Immigration uses Facebook and social networking sites to detect immigration fraud

In a leaked memo entitled "Social Networking Sites and Their Importance to FDNS", Immigration's Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) stated that:  "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. Generally, people on these sites speak honestly in their network because all of their friends and family are interacting with them via lM's (Instant Messages), Blogs (Weblog journals), etc. This social networking gives FDNS an opportunity to reveal fraud by browsing these sites to see if petitioners and beneficiaries are in a valid relationship or are attempting to deceive CIS about their relationship."

Ricky Malik, Esq.