These days pretty much everyone has a hand held mobile device, whether it is a smart phone, PDA or laptop. If it’s portable, it carries information and data that is personal and specific to one user, making it a very valuable source of information in many types of investigations.
Because smart phones are such personal digital devices which are seldom shared, they offer forensic investigators an excellent source of evidence, especially when it is difficult to place a suspect behind a computer that is shared, whether at home or at the office.
Mobile phones can tell any savvy private investigator where a subject has been and when they were there, and, since no information is ever permanently detailed, the investigator can always retrieve what is needed as evidence.
Mobile phones offer up evidence of text messaging, emails, phone calls and also contain a history of internet searches, dated and time-stamped. Additionally, the habits of the individual posting to and trolling social media sites can be picked up, which makes them a highly valuable source of information in any investigation.
If you have watched a couple of episodes of CSI or other detective series, you will know that mobile phones are often the only digital footprint that can trace an individual’s movements and even lead to insight into motives. The upside of mobile phone investigations is that no matter how sophisticated technology becomes, there is always the same level of investigative tools to match.
Because of the rapid advances in mobile technology, mobile phone forensic investigators such as King Investigators in Johannesburg remain constantly updated about tools available to connect a device and retrieve raw image files by pressing a few buttons, or getting into the device’s internal memory before boot-up.
There is evidence that could be missed if a mobile phone forensic investigator relies solely on these tools however, and it is in areas like this that the forensic investigators at King Investigators go beyond the limits of tools in order to present responsible and accurate reports.
In any investigation it may be necessary to get the ole gumboots out and hit the pavements to follow up on information acquired from a mobile phone, which is where this highly trained team of investigators also come into their own, based on over ten years in the industry.
King Investigators are forensic investigators who remain current on the latest in software and hardware designed for mobile forensic analysis, which allows them to carry out mobile phone analysis and ‘image’ the handset to search for and obtain a full range of information.
This information includes current and deleted content and covers the entire spectrum of applications, from call log information, SMS’s, emails, documents, photos and videos. These types of investigations are carried out by the team of highly trained and experienced forensic investigators at King Investigators, and what’s more is that it’s done with integrity and honesty.
Although mobile phone forensic investigation is only part of any ongoing investigation, you can place full confidence in the team at King Investigators to deliver the results of their investigation to you with accuracy and honesty, without delay!