Social Media Profile Investigations
Social Media investigations are a powerful tool in today’s society and our skilled investigators at Sunset Blvd. Investigations (SBI) have stayed on top of this ever-growing trend for over 16 years. SBI’s investigators and research analysts possess the skills and expertise with much more in-depth knowledge than just searching Twitter or Facebook. We greatly expand our searches to include over 65 of the most popular social media networking sites that are being explored throughout the world today.
The 2022 Global Digital Report provided the following statistics:
- Global Internet users: Global internet users have climbed to 4.95 billion at the start of 2022, with internet penetration now standing at 62.5 percent of the world’s total population. Data show that internet users have grown by 192 million (+4.0 percent) over the past year.
- Global Social Media users: There are 4.62 billion social media users around the world in January 2022. This figure is equal to 58.4 percent of the world’s total population. Global social media users have grown by more than 10 percent over the past 12 months.
As of January 2023, there were 5.16 billion internet users worldwide. Social media is used by 85% of the world’s 5.27 billion mobile phone users while an average user spends 2 hours and 31 minutes daily on social media.
Social Media continues to have a wide influence on our culture today and provides a wealth of information. We see it being implemented into many aspects of our daily lives, so logically, it would make sense that we incorporate it in our investigation process
You Could Be Surprised Who Sees Your Posts
Social media can provide a timeline of a person’s online activity. With the date and time posted when they tweet; update a status; or add a picture, blog, or message; it can show information that can become useful in a wide array of situations such as; determine an individual’s character, look for signs of illegal or inappropriate behavior, locate a missing or hard to find person, or to prove or disprove an alibi.
Many people use their social media accounts as online diaries of a sort. They share important details of their day with friends, family, and anyone else who visits their profile. While they may think that the information is being reserved for those that are close to them, the information that they put out on the Internet is actually viewed by more people than what may be expected.
Profiles may be viewed by individuals from completely different areas that are simply browsing through the Internet. It can also be viewed by attorneys, investigators, and even potential employers.
Reasons for Social Media Investigations
Information found online can become an important part of legal cases these days, and the outcome can be swayed depending on what is found. When conducting a background investigation, checking online profiles has become a valuable tool. Investigators can gain a greater understanding of where a person was and what they were doing, to slowly begin to piece together a chain of events.
Our investigations have uncovered posts that related to drug use, illegal activity, supporting or discrediting current and past employment and education as well as finding offensive content such as sexism and racism. We use up-to-date, sophisticated software to dig deep into the metadata involving parties in civil litigation, criminal matters and family law pertaining to spousal infidelity.
We’ve often uncovered people’s hidden online profiles that they’ve secreted by using fraudulent names (aliases) who are intentionally trying to hide their identities for an array of different reasons, all of which have been for unsuitable motives.
All social media material that we capture is accomplished in an ethical and legal method which can be used in a court of law.
Meet our investigators: http://www.sunsetblvdinv.com/Our-Team.aspx
- The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) https://thepbsa.org/
- Southern California Fraud Investigators Association (SCFIA) https://scfia.org/
- World Association of Detectives (WAD) https://www.wad.net/
- California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) https://www.cali-pi.org/
- California Narcotics Officers’ Association (CNOA) – https://www.cnoa.org/
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