Insurance Investigators Mine Social Media to Ferret out Fraud

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Insurers are increasingly using social media to track down workers who are perpetrating workers’ comp and other liability fraud by faking injuries or staying on the dole after they have healed. Investigators are increasingly making use of Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other online social media sites to nab claimants who are fraudulently trying to collect payments. But while social media can be a goldmine of information on claimants, investigators have to act ethically and should do so quickly, experts say. If an injured worker posts pics of themselves being active on Facebook, it gives investigators quick, actionable evidence for their…
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Avoiding the Risks Inherent in Your Firm’s Social Media Presence

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More and more companies are developing a social media presence to increase their exposure and reach new clients. Typically, an organization will put a person in charge of the company’s social media accounts and making posts to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other sites. If managed properly, your organization can reap significant benefits from a creative online presence, but if you mismanage it, the risks can be significant. The dangers that you face include libel risk, reputational damage from posting controversial or misleading material, cyber security risks and copyright infringement risk. To avoid any of these issues, you should have in…
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