An email investigation is precisely what the name implies: an investigation into someone's email,
to discover who is using it and where that person is. What you can discover via investigating an email account can be boiled down to a few categories.
Internet profiling: An investigator who is specialized in internet profiling, will be able to use an online search through myriad engines to attempt to uncover any online activity that can be associated with a specific email. Social networking sites and online message boards are another place an investigator will typically check,
and through all of these combined, the investigator will begin to develop a personality profile of the name attached to the address.
Online infidelity: Online infidelity investigation is a specific investigation that takes an email address and locates all the online dating service memberships associated with that email.
Identification: This type of investigation occurs when a client provides an email address and would like to have identified the real name, address, and/or phone number of the person who is using the address.
These sorts of investigations usually occur when a person has been harassed or threatened online.
Locate: A location-based investigation is the sort of investigation you want when you already have a name to associate with an email address but require further information - usually, an address to match the name to.
These are especially useful in locating teenage runaways or non-custodial parental kidnappings.
Online risk assessment: A bit of a reversal from everything mentioned above, assessment of online risk occurs when a client wants to protect their own cyber-safety and seeks protection against, say, identity theft.
Thus, you allow a private investigator to do a web search and see what they are able to discover about you. The results can often be shocking!
These are simply a few of the more common types of online investigations, and as you can appreciate, there is a great breadth of information that can be sought out even if all that is provided is an email address! In many instances, an individual feels threatened because the email they received was an anonymous one from Yahoo!, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.
“ Always bear in mind that anything online can be traced and an email address can lead to its owner.”
If you think you may need an email investigation be sure that the investigator you hire is recognized as an expert in this field.
Cyber Law Consulting has best IT Security talents in the world, our investigators will follow all the set standards and ethics to come out with real truth