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Friday, August 19, 2011

Facebook Hunting Ground for Criminals

Facebook is a fun way to stay in contact with family and friends, but for many criminals its a hunting ground.
Its exactly what Ian Wood did. The New Castle England man stole over $50,000 from his neighbors using information he learnd about them on Facebook.

According to police, wood figured out how to access online bank accounts by pretending to forget his password. When asked security questions like dates of birth or a mother's maiden name, he was able to give the correct answer based on what he'd learned on Facebook.

To protect your identity avoid obvious passwords and security questions. Also, limit personal information and the Facebook friends who can see. Not everyone on facebook maybe interested in friendship or social networking.

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