Private Investigation Tips

How to Catch a Cheater: Tips From a PI

Nothing hurt more like the betrayal of a spouse or significant other. Most professionals will agree that when a spouse cheats on you, the best way to confirm the infidelity will be to hire a private investigator. However, before you hire one, do some private investigation of your own. If you see any signs that may mean that your spouse is cheating on you, you need to read on.

Not only does will this ensure you do need an investigator, but it will also help to cut down on the man-hours, and cost, if you do since you will be able to supply the PI with more information to work with.

Here are a few tricks you can use to confirm or clear up any suspicions you may have of cheating:

Don’t Break the Law

Please take careful note that in many states individual privacy is heavily protected, even from family members. So make sure to seek legal advice before you take any action that will violate your spouse’s privacy. If you do break the law and your marriage ends badly, your spouse has the right to take you to court.

This means that some of the tips you find on the internet are either in a gray area or simply illegal, which include bugging their car, installing key loggers on their computer, hacking their phone, social media account, email, etc. Yes, you will receive the proof that you need of the affair, however, you are exposing yourself to litigation.

Checking their Phone

Cell phones are the most personal devices we own. So it should be no surprise that it is frequently used by cheaters, most will learn to secure their phones early on.

Some red flags are:

  • They changed the PIN
  • They start sleeping with their phone next to them or under their pillow.
  • They go to another room to take phone calls.

Most phones will display either callers or text notifications, even when the phone is locked. Take note of any phone numbers or email addresses that you do not recognize and run a search on them later.

For details about the private investigation services that Villareal & Associates, LLC can provide, and if you live or work in or around the Irving, TX area, please do not hesitate to contact us at this number (214) 596-1585 today.