Take a look at why you should never ever write your cell phone’s number on your Facebook.
You might think putting your phone number of the social networking website Facebook is a good idea. Hey, you’ve set it to private from your settings, so you’re safe from any creepy stalkers, right? Wrong!
You can easily browse for people using their names, nicknames and e-mails on Facebook’s search bar, but you can also use phone numbers – something many of you probably don’t know about. In other words, even if you’ve set your number’s digits to private and you’re the only one, who can see them, people can still find you. Just by generating a random line of digits you can get not only somebody’s number, but also their names, pictures of them and their friends and family, their whereabouts, address, school, job, and other types of personal information. Does this sound frightening enough for you? No? Well, there’s a long list of really, really bad things that might happen starting with identity theft.
You can always remove some of your personal data off of your Facebook profile. The less personal info you have, the better, since even your hidden private data can be easily accessed. According to Facebook, the user’s personal information doesn’t get leaked, unless some of Facebook’s associates are asking for it. The social networking giant claims that the users have full control over who sees their info, including the people in their friends and followers lists. However, it appears that your phone number can be accessed as well as other personal info, even when it’s set to private. In other words, don’t ever put your cell phone’s number on your profile. And if you already have written it – remove it ASAP.