Millions of Americans use social media to share their lives with others but there are some things you should never share. Some information you share could put you at risk, so never share:
- Home address
- Birthday and place of birth
- Addresses and personal phone numbers
- Vacation plans
- Clues about passwords (many passwords come with security questions that help identify you, like your mother’s maiden name, your first pet, the street you grew up on, etc. If that same information is available on a social media site, it could provide clues to identity thieves)
Think carefully about what you share; connecting with friends and family is great, but not with criminals and identity thieves.