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It doesnโ€™t seem to matter how many stories we hear about the trouble caused by online fraud, many of us continue to be blasรฉ about our personal details and the info we post online.

I cannot stress enough how clever todayโ€™s hackers and fraudsters are and how easy it is to play into their hands simply by not being careful enough and not thinking about your online safety.

You can save yourself a lot of hassle and heartache by never positing these things online:

1. Your New Address, Thatโ€™s Just Asking for Trouble

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It can be really exciting when you move in to a new house or apartment to post lots of updates and photos of your exact location, and while pics of your new kitchen are perfectly fine, you might want to think twice about posting specific details about your address.

Itโ€™s not like your friends and family are going to do anything with the information, but you can never be sure exactly who is looking at your page and collecting the information.

2. Your New Car - Be Careful of Displaying the License Plate

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Getting a new car is always a milestone moment, but if you want to share it with your social media friends than I highly recommend you blur out the license plate in the picture.

Your license plate is a really unique piece of information about you, and the more unique pieces of information a fraudster can get their hands on, the more likely they will be successful in trying to steal your identity or causing trouble for your new car ownership.

3. Your Full Birthday, โ€˜Cos Facebook Doesnโ€™t Need the Precise Year

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Itโ€™s always nice to receive lots of birthday messages on Facebook when your friends are notified that today is the special day, but there is no reason that you should post your full birthdate.

The day and month is more than enough information for the birthday function to work properly, so you can keep a little bit of privacy online by reserving the right to withhold the exact year.

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