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People help scammers

Midnight_Caller
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People help scammers

Hi All
Just seen this:
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The four daftest things people do on social media to help scammers
Cyber crime is rising fast according to the government, and millions of TalkTalk customers have been left vulnerable after a huge attack. Making matters worse, many people leave themselves open to theft by doing some quite exceptionally daft things on social media sites.
Showing off your new bank card
You are a teenager and have just been given your very first debit card. Or maybe you have just become a dad and have decided to mark the moment by personalising your bank card with an image of your baby (Barclays is just one of the banks that offers a personalised debit card service). You are so delighted that you can’t resist sharing a photo of it on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. There for everyone to see is your 16-digit number, expiry date, cardholder name, account number and sort code. Congratulations – you have given fraudsters much of the information they need, whether they’re attempting to raid your bank account or commit ID fraud.
You might think no one would be daft enough to share a photo of their bank card, but it seems a fair few do. There is even a Twitter account – with more than 17,000 followers – that retweets posts that include them, seemingly to name and shame these people for their stupidity.
This information on its own may not be enough to ensure you are ripped off – after all, the scammer hasn’t got your pin or the three-digit security code printed on the back of your card. But it’s a pretty good start. If your name is unusual and/or there is other information on social media about where you live, it may not be tricky to track down your address.
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Re: People help scammers

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The four daftest thing  people do on social media to help scammers

Nice one Gary
I'll paraphrase :- "Sign up with a social Media account"



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Re: People help scammers

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Cyber crime is rising fast according to the government

who recommended online shopping to us repeatedly year after year as being perfectly safe  Roll eyes
These people really do not have a clue do they.
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