Insurers are hunting fraud with social media

G.L. had no idea that posting his holiday snaps on Facebook would land him in so much trouble, but the photographs showing him enjoying a break at the Italian Lakes played a critical role in helping an insurer prove that he had committed fraud, resulting in a nine month jail sentence. G.L., a 54-year-old lorry driver, had sued elderly motorist E. N. for a six-figure sum for psychiatric and back injuries, plus a lost earnings claim of over £25,000 a year. But his Facebook page proved that his Continua [...]