6 things you really shouldn’t be sharing on social media


Cii Radio| Sabera Sheik Essop| 28 September 2016| 26 Zhul hijjah 1437

It’s tempting. You’re going on holiday and would like your Facebook friends to know. So you post a photo of your boarding pass –what’s the worst that could happen, right?

In an online experiment, it was revealed how ridiculously easy it would be for fraudsters to have access to your personal information including frequent flyer logins, and even credit card details. Yes, just from posting a photo of your boarding pass.

So here are six pieces of information you should never post online:

Your ID – Full names, birth date, place of birth. This is just some of the information that identity thieves crave. And they can get it on your ID or drivers’ licence. Guard this information at all cost.

Your credit card details -This may seem fairly obvious but…A REMINDER IS ALWAYS GOOD just in case you decide to post your flashy new credit card online account & security number too!

Your password – Another obvious one, but it’s always worth mentioning. Along with your actual password, avoid sharing information that could help crack security questions, for example, the name of your first pet, or your favourite colour.

Your phone number -As technology advances, so do scammers’ tech skills. Not only does this leave you exposed to phishing scams, but they could also send you malicious text messages.

Your address – By sharing your address on Facebook, you’re putting yourself at risk. For instance, if you’ve shared that you’re going on holiday, people know you’ve got an empty house. Even if you have a small circle of Facebook friends you trust, if your account is not secure, internet-savvy burglars could easily find your house at the click of a button.

Your schedule –Similarly, sharing your daily routine leaves you open to danger

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