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Do you think your spouse is cheating?

Our agency often gets calls from individuals who suspect their spouse is cheating on them or is having an affair. Because these types of cases are so sensitive, they deserve special attention. Because this involves the entire family, including children, everything it at risk – Property,  jobs, marriage, and more. The outcome can change peoples lives forever.

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Before we start this type of case, it’s very important to know as much as possible. Emotions play a big part in these matters and it’s not easy to talk about personal details, even to a close friend. It is even harder to do so with a total stranger. We understand this and we care. Just know that when you do call us, we are going to take time and listen to you and then try and offer a workable solution to help you find out what you need to know.

If you think your significant other may be cheating on you, you may recognize some of the signs listed below. Most of these are common sense things, but are often overlooked.

Here are some of the more common things to look for…

  • A new hair style or change in appearance.
  • Different types of clothing or dressing habits. This includes new underwear too.
  • Different perfume or after shave.
  • Cleaning out the car more often.
  • Sudden interest in diet and exercise.
  • A change in work hours or schedule.

All of these have been around for a long time, but still good things to look for. Let’s face it, in this modern computer age, it’s easier to sneak around and hide things. Watch for some of these activities if you have your doubts…

Cell Phones

  • Your partner suddenly gets a new phone. Or an additional phone not listed on the family account.
  • Your partner jumps when the phone rings.
  • You notice different ring tones then what you are used to.
  • Your partner has a new interest in TXT messages.
  • Your partner gets a call or message and starts to act nervous or has to run an errand shortly after.
  • Your partner keeps their cell phone in their hand more often. Or, sits with it next to them. Or, even takes it to the bathroom with them.

Personal Computer

  • Your partner rearranges the room so the screen cant be seen from the doorway.
  • Your partner changes the screen quickly when you enter the room.
  • Your partner develops a need to wear headphones while surfing.
  • Your partner stays up later than normal to use the PC
  • Your partner checks email several times a day.
  • Your partner puts a password on the home computer and keeps it to himself.
  • Your partner keeps files on a memory stick and keeps it in their possession or hides it.

We can help if you think your spouse is cheating.

These are just a few of the things to look for. Go with your gut feeling, and if you feel you need more information, speak with a trained, licensed professional. Also, remember that there are legal issues to contend with. Cellphones and personal computers are considered private property, and you could get into serious trouble if you poke around with them.

Alpha Agency has years of experience with these types of cases and we offer a free confidential consulting service to talk over your case. Remember, we are here to help you the the best way we can.

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Who’s dumping waste?

This was an interesting case that we were happy to take on. It was suspected that a septic tank company was dumping their waste trucks in illegal locations at the end of the day, so Alpha Agency investigators were hired to follow them and obtain video of their activities. Because we did not have any clue of where they would be going, we used the help of a GPS unit to track their movement. Doing this saved hundreds of dollars in surveillance costs for our client.

 

Towards the end of the day, we would be able to close in on the vehicle by looking at the live GPS tracking on one of our vehicle mounted computers. Our investigator could quickly move in close enough to be able to get photographic evidence of them emptying the truck.

Proper disposal is well regulated by the county and state to prevent pollution. The last thing anyone wants is waste being dumped where it could run into streams and lakes.

Our investigation lasted nearly three weeks and sure enough, one day we saw the vehicle pull into an old road that led out into a wooded area about a mile past a vacant mobile home and dump hundreds of gallons of raw sewage into a small pond.

Our investigator obtained video and photographs identifying the driver and the vehicle complete with tag number. This information was quickly turned over to the State and County for prosecution. The result was a hefty fine and an order to clean up the dumping sites. A few months later the company went out of business and the owner moved away from Florida.

Our client had just a bad feeling that this was going on and decided to hire us to prove if it were true. What we decided to do was work the case to help him and we only charged him a fraction of the normal cost because we thought it was a nice gesture on his part and we wanted to help out.

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When police can’t help.

