Police Stop Fraud by Extracting Information from Phones
By Joshlin Sheridan, Marketing —
The world of technology is transforming how crimes are committed . . . and solved. Mobile devices allow for an increase in cybercrimes and rapid communication between criminals. However, these same devices can also provide vital evidence that investigators need to crack cases.
Technology to “Crack Into” Phones
UFED Touch2 by Cellebrite offers a solution to speed up the process of gathering evidence. Once police officers obtain a search warrant, they can use the program to choose what information they would like to extract: phone logs, text messages, photographs, etc. The process is faster than going through this information by hand, as the technology can crack most phones in less than four days. This selection process allows detectives to solve cases faster because they have quicker access to all relevant information. So far, EFED Touch 2 has been used to solve cases of fraud, homicide, and sex crimes.
Trial Run in Rupert, Idaho
A police department in Rupert, Idaho recently implemented this technology and received overwhelming positive reviews from staff members. In fact, they were able to help a company save $60,000 in an insurance fraud case. However, this technology is costly and can only be made available to smaller agencies like Rupert through donations from the community.
Collaboration with Converus ®
Technological advances, such as EFED Touch 2, are changing the way we fight crime in the modern world. Police forces can increase their accuracy and save time by implementing several of these ground-breaking technologies. Converus offers services that can work hand in hand with technologies already offered to crack down on cases. EyeDetect® is a nonintrusive lie detection technology that could accurately detect deception in suspects by analyzing changes in their eyes. This test can be taken in 30 minutes and the police department can receive a report just 5 minutes later, making it one of the fastest solutions to gather evidence and narrow down suspects. Together, these products could significantly streamline the process of solving crimes.