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Jim Miles – IT & IT Security Consultant – Web Sites for Growing Organizations

“Someone tried to steal my identity” – CSO Mag

A cautionary tale regarding Facebook profile privacy:

Someone has spent the last three months trying to get prescription drugs using my name.I learned of this when I got home last night to a note on the kitchen table with a Salem, N.H. police officers name and number with a message to call him back.

Far as I can tell, he got the idea to use my identity from my Facebook page. I don’t give my address or year of birth, but I have had the day of birth on my profile. Given the mistakes the guy has made, it seems reasonable to connect it to my Facebook page. That doesn’t mean he didn’t get my information elsewhere, but it’s all I got at the moment.

I’ve since removed all birthday information, and feel rather stupid for letting that much information onto the profile to begin with.

via Someone tried to steal my identity.

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