Meeting/Event Information


May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 - Social Media: A Better Way to Find What You've Been Missing
May 17, 2018
7:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Central Penn College - Conference Center
600 Valley Road
Summerdale, PA 17093
Full Day Training Event - Social Media

$99.00 Member Registration

$119.00 Guest Registration

$89.00 Ticket with Groups of 5 or More

Do you spend a lot of time researching people on the Internet and still feel you are missing information on them?  Think to yourself that there has to be a faster way? Or that your target has to have a Facebook page, but you just can't find them? Then this course is for you.  We will enhance your skills and help you secure better results from the Internet and social media platforms to gain relevant information in less time. We will discuss the use of search operators, how to access social media content, including cross content postings (i.e., Instagram posts on Twitter feeds) using Google, and finding hidden data through the use of page source code.  You will learn how to locate, identify and then extract information directly from various social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. An emphasis will be placed on Facebook, with instruction on how to cull data from seemingly private profiles, as well as an introduction into URL manipulation, showing how to locate profiles using non-traditional data. In addition to these search topics, we will discuss terms of service, covert profiles, the Deep Dark Web, and review a number of third party (mostly free) websites that can really help with an investigation.

Upon Completion of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify & utilize Boolean operators in basic & complex search strings
  • Isolate searches by document type, imagery, time, and particular website
  • Find social media information without leaving your search engine
  • Search comments on Instagram and find potential Instagram posts on private profiles
  • Use Twitter and Facebook as a Google substitute
  • Know what source code is and how to search it for hidden information
  • Find hidden Facebook profiles without using a name, address or email
  • Locate hidden Facebook information on a target, even when their profile is private
  • Use Twitter to set a geofence and find users & information
  • Better Understand privacy, hacking, and related laws/case law
  • Learn proper ways to validate online information
  • Create a covert profile and learn best practices
  • Understand the difference between the Surface, Deep, and Dark Web and what information is there


About Our Speaker

Joe Stephenson, CIFI, CSMIE is the current Managing Director of SIU for Hagerty, a classic car insurer, and has been in the insurance industry for well over a decade.  He has close to 30 years of investigative experience, having started his career in law enforcement working in the area of child sexual assault investigations, and eventually becoming an ACTAR accredited accident reconstructionist. As an expert in the field of social media investigations, Joe lectures frequently to insurance, finance, and government professionals on how to leverage free online resources and to think outside the box with today's available data.  This passion and experience has resulted in him developing significant relationships with several leading fraud analytic and eDiscovery companies, whereby Joe now consults internationally in the development and integration of new products for fraud detection.


Joe is also a Founding Partner of JMJ Group LLC, a social media analytics company based out of New Hampshire, as well as the President of the New England Chapter of IASIU, and 4th VP of the Northeast Chapter of IAATI.  Joe also sits on several committees for both the International IASIU & IAATI organizations, he has a regular column in SIUToday magazine, and has been a featured columnist in the APB magazine and PropertyCasualty360. You are encouraged to connect with or follow Joe via LinkedIn and you are always welcome to message or email him with questions.


8 CPE credits will be awarded for completion of this full-day event.


 Registration, breakfast, and networking   7:30AM - 8:30AM 
 Morning session 8:30AM - 12:00PM
 Lunch 12:00PM - 1:00PM
 Afternoon session 1:00PM - 4:15 PM


Member Rate* - $99 
Non-Member Rate - $119
*Annual membership is only $30!  Join Today!
Groups of 5 or more can also register for only $89/person!

See attached directions to register groups with a Credit Card.  If you are unable to register with a card and need an invoice to pay by check, please email