Reverse Image Tracking

Have you ever heard of a search engine for images? No, this isn’t like Google Images where you type in words and find pictures, it’s a search engine that lets you search for images, using images you upload or link to. There’s quite a few image based search engines around, but for this article, we’ll choose the one which I think is the best (it’s free and effective). Reverse image searching is also known as  Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR), and is one of the methods we listed in the how to catch a cheating spouse main article, and is also useful for child protection when you want to do a background check on some of your kids friends.

How Does Reverse Image Tracking Work?

Simply put, image based search engines work just like a regular search engine, but you search for images using other images instead of words. Whenever you upload or direct link a picture to the CBIR, they search their database for pictures that either look exactly like your picture, or those that are closely related. This is a rather new type of search engine, and unlike Google (the word based google), it has not enough resources yet to scan the whole web, but they do cover most of the popular sites like Facebook, Myspace, and any other social networking/dating site you could think of. Jump down to the example below for the reverse image tracker.

Catching A Cheating Spouse With Reverse Image Tracking

 

Acquiring The Pictures And What To Look For :

Pictures of your spouse on any social networks – You’ll want to see if your spouse has any other secret social networking profiles, so you’ll want to scan their profiles pics. If you’re lucky, you may get a matching picture from another social network you don’t know about. Most spouses who cheat online start off using social networking sites and chat rooms, so this is a good place to run reverse image tracking.

Pictures of people you suspect are having an affair with your spouse – To see other places they have pictures on. It’s not uncommon for cheaters to have more than one site they posts pics to, and they usually keep facebook pages “clean” because it’s more visible. You might see pictures of them with your spouse if you’re (un)lucky.

Pictures of spouse’s workmates – Some companies have company websites with pictures and bios of their employees, good place to scan for possible relationships that are being kept secret from you; search their pics and check if they have any social sites attached to that picture.

 

Example of How To Track Spouse’s Pictures

reverse image tracking example picAs an example, lets pretend Audrey Hepburn is your spouse. We’ll track a picture of Audrey Hepburn and find out where else this beautiful actress’ picture is located on the web.

Step 1 : Download / Collect all pictures you want to track

Profile pictures work best because can possibly lead you to other sites that they own, and you don’t know about; or forum/blog posts that talk about them.

Step 2 : Upload or Link an already hosted picture

Upload / Link to your image here

When directly linking a picture, you need to right click the image and select “View Image” or something similar, depending on your browser. The URL you need to be linking should be on that points directly to the image, nothing else but the image.

For this example, our link is “http://relationshipyard.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audrey-hepburn-example.jpg”.

reverse image tracking 1

Step 3 : List down links and investigate

Check out where your spouse’s pictures are posted at and who owns those websites. You can further investigate using reverse phone lookups if you find any telephone/cellphone numbers (this is only for those based in the US). The only way this won’t work is if pictures are set to private.

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For better results, make sure “Best Match” is checked so you filter out the edited/similar pictures like this :

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Additional Information :

Speed up the process by installing the following :

Firefox internet browser (free)

TinEye Firefox Plugin (free)

Now all you have to do when you want to search an image using reverse image tracking is to right click and select “Search Image On TinEye”. To remove tineye plugin from firefox, or to configure it, go to Tools -> Add-Ons -> TinEye and either select “uninstall” or “options” to configure.

 

Reverse Phone Lookups To Catch Spouse Cheating

In this article we will talk about reverse phone / mobile phone lookups to help us catch a cheating spouse. As of now, I have only found reverse number lookup services for USA based people, I will add reverse phone lookup Canada and UK services once we’ve tested some that work and are not that expensive (some charge $50+). Follow the link above for other ways to catch your spouse cheating. You can also use this method to find a phone number on map for free.

 

What Is A Reverse Phone Lookup Service?

