Free Webinar: Social Media & Economic Crime Online

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SMI is pleased to be partnering with Cynthia Hetherington, Certified Fraud Examiner and President of the Hetherington Group, on a free educational webinar for our clients. The goal of this 60-minute presentation, entitled “The Cross Between Social Media & Economic Crime Online,” is to help attendees identify & combat this growing area of fraud. As an investigator, you need to be … Read More

Investigator’s Guide to Foursquare Swarm

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The Investigator’s Guide to Social Media introduces popular social media platforms and how information shared on these platforms can benefit investigators. In this installment, we’ll be discussing why one should be investigating Foursquare Swarm. What is Foursquare Swarm? In 2014, Foursquare launched a spin-off consumer app to assume many of the platform’s social network features. Called Foursquare Swarm, the app shares location information from its users’ mobile devices … Read More

Investigator’s Guide to Twitter

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The Investigator’s Guide to Social Media introduces popular social media platforms and how information shared on these platforms can benefit investigators. In this installment, we’ll be discussing why one should be investigating Twitter. What is Twitter? Founded in 2006, Twitter is a social networking service which allows users to communicate via 140-character messages called “tweets.” Users can express their opinions on any variety of topics, update … Read More

Investigator’s Guide to Untappd

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The Investigator’s Guide to Social Media introduces popular social media platforms and how information shared on these platforms can benefit investigators. In this installment, we’ll be discussing why one should be investigating Untappd and other social drinking apps. What is Untappd? Since their introduction in 2007, social drinking apps have become an increasingly popular way for their users to enjoy a beer. Untappd, the most popular … Read More

Case Study: 0347

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When a regional law firm in the Pacific Northwest was approved to go to trial in a personal injury lawsuit, they knew that social media evidence would play a key role in the case’s outcome. The lawsuit revolved around a traffic accident involving the plaintiff and a commercial vehicle which was insured by the company the law firm was representing. The law firm noticed inconsistencies in the plaintiff’s story and asked SMI to locate any evidence on their social media … Read More

Free Webinar: Identifying the Five Types of Lies

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SMI is excited to partner again with Michael Reddington, Certified Forensic Interviewer and the Vice President of Executive Education for Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, on a free educational webinar series for our clients. The goal of this three-part series, entitled “Disciplined Listening for Investigators,” is to help attendees improve their interviewing techniques, identify their opposition’s strategies, and influence the outcome of the … Read More

Investigator’s Guide to Reddit

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The Investigator’s Guide to Social Media introduces popular social media platforms and how information shared on these platforms can benefit investigators. In this installment, we’ll be discussing why one should be investigating Reddit. What is Reddit? Reddit is currently one of the world’s largest online forums. The site’s message boards are divided into individual forums called “subreddits” where users discuss a particular theme or … Read More

Case Study: 0015

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When a national fast-food chain faced a class action lawsuit, their legal counsel turned to social media information to verify the eligibility of the lawsuit’s participants. The lawsuit was being brought by current and former employees of the restaurant chain who claimed that the employer had falsely classified employees … Read More