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Don’t Let Social Media Cause Identity Theft!

November 14, 2013 |

It is no secret that identity theft is a major issue today. While many people worry about online shopping, they do not realize social media may also be to blame for the identity theft.

Information Overload

One of the ways that social media sites stay in business is with advertisements. They customize these advertisements for the companies they work with by obtaining as much information as they can about the users. This could be anything from where you live now (and have lived in the past), where you work, how old you are, and many other aspects. While this may seem like benign information, in the wrong hands, this can be a recipe for identity theft.

How to fix this: The best thing you can do is give out as little information as possible. While it may not be possible to erase the information you have given, make sure … Read More