Hey there, in case you missed this on the evening news, Diane Ako of KHON2 interviewed me for the following consumer alert:
Oversharing on Facebook could leave you vulnerable to targeted ads, identity theft (link: http://bit.ly/28LzsAj
There are a few tips at the end of the video that can keep you or someone you know from becoming a victim:
• Go to your Facebook Ad Preferences and disable Ads in categories you're not interested in
• On your phone, you can disable Facebook Ad delivery. On iOS, go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Limit Ad Tracking. On Android, go to Settings > Google > Ads > Opt out of interest-based ads.
• If you want to be extra careful, you may want to remove your phone number, birthday, relationship status, location tracking, vacation announcements, pictures of your kids and where they go to school. Keep only real friends and know that strangers and advertisers may be harvesting your information to sell ads or do you harm.
Be sure to share this with anyone you think could use these tips.