3. Think Hard before You Post That Photo

There is a big difference between thinking hard before posting a humblebrag selfie and not posting it at all. It would totally be too devastating to stop social media bragging, especially if it has become a habit. But if you really want to prevent identity theft, think hard before posting that selfie or random thought. For example, posting a selfie taken in the airport could immediately send a thief running to your empty house.

Posting a photo of your young child, niece, or nephew could actually endanger their personal identities as well. Those photos could easily be used in the dark web to attract pedophiles without you even knowing it.

According to nationalpost.com, folks with crooked minds are actually stealing photos from social media accounts. So you better think twice about posting that photo of a young child. If you want to remember a loved one who has passed on, think twice as well. Identity thieves don’t choose personal data. They take whatever is available even if it belongs to someone who has already passed. So think twice and hard before posting.

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