An infamous former scam artist is issuing a stern warning about the dangers of social media.
Con artist turned security expert Frank Abagnale, Jr., the inspiration for the hit movie "Catch Me If You Can," says social media sites are fertile ground for identity thieves because too many people are too willing to share too much.
"We tell them who we're married to, our wife's maiden name, our children's names, where they go to school, what kind of cars we drive, what our pets' names are, where we're going on vacation," he says.
Abagnale has teamed up with the AARP to talk about older Americans falling victim to scams on social media, but their advice applies to all ages.
"For example, we tend to put straight photographs of ourselves on social media. They can then take that photograph and put it on a form of identification or a passport or driver's license," Abagnale warns.
He suggests you only use photos standing or sitting next to family, friends or pets.
Also, fudge your online bio to keep the bad guys off your trail.
AARP: Protect yourself from social media scams
Highway 101 through Santa Barbara, closed after the mudslides of Jan. 9, is projected to reopen as early as next week, according to Caltrans.
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