Friday, October 15, 2010

Immigration instructs officers to find fraud on Facebook

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services uses Facebook and other social media sites in their daily activities.

The USCIS memo explains:

Narcissistic tendencies in many people fuels a need to
have a large group of “friends” link to their pages and
many of these people accept cyber-friends that they don’t even
know. This provides an excellent vantage point for FDNS to observe the daily
life of beneficiaries and petitioners who are suspected of
fraudulent activities.

Link to the document itself: (original USCIS document)
A couple of articles about this: (Article from Electronic Frontiers Foundation) (Article from the Huffington Post)