Limit access to your information
Your personal information can be found in bits and pieces on your social networks, so be careful about that what you share. Tip: change your privacy settings so that only the minimum information is accessible.
When updating your status on these sites, be selective with the information you make public. For example: getting your license is an exciting milestone in your life, but that doesn't mean you should post a picture of your driver's license on your wall.
Using good judgement will prevent fraudsters from accessing your personal information through your profile on social media.
On social media, never share:
- Your social insurance number
- Your date of birth
- Your passwords
- Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
- Your driver's license, medicare health card or passport number, even in a photo!
- Answers to the secret questions your financial institution uses to verify your identity.