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How Female Private Investigators Utilise Social Media 

These days, social media is a fantastic tool for finding and tracing people. Social media is a common tool used in the work of female private investigators to help them track down people. Social media can be used for more than just that, though. In the UK, where 57.6 million people use social media, It’s easy to see how much influence social media has on our community. Many industries have improved as a result of it, including private investigations.

How Female Private Investigators Use Social Media to Their Advantage

Here are some strategies PIs use to their advantage on social media.

Profile Searches

You’d think that someone would delete their social media accounts if they did not want to be located or found. However, this is not the case. Many people continue to use social media even when they don’t want to be found. We now think that this could be due to several factors. The primary contributing factor is that social media serves as their primary communication channel. As a result, social media profiles are frequently left up, making it simple and convenient to find out information that may provide clues as to where they live and the places they frequent.

Images and Activity

Each day, 1.3 billion images are shared on Instagram. Some of these uploads might have been made by people being investigated. When finding someone’s profile online, our female private investigators use an image or status update to their advantage because they can disclose a variety of information. It is very surprising to learn how many people share a photo of their location on social media or tag their location.

What Kind of Information is Discovered Through Social Media Investigations?

With so many people actively using social media accounts, there is no end to what can be discovered during a social media investigation. The data listed below are just a sample of what can be looked at by a private investigator during a social media audit.

  • IP addresses
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Unlawful activity (drugs, underage drinking etc)
  • Relationships
  • Racist/sexist comments
  • Sexually explicit material
  • Traces of stalking/trolling

What Social Media Platforms do Private Investigators Use?

Private investigators use a variety of social media platforms to execute their investigations. Examples include:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest
  • TikTok

How Can Verity Henton Help You?

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