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Our licensed private investigators have a wide variety of skills and diverse backgrounds. With 30+ years of experience, we have an excellent track record of providing high quality investigation services. From start to finish, our knowledgeable, discreet, and detail oriented staff goes above and beyond to manage your expectations, remain 100% confidential and update you daily as events unfold on your case. 

We rely on the best investigative technology and techniques, and comply with the industry’s leading standards for surveillance, locating, record search, and process services. 

Cyber Forensics & Cyber Security Investigations 

Cyber Forensics and Cyber Security Investigations: When it comes to technology, handling data and analyzing it takes a certain finesse and expertise. It also takes someone with the proper credentials. Data is information, and because of this, it takes more than collecting it, but also studying this data to see what is useful in an investigation. At Nationwide Legal Investigations, Director of Investigations, Marc J. Tropeano PI carries certification as a Social Media Analyst, Social Media Expert, & a Certified Intelligence Gathering Expert.

Cyber Forensics

He is also a Certified International Investigator. As a digital forensics expert, he has the proper training, credentials, and background to execute any data mining or cyber investigation appropriately needed. As a licensed private investigator, Marc holds a diverse technological experience along with the legal expertise to navigate the cyber world to manage every facet of forensic data recovery.

This can include but isn’t limited to:

• Identification
• Acquisition
• Preservation
• Analysis
• Documentation
• Hidden files
• Deleted data
• Overwritten file remnants
• Temporary internet files
• Existing and deleted emails

These services are for all electronically stored data. Nationwide Legal Investigations is efficient and accurate in its cyber forensics and cybersecurity investigations. Nothing will be altered or compromised during the investigation.

Cyber Security

On top of forensic investigations, cybersecurity is one of the vital services offered when it comes to your or business’s safety and financial security. The right private investigator can reduce the amount of damage that has been done to your network and even investigate who was to blame for any breach on your network. Whether it is your network or a business, Nationwide Legal Investigations understands that your information is highly sensitive and will work on a fast and thorough investigation to give you the resolution you need to move forward.

Early detection with a swift and efficient private investigator is essential to neutralize threats. That is why we must use only the cutting-edge tools investigative and analysis tools available. These are critical to fending off an attack on your network and adequately responding to threats of this nature. Our cyber forensic and cybersecurity solutions will give you infrastructure-wide visibility, attack context, expertise, intelligence gathering, and numerous other insights for your network of information.

Are you worried about getting hacked?

As cyber forensics and cybersecurity private investigation agencies, we receive inquiries from many individuals, corporations, and professionals who have had their computers, cyber defenses, and networks hacked. At Nationwide Legal Investigations, we understand these attack methods and assess the problem. A proper private investigator is not only needed to prevent or reduce business and life disruption but also to understand the data loss or access level that was achieved by the hacker.

Cyber incidents that were once a rarity are now more common these days than ever. Your life or business can be significantly affected by someone who is looking to attack you or your business through your network and secure data. This can lead to a disruption in life and business, public-relations nightmares, exposures, and even a loss of finances. At Nationwide Legal Investigations, we have the expertise and knowledge to investigate and respond to any cybersecurity needs. 

We live in the age of the computer. A computer is essential to the workplace. A computer is how we interact socially. A computer is where we turn for entertainment.

And a computer is a sitting duck for criminals.

If you suspect that your computer has fallen victim to a security breach, the best place to turn is a private investigator with a background in computer forensics. At Nationwide Legal Investigations, we employ state-of-the-art techniques and software to locate and eliminate any cyber threat to you, your business, or your family. We also conduct vulnerability assessments to pinpoint areas in which your computer may fall prey to future cyber-attacks.

Cybercriminals are everywhere, and could well already be using malware, viruses, spyware and even hacking to acquire and misuse the information on your computer. All computers have security measures, firewalls, and anti-virus software — and even a run-of-the-mill cybercriminal can get past all of them. 

Computers are usually compromised without their owners’ knowing it – until it is too late.

