5 Things Never to Post Online


Doesn’t take much info for a criminal to take advantage

Here are five tips on what to avoid posting on social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter:

  • Never post personal information, including your Social Security number (not even the last four digits), birthday, and place of birth, home address, phone numbers, or personal account information. Any of these can be used to open bank or credit card accounts – or even loans – in your name.
  • Avoid posting a full frontal picture of yourself on social media sites. A con artist can copy the image and use it to create a photo ID that can be used to steal your identity.
  • Review and set privacy options for each of your social media accounts. Go to privacy settings and restrict your information so it can only be viewed by people you select. Check your privacy settings regularly.
  • Don’t post things you may want to delete later. Nothing you post online is every truly gone if you delete it. So think twice about the pictures or comments you share before you share them.
  • View your profile as others see it at least once a month. On Twitter, log on, click your picture, and select “View Profile.” On Facebook, simply click on your name to view your profile as others see it.






  1. Great post. We all must take care of these things.

    • Hi TM, you are right about that. We all must be more aware. Thanks, for the comment. 🙂

  2. Some good points here Cheryl – I think I’ve failed on at least a couple though – particularly on the ‘photo’s’.. yikes..

    • Hi Wendy, I probably watch too many “Catfish” episodes and detective shows. 🙂 We just have to be careful and aware of not only our surroundings outdoors but online as well. I wouldn’t worry about it too much, people are going to be who they are regardless of how safe we try to be. You haven’t failed at anything, you just have such a good heart, that you think good of everyone…that’s a good thing. 🙂 I wouldn’t worry about it too much if I were you.

      • Well as my mum used to say Cheryl… “worrying is a wasted emotion – if you can do something about it – do it and if you can’t – there’s no point worrying about it.. ” – As my photo’s are already ‘out there’ and I can’t take them back it’s going to be a ‘hey ho’ moment… What a lovely comment though – thank you Cheryl! x

      • Mum knows best! 🙂

      • She did Cheryl… although I didn’t always appreciate it when she was alive and she lives on in our families lives with her ‘wise words’ which seem to come back to me more now than they did previously… x

      • 🙂 Sweet!

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