Beware what you share online

Hannah Ricci

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How many personal details have you shared online today? With email, social networks, blogs, forums, retail websites and internet banking, the myriad of online accounts we hold is putting us at heightened risk of fraud.

More than 12 million pieces of personal information were illegally traded online by identity fraudsters in the first four months of 2012, according to new figures from Experian CreditExpert. So how can you protect yourself in this increasingly digital age?