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The Most Trusted Name in Social Media Background Reports

We often hear from our enterprise clients that they are conducting their own social media investigations internally. We certainly understand the motivation especially since the information is “free” out on the internet. And we’ve often heard executives say, “my 10 year old found that information”. These are all valid points. But quality information is not free. Just because you own a lawn mower does not make cutting the yard free – it takes time. If you value your time which as we all know is money, then an enterprise cannot afford to ignore the numbers, which speak for themselves. Those who choose to ignore them do so at their own or their own organizations’ risk. Companies of all sizes are very accustomed to paying for background checks, criminal records, driving records, etc. Why would anyone think that quality social media reporting is any different? In fact, Social Media reporting is a more robust and consistent source of valuable people information than any of the other data points combined. In fact, Xerox recently did away with all structured data background checks in favor of an internally developed social media grading system for new hires. There is no turnkey and purely software based solution available today to capture this information. If there was, then it’s unlikely you and your associates would still surf the Internet virtually every day to find information. We encourage our clients to use every tool at their disposal to do this work but we are certain that none of the software services can deliver the results you desire. Try them yourself – Spokeo, Instant Checkmate, Pipl or countless others. Social media reporting is combination of CPU and IQ. The fact that some companies do it themselves proves this point. At SDC we are committed to helping our clients not spend countless hours and money doing this work in a haphazard and time consuming manner.

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People and eyeballs are required!

From time to time, a customer will tell us that they found something that we didn’t in a particular search. Fair enough. It’s going to happen and we always appreciate the feedback. However, we ask customers to consider the overall quality of the search results they receive in the overwhelming majority of our searches. A growing number of organizations investigate prospective hires, employees, customers, or claimants on the Internet today. Failure to do so would be highly irresponsible given the rich information available on virtually everyone. The average perfunctory search takes an average of 30+ minutes for what is basically a quick and cursory troll of information generating no formal book of record. Is your organization relying on this type of methodology to review this type of mission critical data? How many untold hours are spent by employees surfing the internet to discover bits and pieces of information without an overall view nor a formal report? Social Discovery provides organizations with a proven better way that will save you time, money and standardize this process so employee time can remain focused on mission critical tasks and not surfing the internet. Do your employees conduct their own criminal records research? Of course not! Social media investigations are no different. Every organization needs a proven, cost effective methodology to produce these reports consistently. Consider this: Do you currently pay for criminal background, financial records and other reports and is it standard practice to bill clients for this service? If you think social media search and reporting is free just because you can access it on the internet, then you should analyze how many hours you spend during the course of a week or month on this activity. Social media reporting is quickly becoming the goto source for frontline investigations and just because it’s somewhere on the internet waiting to be discovered by anyone with the proper skill to find and report on it does not mean it is free. If you think your time is free then perhaps it is. However, major firms now charge for this on a regular basis and paid social media reports are regularly offered to clients from mid to large-sized private investigative organizations that range in price from around a hundred to several hundred dollars. With SDC’s value pricing, you receive bulk data reports for far less money and with the tools we provide to PI’s, and all with the ability to actually edit the PDF. In minutes, you can generate a customized, branded (with your logo and colors) report that you can legitimately upcharge to your clients. These reports are no longer a freebie pass through, they are a critical component of almost every investigation and source to effectively generate more income in your practice. If you do not use SDC, so be it, but if nothing else think about what it means to give your time (and subsequently your money) away for free. We’ve heard some say that their 10-year old can conduct this type of search, but when you really stop to look at the detail and process including everything from authentication to creating a detailed report with relevant links and metadata, it’s clear that’s not an accurate statement. 

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The Most Trusted Name in Social Media Background Reports

The ANALYST QUICK CHECK   The Most Trusted Name in Social Media Background Reports   We are pleased to introduce you to our new Social Discovery Analyst Quick Check icon.  Throughout the next few weeks you will find this icon working its way into our website, software platform, social media and eventually a front facing design for our mobile app - which will allow you to order and upload important images on the go!   Social Discovery Reports Frees Up Your Time and Saves You Money Log in Here to Order Now!

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Social Media Trends: Staying on top of what is relevant

Social media trends change quickly with one evolving technology trumping usage and standards of older more established platforms daily.  In just the last few years, Instagram has gone from being a startup to becoming the second most widely used platform in the social media sphere surpassing Twitter.  Who could have predicted this meteoric growth?  Many of our users probably did not know this nor will they probably know when the next break out technology starts to creep up into the minefield of social media data.  If information is power, then being up to date on social media and the associated trends are directly tantamount to whether a person that relies on information either wins or loses in a case they are handling. Social media background reports are not as easy as standard structured data reports like criminal background or credit reports to order and consume.  Many clients have discovered a treasure trove of vital information by knowing that people being investigated for cases involving workmen’s comp or disability cases frequently use Craigslist and eBay to generate unreported income.  Users of social media need to be aware of the kinds of cases that they are investigating and how that translates into valuable information that can be garnered from different social media sites.  Social Discovery’s mission is to be constantly on top of these trends so that our customers can have the peace of mind that this kind of research and information is being provided to our users so that they in turn can focus their attention on their daily tasks.

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Does Your Subject Go Dark On You?

Remember the old adage of strike and strike fast!  Nowhere is this more critical than social media background reports.  Structured data reports like criminal background, financial records, ISO, live on and are never at risk of disappearing from view.  They live forever.  Not the case with social media.  Not acting early and quickly is depriving you and your client’s valuable intelligence that is key to establishing your case. At Social Discovery Corp, we have undertaken industry research in an attempt to assist insurance investigators gain the most from our social media intelligence reports. Our findings reveal that at least 40% of subjects “Go Dark” within a few days of a claim being reported!  Our findings have been validated by attorneys who confirm that this is a tactic they encourage their clients to deploy immediately to deprive investigators from gaining access to and utilizing open source social media intelligence that could be used against them to mitigate spiraling claims costs and associated fraud risks. Clearly this is not acceptable.  However, with early screening there is an opportunity to change the landscape and get a jump on would be fraudsters.  This will no doubt drive up claims fraud savings, while more importantly greatly reduce claims costs. Act now! Spare yourself time and aggravation by utilizing Social Discovery’s award winning Analyst Quick Check social media background report.  Structured data lives on forever, social media data – here today, gone tomorrow. Don’t let your subject go dark.  Act now!  Act quickly before that subject deprives you and your clients of the truth.  Click here to sign up for free and become a Social Discovery customer and request an Analyst Quick Check background report. 

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SDC has moved to a new address!

Social Discovery Corp is excited to announce and share in our continued growth and expansion into our new offices located in sunny Charlotte, NC!   We thank all of our customers for your continued support and look forward to servicing you and our new clients from this new location.  Please take note and update your records for accounting purposes as of June 1.     Address: 2108 South Blvd Unit 112Charlotte, NC 28203

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