Lots of us have heard about phone call scams, e-mail scams and other types of fraud. I think most people are pretty cautious about giving away personal information but, are you cautious with your social media accounts? Fraudsters are looking for people who don’t use enhanced privacy settings and share too much information on social networking sites to commit fraud.
Friend request from someone you don’t know well, or at all? Don’t accept it! Fraudsters will send friend requests to get access to your information. Share your personal information (home address, phone number, employers, vacation timing etc.) on social media? Not a good idea, since fraudsters are looking for anything they can get a hold of to commit identity theft, romance or emergency scams.