How much personal information are you giving fraudsters access to on Facebook? Are you giving them enough information to steal your identity?Information Age reported recently that an online survey conducted by YouGov in the UK had found that almost 30% of adults with social media accounts “include their full name and date of birth on their profiles” – that’s two of the three key pieces of information a fraudster needs to steal your identity.The third? Your address, as a recent post by Action Fraud in the UK reveals:All it takes is your name, date of birth and address for fraudsters to steal your identity and access your bank accounts, take out loans or take out mobile phones in your name.But deterring fraudsters might not be as simple as just hiding this information in your profile. They can still work out when you were born from the birthday messages posted on your timeline. And even if they don’t know where you live, they could be able to find that out from your name and date of birth. An article in The Telegraph reveals how.
How much are you giving away to fraudsters on Facebook?