An employee of a company claimed that he received a back injury while working. He claimed the injury left him unable to work for a period of time and filed a Workman's Comp claim. As part of the investigation, an online/social media background evaluation was conducted of the individual's social footprint.
The search revealed images the employee took and posted publicly to his Facebook page showing a weekend of surfing. He shared where he was on vacation, as well as the dates and times, which fell during the period he was allegedly unable to work due to the back injury. This image data was collected and used the dispute his claim.
A gentleman was paying alimony to his ex-wife for some time. He had recently learned that it was possible his ex -wife was potentially engaged to and/or living with another man but she was careful to not post anything on her social sites to give that impression. A deep web search identified an obituary for the ex-wife’s grandmother. Seemingly innocent, right? Not so much when the ex-wife was listed as a survivor and a gentleman was identified as her fiancé in the obituary. No more alimony for her.
An investigator was looking for the place of burial for an individual who had passed away a few years prior. Social media & deep web research was conducted to determine if this information was available online. Initial research did not yield any specific results; however, the deep web scan resulted in identification of a newsletter for an organization geared toward yacht enthusiasts.This individual was a member of the yacht enthusiasts organization prior to his death.
Research conducted based on this lead revealed more information around the individual's death and memorial service. The memorial service information provided insight on where the individual was buried-at-sea with the exact coordinates to those wishing to attend the memorial. This subsequent information was collected and provided to the investigator to aid in his case.