Many warnings have been sounded about dos and don’ts on social media.
alleged revelation by billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onuamadike
aka Evans, who was recently arrested adds more reason to why extra care
should be taken regarding what is posted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
other kidnappings have been reported across Nigeria and experts believe
the social media is one of the ways kidnappers scout potential
Here are five things you should think twice before doing online.
1. Posting exact location, address, email and phone number.
you tell your contact address to every total stranger you meet on the
road? Your answer is as good as almost everyone else’s. So think of
leaving your contact details on social media this way. Use the privacy
settings on the social media platforms to control this feature.
2. When posting photos of your vacation
you are going on vacation, the prospect of posting photos and making it
public is always exciting, but there are dangers to that.
posting every move, you may be unknowingly giving out information to
criminals about when you are not going to be at home. It may also alert
con artists of your presence at the vacation destination.
3. Posting photos of newly acquired assets
going on a vacation, it may seem exciting to post the photos of your
newly acquired stuff. But you could be attracting some unscrupulous
elements to yourself. Thieves have been known to get their information
from such sources.
4. Posting details about your kids
are cute. It is very tempting to want to tell everyone about your kids’
new milestone. But you may be unknowingly giving kidnappers information
about your kids. It is very dangerous to give out your child’s school
and other details online.
5. Don’t express hate in any form
has become ‘intellectually fashionable’ nowadays to share fantastic
political views on social media. Some take it too far. They post hate
messages and messages full of racial discrimination. While your circle
of friends may understand what you are all about and pardon your faults,
some outside of your circle who may see the post may not. It is
especially dangerous now that bloggers screenshot your post and share