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Finally, make sure none of your pictures include any type of sensitive documents. In reference to a study of people agesChris Ainsley, head of fraud strategy at Santander, said: "It's evident that postihg of the pitfalls of their online lifestyles is a culture of over sharing and being careless with sensitive information — and this is leaving them postong vulnerable to scams and fraud.
Shutterstock Hey, don't get me wrong, there are plenty of ills in society that I think celebs can be blamed for, but I don't think this is one of them. Ashley Capoot.
Sunny had been throwing up and having trouble going to the bathroom, and her family and veterinarians thought she was going to have to be posring. In fact, more often than not, I go on Instagram just to look at snaps of puppies and kittens. While the cat's likely out of the bag about where you were born, don't advertise it online because scammers can use it to steal your identity.
Woman sees her dog's face in the clouds hours after pet's death Hours after her dog, Sunny, passed away, Lucy Ledgeway found comfort in the skies. While a good rule of thumb is to not share anything on social you wouldn't share on a billboard, the majority of people are used to making everything public even postiing some things should remain private. Sunny was a Parson Russell terrier that Ledgeway, 19, and her family rescued when she was about a year old.
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Ledgeway said she was feeling emotional and told her boyfriend that she wanted to see a in the sky that ;osting Sunny was all right. She was diagnosed with diabetes last year, and the vets told her family that she only had between 12 to 15 months left to live. Unfortunately, I have some bad news for my fellow pet posters. Like passwords.
To their surprise, Sunny managed to perk up for one last good day with her family. Be careful about sharing details like your middle name or your mother's maiden name, as these are commonly used security questions.
And I think that happening has made it easier to grieve. Ledgeway said that even though those comments made her a little sad, she is still going to treasure the experience. Sunny was Pe a year old, not 6 years old, which was the age of Lucy Ledgeway at the time of adoption. But apparently, a lot of people use their pets' names as passwords for everything from their phones and computers to their online bank s.
CNBC reported that Santander is placing some of the blame on celeb Instagrammers who regularly post snaps of their four-legged besties and set a bad example for the rest of us regular folks. And while I though that I'd been super smart safeguarding my personal information since then, some of the tips CNBC posted from social media expert Jodie Cook made me realize I need to up my game. If you're one of them, making your pets the star of your Instagram means that Fluffy or Fido could unintentionally assist fraudsters who want to steal your identity.
Once you know how to stay safe, go a head and post photos of your pets until your heart's content.
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Alternatively, don't post the Pe of your pets on social media at all. If this sounds like a real head scratcher, initially I was right there with you. I've seen many a crime show where detectives crack the case using a social media photo that inadvertently contained identifiable personal information, like an address or a passport.
As someone who has had their identity stolen, I can tell you that it's a huge pain in the ass that can wreak havoc on your life for years.
In addition, I post plenty of my own pet pictures. The more likely culprit of accidentally sharing online passwords is simply not knowing any better. Related News Everyone, look at this Winnie-the-Pooh shaped cloud! Her post was liked more thantimes, and she said she received lots of positive messages. Just make sure to keeps pets and passwords totally separate, like church and state.
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Ledgeway said Sunny seemed to be feeling possting that day, but she died the following morning. Lucy Ledgeway and her family rescued Sunny when the Ledgeway was only 6 years old. If you post a lot of pet pics on Instagram and include the names of said pets, make sure none of your passwords or security questions have anything to do with your pets.
If you've got your birth year showing on Facebook or Twitter, remove it. Courtesy of Lucy Ledgeway Sunny had been taking insulin for 13 months before her health started to deteriorate, and Ledgeway said her family had a serious scare a couple of days before she passed.
It made me giggle to myself and it made me happy.