Oakland, CA June 30,2012—As we celebrate Social Media Day 2012 let’s remember some basic tips for our own safety.
Social Media has become a major influencer in our daily lives. From having the word “Google” become a verb indicating you are researching a subject or place to sharing our newest photo collections on Pinterest, we are online more and more and sharing more and more information.
The instant connection you can have with hundreds of your closet “friends” is a nice feature but you should also be a little wary of what types of information you are sharing. Scam artist are monitoring social media sites more often to pick up pieces of information about people that can be used to con you out of your money and/or identity.
So use this Social Media Day as a way to educate yourself and your children about the great benefits of using the vast resources of the internet as well as the precautions you should be taking while you are on the World Wide Web.
For more information on how to protect yourself you can visit us at www.bbb.orgto get useful tips and up-to-date scam notices. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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