Call me an internet paranoid, but I really believe that we need to do something to protect our identity. That is why I am sharing with you some tips on how to keep online identity thieves from using your personal information.
Keep your Facebook account private. There is an available privacy settings in your account, so put this to good use. Only your Facebook friends can view your updates, therefore not risking personal information to people you don’t know.
Do not post your complete name on all your social media accounts. You can get by with your first name and the initial of your last name like Sandy M., Lucy G., Anne B.
No date of birth or complete address please. A lot of social media users share these details and I feel uncomfortable with that. Any stranger with twisted mind can easily use these information to their advantage.
Don’t share your mother’s maiden name or any hint on your other personal background. Your close friends already know this, no need to broadcast these details to people you don’t know and don’t care about.
No need to broadcast where you will be going. What I do is to share where I have been, not where I will be going. You don’t know who will be going there to see you. So please don’t share too much personal information.