Private investigators are often called on when the police can’t help or more research needs to be done, and they’re no stranger to frantic phone calls from individuals who are being stalked, harassed, and frightened by unknown individuals. One of the founders of Bosco Legal Services recently had a scare that hit close to home, when a threatening phone call disrupted his family. This gave the company first hand insight into exactly how valuable a private investigator’s services are for safety and piece of mind.

It was just an average morning. Jeremiah Jones’ (one of the co-founders of Bosco Legal Services) wife was driving the couple’s oldest daughter to school when they received a disturbing phone call. The man on the other line called her by name and told her he was going to come into her bedroom, then into their eldest daughter’s room, and then into their middle daughter’s room, referencing each of them by name.

Jones’ wife immediately hung up the phone and tried to call her husband, who wasn’t available. She turned around and drove home to make sure everything and everyone was okay, and arrived distraught and frazzled, understandably so. The police were called, took down notes, and tried calling the number, but that was all they could do.

“The man on the other line called her by name and told her he was going to come into her bedroom, then into their eldest daughter’s room, and then into their middle daughter’s room, referencing each of them by name.”

“When he left, we didn’t have any warm and fuzzy feelings that the sheriff’s department was going to do anything else for us,” Jones wrote in a blog post about the experience. “It dawned on me at that point, that if like most people I had to wait for the police to investigate what happened, I may never have closure. Although this was a very real and scary situation for my family, with the limited resources that the police have and since no one was physically hurt, this was not high on their priority list.” Jones said that his children were terrified, frightened of being in the house but too scared to leave. Jones says that this gave him a new perspective of what many of his clients are experiencing, and decided to use the resources he had to move forward with the case.

“Fortunately, by nature of my profession, I was able to get a hold of the head of our investigations department, who also happens to be my very protective brother, and I had him start the process of figuring out who had called and threatened my family,” Jones wrote. The initial searches revealed a phone number that belonged to an individual they had never heard of, and most of the information was several months old, as it often is. Jones wasn’t certain the information was accurate.

So, Jones’ brother went a different route, reaching out to a source that had access to real time phone information. That source was able to reveal not only that this phone number had been activated only two days earlier, but also the name and address of the registered owner.

Surprisingly, Jones recognized the name. The phone number was registered to someone who the family knew well. While this would generally seem alarming, fortunately it turned out to be a prank gone too far. “It turns out the call came from a teenager that had simply gotten carried away with a prank phone call and it was nothing too serious,” Jones said. “The perpetrator was dealt with in an appropriate manner, but thankfully nobody was ever in any real danger.”

But what if Jones wasn’t a private investigator? What if his only option had been to rely on the police, and deal with an ongoing sense of danger? How far would the prank have gone? Would there have been more phone calls?

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In using his resources as a private investigator, they had the case solved and resolved withing 90 minutes of the original call, giving the family peace of mind.

“If we had not used a private investigator to help us figure out who it was however, my family would have been in fear for days, weeks, or maybe even months,” Jones said. “As I have reflected on this event over and over in my mind, it gave me a new appreciation for what it is that we do for our clients on a daily basis and the effort that ours investigators make. When your family is in the middle of a difficult situation like this, you simply can’t put a price tag on having peace of mind and resolution.”

We couldn’t agree more. If you or someone you know is caught in a situation like this, always report it to law enforcement, then give our agency a call. We will most likely be able to help you.

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What is Social Discovery?

For investigative purposes the term social discovery is defined as the process of discovering information about people, places or things from other people via social networking.

It’s a collaborative process that takes advantage of current social technologies.  Today social discovery is mainly conducted via social networking and social data technologies. Through these social platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn, and Yelp, social discovery is possible!

 

Innovation with this relatively new technology began in the late 1990’s – just a handful of years after the Internet was first being available to the masses. While it took 10+ years for the social discovery sites to mature, they are still at the infancy stages. Social discovery has changed the landscape of many investigations and how we discover information.

Alpha Agency is in the front lines when it comes to using new technology to assist in our professional investigations. As part of our Internet Profiling searches, it can help in may ways. Such as in locating where someone is. This new data will allow us to focus on a smaller search area and physically confirm their whereabouts.  We often use this method to locate people when other more common search methods fail. Contact the Alpha Agency for more information.

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