Those birthday candles might not explode but what could happen is much messier than a little frosting in your face.
I had my purse stolen in Miami a couple of years ago and I spent weeks agonizing over what might happen, even after canceling my credit cards and reestablishing my bona fides – ever tried to board a plane without identification? It’s not fun gang, but online identity fraud is even worse because it’s speedier than a NASCAR.
Macomb’s Information Technology (IT) Department reminds us that what appears to be a harmless birthday greeting could be an attempt to steal your identity, and once you click on it, you may as well post your confidential information in Times Square – on New Year’s Eve.
Of course you know that you should never, ever provide your Social Security or credit card number online unless you know beyond a doubt that the request is legit, right?
If do you receive a suspicious email on a Macomb computer that asks for confidential information, please let the Macomb Service Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 586.445.7156, know so they can alert the rest of us that a cybercriminal has infiltrated our virtual ranks.
And always keep those purses and wallets where you can see them, especially at outdoor restaurants in South Beach.
Anyone ever have their identity stolen?