12 tips for safe social networking

Social networking is the killer Internet app, but it can also lead directly to identity theft.

TIP 1 – Beware of TMI: the five things you should never share.

Social networking means opening up and sharing information online with others, but there's some information you should never share online. Protecting this information can help prevent everything from identity theft to your physical safety. Never share your Social Security Number (including the last 4 digits), birth date, home address, phone number (business phone can be an exception), and state where you were born.

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