Be Carefull on Facebook! Stolen Identity/Happy Leap Day
Social networking dangers have been discussed before. About a month ago I noticed on my nephews Facebook page that he post a picture of his dog tags (he is a PFC in the 82nd). It was a close up of them. Name and SSN right there for the world to see. To make matters worse all a BG has to do is go to his friends and family list and now he has figured out parents names, dates of births (or b-days), mothers maiden name. Well, I had my wife call her brother (nephews dad)and let him know what his son did. Very nice people and I love her side of the family just like I do mine but they are not the brightest stars in TX. He said not to worry and that he should be proud of being in the army and so on and there is nothing wrong with proudly displaying his dog tags.. Well, him and his 19 yr old pregnant bride went to get a loan for their first home and guess what? Identity theft. BG (s) took out loads of credits cards and lines of credit and jacked them up. They are devasted. It can be fixed but in the mean time they will likely miss out on this house.
Some BG's make a living off of social networks to do this.
Oh, Happy Leap Day!