Online fraud and identity theft are global issues. Do not fall victim to online crime, be vigilant and remember these tips!
We love to post and share online. But sharing too much information, can put you at high risk of identity theft and hacking. This might also be unintentional, so make sure you double check your privacy settings and think before you click.
Whether it's in a status or tweet, a photo or on video, we should be extra careful with what we share online. What kind of information can you set to public, for your friends, and what shouldn't you be sharing at all?
SAFE FOR PUBLIC
- Ideas, hobbies, and interests are safe to share publicly.
ONLY FOR THOSE YOU TRUST
- Birth date, current location, education background and associations should only be shared to those you trust.
DO NOT SHARE
- Credit card and bank account info, business plans and info, passwords and mobile numbers should not be shared to just anyone.
Personal information can be used for identity fraud and put your account in higher risk of hacking. Visit you social media accounts' Privacy Settings to make sure your posts are either set to "private" or only viewable by friends.