Keep Baby’s Photo Off the Internet to Curb Child Identity Theft, Expert Warns

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A local Florida news outlet quotes an official who urges parents to think twice before posting newborn photos or other sensitive family information on social media sites. Florida State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle said crooks simply need a baby’s name and birthdate and could create a stolen identity to get credit and then commit more sophisticated crimes. Some of the tips shared in this article including limiting the photos you share online, avoiding school uniforms, not listing birthdates or specific locations, and avoiding backgrounds that are easily identified.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.