cheatingIt is very common to have a strange feeling that a spouse is cheating. Most people notice changes in behaviors and patterns first. There are usually other more definitive signs of cheating that can be discovered as well. Five tips will help anyone to catch a cheating spouse.

Review All Bills and Statements

The first step should be to carefully review all credit card bills and bank statements. Cheating spouses often spend money on hotel rooms, gifts, and meals. Look for unexplained card charges, inexplicable withdrawals, and purchases for items that are not in the home. A pattern of these mysterious transactions can indicate a spouse is cheating.

Check or Track Cell Phones

Although it might seem like an invasion of privacy, checking recent calls on a cell phone is one of the best ways to catch a cheating spouse. Multiple calls to unknown numbers are a sign of cheating. Another option for couples sharing a phone plan is to install a tracking app that sends calls to an email or other number. It could even be possible to install an app to show where the phone is at all times. Calling the unknown numbers can reveal details of the affair.

Look for Evidence At Home

Some cheating spouses unknowingly leave evidence of the affair at home. Clothes that smell like perfume or cologne are clear signs. Finding receipts in pockets from unknown restaurants, hotels or entertainment are also signs. It is helpful to look for items like jewelry or gifts that appear with no explanation.

Install A Hidden Camera

If a spouse is suspected of cheating while at home, then it is time to install a hidden camera. A hidden camera in a living room can catch someone coming in and leaving. Small cameras disguised as plants or vases can catch a spouse in the act in a bedroom. Hidden cameras will provide undeniable proof of cheating.

Hire A Private Investigator

There are situations where any evidence found is not convincing enough to prove a cheating spouse. If so, it is time to hire a private investigator. Private investigators will follow a spouse and explore any suspicious activities or people. A private investigator will determine whether a spouse is cheating.

Catching a cheating spouse usually involves adding together many different pieces of evidence from multiple sources. This means combining strange phone calls with sudden absences or frequent business trip excuses with unexplained credit card charges. It is always good to be absolutely sure a spouse is cheating before making an accusation.


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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.