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Identity Theft Alert: 10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself from America’s #1 Crime by Steve Weisman

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14. Identity Theft and Social Media

Social networking is as much a part of modern life as a morning cup of coffee. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social networking sites are the way that most people communicate. With more than 500 million people on Facebook alone, you can expect that scammers and identity thieves will be there, too, taking advantage of every trick in the book to lure you into becoming a victim of identity theft. It is dangerous out there and often we are our own worst enemy. For example, it is common for people, without thinking, to put their vacation travel plans on their Facebook page for the world to see, thus possibly setting themselves up for a burglary. Fortunately, if you know what the danger ...

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