We have to thank the good people at The Belgian Federation of the Financial Sector for putting together the above video. The simple premise makes an excellent point: Everything an identity thief needs to hijack your life is freely available online.
The banking group hired an actor to play Dave, a psychic, and brought people in off the street for a reading under the guise that it was all being taped for a television show. Names of best friends, colors of motorcycles, how much one young lady has spent on clothes and the personal details of another young woman’s sex life are all “divined” by Dave the psychic.
The curtain drops and Dave, we see, is really being fed information by a team of hackers. The agency that put the project together claims that they hired “top notch hackers in real time to make people aware of the fact that their entire life can be found online.”
As we’ve said in the past, it’s important to guard against over-sharing information on Facebook and other social media sites. If you’re a parent, it’s important to explain this to your children, too.
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