Engaging a licensed private investigator to do your computer forensic work means you’re not just hiring someone who sits in a basement all day analyzing the contents of people’s computers. The actual work with the computer is only a part of the job.

At Nationwide Legal Investigations we are equipped to follow up on any threats we find, and conduct a real-world investigation into the people who are taking advantage of you in the digital one. Cybercrime can originate anywhere – the people who hacked your computer may be in Albania – but our international network of affiliates can help trace people in any corner of the world.

Locating a cybercriminal online can be an effective measure to halt his activity against you. Locating him in the real world is sometimes necessary…and the only foolproof way to stop their intrusions into your privacy and your business.

Services We Provide:

  • Desktop/Laptop/tablet Forensic Collection & Analysis
  • Cell Phone Forensic Collection & Analysis
  • Password Recovery
  • Password Bypass
  • E-Mail Collection & Sanitation (Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Office365, Outlook, and more)
  • Recover Deleted Files
  • Recover photos and videos
  • Internet Activity /Internet History
  • Cloud data (iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, and more)
  • Call logs, Voicemail, Contacts, Notes
  • Installed Applications (For Spying/Hacking investigations)
  • Zoom and Video Conferencing investigations

 Desktop/Laptop/tablet Forensic Collection & Analysis

  • Apple desktops and laptops
  • Windows desktop and laptops
  • iPads
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Android-based tablets

Cell Phone Forensic Collection & Analysis

  • iPhones – All Models
  • Android-based phones (Samsung Galaxy, LG, etc.)
  • Recover text messages, group chats, call history, emails, pictures, videos, contacts, and app data (WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, and more) from handheld mobile devices
  • Sanitation of confidential Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

Password Recovery

When a family member passes away unexpectedly, the family needs immediate access to emails, bank account records, and other financial information. We assist probate attorneys, trust attorneys, estate planners, executors, beneficiaries, and successor trustees in gaining access to financial documents, accounts, and backups.   

-Acquire usernames and passwords for the deceased’s investments, pension funds, bank accounts, savings accounts, online brokerage accounts, day trading accounts, bitcoin wallets, 401(k), quicken backups, file vaults, and more. 

-Recover documents, pictures, email, internet activity, and deleted files. 

-Decrypt files and hard drives encrypted by BitLocker, FileVault, TrueCrypt, and more

Even without a password, we can retrieve the data and identify the deceased’s accounts.  Our experts use forensic tools to identify accounts and retrieve user names and passwords.  Even if the drive is encrypted or has BitLocker or FileVault turned on, the data you need can be retrieved. 

We can retrieve passwords for:

  • Microsoft Word documents
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PDF files
  • Bitcoin wallets
  • Password Managers
  • TrueCrypt encrypted files and drives
  • VeraCrypt encrypted files and drives
  • Archives – 7zip, .zip, .rar
  • Android devices
  • Dropbox accounts 
  • iCloud keychain
  • iOS backup
  • iOS iCloud photostream
  • iTunes backup 
  • Microsoft OneDrive data
  • APFS
  • Apple .DMG
  • Microsoft BitLocker
  • DriveCrypt
  • FileVault2
  • McAfee Drive Encryption
  • Symantec Endpoint Encryption 

E-Mail Collection & Sanitation

  • Collect and Preserve email from the most popular services
  • Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Office365, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange, Hotmail, and more
  • Sanitation of confidential Electronically Stored Information (ESI) from email accounts

Recover Deleted Files

  • Recover documents, pictures, videos, internet browsing history, email, and other information deleted by the user
  • Recover data from reformatted/damaged hard drives

Internet Activity /Internet History

  • Track internet browsing activity
  • Identify websites that have been visited
  • Review Download history

Cloud data

  • Collect data from iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, and the most popular cloud services
  • Retrieve email, messages, photos, documents, and uploaded/downloaded files

GPS History

The GPS history of the device, along with maps and routes, is a tool we love to utilize.  Where was the user on the date and time in question?  What were they doing?  Who were they with?  What devices were connected via Bluetooth?  We can answer all these questions.

