Facebook Advertising Tip: Protecting Your Facebook Page From Identity Thief

While Social Media sites are such great ways to communicate with other people, there are still dangers that these site pose on our lives and businesses. Posers and identity thieves are common and rampant in these social media sites.This does not exclude Facebook from that situation. Actually, Facebook accounts are the new targets of hackers, posers and identity thieves. Business Fan Pages are also plagued with the same problem creating a lot of damage to the whole business. You have to keep vigilant and protect your own account from these people. It’s always important to edit the information that you share on your Facebook page. The following is a list of things you should do to protect your Page from identity thieves. Use more than just one contact email for your Facebook page. In that way you can still be able to access and reset your account even after they have hacked it. It is also advisable not to share your contact email on your page. These hackers crack your account through your email so to avoid this from happening, refrain from sharing it.Refrain from using the same passwords for different accounts like emails and Facebook accounts. Although this is easier to remember, it’s also easier to hack. Use a good combination of letters and numbers that do not pertain to your personal information included on your profile like your birthdate or your name. These easy to gather information will serve as hints to these hackers. Refrain from showing your birthday on your Facebook page. You can always change the privacy settings on Facebook to disable displaying it on your profile. As much as possible, you do not give these people access to personal information that they can use when they want to pose as you. They can use it to hack into your account and pretend to be you. Tweak your privacy settings that will make it impossible for other people to gain knowledge about you. You can customize these settings as to whom you want to show this information.Although you consider these people as friends, fans or valuable customers, there should be a limit to the amount of information that you share to these people since your business is at stake. Friends who suddenly ask money from you can be posers. Many hackers use this modus to extort money from people using other people’s name. Aware your fans or friends ahead of time that whenever this may happen, not to believe because it is a scam. Always tell them you will not in any way do this. It always pays to be careful around these social media sites. Any negligence or ignorance of what may happen can destroy the whole reputation of the business.