Creeping Social Media

Insurance companies routinely monitor social media pages. Anything you post about your accident, your activities and your lifestyle can become fair game in a courtroom. If, for example, you post something about your family trip from Buffalo to Florida, you can bet that the insurance company will use this trip as “evidence” that you are not that badly injured, regardless of your actual condition.

If the insurance company thinks you’re faking an injury or committing insurance fraud of any kind, they’ll be creeping on your Facebook page or in your Myspace account. Monitoring social media is now standard practice in the insurance industry.

To keep the insurance company from invading your privacy:

  • set proper privacy settings,
  • don’t accept friend requests from strangers,
  • if you post photos or videos, be aware that a jury will likely see them.