One of the biggest of the online community is online safety. It is easy to be fooled online especially with identity and credit card theft. A lot of frauds have been rampant for the past few years. Caution is of utmost importance.
Here are some guidelines to remember:
- Do not believe everything you see. Take a moment to check if the person you are talking to is the real deal. Everything is not usually what is seems.
- Your personal information should not be given to anyone. Even though you have been close for a long time, this is still not a valid reason to give them that information. Such information includes your real name, social security number, home address and telephone number.
You should only give your phone number if the person you are chatting with has known you for a long, long time.