Don’t make it easy for identity theft on Facebook


Former con man, now security consultant, Frank Abagnale says identity theft is easy if you make important data public on Facebook and other social media sites.

If you tell me your date of birth and where you’re born [on Facebook] I’m 98% [of the way] to stealing your identity,” he said. “Never state your date of birth and where you were born [on personal profiles], otherwise you are saying ‘come and steal my identity’.”

He says technology makes it easier for identity theft to happen, not harder.