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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