Catching fraudsters with Facebook

The Department of Social Protection is using Facebook to review suspected benefit fraud, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

25th September, 2010
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The Department of Social Protection is using Facebook to review suspected benefit fraud, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

Officials from the department are checking the giant social networking site to see if people claiming single parent benefits have ticked the box marked ‘‘in a relationship’’.

‘‘A man from the department came to the door with a printout of my Facebook page,” one woman told this newspaper. ‘‘He wanted to know...

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