In general, cell phone investigations are a type of telephone surveillance, cell phone surveillance that may be part of a more extensive ongoing investigation or as a stand-alone one. These types of investigations are vital for private investigators, private detectives, and law enforcement. A person’s cell phone record and other cell phone forensics can be used in court, along with their call data, messages, app data, and other information.


  • Asset Investigations
  • Skip Tracing Investigations
  • Missing Person Investigations
  • Process serving
  • Infidelity Investigations
  • Cyber Investigations
  • National Background Reports
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Runaway Investigations
  • Child Custody Investigations


The short answer is no. While many services make a promise of getting you information like cell phone records, bill records, and other information for a fee, they are also highly suspect. These services use data brokers, phone-call lists, and call data along with illegal or questionable searches to get information. Information gathered from these sources has been proven to be incorrect and, in many cases, illegal. If you do want your data to be legal and accurate and stand up in court, it’s best to hire a private investigator, private detective, or private eye.

The use of other questionable services may lead you into legal trouble. A private investigator or private detective is the only ethical way to go. What happens when a private investigator does a cell phone investigation? A licensed private investigator runs legal searches of cell phone records through databases, networking, personal contacts, and even various surveillance techniques. A private investigator is trained to work within the law on how to investigate any outgoing or incoming call records to keep the investigation ethical. This evidence and information collected are acceptable in court.

Cell phone investigations can be your best friend or worst enemy if you are accused of a crime. Many people know that cell phone tracking is available on almost every cellular device, this isn’t just your GPS, but also your apps and even cell tower triangulation. This can prove where you were or where the other person was. Hopefully, this can give a specific day and also a timeframe. 


  • Social media data
  • GPS
  • Screenshots of live usage
  • Files
  • Duration of use
  • Any erased files or text
  • Email activities
  • Conversations through chat
  • Connections to the internet
  • Frequency of website visits
  • Browsing and website history

Businesses and organizations will also use a private investigator for any cell phone investigations in case of trade secret theft or the stealing of intellectual property. For many private and commercial entities, a private investigator will know what to do and how to approach a cell phone investigation legally and ethically. Whether you’re concerned about a spouse, child, or an employee that may be stealing company secrets, a private investigator, private detective, or private eye will know how to obtain the information needed. This information can play a pivotal role in any legal proceeding, whether personal or professional. The evidence you need can be found on a mobile device if it is there.

Optim Investigators has built a system that not only gets the preparation done quickly but also gives adequate time to get the information you need in an efficient and expedited fashion. If you have suspicions, contact us. We are on your side and ready to assist you in putting this unfortunate situation behind you. Please contact us for more information on cell phone Investigations.