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Criminals use social media to find victims

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CABOT, AR (KAIT) -

Social media is a great tool to keep up with friends and family, but it has also turned into a dangerous world welcoming predators.

A Faulkner County cyber crimes investigator came out from behind his computer to show 800 Cabot freshmen the dangers of giving out too much information online.

As KARK in Little Rock reported, most cases the investigator works are with 12 to 15-year-olds, and it doesn’t take much to find out personal information.

The investigator used a student as an example. With only an Instagram photo and her first and last name, he found her birthday and where she lived.

The student said she was surprised it was that easy.

For tips on how to protect your children from online threats and see the full report click here. 

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