Q: Can I read my partner’s email account to see if they’re cheating?
A: To get straight and to the point – Do NOT search through your spouse’s cell phone or email!
You’ve seen all the signs, mysterious credit card charges, long hours at work and strange behavior, all lead you to believe your spouse is being unfaithful. After going over and over the scenarios if this were true, you decide you are ready to find out once and for all and to confront your spouse. Now all you need is the proof and your first instinct might be to search through his mobile device or emails.
With a wide range of technological options at our disposal, it is now easier than ever to catch a cheating spouse. But what you might not be aware of is the fact that doing so would violate federal or state electronic communication privacy laws.
What this means is – just because you know their password, or remember their computer is unlocked and logged into his email account, have access to their mobile device while they’re distracted, etc. it does not mean you can look through it. Doing so, could backfire and cost you more than just the information you were seeking to uncover.
Consider this: if you happen to find proof of infidelity, this evidence would not be useful to you in court when obtained in an illegal manner. What could be even worse, would be getting charges filed against you for breaking privacy laws – which can happen in the middle of a heated divorce.
You might think that accessing “hacking” into an email or reading a text message is the easiest and fastest way to obtain the information you are looking for, but first remember the consequences that this could imply.
We do not recommend you do this on your own. There are other effective and legal ways to find out the truth. A private investigator knows exactly how to proceed to get the evidence in a legal manner. Trust Savoy & Associates Private Investigations to take care of your investigative needs. Our team of investigators are here to work with YOUR best interests in mind.