You may be under the impression that your personal information is safe, secure and private. Just how much information about you winds up on the Internet. Do a search for yourself on Pipl, "People Search Directory", Did the search come up with your name, social media profiles and possibly even your parent's names, address and telephone number too?
If you are worried about identity theft or not found of the idea that others can track your every move, there are a few things you can do to help keep your online data private. Also see our blog on "Remove Yourself from Search Directories"
Be weary of those phone calls web-sites and e-mails that want your personal information. These Scammers are very good at imitating legitimate businesses, be on your guard. They also may use high pressure tactics that can spook you into giving up your information, but do not be fooled. Legitimate businesses will not make unsolicited calls to ask for any personal info. If you received a call or email like this you think might be legitimate, contact the business or company directly using contact information you looked up on the company's website. If the matter is legitimate they will confirm this and help you resolve the issue while making sure your information stays safe