A reverse phone lookup service (also called reverse number lookup, gray pages, reverse directory, yellow pages reverse lookup or white pages reverse lookup) is a service that lets you track someone’s details without knowing their name, or address. Unlike the regular white pages, yellow pages, or any kind of telephone directory where you need to know a person or business’ name, you only need to enter their number on the reverse phone lookup website and you will be able to retrieve their details; in a regular phone directory you search for names to get numbers, in a reverse phone directory you search for numbers to get names.

The details that are commonly shown to you, for the free reverse phone lookup: google maps exact position of the phone (if it’s landline, not cell phone), address, phone provider and sometimes the first name of the owner of the phone. I haven’t found a free phone number reverse lookup with names (complete names) involved, but I have tried a background check service where you track someone by using their name, and not their number. We’ll discuss that background check service in another article, although some reverse phone lookup services offer this in a bundle. For $50 or so you will get all the publicly accessible data (criminal records, divorce records, etc), a good way to protect your children from known criminals or sex offenders, not exactly that helpful to us in catching a cheater.

 

How Does Reverse Phone Number Lookup Work?

Reverse phone, or reverse cell phone lookup services hire people to collect all publicly accessible data and enter it into their database. They charge the searcher a small fee, usually $19 a month for unlimited number lookups, or a small one time fee($3-7) for a single report on a phone number. Some unlisted numbers (unlisted from local telephone directories) are also included in their databases, those come from services you sign up for that publicly display your details.

 

Reverse Phone Lookup To Catch A Cheating Spouse

The best reverse phone lookup services offer a full background check on the owner of the phone, something that private investigators use. I don’t recommend those that cost $50+ because I don’t think it will be anyway helpful to someone who is trying to prove their spouses are having an affair. Always pick the cheapest service you can get.

Update March 2015 : The reverse phone lookup service I previously recommended has closed down, and I have yet to find something that is as cheap as $3. So for the meantime you can use a free service with less features. This site also lets you search by name + state. (USA only, sorry)

When trying to find out if your spouse is having an affair, you should collect all unknown phone numbers that call your house, or if you can, check the cell phone numbers of your spouse’s phone. Look at all your spouse’s call history and list down all phone numbers they called, who has called them, and those that lasted for longer than a few minutes. Once you’ve created a list, run those numbers in a reverse phone lookup service and check the location of the phones. You will be able to tell if your spouse could possibly be having a physical affair with those people if their locations are close to your own, if they’ve been talking for long periods of time but the locations is not close enough to drive to, they may be having an emotional affair.

An example of a reverse phone lookup service is the form you see to your right. If you already have a list, or a few numbers you are suspicious of, try entering them on the form and you will find the exact source of that number. It’s free to find the phone number on google maps, but for a full report it will cost you $3. To see how it works, see the example screenshots below of me tracking a phone number’s address.

Reverse Number Search Demonstration

For the purpose of demonstrating the reverse number search service (the form attached above, to the right), we are going to use Harvard’s contact details (which is publicly available, I won’t use anyone’s personal phone). Let’s pretend that Harvard’s contact number is actually an unknown number we found on our phone bills, caller ID, or our spouse’s cell phone. We ask our spouse about it but they don’t tell us who it is and why they’ve been talking a lot. We suspect they may be having an affair, or if you are thinking of protecting your kids, maybe you want to make sure the people who contact them have no criminal records. This particular service is a reverse phone lookup AND offers criminal background checks, as well as divorce / marriage records; full details on the service is listed below the demonstration.

To get answers to our questions, we will run a reverse phone no. lookup by using the form above. Here’s what we’ll get after inputting the phone number in the form :

Free reverse phone lookup Google results

Free Reverse Phone Lookup Google Maps Results

In the photo above, you’ll see that the results include google maps, which is very powerful on it’s own as you can mark a location and ask google to give you exact directions on how to get there. Google also lets you view pictures of that area and nearby webcams. So for the free reverse phone lookup, we get their general area, a visual on the map (powered by google), the type of phone, and service provider.

