In this article we will talk about the free ways we can catch a cheating spouse. Although not as effective as their paid counterparts (using keyloggers, cell phone trackers, or hidden cameras), it is still effective. The only problems we have with these methods are the limitations they have regarding collecting factual evidence, most of these methods may also require additional help from your friends. Don’t let the simplicity of these traps fool you, they work well, and are unexpected.
Make sure you do not skip ahead to confronting your spouse about an affair without proper proof to back up your accusations. The last thing we would want to do is make a cheater aware we know about their affairs. If you want to read the original article that focuses on not just the free ways, go to the how to catch a cheating spouse article.
Free Ways To Catch A Cheating Spouse
1. See Through Tape Trap
I mentioned this back in the main how to catch a cheating spouse article. Simple see through tape can be used on doors, toilet seats, fridges or anything that will rip the tape off when used. This can be used in determining if your spouse comes home and has company with them. Examples would be using the tape on the toilet seat. If no one should be home at that time, then the tape will remain in tact. Another way to use this simple trick to catch a cheat is by taping the bed cover to the bed, taping the pillow to the covers, or taping the edges of the bed cover to the headboard. Great simple way to find out if someone has used the bed while you were gone. These aren’t obvious areas to tape and won’t likely even be noticed by your spouse, you won’t have to fear tipping them off that you are on to them.
2. Bait Your Spouse On The Internet
Cheating spouses are common all over the internet. This is why one of the most recommended ways of catching them is installing either hardware or software keyloggers. If you don’t have the spare cash for that a free effective way will be creating bogus profiles; profiles of people that you would expect your spouse to be attracted to. You of all people should know what type of person your spouse would find attractive, so create the bait and then “accidentally” find their profile. Send them personal messages on facebook, myspace, or the social site of their choice; throw them some compliments in the P.M. and ask if you could be friends. More often than not a cheater will respond positively. From that point be creative, start flirting with them. If you get the feeling that they are in to you and would go further, test it. Maybe turn the conversation sexual and see how they react. Get their phone numbers. This method has worked for many people whom I’ve helped, and we were lucky(or unlucky) to find out that most of their spouses have secret prepaid cell phones that they use exclusively for “hooking up”. Possibly the best method in this list.
3. Make Your Friend Hit On Your Spouse
This is difficult on many levels; you need to have a friend that is willing to help you, and you have to be willing to let the fake seduction go on until you are certain they are willing to cheat on you (which is emotionally draining to experience). If you have a willing friend that your spouse does not know of, instead of having them seduce your spouse in real life, make them do the second method on this list. Make them have regular phone conversations until you are satisfied that you have enough proof of infidelity. Make sure you have that friend with you when you confront them so they have no escape. If you plan on giving your friend a digital voice recorder to capture their conversations, please do some research on your local state laws; think Mel Gibson Vs Oksana Grigorieva. In the state of California, if you do not let the person you are talking to know that the conversation is being recorded it will not be admissible in a court of law.
4. Spouse’s Internet Browsing History
For the non-tech savvy cheaters, it will be easy to track their online activities. Here’s how to check the internet browsing history for three of the most used web browsers :
Click on Tools > Options > Privacy > Select “Remember History”. This should enable the logging of websites so you can check what sites your spouse has visited. To view the actual history press Ctr + Shift + H, or click on History > Show All History
For Internet Explorer
Click on Tools > Internet Options > General > Uncheck “Delete Browsing History On Exit”. This will allow you to record website history. To view the actual history, press the same buttons as firefox or click on, View > Explorer Bars > History
For Google Chrome
Chrome automatically collects browsing history. To view the history page, just press Ctrl + H, or click on the wrench icon and scroll down to “History”; a search box should appear along with the dates and sites visited.
You’re out of luck though if your spouse is tech savvy and knows how to clear their tracks; the only solution against a spouse that deletes their internet browsing history is getting a hardware keylogger, or software keylogger.
Care to add your own FREE way to catch a cheating spouse? Leave it in the comments section. This post should only contain free methods, see the original article for all the other ways to catch a cheating spouse. I’ll update this as much as I can.