Friend… or Fraudster?
CIFAS campaign highlights the importance of privacy settings on social media as Equifax commissioned research* reveals that more than 1 in 10 don’t believe or don’t know whether sharing personal information on social media increases the risk of identity fraud
Equifax, the credit information provider, is releasing new research to coincide with the launch of the CIFAS ‘Data to Go’ campaign. Focused on raising awareness of the ID fraud risks of social media, the campaign being led by the credit industry fraud prevention organisation, shows just how easy it is to find lots of personal information about individuals from their social media accounts – simply because individuals haven’t properly considered their privacy settings. More...
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