social media interactions.

These investigations can reveal important information about the suspected cheater’s online behaviour, such as whether they are using dating apps or engaging in flirtatious conversations with someone online. This evidence can be used to confront the suspected cheater and gather evidence of infidelity.

Private investigators are also experts in discovering accounts you may not even know your partner had. 

Background Checks

Another tactic used by private investigators is conducting background checks on the suspected cheater and whomever they may be talking to. This can involve searching social media profiles, public records, and other online sources to gather information about the individuals.

Background checks can reveal important information about the suspected cheater, such as whether they have a history of infidelity or have been involved in other suspicious activities. They can also uncover information about the potential ‘other partner’ such as whether they have a criminal record or other red flags. This can be particularly important if you have children together.

Private investigators can be a valuable resource for people who suspect their partner of infidelity. They use the range of tactics above to gather evidence of cheating, including surveillance, background checks, online investigations, and undercover operations. If you are considering hiring a private investigator to catch a cheater, it is important to choose an experienced and reputable investigator who operates within the bounds of the law.

A private investigator you can trust – OpSec Solutions 

Do not let your imagination run wild. If you suspect your spouse is cheating or hiding something from you, find out about it now. OpSec Solutions’ unfaithful partner investigations can provide you with the peace of mind you need, and the necessary evidence if the situation escalates into a court battle.

We aim to provide affordable, quality, private investigative and surveillance services across the UK. We are a highly regarded, professionally accredited Private Investigation Firm with personnel across the country that provides evidence to court admissible standards in all cases that require actionable data. This requires the utmost discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality, as well as strict adherence to ethical guidelines and data protection law.   

If you suspect your partner of cheating or need the evidence to file for a divorce, our team is on hand to help you find out for sure what your partner has been up to, but why should you trust us? 

  • Our divorce private investigators are fully trained in the most up to date surveillance tactics, allowing them to track targets utilising a range of techniques. 
  • You can trust our divorce surveillance solutions because we’re members of the most reputable organisations in the industry, including the ICO, ISO and ABI. 
  • We implement cameras, vehicle trackers, and timing equipment to deliver mobile, static, electronic, and counter-surveillance services combined with a full report of the target’s activity. 
  • We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all policy. Our divorce detectives listen to your requirements so that we can provide a bespoke service that is tailored to your individual needs. 
  • With headquarters in London and Manchester, we have agents based around the UK that are available at short notice – whenever you need them. 

Hiring a private investigator for suspected partner infidelity doesn’t have to be stressful. A clear consultation with us can help us determine and clear up any awkward details. All you need to do is to arrange a free interview with us, where we will outline our transparent surveillance methodology that you can sign off before we begin. With OpSec Solutions, our matrimonial investigations are all completely in line with the law and any relevant regulations, allowing us to find the actionable, court admissible proof you need. Please contact us today using our contact form on the website or call us on 0844-664-1125.

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