Social media is everywhere and from an investigations perspective is both a gold mine, and a force to be reckoned with. The volume of data that is harvested by these sites boggles the mind. Sites like Facebook maintain enough linked information to make even government agencies envious. Sexual predators and con artists use the sites to prey on unsuspecting victims. Employees spend countless hours on the sites while on the employer’s clock, and a study of court pleadings by a UK legal services firm found that 33% of divorces were Facebook related in 2011. That's a significant rise from 20% in 2009. Additionally the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers stated that 80% of U.S. divorce lawyers say they've seen a rise in the number of divorces ralated to social networking sites.
Computers and social media have changed the playing field for most everyone including investigators. Today social media may be at the center of many types of cases including:
Whatever the case it’s imperative that today’s investigator has a strong grasp of how to glean intelligence from the sites and harvest it for use in the client’s case. Fortunately for our clients our team has a very strong technical background and has been handling computer related cases since before these sites even existed.
Your case may hinge on this type of information. Don’t risk it to just anyone. If you think you may have a Facebook or social media type and would like to speak with an investigator, contact us now at 972-617-9210. There is no charge for the consultation and all matters are kept confidential.