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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Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. View More Articles

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