WorkCover insurances and their hired fraud or private investigators are spying on injured workers’ social media in increasing numbers. Intensive surveillance of Facebook postings, tweets, YouTube videos, photo sharing sites etc. are all being used in an attempt to untangle “a web of lies” and discredit any injured worker. In fact it is now standard practice for them to run computer searches and investigations to obtain information about your personal life.
Workcover insurers will simply stoop to the lowest of levels to try to beat an injured worker out of his/her lawfully mandated and guaranteed workcover benefits.
Workcover surveillance – running online searches is standard practice
For those who still don’t believe social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube AND public OR ‘private, secure’ forums are as dangerous as we claim, here is yet another warning:
We refer to an article posted on the Injured Workers Support Network (IWSN) in NSW, stating that they recently “received a disturbing message from an IWSN member saying that their lawyer had received their (the injured worker) surveillance information, and embedded in that information was a screenshot of the IWSN’s Facebook page. In particular, an article that the injured worker clicked “like”.
Utterly pathetic indeed, but very REAL.
We don’t want any injured worker to ‘like’ us, nor ‘befriend’ us, (unless the injured worker uses an alias Facebook account) because WorkCover insurers and their various representatives — who still believe all injured workers are cheats, compo bludgers and milking the system — because WorkCover et al are literally and increasingly obsessed with spying on injured workers’ social media sites, in a -most often- pathetic attempt to untangle an poor injured sod’s ‘web of lies’. By ”liking” or “friending” an injured workers support Facebook site, such as aworkcovervictimsdiary or the Injured Workers Support Network’s Facebook, workcover and their fraud/private investigators will be able to TRACK YOU down, find your own Facebook page, and those of all your friends and relatives. So, even if you personally don’t post anything on a social networking site, you still have to be careful about what other people post (i.e. your friends, co-workers, etc).
Remember that we do know that certain workcover agents in Victoria (and obviously in all states) routinely download entire copies of Facebook (and other social media sites) and save them “in case the pages/contents are altered at a later date”.
Any administrator of an injured workers support site, such as for example aworkcovervictimsdiary and the Heretic Press will tell you that their access log files show a lot of spying and other (often illegal) creepy conduct by workcover insurers, workcover authorities as well as workcover defense lawyers.
Also, never ever forget that private and secure forums are extremely dangerous to partake in, again because the almost UN-believable tactics workcover private investigators and even workcover case managers will use to gain access and COPY the entire private forum. We refer back to a pathetic case manager who claimed to be a seriously injured worker to gain access to our (past) private forum, under the nickname of “rainbows”:
As published on our old “Please insult us here” page, this snooper nicknamed “Rainbows” was/is a Case Manager for Allianz. She used the following email ‘[email protected]’ and her IP address = 126.96.36.199.
We also refer back to an extremely pathetic woman who gained access to our secure, private forums as well as to our former Social Club, under the disguise of being a ‘carer’ for an ‘extremely injured worker’, seeking ‘desperate support’. Yeah right… She turned out to be working as an undercover private investigator for workcover. Nice, huh! No matter how secure your settings, it is virtually impossible to ascertain someone’s credibility when it comes to giving them access to your private forum, Facebook site and social club. These pathetic people stoop to the lowest levels to obtain access by deceit. Long, convoluted stories will be made up, countless comments will be posted, a FAKE workcover injury claim form will be provided, etc. just to have an opportunity to SPY on injured workers who partake in such support networks.
Understand the reality; workcover is no longer about taking care of the injuries of injured workers and getting them back to work as it is supposed to be, it’s about money and power. It’s about those who don’t think twice about convoluting and bastardising this system to meet their goals. It’s about unfeeling, uncaring corporate entities who care about only one thing; their financial bottom line.
In fact, intense surveillance material is now being provided by the injured workers themselves. Facebook posting, tweets, YouTube video, photo sharing sites and you name it are all being used to untangle “the web of lies”. As far as workcover insurers concern, we (injured/ill workers) are all fraudsters until proven not guilty, and then some.
As internet technology continues to evolve, it’s becoming easier and easier for workcover insurers and their various ‘representatives’, including investigators to positively identify injured workers and to “determine” whether their online lives are “consistent” with their claims and ‘medical restrictions’. Nowadays you are not allowed to smile for 2 seconds if you have been diagnosed with Major Depression!
Also as a consequence of new, emerging technology called “geo-tagging,” which gives the place, time and date of videos and photos, workcover fraud and/or private investigators can now easily determine if an “incriminating” photo or video was taken before or after an injury.
Did you know that Technology vendors are building custom “deep web portals” specifically for insurers who want to stay on the cutting edge “to
combat workcover fraud” minimise any legitimate payment!