In Depth: Social media investigations the first line of defence in fighting fraud


Amateur fotballer Gary Burnett, pictured, claimed for whiplash in his car, saying he was unable to play for his team Northwich Victoria because of his injuries. However, he was caught out after he posted a tweet just 24 hours later saying he had played in an away game. He admitted contempt of court last month, was fined £11,000 and given a four month suspended sentence in a case brought by Aviva. Burnett’s is the most recent fraudster to attract national newspaper headlines, but it is not