The GPS features and cellphone tower contacts allow Nationwide Legal Investigations to track the movement history of the device.  When reviewed in connection with the other data we preserve, a complete picture of the device, and its user, can be created.  Data does not lie.

Calendars, Scheduled Tasks, and Personal Dictionaries

Are we looking for use of company-branded terminology in communications?  We can provide every incident. Does the user use certain unconventional words or phrases? We can tie the device to them with these features.

Nationwide Legal Investigations will unlock the truths hidden in the cellular data to provide a factual picture of the device and user. No longer question what is happening, get the facts!

No video or picture accessed or taken on a cell phone is lost.

Even when a file is deleted, its digital imprint remains.  We have the technology and the training to bring these “lost” images back to life.

We have the programs necessary to evaluate all incoming and outgoing calls relative to the device. We will also track and analyze the event logs the phone has created.

Social medial activity performed from cellular devices can be tracked and provided.

In general, cell phone investigations are a type of telephone surveillance, cell phone surveillance that may be part of a more extensive ongoing investigation or as a stand-alone one. These types of investigations are vital for private investigators, private detectives, and law enforcement. A person’s cell phone record and other cell phone forensics can be used in court, along with their call data, messages, app data, and other information.

  • Asset Investigations
  • Skip Tracing Investigations
  • Missing Person Investigations
  • Process serving
  • Infidelity Investigations
  • Cyber Investigations
  • National Background Reports
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Runaway Investigations
  • Child Custody Investigations

The short answer is no. While many services make a promise of getting you information like cell phone records, bill records, and other information for a fee, they are also highly suspect. These services use data brokers, phone-call lists, and call data along with illegal or questionable searches to get information. Information gathered from these sources has been proven to be incorrect and, in many cases, illegal. If you do want your data to be legal and accurate and stand up in court, it’s best to hire a private investigator, private detective, or private eye.

The use of other questionable services may lead you into legal trouble. A private investigator or private detective is the only ethical way to go. What happens when a private investigator does a cell phone investigation? A licensed private investigator runs legal searches of cell phone records through databases, networking, personal contacts, and even various surveillance techniques. A private investigator is trained to work within the law on how to investigate any outgoing or incoming call records to keep the investigation ethical. This evidence and information collected are acceptable in court.

Cell phone investigations can be your best friend or worst enemy if you are accused of a crime. Many people know that cell phone tracking is available on almost every cellular device, this isn’t just your GPS, but also your apps and even cell tower triangulation. This can prove where you were or where the other person was. Hopefully, this can give a specific day and also a timeframe. 

  • Social Media Data 
  • GPS
  • Screenshots of live usage
  • Files
  • Duration of use
  • Any erased files or text
  • Email activities
  • Conversations through chat
  • Connections to the internet
  • Frequency of website visits
  • Browsing and website history

Businesses and organizations will also use a private investigator for any cell phone investigations in case of trade secret theft or the stealing of intellectual property. For many private and commercial entities, a private investigator will know what to do and how to approach a cell phone investigation legally and ethically.

Whether you’re concerned about a spouse, child, or an employee that may be stealing company secrets, a private investigator, private detective, or private eye will know how to obtain the information needed. This information can play a pivotal role in any legal proceeding, whether personal or professional. The evidence you need can be found on a mobile device if it is there.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! 


Serving Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Sacramento County, and others upon request 

Our Process

1. Initial Free Case Evaluation

Our agents are on standby 24/7 to provide you with a detailed, comprehensive strategy for all your investigative needs.

2. Investigative Briefing

Once retained, our investigators will be thoroughly briefed on all the details related to your case.

3. Case Management

Our highly skilled agents will handle your matter from start to finish with the utmost professionalism while remaining 100% discreet.

4. Professional Recommendations

At the conclusion of your case and after thorough review, our team will steer you in the right direction whether it be legal or non-legal.


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