You wouldn’t leave your home unprotected at night, so why make it easy for hackers and thieves to steal your financial information, or take over your computer to hurt others? Protect yourself.

While social networking sites can increase a person's circle of friends, they also can increase exposure to people with less than friendly intentions. Here are tips for helping you use these sites safely:

Keep your name, Social Security number, address, phone number, and family financial information to yourself. Only share information that you are comfortable with others seeing and knowing. Trust your gut if you have suspicions.

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