Privacy is an increasingly rare commodity these days. Just search for yourself on Pipl.com—you might be surprised at the number of companies that claim to have information about your family, income, address, phone number and much, much more.
That’s because your personal information, including your email address, phone number and social security number, is worth a lot of money to legitimate businesses and bad guys alike. The bad guys just want to steal from you. Companies want to know as much about you as possible so they can sell you more products and services or serve you ads that are highly relevant to your demographics and preferences.
So take these simple steps to protect your valuable personal information.
1. Don’t fill out your social media profile.
The more information you share online, the easier it’s going to be for someone to get their hands on it. Don’t cooperate.
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