Authorities are now taking advantage of the Social Media boom to investigate insurance and other types of fraud cases. Billions of users worldwide use social media to share tiny bits of their lives and authorities have now come up with a way to use this to their advantage through data mining software that combs through social media websites. Since its implementation, a lot of cases were resolved using evidence against their claims that have been found on social media, such as car, jewellery and disability insurance frauds. Most clients prove guilty at first conviction, simply because social media evidence are too hard to fight in court, which proves this tool effective against fraudulent claims.
Source: CBS News