Visa Points Out Facebook Mistakes That Could Lead To Fraud

VisaLogoIf there’s a company that knows about fraud, it’s Visa (as a preventer, not a practitioner), which released some Facebook statistics that it hopes will help prevent fraud at its Visa Global Security Summit in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning.

In a study made up of some 1,000 telephone interviews, Visa found that:

  • 7 percent of respondents admitted to sharing their social security numbers via social media.
  • 20 percent provided their home addresses.
  • 15 percent posted about upcoming travel, running the risk of robbery.
  • Nearly 50 percent shared their dates of birth.
  • 29 percent shared their phone numbers
  • 14 percent shared their mothers’ maiden names.

Readers: Did any of Visa’s findings surprise you?

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