If you went on vacation and “checked in” at the airport, announcing to everyone you were going away on vacation, then you broke a social media no no. The cops will tell you the same thing. Here are what experts say are the Top Three Don’ts for posting personal info on social media…
Driver’s Licence Details. Note to teens who just got their licence…Some users may be tempted to post their first driver’s licence on social media to boast about their accomplishment or laugh at a silly photo. However, a valid ID card, such as a driver’s licence, will contain your date of birth, picture and other personal identifiable information that thieves could copy.
Vacation Itinerary & Location Data. While you are excited to share pictures about your fun vacation to exotic locations, do not share information about your getaway beforehand on social media, such as how long you will be gone and where you are going.
Bank Account Information. Well duh. Would you believe people do this? Some people have done it to post about their first paycheque from a new job in their excitement. You should not display images of paycheques because it contains bank account information. In 2014, law enforcement authorities charged a huge identity theft ring that looked for victims’ financial information via Instagram postings of paycheques.
Are you guilty of any of these?