Catch Facebook users if you can – easy

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Frank Abagnale, portrayed in the Steven Spielberg movie Catch Me if You Can and now an FBI security expert, warns of the danger of identity theft and how almost trivial it would be for a con artist to make a start spoofing your ID.

"If you tell me your date of birth and where you’re born [on Facebook] I’m 98% [of the way] to stealing your identity," he said. "Never state your date of birth and where you were born [on personal profiles], otherwise you are saying ‘come and steal my identity’."

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Facebook users risk identity theft.

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Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Photographer and musician.