February 2019
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In March investigators from Trace Investigations will be attending the annual insurance fraud seminar of the Ohio chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, in Powell, OH. This year's seminar features topics on health care fraud, fraud in commercial casualty claims, and human trafficking, among other subjects.

"Spying has always gone on since ancient times."

~ Vladimir Putin

We are grateful to have the opportunity to provide you with this valuable information. We take special care to ensure the information we provide you in "Tracings" is the latest and most current information available. In this edition, we address the proliferation of cell phone spyware and what you can do about it.
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The Trace Team

For almost thirty years, Trace Investigations has worked hard to earn your trust and confidence in the critical services we provide. With that in mind, this issue of our newsletter introduces a new service to combat "cyber spying."

For many years we have offered electronic countermeasures more commonly known as "debugging," searching for hidden voice and video transmitters in homes and offices. However, in today's digital age a person's cell phone is in danger of being compromised by spyware. As we have recently experienced in numerous investigations, someone can install spyware on a cell phone with limited technical know-how, from anywhere around the world.

Simply opening an unassuming text message can install harmful spyware and allow someone to spy through your cell phone. Spyware can track locations, and listen through a phone's microphone to record calls, conversations, and meetings. Spyware can also see through a camera on the phone in real time, retrieve text messages, emails and steal photos and videos. One wrong click on a cell phone and you have been compromised.

It's amazing how reliant we have become on our cell phones, and how much of our personal and business information we store on them.

Trace Investigations has partnered with a leading U.S. based digital forensic lab which has developed a portable device (known as a Digital Forensic Gateway) that will scan for, identify, and remove spyware from cell phones. We have the ability to come to you and your clients with this mobile device specifically designed to... Read More

Trace Investigations' all-in-one forensic service for extraction and analysis of mobile devices is on-site and on-demand. We eliminate the associated expense and extended wait times of typical digital analysis. We quickly and conveniently connect the phone or tablet to the remote extraction machine, and in minutes our forensic experts provide you with a complete data extraction and court-ready #DigitalDNA report.

The Black Swan Remote Extraction proprietary machine will offer you half the cost and complete the procedure in a fraction of the time of a typical cell phone extraction. In addition:
  • Simple and Safe: We connect the phone to the BSRE Machine, and the Black Swan remote experts will provide you with a complete forensic extraction report created by a certified expert. No technical expertise is required.
  • Time Efficient: Eliminates shipping time because the extraction is done in your office.
  • Cost Effective: You save on shipping and manpower utilization which makes extractions half the cost.
  • On-Demand: Extractions can be performed on your schedule. 24/7/365. This is our guarantee to you.