And the Survey says...
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently conducted a brief Facebook Social Media Survey to measure interaction trends between internet users and Facebook. The ITRC conducted this survey in order to better help victims with Facebook-related identity theft concerns and issues and received 446 responses.
“As our world transforms more and more into a cyber environment, social networking becomes a larger part of our lives. Because of this, it is important to understand how social networking users comprehend the safety risks while engaging on such sites. This can help in efforts to protect consumers by defining problem areas.” says Nikki Junker, Social Media Coordinator for the ITRC.
“The survey results will help the ITRC in developing informative materials and documents. These publications aim to educate consumers in order to help minimize their risk of becoming victims of identity theft and mitigate the losses of those who have already become victims.”
The following are the results from a survey recently conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center on Facebook user beliefs and behaviors. The purpose of this survey was to determine the mindset of consumers in relation to concerns about identity theft (in particular, financial identity theft) and Facebook usage. The study also looked at the consequences suffered by users who had previously experienced Facebook account takeover.