What's your date of birth?
Identity theft is a growing problem … and people are not helping themselves. In fact, they are making it easier for thieves to steal/acquire identities.
One of the key items that is often freely available is a person’s date of birth. It is freely provided in competition entries and online in social media and forms.
If a thief has the date of birth and some details about a bank account there is a good chance of gaining access to the ban k account and draining funds.
For many many years I have never been 100% honest in surveys I have done (except for the Census). My age is never exact and some other personal details are almost right, but not quite. People (doing surveys) don’t need an exact profile on me. Well, actually they would like that because it is usually on-sold.
Be careful about the details you give-away about yourself.