Protect Yourself on Social Media

Never post information including your Social Security number,
(not even the last four digits) birthday, place of birth, home address, phone numbers, or personal account information. Any of these can be used to open a bank or credit card account or loans in your name.

Avoid posting a front-facing picture of your full face on social media sites. A con artist can copy the image to create a photo ID that can be used to steal your identity.

Set privacy options for your social media accounts to restrict your information so it only be viewed by people you select. Check your privacy settings regularly.

Never post things you might want to delete later. Nothing you post online is truly gone if you delete it. Think twice about the pictures or comments you share before you share them.