(DES PLAINES, Ill.) – Insurance companies have become just the latest agency to monitor what you write and post on Facebook.
According to the Los Angeles Times, insurance companies are using Facebook and other social networking sites to guard against insurance fraud.
Investigators can use the sites to “look out for things that don't add up," said Frank Scapili, spokesman for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, “like someone who claimed they hurt their back too badly to work and then bragged on Facebook about running a marathon."
Some insurance companies also use the sites to monitor “high-risk” behavior such as skydiving. They also look out for keys to a person's character, such as photos of a person drinking.
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