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Beware of Your “Friends” on Social Media

The Bureau of Workers Compensation appears to be using social media as a tool to investigate fraud.  On its website the BWC invites injured workers to “like” them on Facebook and Twitter. This allows the BWC access to all the personal and social activities individuals post on their Facebook or Twitter accounts. The more information the BWC
gathers the easier it is for them to misconstrue this data and open an investigation about an individual’s claim. This aggressive practice is not limited to the BWC – employers and their representatives are also using social media to investigate injured workers’ claims. Don’t make yourself a target. While your workers’ compensation claims is pending with the BWC, we strongly recommend you implement stringent privacy settings on your Facebook or Twitter accounts or complete removal from all social media sites.  With “friends” like these – who needs enemies?

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