Claude Bookout is President of United Investigations International, a private investigations firm located in Austin, Texas. ( Texas license number: C9472

Blog updated monthly.

United International Investigations is an experienced private investigations firm with a reputation for integrity, dependability, and thoroughness. The firm provides its clients with a broad range of investigative assistance. Corporations, law firms, and prominent individuals have relied on its professional team of investigators to obtain power and control over their particular situations.

Social Media Background Checks Are Gaining Popularity

People are learning that social media is great way to connect with people and social network for both professional and personal reasons; however, online social networking platforms can also be disconcerting, especially when applying for job. It's not so much what you might post, but what others might post about you. Just check out these interesting facts from a recent Inc. Magazine infographic:

Source:  Inc. Data Bank

If you feel that your social media profile or brand has been compromised in any way (e.g., hacking, copyright violation, or inappropriate post of your image or name) hire a private investigator to help you identify the parties involved, especially when accounts have non-public owners. Armed with this information, you can can send requests for removal or cease-and-desist orders.