Counter-surveillance is the act of preventing surveillance and removing surveillance related devices. Surveillance can include many methods of “spying” on someone, such as:
- Phone tapping
- Computer hacking, or the installation of spyware on a computer
- Following or “tailing” someone
- Planting audio or video feeds in a home, office, or car
You may be under surveillance as part of a greater scheme, such as:
- Corporate espionage
- Extortion, exaction, blackmail, or revenge
There are many reasons that someone may wish to put you under surveillance, but no matter the reason, if you are being surveilled, it is a major violation of your privacy, and could cause serious damage to your personal life, your business, or your finances. If you have noticed personal or secret information has been leaked, if you have received anonymous emails or letters containing personal or secret information, or if you suspect you have been the victim of corporate espionage, you may need to take aggressive counter-surveillance actions. Submit a free online consultation form today to start your counter-surveillance investigation with ICS.
During a counter surveillance investigation, ICS will determine if there are any bugs present, find out if you are being tailed, and locate where the surveillance is coming from. Counter-Surveillance is often paired with Counter-Measures, including Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM).
How Can a Private Investigator Help with my Counter-Surveillance Case?
Private investigators with ICS are specially trained in both surveillance and counter-surveillance investigations. During your investigation, a private investigator may:
- Conduct Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)
- Run background checks
- Determine if bugs have been planted, and by whom
- Use computer forensics to find and eliminate any spyware or other malware.
- Conduct additional services depending on the case
If your counter-surveillance investigation proves that you have been under surveillance, ICS can help you take the necessary steps to report the surveillance to the proper authorities, remove surveillance devices from your home, car, or office, and take preventative steps to help avoid unwanted surveillance in the future. By taking active counter-surveillance measures, you could prevent severe damage to your business and personal life, your reputation, and your finances.