ID thieves mine social media

Redding Record Searchlight “The bottom line is if they can get enough information about you that allows them to apply for credit in your name ... then of course they can run up all sorts of expenses,” said Russell James, director of graduate studies in Texas Tech University’s personal financial planning department. “Certainly you can get pieces of that through standard information people put on Facebook.”

That narcissistic rant about your boss is not the only stupid post you can make on Facebook.

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“The bottom line is if they can get enough information about you that allows them to apply for credit in your name ... then of course they can run up all sorts of expenses,” said Russell James, director of graduate studies in Texas Tech University’s personal financial planning department. “Certainly you can get pieces of that through standard information people put on Facebook.”

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