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Can Posting My Personal Information To Social Media Be Dangerous!

The inter­net has been called the infor­ma­tion super­high­way. But scam­mers, hack­ers, and oth­er crooks are steal­ing your per­son­al infor­ma­tion. So it’s a great idea to know how to lock down your devices, your net­work and your per­son­al infor­ma­tion.

Yet, many hap­py social media enthu­si­asts don’t real­ize that through their social media post­ings, they are giv­ing away TONS of per­son­al infor­ma­tion that can be used by scam­mers. For exam­ple, how many times have you used the below infor­ma­tion as a secu­ri­ty ques­tion and/or pass­word:

• Mother’s maid­en name.
• Name of ele­men­tary school you attend­ed
• Name of high school you attend­ed
• Name of street you grew up on
• Name of your first-grade teacher
• City you grew up in

Unwit­ting­ly many inno­cent vic­tims are feed­ing this infor­ma­tion direct­ly to scam­mers via their online post­ings. But you will be shocked how many peo­ple will will­ing­ly give their per­son­al infor­ma­tion to a stranger…even right on the street! Take a look at our video and see just how eas­i­ly peo­ple on the street do it. It is shock­ing!

We want to thank the folks at Jim­my Kim­mel live for the use of their man-on-street footage.

00:00 Intro­duc­tion
00:12 Human Psy­chol­o­gy And Scam­mers
00:36 Accord­ing To The FTC, Scam­mers Stole $3.3 Bil­lion
00:47 Meth­ods Con Artists Use To Trick Peo­ple
01:06 Scam­mers Seek Out Peo­ple Of All Ages
01:23 Sophis­ti­cat­ed Scam­mers Rely On Social Engi­neer­ing
01:38 Divulging Con­fi­den­tial Infor­ma­tion
02:00 Jim­my Kim­mel Man-On-The-Street Video
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