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Posted: 6:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

What you put on social media sites could harm you

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By Clark Howard

Are you putting yourself in danger of identity theft by sharing too much info on social media?

A new Visa survey found shocking results about the info Americans are sharing without giving a second thought to how they might be inviting cybercriminals into their lives.

  • Almost half of respondents disclose their birthday on social media.
  • 29% share their phone number.
  • 20% list their home address.
  • 14% list their mother’s maiden name.
  • 7% post their Social Security number on social media!

If you’re doing any of these things, take the info down right now! Any single piece of this info could help a crook steal your identity and wreak financial havoc in your life. And remember, be careful who you friend too!

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