The internet connects people, providing amazing opportunities for you to connect with family, friends, businesses, and much more, but all of this connectivity comes with inherent risks too. As much as you want to share things with the right people, you need to protect yourself from sharing things with the wrong people.
There are many steps you can take toward protecting yourself while still enjoying online activities:
Also, when you’re creating a profile on a social network or other website, don’t share these pieces of information:
These pieces of information can be a great starting place for an identity thief, so making them public is risky. Providing false information for these fields can help reduce the risk considerably.
By following these steps, you can give yourself a fighting chance against would-be thieves.
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