Social Media Searches, Background Checks and Desktop Research are all different names for the same online pursuit of information. Almost unequivocally, there will be information out there, but usually too much of it and non-quantified. It takes a skilled investigator like those on our staff to ensure that every available cross-reference has been done to qualify that the information located is relevant to the subject in question.
We search for indications of Pressure, Opportunity and Rationalization. This is where we are looking for signs that the claimant embellished the extent of the injury, is under reporting the medical progress they have made or fraudulent endeavors.
We do not just look for information of what the subject posted, but also what their friends and family might have revealed about the claimant’s past or future activities. We search not just for the obvious pictures of water skiing and golf, but also for indicators and factors that can impact a claim.
The context for the research focuses on information that will create a profile of what the claimant might have done just prior to, during or subsequent to the claim.