Friday, September 18, 2015

4 Personal Things You Should NEVER Put on Social Media
The main purpose of social media is to connect with other people. Right? We usually use it to make friends, to reach out to our close families and/or relatives who are far away from us. And most especially, almost all of the people nowadays rely on social media in getting information about the happenings with the surroundings that we have. Even digital marketing agencies use social media to connect with their potential clients. Without social media, just imagine how things would be inconvenient for us.

 Social media is important to our everyday lives. However, not all the information that we see and read can be on our advantage. Sometimes, we tend to be deceived by the tempting offers we see on social media – sounds real, but it is a scam! Of course, it is just not about what you see; it is also all about what you put on your social media account that puts you in the disadvantage side.

Yes, there are certain things that we put in our social media accounts that we are unaware of. When we do, there are high possibilities that the things that you include might be used against you. Well, if you are cautious enough when it comes to your security, then below are some things you should never include in your social media accounts.

1. Your personal phone number

Putting your personal number on your account is way too private for you to do. What’s the point in sharing your phone number publicly when they can even reach through private message? Also, if that person has something important to talk about with you, they can ask your phone number through messaging you privately.

The danger when you share your phone number is that, you will most likely have some prank calls, stalkers, scammers, and identity thieves that would love to mess with you. And I’m sure you don’t want to experience being annoyed with those calls. Right?
2. Your home address

Your home address, especially when it is your permanent address, is definitely a confidential thing to share in public. Yes, your information is also important, however, sharing it in social media without knowing the consequences might put you in danger. If you don’t want to have some stalkers, burglars, thieves, and/or any other people who might want to know where you live, and with a bad motive in mind, then you better keep your home address private.

3. Your valuable and expensive things

One of the common attitude that we have is that, whenever we have something that we really like and proud of, we tend to boast it through online. Yes, there might be a lot of people will like it. However, you don’t know what others might think. There are times that it might be the cause of misunderstandings between the other people. Also, you might not know, there is someone out there who wants to steal it. And I’m sure you don’t want that to happen with you. Just be cautious of the valuable things that you have.

4. Your payment information

There are social media platforms that want your credit card number, and adding your financial information lets you buy gift cards and other products without any hassles at all. Well, that might work on your end. However, how sure are you that the financial information that you gave is safe with them? Giving them what they want might be one of the many ways that they can easily hack your account. You just don’t notice that you have been already robbed by unknown users. Yes, it already happened, and many people were already victimized by that kind of scam.

There will always be a freedom of expression in social media. Whatever you want to post something, you can definitely post it – without someone reprimanding you. Of course, it is your personal account and you have all the right to do what you want. However, you have to be responsible for what you do socially, that if you don’t want to put your life at risk – and I’m sure you don’t! You can enjoy using it without putting your life in danger. Well, just make social media as an entertainment, the source of information (verify it though), but definitely NOT your dairy!

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