Online Cheating 101: How to Catch One.

Written by Mikki Krause
Online Cheating 101:  How to Catch One.

While Snapchat and other sites and apps enable sending sexy pics, knowing they'll be gone in a flash, they are also widely used as a “guilt-free” way of cheating online, sometimes called micro cheating.

Snapchat has nearly 100 million monthly active users. According to a 2014 study conducted by the University of Washington, 14% of the Snapchat users polled reported sending very personal/private images from the app.

Sharing Personal and Private Images

Snapchat has several features that are attractive to cheaters. It’s fast, and each message expires — automatically deleting evidence of cheating.

In a constantly connected world, sharing personal and private images is one of the most popular ways to cheat. Snapchat makes it easy and allows cheaters to reach out to people they have never met in real life.

While Snapchat is a favored app used to cheat, it’s not the only one. Social media, in general, is said to have “fueled the fire of infidelity” — at least according to Joyce Marter, Chicago-based a psychotherapist.

"Former flames are just a click away. Appropriate relationship boundaries can become blurry. For example, when does casual messaging cross the line into an emotional affair?" she recently told the Chicago Tribune.

One Clue: Snapchat Emojis

There are many ways to catch an online cheater. However, emojis on Snapchat will help you establish a pattern and lead you to the answers you seek. There are ten different emojis, and each one represents the various levels of “friendship.”

A small yellow or red heart means the users are best friends. If there are two small pink hearts, the users are BFFS. However, if you find that there is a fire next to the username, this means that the users have a major snap streak – a potential red flag.


Online cheating is also known as micro-cheating. Micro-cheating can be someone repeatedly liking or commenting on pictures posted on social media, messaging another person, or obsessively checking their social media. Micro-cheating can certainly lead to more.

You can discover if your partner is micro-cheating by examining their social media platforms. Some questions to ask yourself are:

  • Are they friends with this person on multiple accounts?
  • Are they liking and commenting on their pictures?
  • Are they spending more time on their phone than before?
  • Do they get defensive when you ask to see their phone?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, it might be possible that your partner is having a micro-affair.

Catch An Online Cheater With GladiKnow

The good news is, new cutting edge Person Search technology like can help. Here’s how:

Most full blown and micro-cheaters will have a secondary profile: Email, Social Profile and even phone. These secondary profiles is where they conduct their illicit behavior, while keeping their primary profiles untainted by hidden activities. will reveal these behind closed doors profiles, emails and phone numbers.

Simply enter the person’s name and location, or address, and will scan over 600 million public records, revealing hidden email and social accounts, and private phone numbers. In addition, each comprehensive report provides current and former address, property information and history, phones plus, email, family members, associates, neighbors, people linked by address, social media profiles, education history, employment history, criminal history, sex offender history, liens, judgments, lawsuits, civil records, bankruptcies, licenses, permits, vehicles, and MUCH more.

If you suspect that your partner is cheating, it’s a good idea to see if there’s evidence that they used social media channels and private accounts to sneak around. Ready to get started? Enter a suspected cheater’s name and location into the search box here.

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