3 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator to Catch a Cheating Spouse

When someone suspects a cheating spouse, s/he usually either goes into denial, or confronts the potential cheater immediately.  In the latter case, it is rare that the suspected cheater confesses. So then what? For many suspicious partners, the answer is to hire a private investigator. Please Note: If you decide to hire a private investigator, do not tell or even threaten your partner with that information.  The cheater will immediately go on guard and a successful investigation may be more challenging.

It can be difficult to prove that someone is cheating on your own. When you are dealing with the signs of a cheating wife, or signs of a cheating husband, you can feel deflated when your confrontation is met with a flat denial.  Frequent phone calls and texts can be defended as "work related." It's difficult to prove that so-called "business trips" are actually opportunities for romantic liaisons.  And anything that happens during the work day is a complete mystery.  Then there are the frequent trips to the gym, extended days running errands, or time spent online that can lead to almost anything.  In the meantime, as the suspicious partner, you are in a toxic stew of alternating nervousness, anger, depression, self-doubt, and a constant feeling of insecurity.

3 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator to Catch a Cheating Spouse

1. Professional Surveillance Services.

Even though they surveillance services are always shown in movies, it's not as easy as it looks. Most humans have a strong sixth sense. It doesn't take much to put an already guilty party on high alert.  If you and/or your friends try to run your own surveillance operation, it's pretty likely that you will be discovered by the cheater and never get the information you want.

A licensed private investigator offers professional surveillance services. With high-tech camera and video surveillance capabilities, as well as the innate know-how to track someone without being discovered. You are much more likely to get evidence of a cheating spouse when you hire a private investigator who knows how to perform the surveillance services you need.

2.  Recover Deleted Internet History

These days, one of the most common ways to catch a cheating spouse is to spy on their computer history, recover deleted files, and/or open hidden files on their computer. Savvy cheaters continuously "delete" their history and clear the cookies making it difficult for spouses to confirm their suspicions. They can also create hidden computer files, or locked computer files, to store information or their online communication history without you being able to access it. However, few things are ever truly deleted in the computer world.

A private investigator has access to the most updated computer programs on the market.  S/he can work with you to retrieve the information you want to know. Private investigators work with some of the top computer hackers and technological gurus who can walk you through the process of installing computer spy programs that will allow you to retrieve passwords and track the cheaters browsing history.  Some of these programs even allow you to view screen shots so you have concrete proof of chat room or email communications.  A cheater has no wiggle room when you confront them with the evidence their deleted internet history or hidden files tried to keep from you.

3. Asset Search Services - Confirm Financial Infidelity

Financial infidelity can be one of the first signs that a wife or husband is cheating. Asset search services can be used to track the financial transactions of a cheating spouse. A hidden credit card, a bank account you never knew about, a mysterious P.O. Box, all of these can be signs that your partner is cheating.  When a private investigator runs accurate asset search services, you can sometimes find the trail that a cheater has left behind.  Hotel stays, fancy meals, escort services, jewelry and clothing purchases, all of these may offer the proof you need to catch a cheating spouse.

A complete background check can also be a valuable tool.  An asset search can be a part of wider accurate background search, which can uncover evidence you never knew before.  We have seen cases where people even lied about previous marriages...because the marriage ended when they were caught cheating.  Perhaps your spouse was married, and cheated, before.  A civil records search may show a personal history you never even knew about. If discrepancies turn up between a background search and the story you have been told, it can be a good sign that your spouse is dishonest and can't be trusted.

Hire a Private Investigator for Peace of Mind

The first question you need to ask yourself if you are trying to catch a cheating spouse is, "Do I want to know the answer?" and "Do I have a plan if I find out my suspicions are confirmed?"  Once you have the answers to these questions, it may be time to hire a private investigator and uncover the truth.  As painful as the truth may be, we have seen the results empower our clients with the ability to take control of their life again.

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If you are ready to hire a private investigator to catch a cheating spouse, consider hiring Linked Investigations.  We have honored the privacy and sensitivity of our clients' personal information for more than 30 years.  Mike Garroutte is a licensed Los Angeles Private Investigator and a Private Investigator Orange County. His expertise can be invaluable in getting your life back on track.

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September 1, 2012
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