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TOPIC: Social media

Social media 1 month 1 day ago #197810

Hi, do the esa/pip assessors trawl social media to spy on claimants?

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Social media 1 month 1 day ago #197833

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crazydad wrote: Hi, do the esa/pip assessors trawl social media to spy on claimants?


I doubt that most do, but some may, if you are concerned then check your security setting so that only your friends and family can see you activity.

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Social media 1 month 1 day ago #197847

Yes they do- I've known people get asked about things they had put in their Facebook accounts of things they had done and same with photos on Instagram .
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Social media 1 month 15 hours ago #197878

abby wrote: Yes they do- I've known people get asked about things they had put in their Facebook accounts of things they had done and same with photos on Instagram .


I find thping easier than writing but don't understand why it matters.Social media has literally been my life line- are we being culled or am i paranoid!?

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Social media 4 weeks 6 hours ago #197917

No it's just I've known people who applied for things saying they couldn't leave the house alone or were too weak/couldn't do stuff and then at their face to face they were asked how they explained the photos of themselves in face book or Instagram of them trampolining or going to Alton towers, and someone who said they needed 24 hour support was asked about her trip alone to America which she posted on FB, and another lady was asked about her hobbies she had put on fb that she didn't mention on her pip form. I don't think they are being unfair - just making sure things are accurate - it's no different than looking at medical reports.
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