Missing Complaints: If a person has been reported missing, investigators can use the data from their social media accounts to gather their last known whereabouts or their day-to-day patterns. Sometimes, an investigators can also obtain real-time data for the person concerned. False compensation claims by employee: A company can seek assistance of an investigation company to track an employee’s whereabouts, especially in a situation where they have submitted an injury claim. Investigators can track the person’s whereabouts and activities during the period of injury and conclude if the claim submitted is actual or irrelevant. Infidelity cases: One of the most common scenarios where social media investigations have been proven to provide substantial proof are infidelity cases. Tracking of metadata can further establish if two people were at the same location as the same time. Character checks: Almost every established firm these days believes in performing background checks and given that a majority of the world’s population is so active on social media, it is easy to track past behavior, activities, known associates, and lifestyle of a person.
The ability to track an individual’s location metadata in cases of debt-skipping, missing person, lost child, and even runaway family members. Investigating professionals can dig up as much information as is possible without being spotted or tracked. Instead of relying on assumptions and uncertain physical proof, investigators can use facts (photos, videos, location) obtained from social media platformed to make their case. In serious injury or burn-victim cases, social media can help produce past photos which can reveal visible marks that can be used to identify the victim.