Young people are being warned of the consequences of sharing too much information on social media by Cifas – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service.
In a new publication, titled “Beware what you share”, the often unexpected dangers of posting too much information online through social networking sites is detailed. From pointing out what a fraudster will see when you post holiday details, through to understanding privacy settings on popular social networking sites, “Beware what you share” points out some of the common dangers and encourages users to think about how information might be used by those who are not in your close circle of friends and family.
Richard Hurley, Cifas Communications Manager, said: “In the same way that you would not advertise all of your personal details in the pub to a group of people you have not long known, you need to be very careful that you do not share far too much information online.”
This is the second in a planned series educating young people about fraud and how to protect themselves, the publication has been sent to universities, colleges and is available online.
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