If there’s a company that knows about fraud, it’s Visa (as a preventer, not a practitioner), which released some Facebook statistics that it hopes will help prevent fraud at its Visa Global Security Summit in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning.
In a study made up of some 1,000 telephone interviews, Visa found that:
- 7 percent of respondents admitted to sharing their social security numbers via social media.
- 20 percent provided their home addresses.
- 15 percent posted about upcoming travel, running the risk of robbery.
- Nearly 50 percent shared their dates of birth.
- 29 percent shared their phone numbers
- 14 percent shared their mothers’ maiden names.
Readers: Did any of Visa’s findings surprise you?