From here we can easily tell whether or not our spouses are cheating with the person (physically), if it’s too far to drive to in an hour or less, it’s most likely not a physical affair. You can run all of the numbers you’ve collected on the form above for FREE. To get additional details though, like their exact name and full address, you will need to pay the $3 trial fee. This is the best value that I’ve found because if you choose to be a member, you also get background reports (will include criminal records, court cases, divorce records, marriage details, and previously owned properties) all for the price of just a regular reverse phone service.

When you’ve found out details of the numbers you’ve checked, and one of them seems suspicious, ask your husband or wife about that number, try to get as much details as you can. Important details are the name and address. You’ll obviously know the area, so you will be able to tell whether or not they are lying to you about the address. The important part is the name. You will want to get your spouse to give you the name of the owner of the phone number you are suspicious about, because on that same site there is a “people search” that allows you to search by name. It will display their general area the same way their phone number displayed a basic free reverse phone lookup result. If they say the name of the person is “Bob Doe” and he lives at “Utah” you’ll know they’re lying if the reverse phone number and people search tells you they are from New York.

people search lookup results

You can search for someone based on their names as well.

To confirm whether or not your spouse is lying, use the $3 trial and search for both the name that your spouse gave you, and the phone number you found. If they aren’t lying, “Bob Doe” should appear as the owner of the number you searched for, if they are lying the number you searched for may belong to someone else. Don’t panic though if you don’t see the same name, maybe they are living with that person and they aren’t actually the registered owner. To confirm that even further, ask one of your friend’s to call that number and look for “Bob Doe”.

 

Tips to catch a cheating spouse with reverse phone lookup

1. Gather a list of suspicious phone / mobile phone numbers.
2. Input them on the form above.
3. Ask your spouse for the name of the owner of the cell phone or landline you checked.
4. Did they give you a name?
A. Match the name they gave with the results of both the reverse phone number, and people search results. If they were telling the truth, the reverse phone lookup’s location results should match the people search’s location results (they both show locations for free). If the results don’t match, you just caught holes in their excuses.
B. If they did not give you the name, pay the $3 trial fee and find out the full details of the owner of that phone number and continue on with your research on that person. See how they are connected to your spouse, or ask your spouse directly who that person is, since you already know they called your spouse’s cell phone/landline.
5. Did the name your spouse gave you not match the name the reverse phone lookup service gave you? Ask a friend to call that phone number and look for the person your spouse mentioned. If no one lives there by that name, you just caught them lying to you again. If you’ve successfully found the person your spouse mentioned, either confront them about their relationship with your spouse, or hold off and do more detective work.

 

Other Features Of This Reverse Phone Lookup Service

This is not true for all reverse phone lookup services, only with the one we selected for this article. We selected this particular company because most of their tools are the same things private investigators use when you hire them. Besides getting their reverse phone number lookup, you will also get :

Background Checks

Court Records – if they have been convicted of any crimes
Marriage and Divorce Records – to check up on their ex husbands or wives
Birth Records
Death Records
Property Records – what they currently own
Asset Information – useful if you’re having a divorce

People Search

Phone numbers
Email addresses – amazingly helpful if you suspect your spouse has hidden emails that they use to contact other people with.
Address history – past and present addresses
Relatives and associates – to find out if the person your spouse is cheating with is an co-worker

Criminal Records

Arrest and conviction records – more for the safety of your children than catching a cheating spouse
Felonies and misdemeanor
Sex offenders – very important if you are checking up on the neighborhood you and your kids are part of
Mug shots
Criminal driving infractions – again, very important when checking up on the people your children associate with
Court and probation records

Internet Sites

Target’s social sites (facebook, myspace etc)
Target’s Photos and Videos on social sites
Blogs or websites that they own

 

Additional Information :

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_telephone_directory
2. http://whocallsme.com/ – a free user created database. Got a prank caller or telemarketer that won’t stop calling your home or cell phone? Add it to the database, or check if it already exists.

Free Ways to Catch Your Spouse Cheating

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 :

For Firefox

spouse's internet browsing history

This is what it should look like in your internet explorer browser

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.