Exports: When to Save Social Media Profiles

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Export Use Cases Want to know when to preserve content from the internet? Check out the Export™ Use Cases below to learn how saving offline versions of web pages can be critical to your investigations. 1. Preserve Evidence Capturing public social media evidence before it’s taken down or made private is the fastest and easiest way to ensure that you can use … Read More

Exports: Preserve Social Media Evidence

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Export Social Media Evidence Social Media Information (SMI) is proud to officially release its improved Export product! With Exports, SMI preserves social media profiles and other websites as searchable, offline PDFs that can be stored with the rest of your case files. Enormous amounts of social media content can be added in minutes, but it can be taken down just … Read More

SMI Uses Recursive Search Technology

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At SMI, we understand that actionable data is essential to your business and legal needs. In today’s world, valuable information can be found in social media profiles, the open web, and the deep web. However, the time you currently spend discovering this information could be better allocated to your area of expertise. Many businesses and Law Firms do not realize … Read More

Diligentia Group Review Deep Report

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Review Recently the SMI Deep Report Product received an excellent independent review from private investigator Brian Willingham of The Diligentia Group. You can read this review by visiting Diligentia Group’s blog (while you’re there check out his other great articles on private investigations). At SMI we love to talk about our solutions, but we know that sometimes you may want to hear … Read More

Workers Compensation Fraud & Social Media

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Workers Compensation claims are serious and should be treated as such. Fraudulent workers compensation claims are costly to both companies and the individuals that have legitimate claims. That is why it is so important to verify legitimacy in all cases. SMI can help with this process by providing SOSINT reports. A SOSINT report contains information from Social Media, Search Engines, … Read More

Reflections of a New SOSINT Analyst

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I started working for SMI as a part-time Social Open Source Intelligence (SOSINT) Analyst last year when the company had overflow work or needed help with larger projects. I was aware of the different products they offered, but I didn’t take to mind what the different clients were, or why they wanted certain products. Since then I started working full … Read More

What is SOSINT?

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What is SOSINT? You have most likely conducted your very own SOSINT investigation. Have you ever Googled someone, or looked up a fellow colleague on Facebook or Linkedin? Then you have ventured, albeit shallowly, into the world of SOSINT data. SOSINT is an element of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): the Social element. As you can imagine, there is an incredible … Read More

Simplifying SOSINT Research

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You need information on a person, whether it be a new hire, a background check, a verification of character, or an assessment of their online presence, you need to make a decision about this person to advance your situation. But first you need to do your research. Research is a menial task, but it must be done thoroughly otherwise it’s … Read More

26th Annual ACFE Fraud Conference

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Social Media Information (SMI) helped sponsor the 26th Annual ACFE Fraud Conference last week in Baltimore, Maryland. This global conference was huge success with over 3,000 anti-fraud professionals from around the world. According to the ACFE website, companies worldwide lose an estimated 5% of revenue to occupational fraud each year. Not surprisingly, many of the attendees we spoke with said they are … Read More

How to Stop Silent Write-Downs

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What are silent write-downs? The amount of publicly available information through internet research is growing exponentially. Parties and witnesses in a dispute may post information relevant to your case on social media and the open internet, and this information can expose a person’s conduct, character, credibility, and state of mind. Firms are under increasing pressure to contain litigation costs, but … Read More