Identity Theft 911 Report on Social Media Identity Theft Outlines Scams, Offers Ways to Protect Yourself Online
Report Advises Social Media Users to Use Caution, Common Sense
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the hundreds of millions of people using social networking tools like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter growing increasingly vulnerable to identity theft, Identity Theft 911 (www.identitytheft911.com), America’s leading identity theft resolution and education services provider, has released a new report, “The Digital You: Securing Your Identity in the Cyberworld,” designed to educate users about the dangers of identity theft as well as offer tips on how to safeguard one’s online identity.
“As our report shows, social media users need to exhibit caution, take everything with a grain of salt, and be extremely careful when posting personal information.”
The report includes insights from a number of privacy and security experts, and explores real-life cases of people who saw their identity compromised via social media. Highlights include:
*Identity Theft 911 experts and other people highlighted in the report are available for interviews based on availability.
“Social media applications are great tools for connecting with people throughout the world, but we need to make sure they aren’t connecting us with criminals,” said Matthew Cullina, CEO of Identity Theft 911. “As our report shows, social media users need to exhibit caution, take everything with a grain of salt, and be extremely careful when posting personal information.”
As social media use continues to grow, the threat of identity theft rises along with it. The report concludes that consumer awareness is one key to helping to curb the crime. Readers will be able to spot common scams and will be able to identify the red flags that accompany them.
In the report, which also includes an article entitled, “The Net has a Thousand Eyes,” Identity Theft 911 offers these tips from Facebook for protecting one’s online identity:
The report can be downloaded at www.identitytheft911.org. As one of the leaders in identity theft education, Identity Theft 911 releases one comprehensive report each month, along with a number of other articles, news alerts, tips and other educational materials.
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Protecting over 30 million people, Identity Theft 911 is a leader in identity theft resolution, providing innovative, enterprise-level fraud solutions and consumer education to Fortune 500 companies, many of America's largest insurance companies, corporate benefit providers and a wide spectrum of financial institutions. For more information, visit www.identitytheft911.com