The best way to protect yourself against identity thieves is to be aware about their tactics. In this article, let’s take a closer look at their strategies and how you can avoid being vulnerable.
Exercise caution in using Social Networking websites. You may think that posting a few things about yourself on Facebook or Twitter is harmless but Identity Thieves and scammers are always on the alert. Online passwords are usually retrieved by answering challenge questions such as “What is your mother’s maiden name?”, “What is the name of your favorite pet?”, or “Which school did you go to in high school?” So the next time you open your Social Networking account, keep in mind that posting specific details on your profile can leave clues for ID thieves.
Don’t forget to set your Privacy Controls whenever applicable to limit the number of people who can view your page. When choosing a password, avoid using facts that are directly related to your personal life. Strengthen your password by combining letters, numbers, with special characters.
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