Thinking of Committing Credit Card Fraud? Look No Further Than Twitter for All Your Needs!
A wise man once told me, “If sense was common, then everyone would have it.” His words have always found ways to pop back into mind, just like today when I stumbled upon this story. Recently, there’s been a glut of Twitter users so enthralled about receiving their debit or credit cards in the mail (or finding them in the couch) that they’ve been taking pictures of them and Tweeting it for the world to see… and steal.
One Twitter user was so disgusted (or amused?) that he’s created the Twitter handle @NeedADebitCard and is re-Tweeting pictures said morons have posted in an attempt to bring their stupidity to their attention. Some have caught on to his not-so-subtle suggestion, having deleted their photos, or even doctoring them to leave a few minor details out, leaving just enough to broadcast to the world their unbridled enthusiasm of joining club plastic.
@NeedADebitCard launched in late May and there’s been no shortage of Tweets to re-post. Though a bit malicious, I do believe this Twitter user is serving a great purpose: highlighting how thoughtless people can be with highly sensitive data.
We live in a day of ever growing problems with identity theft and credit card fraud due to credit card skimmers and sophisticated spyware infiltrating computers that hold sensitive data, but some people would just prefer to make it easier for these crooks, apparently. This begs the question: should these people be messaged and informed of their bad moves or be allowed to learn the hard way? Let me know in the comment section below!