You know the old saying “The best prevention is pre-caution”?
So it helps to maintain your privacy — because it can save yourself from from getting stalked, or losing your job. Everyone needs varying degree of privacy, so I’ll give you some tips on how to maintain it.
1. Keep social networking information to a minimum.
Don’t post your home phone number, address, full name or birthday on social network websites such as Facebook or MySpace.
People can use the information against you — such as running a background check, or simply showing up at your home and stalk you. You never know if you offended someone by your political views or what you said on the Internet.
What I recommend is having a “nick name” on the Internet. Maybe use your middle name and last name. Or use your first name with a shorten last name.
Also — NEVER post your home address on social network. If you want someone to send you stuff, rent a mail box or have it mailed to your work place.
2. Rent a mail box
Rent a mail box that looks like a resident address. You find these at the smaller “mom and pop” copying and print stores. (mine cost $10 to rent)
I don’t recommend UPS or Fex Ex, since the address will have have a P.O number.
Now, when asked for your home address, give your rented box address to your doctor, dentist, employer, give your mail box address. Keep your private home address private! (I learned this tip from the Author of “How to Be Invisible” by JJ LUNA)