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Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves by Adam Levi

BEFORE I state the problem, you need to be aware of some facts: you are leaving a trail of breadcrumbs all over the internet.

Your ID number, or some seemingly harmless information such as your email address or your mother’s maiden name, gives a criminal just enough information about you to enable him (or her) to poke around your social media. From this he can get the sort of information that is requested in security questions, like where you’ve lived, what companies you’ve worked for, the names of your pets, and schools you attended.

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