Los Angeles, CA -The next time you post something on Facebook or Twitter, ask yourself: who else is looking at this besides my friends?
That's because your insurance company could be monitoring your accounts, looking for information that could raise your premium or even deny your claim.
Kurt Nordland never dreamed photos he posted on his Facebook page would create huge problems. The pictures show him drinking a beer and relaxing with his friends at the beach.
But his friends weren't the only ones checking out his Facebook status.
Investigators from the insurance company paying his worker's comp benefits were watching his Facebook account too.
And soon after the photos were posted, the insurance company canceled his payments, cut off his medical benefits and Nordland had to delay surgery to repair torn cartilage in his shoulder.
"I was extremely surprised they could just go on your Facebook and pull these pictures out," Nordland said.
What Nordland experienced is a trend happening all over the country: insurance companies snooping on social media sites.
Depending on your privacy settings, they can conceivably see tweets, photos and updates on what you're doing.