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7. Be smart on social media sites

August 10, 2018

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Set your social media accounts to private or friends-only and avoid connecting with people you don’t personally know. In November 2017, Facebook announced that as many as 2-3 percent of profiles —more than 200 million—could be fake, which makes caution even more important in this era. Our Facebook profiles are a window into our lives and should only be shared with those we know and trust. In fact, thieves can often find answers to common account security questions—your first car, city you were born, street you grew up on, your mother’s maiden name—on social media profiles. So, be extra careful to not expose this type of information. Additionally, don’t volunteer information about your whereabouts, your family members, your plans, your lifestyle, or your preferences to strangers.

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