6. Social Media
Social media has changed the way we communicate, but the more information you post online, the more you put yourself at risk. For example, if a fraudster gets your full birth date and place of birth, they could try to use this information to access your accounts.
What goes online stays online
To protect yourself and your information, take care when using social media.
Privacy and security settings
Learn about and use the privacy and security settings on social networks. They are there to help you control who sees what you post, and to manage your online experience in a positive way. Do not rely on default settings.
Keep personal information personal
Be cautious about how much personal information you give on social networking sites. The more information you post, the easier it may be for a fraudster to use that information.
Make passwords long and strong
See the passwords section for more information.
When in doubt, throw it out
Links in messages, tweets, posts, and online advertising may contain malicious content. Even if you think you know the source, if something looks suspicious delete it. For more information see Identity Theft.