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June 19, 2024

Learn About How Social Media Helps Investigations

When it comes to investigations, it’s important that you use all the resources available to you. From physical resources to digital resources, it’s important that you gather all the intel possible. When it comes to finding digital resources, social media is a great tool to help you investigate claims. Here’s what you need to know about how social media can be used in investigations.

What type of information is gathered?

When investigators look for information via social media, they have access to information like internet searches, connections on-site, and social media posts.

Where does the information lead?

While social media can help give investigators information, often time more information is needed. Using the information found on social media, investigators can then look into other avenues for information. Based on social media posts, investigators can then look for other connections or opportunities to find further information about the case.

How is information used?

In some cases, information found via social media can stand alone. Sometimes posts or connections found on social media sites can be used as evidence. Whether you’re a cop investigating a social media account to solve a crime or a lawyer looking for evidence to support a case or an insurance agent looking to verify if a claim is legitimate, the information gathered from social media can be telling. It can be used in a plethora of avenues to help support their claims.

Find out what you need to know about how to use social media for your claim investigations. It’s a great, cost-effective, resource to help your business thrive. Contact the professionals at Skopenow to help you get the digital information that you need.