How Do Private Investigators Catch Cheaters?

Have you ever wondered: “Is my partner cheating on me?” Perhaps they’ve been spending a long time away from the house, or suddenly seem glued to their phone. Maybe you just have an unshakeable gut feeling that something is wrong.

If this sounds familiar, it’s time to hire a private investigator. Private investigators use sophisticated techniques to catch cheating significant others. They can monitor online activity, set up hidden surveillance devices and even covertly follow your partner.

At Global Investigations, our matrimonial investigations team are highly experienced in revealing infidelity and adultery. Let’s find out exactly how they do it.


Can a Private Investigator Find out If Someone Is Cheating?

The short answer is yes: a good private investigator can, and will, find out if your partner is cheating. No matter how good they may be at hiding their behaviour, they will not fool a professional.

Private investigators are adept at catching cheaters. It’s their job to find out exactly where people go, who they meet and what they do. They use a multitude of sophisticated methods to uncover the truth and expose deceitful spouses.

Depending on how well your partner covers their tracks, it may take days, weeks, months or even longer. But at Global Investigations, you can rest assured that our talented private detectives will eventually uncover the truth.

How Do Private Investigators Find Cheating Spouses?

So, exactly how do you investigate a cheating boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse? You may have already tried questioning them or asking to see their text messages. But all it takes is for someone to lie, or discreetly erase their chat history, and you’re back to square one.

A private detective (UK laws permitting) will use far more subtle, sophisticated and effective techniques to discover the truth. Some methods private investigators use include online investigations, covert surveillance and GPS tracking.

Online Investigations

Many unfaithful partners take advantage of the internet to cheat. Your partner could be flirting on social media, online dating or secretly arranging meetings with others.

A private investigator will thoroughly investigate your partner’s online behaviour to look for signs of infidelity. This might involve scouring dating websites to find hidden profiles or monitoring their social media activity to discover who they interact with. Specialist software can also be used to determine where and when a photo was taken.

Covert Surveillance

Covert (undercover) surveillance is one of the main ways private investigators catch cheaters. There are three distinct types.

  • Static surveillance: an agent stays stationed outside a property and will film or record a person’s movements at that address
  • Mobile surveillance: a team of agents will follow the person to discover where they go and when
  • Field surveillance: in rural areas, agents can use camouflage and specialist equipment (such as thermal imagery) to track someone

Agents may also use hidden cameras and listening devices (UK laws depending) to uncover your partner’s indiscretions.

GPS Tracking

Tracking devices can pinpoint a person’s exact location and trace their every movement. If your partner is lying about where they go, a GPS tracker will find out.

GPS trackers are particularly useful in situations where more traditional methods of surveillance are not possible or practical. They can be discreetly attached to a car or used to track someone’s mobile phone.

There are strict laws surrounding the use of GPS trackers to monitor people without their consent. Licensed private investigators are aware of the regulations and will ensure that every method they use is legal.


Are They Cheating? Find out for Sure with Global Investigations

Are you ready to prove that your partner is cheating once and for all? Hire a private investigator. UK based private detective agency Global Investigations would love to take on the challenge.

Our Surveillance Agents have a wealth of experience in tracking and tracing unfaithful partners. We guarantee our clients discretion, honesty, determination and value for money.

We’ll always obtain your consent before taking any risks or implementing any new tracking techniques. And because our agents are experts at blending in and obtaining information discreetly, we guarantee your partner won’t find out.

To find out how we can help you, contact us today. Fill in our online form or call us on 0800 073 3555 (for overseas customers, please call 00 44 20 8287 7770). You can also email us at

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