Recently an article was written entitled “Where to Look for a GPS Bug on Your Car If You Think You’re Being Tracked,” which highlights how one might go about finding a device that has been placed on your car without your knowledge.
Finding a GPS bug by oneself is like tackling a do-it-yourself project at home without the right equipment or knowledge to operate the equipment properly. Some of the equipment advertised on the Internet may cost several thousands of dollars, and may not be that effective at finding a GPS tracker. The correct equipment is only as good as the operator. Conversely, you would not want to buy a cheap ‘spy toy gadget finder’ for $100.00 or less. You would be wasting your money. Technology changes so rapidly today, with new equipment available just when you think you have it all figured out. Take the iPad, for example. Just when you had all your applications downloaded on your iPad 2, got comfortable working with it, Apple comes out with the iPad 3. It’s no different in the counter-intelligence community, only changes take place even more rapidly.
Even if you happen to find a GPS tracker in the obvious places on your car yourself (near the rear axle, in the spare tire cavity, on the underside of the vehicle, or within the front or rear bumper, for example), we do not recommend that you dismantle this yourself. If you suspect that a GPS tracker has been placed by law enforcement, there must be a reason. Think about this. If the GPS tracker was placed on your car by law enforcement, and you or an unqualified person dismantles it, you may be interfering with an ongoing investigation. Seek legal counsel.
If you feel as though you have done nothing wrong, and you suspect that your car has been tampered with, you do need to get someone independent to find it or to help you find it. This will ensure that there is a witness, and no one can say that you bugged your own car. In addition, you need legal advice about the entire situation, because what you really need is an end to the stalking, rather than a crash course on modern surveillance techniques. Do the job right and call a Counterespionage Expert – someone who knows the chain of evidence procedures, and could be an expert witness to testify on your behalf in court, if needed. Your legal counsel will take it from there and determine if properly dated documentation/authorization is in place if surveillance equipment was placed on your vehicle. A supporting deposition by a Counterespionage Expert attesting to the discovery of a GPS tracker will provide credibility for your case. While Federal and State Laws should be considered Civil Law may be an important factor as well. Civil Law is most important for legal counsel to help defend your rights.
A final note of caution: trying to find a GPS tracker, and coming up empty handed, may create a false sense of security, allowing you to let your guard down, thus making it easier for those tracking you to keep doing what they are doing. Call an expert in the field to help you. What is peace of mind worth, after all?
About the Author:
Michael Guadagno is a highly regarded and extremely well-versed law enforcement and investigative professional with an unusual trade specialty. Mr. Guadagno is the founder and principle of Michael Guadagno & Associates, Counterespionage Investigations. Michael Guadagno & Associates’ primary function is technical counter-espionage detection, which includes his outstanding investigative ability. [Learn More about Spy Sweep Services]