STUPID MISTAKES MANY PEOPLE ARE STILL MAKING ON FACEBOOK
Revealing Your Complete Birth Date
According to money experts, giving away your complete date of birth is just what an identify thief is looking for as he or she carefully pieces your profile together for the next big caper.
Announcing You’re Away
Robbers come in all shapes, colors, sexes and are from all walks of life, and they could well be masquerading behind fake aliases on Facebook. So brag about your vacation after you’ve turned that key in your front door.
Using An Obvious Password
Here’s a tip: Throw in symbols and numbers in the middle of a word to throw those pain-in-the-booty hackers off their game.
Overlooking Privacy controls
The powers-that-be at Facebook have placed this powerful tool in your little hands so that you can keep certain contacts from looking at the things you simply don’t want them to see. You can take your Facebook wand and restrict folks from viewing photos, personal information and even your wall postings.
Not Thinking Before You Post
Law enforcement officials, employers, and even insurers are snooping Facebook pages trying to scrounge up the goods on you. So, don’t post anything that could land you in jail, get you fired from a job or have an insurer cancel your life insurance policy for supplying them with false info about your at-risk lifestyle.
Failing To Use The Private Message Feature
Use your private message feature to communicate with those selected few about upcoming events or for conversations that are just not meant for all to survey.
Mentioning The Names Of Your Kids Under 13
Is it really necessary to mention your children by name to a network of perhaps 12 real friends and 443 extended "I don't really know those folks but I friended them anyway" on your Facebook page? Unfortunately, there are plenty of undesirables like predators and kidnappers, who may have, or can gain access to your information and a user’s safety depends on the user as much as on the site. Do you really want these creeps to know your children Howie and Prudence’s names, or to know, where they go to school?