cell phone forensicsOur cell phone forensics client, Darryl, was suspicious that his girlfriend, Sara, was cheating.  He was examining cell phone statements when he noticed a certain number regularly appearing in Sara’s call and text history.  A quick look at her contacts showed the number belonged to “Ben,” her former boyfriend.  Darryl immediately assumed the worse and questioned her about the activity.  When she responded “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” and “it must have been a mistake on the phone bill,” Darryl knew there was a problem.  He put his planned proposal on hold, and gave us a call to check out her phone.  Sara had deleted all of the questionable text history and call log history, and was happy to consent to the search, presuming that we’d locate nothing.

Honest communication, accountability, and transparency are integral components of a healthy relationship.  If you are considering the commitment of marriage, these red flags should not be ignored.  Darryl made a good decision.  After reading the deleted text message history and listening to some friendly deleted voicemails from ol’ Ben, he realized that Sara was not as committed to the relationship as he was.  Painful as it may be, he didn’t make the crucial mistake of marrying a woman who might not be honest with or faithful to him.

At CFFI, we perform cell phone forensics, including digital analysis of various mobile devices, where we make an image of the device and locate key information, such as:

  • Deleted text messages
  • Deleted voice messages
  • Location of cell phone during GPS initiation
  • History of Wifi networks accessed
  • Full Contact listings
  • Deleted camera and videos

If this scenario sounds familiar, let us provide you with peace of mind through cell phone forensics.  We are after the truth.

Michael R. Hathaway, CFE, CAMS, P.I.