mysafeFriend Protects you Against Virtual Identity Theft

With privacy concerns on Facebook and other social networks peaking over the last few months, it’s no wonder that services like mysafeFriend are popping up to safeguard our online data. Specifically targeting personal information like addresses, credit card numbers and phone numbers, mysafeFriend uses your own social networks to vouch for your identity online, giving your friends peace of mind and protecting you against identity theft.

The mechanics behind mysafeFriends rely on those within your network giving you verification points by viewing your profile and confirming that it is indeed you, not a virtual impostor. All of these “checkers” must be from your friends list, and users can achieve level 3 validation this way. To achieve level 4 and 5 validation, users must pay a fee (3 USD for level 4; 50 USD for level 5). They will then be able to verify their profile and link it to their credit card, mobile phone and even in person.