Video: Stealing identities on the street is easy | Graham Cluley’s blog


Video: Stealing identities on the street is easy | Graham Cluley’s blog

I saw this on Twitter yesterday, along with a recommendation to retweet it.  I posted it to my facebook also because I have friends on there who have lots of information listed as public.

I was amazed in watching the video, just how many people were willing to give out their personal information.  And it makes me wonder if they asked for Social Security Numbers (or the equivalent in the United Kingdom), would the people have given it too?

Either way, the most important point from the video is near the end—when they ask people “What is Identity Theft?” and most of them realize that the very information they gave out (Full name, Date of Birth, e-mail address) is enough to make them a victim… 

So now I ask you…  How many of you have this information public on your facebook, twitter, or myspace account?

Have a great day:)
Patrick.

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